Photographers, Get your cameras ready!!!!
NOTE: The race has been CANCELED for Jan 12 & 13th, make up dates are Feb 23 and 24th.
Now for something different the 2013 Punderson Sled Dog Classic taking place on Saturday Feb 23th and Sunday Feb 24th 2013!
A lot of photographer's in the Google + Northeast Ohio Photographers Community will be going on Saturday February 23rd, if you can't make it then you can always go on Sunday Feb 24th. Join us if you want, everyone is welcome! If you use Google + feel free to join the community, the more the merrier!
Note: The conditions have to be just right for the dogs to race, even if there is snow they sometimes cancel the race if it's not safe for the dogs or racers.
Click the photo to go to Sled Dog Gallery
Hi Everyone a cool place to shoot this winter is the Sled Dog Classic at Punderson State Park on 2/23/2013 and 2/24/2013. The event is free for spectators. This should be a fun Photo Shoot, a lot of us went in 2010 and had a great time. You can see my photos at this link Sled Dog Classic Photos
More information can be found here: Sled Dog Classic Race Info
Time : 9:00 am Races start at 10am on Saturday and 9:30am on Sunday
Place: Punderson State Park
Park Map: Punderson State Park Map
Directions: Click on the camera icon to get directions from your location. To view a larger map Click on "View Larger Map" below.
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Sled Dog Photo Tips
This will be the second time at the Sled Dog Classic for me, here are some photo tips I learned from 2010
1. The best shots are taken with the Sled Dogs running toward you. Shots from the side are not as dramatic
2. Get down low at the dogs eye level.
3. Try and take some human interest shots of the dogs and their owners
4. Sled Dogs are cool, try and get some good portrait shots of them.
5. Try to capture the peak action.
6. Try to show how strong these animals are as they pull the sleds.
Well those are some of my tips, if anyone else has any tips to share, just click on "comments" below and leave your tips, comments and suggestions.
If you are going on the Sled Dog Classic Shoot or any cold weather shoot you want to keep your hands warm but still be able to use the controls on your camera so what do you do?
I'm going to try out my new Freehands Gloves, the index finger and thumb fold back so you can control the camera:
See a Sled Dog Classic Slideshow