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Program Photographers

First Descents Volunteer Photographers are tasked with capturing FD 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). They are encouraged to participate as long as their focus remains on capturing and supporting the FD experience.

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 2 labeled folders:

  1. Participant photos: 3-4 individual shots of each participant – one action, one relaxed close-up, labeled in a folder with their nickname
  2. Top 200: Upload the best photos from the week. We request that we receive no more than 200 photos from the week, as it is too much for our team to have to sort through.

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