In celebration of our 20th anniversary, please consider a $20 donation to support First Descents and extend the healing power of adventure to young adults impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions.
First Descents Volunteer Photographers are tasked with capturing the First Descents magic in photos and video. Photographers must bring their own photography equipment and be proficient in the adventure sport of their program (kayaking, climbing, surfing).
Equipment: Photographers will need to have their own cameras and should plan on bringing a laptop that is compatible with all equipment to edit photos, and create a slideshow to be shown on the final night. Be sure to bring an HDMI cable, blank DVD, or a similar device in order to project the slideshow on the lodge’s TV.
Footage: Shoot away! Your main goal for the week is to capture each special moment on film – including action shots and down time throughout the program. The most important photos are individual participant photos and at least one group shot, however, don’t forget to capture the unique epic-osity of each location as well!
Slide show: Each photographer will be responsible for producing a slideshow of images to be shown after the closing ceremony the final night of the program. Some photographers also create a final video clip. Get creative!
Images: Photographers will be shared on a First Descents Dropbox folder which will allow them to upload the week’s images in HIGH RESOLUTION in the following labeled folders:
Other responsibilities: When not capturing and editing photos, volunteer photographers are expected to support the staff with general program needs and the chefs in the kitchen.
At each weeklong program, First Descents will have:
All volunteers are expected to show up for the week ready support the Lead Staff in facilitating the most safe and impactful experience possible to participants. Volunteering requires long hours, LOTS of dishes, hard work, and does not guarantee participation in any of the activities.