OggCamp 12 – this weekend!

This weekend, hundreds of people will converge on Liverpool from around the world for…

OggCamp is an open source, open culture, rather cool and fun event. It’s free to attend and two of the tracks are unscheduled, so attendees can volunteer talks or workshops when they arrive. This year there’s also an Open Hardware Jam running in the same building. OggCamp is run by a community of volunteers so isn’t full of marketing droids and sales reps. There are still a handful of tickets available too.

A few weeks ago I wrote about wanting to do something photographic at OggCamp this year. I had some great responses from community members who are keen to get involved. I’ve given it some thought, and the challenge I’m setting myself and anyone else willing is:

Make a portrait of everyone at OggCamp.

That’s it. No rules about style, content or context. I’d really like this to be a team effort, so I hope that people will get their creative thinking caps on!

If you’d like to get involved, just bring your camera and laptop along. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a point-and-shoot, a mobile phone or the snazziest DSLR on the market. If you haven’t got a lot of experience photographing people, then don’t worry! I’ll be around to support anyone who needs it and there will be plenty of opportunities to photograph people informally.

We’ll have a photography area by the entrance, but there are plenty of other spaces available. I’ll bring things to help, like a roll of white seamless and some flash kit. But, if you’ve got anything you’d like to bring along that might help, then please do.

What will we do with the photographs afterwards? I’d like to make an on-line collage as a memento of the weekend.

Obviously, we can’t and won’t force anyone to have their photograph taken against their will! But I hope that people will participate, in the spirit that it is intended. I’m excited about it already!

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    2 Responses to OggCamp 12 – this weekend!

    1. John Garner says:

      I have wireless flash trigger gear (4 transceivers) and a manually-adjustable fair-powered flashgun besides my regular dedicated one – might bring those after reading this. Plus an older slightly wobbly tripod.

    2. Tony says:

      Sounds good, the more the merrier!

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