The Star Online
SOME 2,000 photo enthusiasts are expected to take part in the annual Canon PhotoMarathon 2010 in Penang on Oct 16.
This is the first time the marathon is being held in Penang since the competition’s inaugural edition in 2007, and participants are in for an outdoor adventure at the George Town World Heritage Site.
The marathon, which will be held from 9am to 8pm, is organised like a treasure hunt with different stations within the vicinity of the island where themes will be handed out to test participant’s creativity and photography skills.
The event is open to all photography enthusiasts using either EOS DSLR or compact cameras.
Participation is free for Canon users but non-Canon users need to pay a RM100 registration fee at the event venue.
Participants will be flagged off from the base at the Tanjung City Marina at Weld Quay and given a few pit-stop locations where they can collect their themes.
After collecting all their themes, they are required to head back to the base to download their photos at the workstations there, then select and submit one best shot of each theme. Participants using other formats apart from CF/SD must supply their own adaptors or drives.
The grand prize for the overall winner is a trip to Turkey for a Photo Clinic and an EOS 1D Mark IV camera.