As I mentioned in my post a few days ago, I went to take photos of the runners in the Georgia Marathon today. It was a great time, and I learned a lot about taking pictures of sporting events.
- Make sure the battery that is in the bag as a backup is charged, too. Wasn’t a problem, but it could have been
- Bring more memory. I had 2 gigabytes, and it wasn’t enough by a long shot. I shot from 7:22 AM til 10:08 and we were just getting to the thick of the Marathon group
- Get a better lense. I’m using the kit lense that came with the Digital Rebel XT, and it sucks in low light, which 7:00 most definitely was
- Check my camera to make sure it’s showing daylight saving time, and not eastern standard
I had a great time and I hope all of the runners did, too.
I’m currently in the process of posting all ~1,400 photos I took today to my flickr accout, Georgia Marathon set. As I mentioned previously, if you’re in one of these pictures, feel free to take it with no restrictions. I’m fully licensing the occupants of these photos to do with them as the will.
A few Notes:
- I was standing at the corner of Saint Charles and North Highland, which by my calculations was at mile 7.6 for the half marathoners and just shy of the mile 21 for the full marathoners.
- In order to find the photos that you (might) be in, you’ll have to figure out what time you ran by me and check out the timestamps on the photos to narrow it down.
- I forgot to set my camera to daylight saving time, so you’ll have to add an hour to the photo time to get the actual time you ran by me.
- 23:00 Edit:I ran out of memory at 10:08 AM, so if you passed by that location after that, I’m sorry. I’ll try to do better next year.
If you have any questions, send me an email. If you find the photo you’re in, and you want the full-res version, send me an email.