Sunday, November 24, 2013

Philly Marathon Photos

As usual, I'm still trying to gather my thoughts for my race recap... 

In the meantime, I've added links to over 40 recaps from runners, spectators and volunteers on my 20th Anniversary Philadelphia Marathon post. I enjoy reading and sharing stories. If you have a recap, please share your link in the comments and I'll add your post to the list. 

Thanks to Island Photography for the race photos. I know that most race photos are ridiculously expensive. I think if companies made digital photos less expensive, more runners would purchase them instead of posting proofs with watermarks. Personally, I don't think it's right to post proofs (or buy race bibs or propose on a race course) but I'll save my rant on my race pet peeves for another post. However, I will include my reaction to literally running into a proposal around mile 25 in my Philly Marathon race recap. ;-)  

So, I purchased the digital photo package which was pricey but at least I had 20 photos. Of course, most race photos are taken from the most unflattering angles so I have the dreaded "race face" in most of them except for these three. 

Do you purchase race photos? If so, do you purchase digital files or prints? Would you purchase race photos more often if digital files and/or prints were less expensive? Do you post watermarked proofs on your blog, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook? Comments are encouraged and  will be posted after approval.
Crossing the Bridge

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Caught in a #TweetAndRun

Approaching the Finish Line

3 comments:

Emily Walsh said...

Hi there! I was actually just reading up on a few of your posts and had a quick question about your blog. I was hoping you could email me back when you get the chance, thanks~

Emily

TWINS RUN in our family said...

Hi Emily,
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Coco said...

Race photos ... hmm. I wonder if it's a vicious circle -- people would buy them more if they were cheaper, but since only a few people buy them the photographers have to charge $$ to make it worthwhile? I don't think it's right to post Proofs, and it's probably a copyright violation (but I don't know for sure). People say, "But it's a picture of me," but they wouldn't have that picture if the race photographers didn't invest in their equipment, get up early for the race, have people on the course, etc.