“Fire in the Fourth” VIP Photo Contest Meetup

Let’s get ready for “Fire in the Fourth!”

AUPW members are invited to an exclusive, sneak peek at what to expect at this year’s Fire in the Fourth (FIT4) festival, and first dibs on winning VIP status to help me cover this year’s event in May!

Jennifer Ohme, FIT4 Director, will give us a walking tour of the event grounds on Edgewood & Auburn Avenues, and we will be treated to a live fire performance, just to get in the spirit. We’ll also be joined by amazing photo journalist Steve Eberhardt, who has also covered FIT4 since it’s inception. Steve & I will give our tips on capturing the best action, crowds and night photos under pressure, and we’ll let you know what we will be looking for when judging your photo entries.

What to Expect:

4:00pm – Meet at Joystick – Event Details, Q&A
5:00pm – Site Tour & photo walk with FIT4 Director, Jennifer Ohme
6:25pm – Fire Performance photo op at sunset!

What To Bring: Your camera and your best lenses to capture fast action, street photography, crowds, etc. during the day, as well as low light (wide aperture) during the night. I also recommend a tripod. (Flash is optional.)

Parking & MARTA: Chamberlain and Edgewood Ave have free street parking on Sundays (first come/serve).
MLK Jr. National Park Service Parking Lot on John Wesley Dobbs AVE NE is free also, it’s about 3 blocks walk to Edgewood Ave.
https://www.nps.gov/malu/planyourvisit/directions.htm

King Memorial is the nearest MARTA station, it’s about a 10 minute walk (1/2 mile) to Joystick Game Bar on Edgewood Ave.

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Photo Contest Details: This 2/19 meet up will officially kick off a photo contest, in collaboration with the organizers of FIT4, judged by me (Lauren Holley) and Steve Eberhardt. We are looking for 10 outstanding street photographers to help us cover the festival on Saturday, May 20, 2017. All 10 winners will be granted Media status, as well as VIP access (food and beverage comps). Contest is open to anyone, and you must submit between 6 – 10 images for consideration. More details coming soon.

General Info: For those who haven’t experienced it yet, Fire in the Fourth (FIT4) is a new annual festival celebrating the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. I have been shooting for FIT4 since its inception in 2015, and I can tell you it is an event unlike any other in Atlanta. Voted the Best “New Festival” by Atlanta Magazine in 2015, FIT4 pays homage to the Great Atlanta Fire of 1917 that devastated the Old Fourth Ward 100 years ago on May 21, 1917

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