Hello from a Canadian First Timer

Hello from a Canadian First Timer

Postby waynerd » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:30 pm

Hello all, just got my ticket confirmation this morning and wanted to say hello. BM was on my bucket list and as a hugely creative person and a photographer I am ECSTATIC to be coming to the burn.

Looking forward to the burn, meeting lots of new people and the road trip to get there.

Cheers from Calgary/Vancouver Canada.
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Re: Hello from a Canadian First Timer

Postby Savannah » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:01 am

Hey Waynerd!

These are relevant to your interests:

PHOTOGRAPHY AT BURNING MAN (Etiquette, Equipment, Protecting Equipment, etc)
http://www.burningman.com/press/photo_guide.html

Other Canadians, Vancouver & Calgary . . . it's good to meetup, network or compare notes:
http://regionals.burningman.com/ca_bc.html
http://regionals.burningman.com/ca_alb_cal.html

The border crossing may involve extra attention for you, as a soon-to-be Burner. Border guards will assume you are transporting veterinary codeine, radioactive materials, and exotic lizards. (And it'll be like "Sir, the lizards I have with me were the most mundane of any in PetCo. Goddamn.")
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Re: Hello from a Canadian First Timer

Postby tamarakay » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:37 am

Welcome to Eplaya! Of course you will have to board the Lizards in Reno, but thankfully that doesn't cost much.
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Re: Hello from a Canadian First Timer

Postby waynerd » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:34 am

Thanks Savannah,
I've been reading the guidelines and rules for photography and even though I'm absolutely NOT going for any commercial purpose I will register my camera etc as I do have a travel blog and photography portfolio that some will most likely be displayed on. I love the ask first rule, what an awesome way to meet people. I've already planned on getting small cards made with my contact info because I'd love anyone I snap to contact me afterward so I can send/gift a copy of the image I took of them. I'm just thrilled to be a part of it and want to capture it, respectfully, for everyone involved.

Now if you'll excuse me I have to search out this Lizard reference people are making. :)
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Re: Hello from a Canadian First Timer

Postby jkisha » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:15 am

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
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Re: Hello from a Canadian First Timer

Postby Savannah » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:08 pm

I've already planned on getting small cards made with my contact info because I'd love anyone I snap to contact me afterward so I can send/gift a copy of the image I took of them.


Very thoughtful--we see a lot of folks on eplaya seeking to connect with photographers who snapped them at a perfect moment.
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