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San Diego Crew Classic Rowing Regatta
This will be a very exciting shoot! For only the second time, we will act as “unofficial” photographers for the San Diego Crew Classic in Mission Bay. This time, PPS members will get free admission to the regatta in exchange for granting access to our full digital photo files. For this 2nd shoot, 20 photographers will represent PPS at the regatta. Founded in 1973, the San Diego Crew Classic is a two-day, nationally acclaimed rowing regatta, consisting of over 100 races with more than 4000 athletes. Colorful and action-packed, a regatta will be a challenging opportunity for you to test your photographic skill and imagination. From being among the athletes as they prepare their racing shells, to the 2000 meter races between 8-person (and smaller) rowing crews, to the traditional cold-water dunking of the coxswain (kind of the “pilot") after the winning crew reaches shore, this is a colorful and active event. See more details about the event history, current regatta information, and some general info about rowing at WHEN: Our photo shoot will start at "Ski Beach" at 2:00p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Our group picture will be at 2:15. We will shoot first for a while from the pier, which gives a decent view of the race at 500 meters. Then we will take the free shuttle which runs from this parking lot to the Finish Line at Crown Point Shore. If you are lost onsite or choose to arrive later, call Mark McLaren (858-350-4004) or Walter Koenig (619-886-7893) to help find us. The last race will be at 4:20 p.m. We can stay as long as we like, so long as it is fun! Please feel free to scout any new vantage points you may discover. We will be shooting with the sun above and behind us as the afternoon passes, which should be better than having the sunrise shining directly into our eyes like last time. ­­­­ LOCATION (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY): SKI BEACH IS JUST EAST OF THE INTERSECTION OF INGRAHAM ST AND VACATION RD, across Ingraham St from the Paradise Point Resort. Google Maps search: "Ski Beach", San Diego. There are two parking lots there. Turn right into the SOUTH parking lot after you turn east off of Ingraham St onto Vacation Road. (DO NOT GO TO the lot on the left with the little portico near the beach. Meet at the loading pier and boat launch ramp on the far south (right) end of the south lot, near the restrooms As for recommended equipment, your longest lenses, to 200 - 400mm and above will work best for the boat races and onshore action around the arrival/departure beach. Tripods or monopods will be helpful. There will plenty of opportunity for human interest and action shots close to shore around the finish line area, so bringing shorter zooms, or even your wider lenses might give you some great shots. A polarizing filter may help you with water glare if you like. If it is windy that day, blowing sand on the beach may make gear changes problematic. Don't forget to bring a hat, sunscreen and other San Diego outdoor gear. We will continue to search the area for best vantage points for interesting shots, we are still learning about this event! IMPORTANT NOTE: Please post your best shots to the PPS website within 7-10 days, in the usual small JPEG format. As stated above, your LARGE DIGITAL FILES from this event must also be made available to the Crew Classic organization upon their request, WITHOUT COST TO THEM. This can take the form of the largest JPEG which can be produced by your photo editing software. This is in exchange for their granting free admission to us at the event. Do not sign up for this photo shoot unless you agree to this condition! Thank you.

Ski Beach/Crown Pt. Shores

off Ingraham Street and Vacation Rd. · San Diego, CA

Respond by: 3/23/2018

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