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Industry Ticker: Path Less Pedaled seeks talent for paid bikepacking photo shoot

Posted by on January 12th, 2016 at 12:10 pm


Did you know Portland is home to a premier cycling videography and photography company? Path Less Pedaled, which specializes in bike tourism advocacy and has worked for clients including Travel Oregon and Ortlieb panniers, has another project and they’re looking for subjects to help make it happen.

Here’s the info they just sent us:

Marketing Photo Shoot for International Bicycle Bag Manufacturer (February 2016)

What: The Path Less Pedaled will be photographing still images of new bikepacking bags for a major bicycle bag manufacturer (bags are not public yet, hence the embargo). The photos will show the talent riding bicycles which are outfitted with the manufacturer’s bags.

When: 2 full days of shooting, between February 8­-18, 2016 (final dates TBD with all parties’ input). Shoot will involve multiple locations across Central Oregon, which will dictate leaving Portland very early on the morning of Day 1, and returning to Portland after dark on Day 2.

Talent Needs: Ideally, one man and one woman, roughly 25­-35 years of age, athletic appearance. Talent must be capable of and comfortable riding a bicycle off­road, including gravel roads and singletrack (bikes and gear will be provided). Professional modeling experience not necessary.

Compensation: Talent will be paid $200­-250/day. All transportation will be provided during the shoot, as well as meals and out­of­town lodging.
To Be Considered: Submit 1 headshot and 1 action shot of yourself to Laura Crawford at: pathlesspedaled@gmail.com.

Submissions Due By: January 29, 2016.

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  • Todd Boulanger January 12, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    What fun…though it might be tough to find anyone “roughly 25­35 years of age, athletic appearance”…but with the pay amounting to “$200­250/day” it is possible. ;-*

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    • Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) January 12, 2016 at 12:33 pm

      haha.. typos happen. fixed them.

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      • Todd Boulanger January 12, 2016 at 1:47 pm

        I had fun reading it too…as Todd put the “T” in typos…given all the typos I have now in my hasty submissions with auto correct + bi-focals.

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  • Matt January 12, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    There’s only going to be 10,000 applicants for this job…

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  • B. Carfree January 12, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Being just slightly younger than the originally posted 2535 years of age, I’m bummed that was just a typo. It sounds like a very fun gig for the lucky pair.

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  • meh January 13, 2016 at 7:06 am

    ” Ideally, one man and one woman, roughly 25­-35 years of age, athletic appearance.”

    Why can’t it be two 50 somethings, not quite athletic looking? Plenty of folks I know in that demographic that can out ride fitter looking youngsters.

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    • Jessica Roberts
      Jessica Roberts January 13, 2016 at 10:48 am

      Laura and Russ are very committed to showing diverse bodies, races, ages, etc. in their work. Don’t jump to conclusions based on this one post.

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      • meh January 13, 2016 at 11:26 am

        Then they shouldn’t accept work from customers who wish to discriminate based on age and body type.

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  • Peter R January 13, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Ageism! Yells this 42 year old.

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