Surrey’s 2012 Great Salmon Run (20 Images)
There is some challenge in deciding what projects to shoot and for what reason. I enjoy event photography, but if anyone is getting rich doing it, it certainly isn’t someone I know. I’ve started weighing event photo requests along a spectrum of value positions, intrinsic, potential, portfolio and of course financial. I could point you to a thousand posts and pages that discuss the one million reasons why photographers can’t work for free and for the most part they are far more reasonable than photo clients believe. In the past few weeks I’ve shot three events and each one met some part of my criteria. Last week’s Great Salmon Run in Surrey, BC’s Tynehead Regional Park, was a paid contract but it also provided me with a number of intrinsic rewards; I got to work with some great people, I got to shoot in a location that I had never been and I got to make a small contribution to some Environmental Stewardship. Additionally I had fun and enjoyed my time that Saturday morning, in fact, it was the highlight of my weekend. Thanks to Tom and Clif at Canada Running Series and Liana at the City of Surrey for inviting me along for the day.