Free the Photos!

I’m a photographer with a running problem. Or a runner with a photography problem. One or the other. So I have a love-hate relationship with race photos. On the one hand, I understand how hard it is to take hundreds of great action photos, process them, upload them. Not to mention the extended hours required, the talent that is required and the necessary equipment. On the other hand, no matter how much I pay to enter a race, it does burn a little bit to get charged $15 or more for a small 4″x6″ photo, and up to $50 or more for a digital download of sufficient quality to actually print. There’s got to be a better way!

Since our volunteer photographers for the Operation Jack Marathon — Doug Brenizer or SurfDaddy Photography & Montana Berg of Montana Berg photography– have been so generous to donate their time to this race, we have the flexibility to try something new, and that’s what we’re going to do. I’ll bullet point this to make it easier to catch at a glance.

  • 100% of the proceeds go to Operation Jack– the photographers are waiving all their normal fees.
  • Go to the Race Photos page on the registration site & donate $8 or more before the race and you’ll get access to download any 5 photos at a size great for sharing on Facebook or via email. [Prices will increase after the race.]
  • Go to the Race Photos page on the registration site & donate $20 or more before the race and you’ll get access to download any 5 photos at extra large size, which you can use to print photos of any size and is still perfect for sharing on Facebook or via email. [Prices will increase after the race.]
  • If we receive $250 or more in donations, then ALL the photos will be available to EVERYONE at sharing size.
  • If we receive $1000 or more in donations, then ALL the photos will be available to EVERYONE big enough to print.

This is a PHENOMENAL deal for everyone involved. These prices are less than you’d pay for even 1 photo from a normal race photos company. And because the photographers are so generous, ALL the proceeds will benefit Operation Jack. It’s a win-win. Let’s show everyone how well this can work! Here are some photos from last year’s race.

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2 Comments

  1. [...] (9) Race photos We have 2 professional photographers that will be volunteering at the race. If you donate $8 now, you can download 10 medium resolution photos (1 megapixel) for sharing. Donate $20 now & you can download 10 high resolution photos (10 megapixel) for printing at any size. If $250, is donated all medium resolution photos will be free, and if $1000 is donated all high resolution photos are free. If we don’t get any photos of you, please request a full refund. Prices will go up after the race, so jump on this deal now! More details. [...]

  2. [...] hundred photos have been uploaded and that number should double in the coming week. As noted in an earlier blog post, we’re making the photos available for much less than race photographers typically charge. [...]