NorthernMinnesotaPhoto 5:13am, 30 January 2010
So since most of my neighbors (8 of them) have sled dogs, we are going to in town to photograph the start and some of the trail. Stop by and say "Hi" if your around, I'd love to actually meet some of the DPG devotees. I'll be the big guy laying in the snow or up a ladder for that weird angle shot. btw what's the best route to Jean Duluth Road & Riley Road? Coming down 53 from Cook, MN.
jus728 Posted 8 years ago. Edited by jus728 (member) 8 years ago
once you pass pike lake you will hit the stop lights at lavaque bypass, take that to martin. that will take you all the way to Jean Duluth. when you get there take a left and it will be just a little ways down the road. hope this helps, and have fun shooting.
NorthernMinnesotaPhoto Posted 8 years ago. Edited by NorthernMinnesotaPhoto (member) 8 years ago
thanks jus728! I sure hope it will, I live for mushing photos!
-Snapshot- 8 years ago


Just follow the red line
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JustinSinks 8 years ago
LOL, i love your "ill be in the woods somewhere?" area snapshot. Thats a big area! :)
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K. Praslowicz 8 years ago
I should be at the start. Look for the guy who is hobbling around with a way too inconvenient looking camera.
I'll look for you Sjixxxy, Jim Fierek
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K. Praslowicz 8 years ago
Yes! No one found me. My cloak of invisibility must have worked.

Had a lot of fun shooting the event. I haven't been this optimistic about my results in a long time.
I kept asking people with cameras if they were DPG folks, none were. I found AP photographers, Beargrease "Official" photographers, Documentary photographers, Newspaper photographers but no DPG photographers!
Sjixxxy - were you the guy with 500 blad and shade on the lens?
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K. Praslowicz 8 years ago
Wasn't a 'blad, but I didn't see anyone else out there slinging a medium format SLR, so that was most likely me.
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HBRstudios 8 years ago
I was there for the mid-distance (but no camera) and saw Edgeways. I see Snapshooter was there as well, plus I thought I saw EscapedtoWisconsin (Paul).
Don WhiteRider 8 years ago
I didn't make it to the Start, but found a spot further down the Trail on Jean Duluth Road -

Question - Noticed another person had posted with the racers name and was wondering what the proper protocol would be… Is any sort of permission required from the Musher or Event Director to post their photo / name? Or is there some sort of "automatic" release implied because they are entered into a public race? All their info is available from the Beargrease Web Site.
NorthernMinnesotaPhoto Posted 8 years ago. Edited by NorthernMinnesotaPhoto (member) 8 years ago
I think it's sort of implied release. Besides most of the mushers I know, like the fame. If you know where the mushers are from, be sure to send pictures to the newspapers from that geographical area. I sent out emails to five different newspapers last night with images.
hypnotic month [deleted] Posted 8 years ago. Edited by hypnotic month (member) 8 years ago
From a legal stand-point, if a person is in a public place, where there is no reasonable expectation of privacy, you may take their photo. As photographer, you own the rights to that photo and may do with it as you wish [print, publish, display (flickr, etc)]. If the subject was in a public place, the only time a photographer needs the subject's permission to publish is when the publication of the photo is used for endorsement purposes., or implies endorsement. In such cases, the subject has the Right of Publicity, which grants each individual control over how their image is used.

What it means: You are free to post, publish, print, display any photo taken of an individual who was in a public place when the photo was captured, so long as no endorsement is implied (IE: you may not put a photo of a person on a political campaign brochure, porn site front page, or advertising materials, nor sell it for such purposes, without a release signed by the subject)

<3 Berne Convention <3
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duluthiscool 8 years ago
i was there.

27th Running of The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon


i was the guy who looked like me.


into the bigloo
Don WhiteRider 8 years ago
Thank You - Brynn and NMnPhoto - that makes sense -
timescapephoto 8 years ago
Two very helpful docs:

Photographers Rights (written by an attorney)

Legal Rights of Photographers (not an attorney but extremely well sourced material)
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K. Praslowicz 8 years ago
I tried to present that first link to the Duluth's Finest who was giving me shit about my photography last summer. His response was as follows.

“You can’t trust what a lawyer writes about the laws. ..”
timescapephoto 8 years ago
I would lend more credence to either doc then what any cop would say.

However - going into a situation knowing how uneducated the police are and their use of intimidation to enforce their interpretation (and I use that term loosely) of what they "think" the law is; it is best to choose your battles wisely as your apology and acknowledgment may not come until after you are released from the local jail.

If memory serves, I think some photojournalists got thrown in the clink along with the protesters they were covering during the GOP convention in St. Paul. Same thing applies. They were in the right and got apologies after they were released.

We should probably move this to another thread - Jim sorry for the hijack - see you on Saturday
Jay's Photography PRO 8 years ago
The info on knowing your rights is awesome thanks.
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