I'm hoping this will tickle the fancy of some of the fabulous photobloggers in the community - like Will, Grannymar, Claire, John, Alexia, Davy, Nathalie, Phil, both Darrens, Rick and the woman who inspired it, Red Mum. I also hope any bloggers who have a camera and fancy the challenge will join in.
I remember reading this post about the frustration of being at the back of the crowds at the St Patrick's Day Festival this year and I got to thinking: what if..? I mean the journalists can do it, why not you?
With the Street Performance World Championships coming up, I've been talking to Conor and Mark, the festival organisers, and they've very kindly agreed to give the photobloggers priority access to the performances and the performers.
Basically this means at each pitch of the two day festival, you'll be allowed to go in front of the crowds and (without bothering the performers and with their permission), take as many unobstructed photos as you want of these world class performers.
There will also be a rest area for the performers that you will have exclusive access to if you want to take any profile portraits.
Finally SPWC have offered ringside seats for the Bravosho on the Friday and Saturday, 13 and 14 June which is on in the garden beside the Chester Beatty Library. All the performers will be on stage and you should get some great shots.
I've been speaking with Marcus from Pix.ie and if you upload the photos to there with the tag spwc they'll all be collected for people to view.
Just a small thank you for brightening up the blogosphere every day! :)
This is open to everyone - those with the huge lensed cameras and those with the wind-up disposables. It's about getting good photos and spreading the word.
Drop me a line at darraghdoyle [at] gmail [dot] com if you'd like more information, or leave a comment if you'd like to go. Places are limited but it might be a great reason for another photomeet! Feel free to blog and let people know :)