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Old 10-15-2008, 10:26 AM
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Default Commuter Photo Project - N Vancouver/Williams

Hello - new to the forum. I am a bike commuter since moving to PDX in 2000.I'm also a photographer and I'm starting a project to document the average bike commuter on any given day. I want the real deal tho, huffing, puffing, wet, sweaty, dry, geared out, in work clothes, etc. the full range.

I pose this question to fellow commuters -would you stop or build 10 minutes into your commute in the morning to be photographed? would it be better to do this on the commute home? I am thinking of a very small $ compensation for those who are photographed, in addition to getting a 8x10 print.

I have most of the logistics dialed in except how to get the word out. I have thought about standing on the corner w/ a sign the few days leading up to the actual shooting days. i dont want to hand out anything b/c of the litter factor and general paper waste. i also thought I could post here, possibly craigslist.

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Old 10-15-2008, 10:39 AM
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Cool project. I'd definitely stop and not ask for compensation. But FWIW you'd be more likely to get me if you'd do a second stop down near Hawthorne....
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:03 AM
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Cool project +1. I'm willing to participate, but my condition of doing so is that any compensation you give to me instead goes to BikePortland or the BTA. Your choice.
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:14 AM
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I would totally leave 10 minutes early for that. I would just want a digital copy if possible. No money needed. Let me know~
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:42 PM
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Wink Sounds cool!

Sounds Cool... When can you get out to the side of Hwy 217? SB in the AM, NB in the PM.

Paper and Digital would be appreciated! Donate funds to the BTA...

Always best to shoot people with cameras!
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:09 PM
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thx for the feedback everyone. I'm going to start by doing n.williams/vancouver, if it goes well I'll do other days @ other locations...prolly not 217 tho, sorry. so - if you saw a guy holding a sign that said something like" get your bike commute photo taken HERE tomorrow!" would you respond to that and just show up? it will be pretty obvious whats going on - we'll have lights and an EZ up and some people milling about, etc. I would probably shoot @ each location 2-3 days.
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:11 PM
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I would. The trick is going to be, when will you be out holding the sign?

What happens if you get too many people at one time?
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:10 PM
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brewcaster - I would be out there holding the sign the day before @ the time I'd be shooting in the location I'd be shooting. I'd answer questions, wave @ people, etc. then the day of, we'd put the sign like a block down the street to remind people, but as you roll up to the location, you'll see whats going on I'm sure. I've been polling my neighbors and some people @ river city today and the consensus is to do this in the afternoon on the home commute - thus if you had to wait a few minutes it wouldn't be the end of the world. I'm sure we'll have a little que going, but nothing I can do about that really.
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:25 PM
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someone just emailed about a coffee stop on the broadway bridge on Friday's? is that every friday??
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:03 PM
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Jim,

The coffee deal is put on by shift and it is the last Friday of the month.
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