2012 National Walk for Epilepsy

When I attended my first National Walk for Epilepsy in 2010, I was overwhelmed. After photographing The Concert for Epilepsy the previous night, I was tired. I was also nervous and had trouble seeing… not a good combination for a photographer.

Last year, when my family attended with me. It snowed the morning of the walk. My fingers could barely operate the camera, and my family did not prepare for cold weather.

This year, the 6th Annual National Walk for Epilepsy, I almost got it right.

SEE THE GALLERY HERE.

 (bryan farley)

If you are a novice photographer, forgive yourself if you do not take many great photos.  With thousands of people at the walk, almost every picture is a moving giant group photo (with a mixed race family). I love diversity, but it is difficult to photograph, especially when everyone wears a different colored shirt. And in case you are wondering… no, we do not consult a color wheel.

 (bryan farley)

The Epilepsy Foundation of America provides an amazing location, but the location is also difficult for photographers. The Washington Monument photo bombs every picture. The building, which seems straight on television, somehow leans in several directions at once, and it is never the right scale. It looks poorly Photoshopped into the picture.

 (bryan farley)

The kite festival is the same weekend as the walk. This should make for easy pictures, but it just adds distracting elements. With all the strange shapes and colors, those of us with epilepsy start to feel a little normal. Next year, could we all just agree on purple and 18 percent grey?

 

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2 Responses to “2012 National Walk for Epilepsy”

  1. This blog post is from the 2012 National Walk for Epilepsy; the walk was one year ago today. The 2013 National Walk for Epilepsy will occur on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

  2. This blog post is from the 2012 National Walk for Epilepsy; the walk was one year ago today. The 2013 National Walk for Epilepsy will occur on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

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