Our own FRPM member, David Brown Eyes has been photographing Powwows all over the western states. His images are full of motion and color capturing the traditional dance. Join David when the Pow Wow comes to Denver. David will be available early morning at McDonalds to go over Pow Wow protocol, heritage and answer any other questions you might have about photographing this interesting event.
Meet at 8:AM for breakfast McDonalds on 4490 Washington Street
Leave McDonalds at 9:30 a.m. or so. Those wanting to carpool could make arrangements at this time in order to save parking fees at the Colosseum.
Arrive at the Colosseum around 10 to get tickets, look around and get settled in. select a meeting spot etc. Saturday is very crowded with dancers and spectators. acquire photo passes in time for Grand Entry
Grand Entry is at 11 or so, may get a good introduction to Indian time.
There will be food available, standard area type stuff and also an Indian Taco/Fry Bread stand. I many times bring my own food with me.
Full schedule of the event is here.
Front Range Meetup will not be collecting fees, you will pay as you go:
Day pass for Denver March Powwow $7.00
Parking $5.00 - not confirmed, might be $10.00
Photography pass - $30.00
I would suggest bringing a fast zoom lens. I will be renting a 70 - 200 F/2.8 The light quality in the Colosseum is very poor.
As long as the dancers are in the dance area there is no need for model releases
Powwow is a family event!
Questions? Ask away here...