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Photographer
rp_photo
Posts: 42,492
Houston, Texas, US


My longest walks have been on the order of 1 mile.

What have been the longest walks others have taken?
Nov 14 12 07:26 am  Link  Quote 
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Kaouthia
Posts: 3,152
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom


Well, we drove about 8 miles away from my home (had a friend drop us off), and over the course of the day, we walked about 6 miles of it back to get to the pub, shot along the way at various locations (fields, woodland, rivers, streams, lakes), and then called my friend to come pick us up, drop her at the station, and then back to my house for another beer. smile
Nov 14 12 07:27 am  Link  Quote 
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Ezhini
Posts: 1,601
Wichita, Kansas, US


Carrying boxes and lights and stands for three f**king miles down to the river bed and three back up back to the top of the banks, rocky as hell, during the height of ATX summmer! The fact that dollies' wheels where just a bit too small for those rocks was not helping.

Upon climbing back up, four feet from my Jeep, parked on a road up on the banks, I laid all the shit on the ground and lay down for 30 mins. thinking, "Really? For pictures?"
Nov 14 12 07:37 am  Link  Quote 
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Kaouthia
Posts: 3,152
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom


Ezhini wrote:
Upon climbing back up, four feet from my Jeep, parked on a road up on the banks, I laid all the shit on the ground and lay down for 30 mins. thinking, "Really? For pictures?"

Been there, done that, although admittedly not in that kinda weather.  But yeah, uphill for a couple of miles from a river in a valley to where we'd parked the car.  I, the model and my assistant did pretty much the same as you, but the answer to the question was "Yes, most definitely!". smile

Nov 14 12 07:40 am  Link  Quote 
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Kelvin Hammond
Posts: 17,357
Billings, Montana, US


1 mile, up a mountain in the Absarokas, on a switchback trail, AB and vagabond in tow...

although I think climbing up from Black's Beach is worse.  smile
Nov 14 12 07:43 am  Link  Quote 
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Tiffiney C
Posts: 570
Los Angeles, California, US


Probably the hike down to Blacks Beach in San Diego from the parking lot or the hike down to the beach at the Sutra Baths in San Francisco. Blacks Beach is actually way worse.

Tiff
www.tiffineyc.com
Nov 14 12 07:43 am  Link  Quote 
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Tiffiney C
Posts: 570
Los Angeles, California, US


Smedley Whiplash wrote:
1 mile, up a mountain in the Absarokas, on a switchback trail, AB and vagabond in tow...

although I think climbing up from Black's Beach is worse.  smile

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! Black's Beach hmm Exactly what I said

Nov 14 12 07:44 am  Link  Quote 
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Select Models
Posts: 36,008
Upland, California, US


In downtown Palm Springs... and from where we parked the car... Shalee walked about 30 feet... borat

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120417/03/4f8d486133b2c.jpg
Nov 14 12 07:47 am  Link  Quote 
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Kelvin Hammond
Posts: 17,357
Billings, Montana, US


Tiffiney C wrote:

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! Black's Beach hmm Exactly what I said

heh heh

The climb up will kill you...  holy hell!

Nov 14 12 07:50 am  Link  Quote 
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Camerosity
Posts: 5,309
Saint Louis, Missouri, US


About a mile and a half - from the nearest parking space, through the fairgrounds, to the sidelines of the Cotton Bowl for an Oklahoma-Texas game several years ago.
Nov 14 12 07:53 am  Link  Quote 
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Fotografica Gregor
Posts: 4,119
Alexandria, Virginia, US


4.5 miles each way.  With 48lbs of gear strapped to my back.   In hills and over slippery rocks across and around a stream. 

I was not tired but the production team people were lol

(I have several times run marathons with a full combat load strapped on during my military career, last time in 2002 in London)
Nov 14 12 07:55 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Select Models
Posts: 36,008
Upland, California, US


From where we park the cars at the cabin during the SM 'Mt. Baldy' shoots... this is a 10 minute hike up a very easy trail... borat

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110926/21/4e8150f6ac6fb.jpg
Nov 14 12 08:02 am  Link  Quote 
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Kaouthia
Posts: 3,152
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom


This one was about a 2 mile walk each way from where we parked the car, but so worth it. smile

http://1.purplecdn.com/i/p/12/1219-345530751.jpg?1339842653
Nov 14 12 08:08 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Shandra Stark
Posts: 13,612
Los Angeles, California, US


In San Francisco, with Iona Lynn, long ago.

In one day, we probably covered about 8 miles.  One of them, directly through a creek, barefoot.  I now have five-finger vibrams in my modeling arsenal.
Nov 14 12 08:18 am  Link  Quote 
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Catchlight Portraits
Posts: 294
Salt Lake City, Utah, US


rp_photo wrote:
What have been the longest walks others have taken?

I commonly go around 6 miles (3 each way), or more if I have a whole day to spare.  For the longer ones, it's usually just me (or with others who like being outside).  I wouldn't ask models to go more than a mile or two, unless I know for certain they enjoy the walk.  For some reason, when I explain that I like to carry a 4x5 monorail up a mountain for fun, people tend to smile awkwardly while backing away slowly.

Nov 14 12 09:22 am  Link  Quote 
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grahamsz
Posts: 1,035
Boulder, Colorado, US


I think for the white sands shoot I probably walked 3 or 4 miles total with a bunch of gear. Hauled all that up there and then realized that I had sandbags in my backpack while scrambling up sand dunes... got a bit of a laugh at that.
Nov 14 12 10:30 am  Link  Quote 
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liddellphoto
Posts: 1,801
London, England, United Kingdom


I'd take walking a few miles with gear over dealing with it during rush hour on trains and tubes to shoot in London.

I have bought gear specifically to be fairly mobile and am ok with a walk; most models, hair, makeup etc. seem to be less ok with it though...
Nov 14 12 12:05 pm  Link  Quote 
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Raoul Isidro Images
Posts: 6,236
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


rp_photo wrote:
My longest walks have been on the order of 1 mile.

What have been the longest walks others have taken?

About 2.5 Miles (4 Kilometers) one way, with equipment and gear, through drifting sand and intense tropical heat to get shots like these... (nearest decent civilization about 23 miles away... by boat)

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110210/04/4d53d4fcbe70e.jpg

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Nov 14 12 04:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ybfoto
Posts: 665
Oakland, California, US


45 minutes up hill to an abandoned NIKE missile sight...we drank got high and took nekkid photos....so a good day all around.

my avatar is a result
Nov 14 12 06:21 pm  Link  Quote 
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photosbydmp
Posts: 3,808
Shepparton-Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia


About a mile into redrock canyon with a whole team, suitcases, llamas, camera bags lighting etc, a nightmare in the late spring heat there.
Nov 14 12 06:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
4point0
Posts: 687
Los Angeles, California, US


Most everything I do is on location. That said I'm pretty spoiled. I show up whenever and park wherever suits me for the most part. Everyone knows me and we enjoy good relations.

Enter sitting president. A couple if months ago the president was in a small waterfront town with tiny winding streets that were all shut down for a couple of miles. They trucked spectators in from the airport a few miles away. They bused us press from a mile+ away.

We were 5 hours in the blazing 90 degree midday sun, 85% humidity. Spectators were falling like flies, taken away by ambulance. When it was over we had to wait for the buses to return to transport us all back. Myself and a news cameraman and anchor decided to walk back instead of wait God only knows how long for the buses to return. Mind you I'd been carrying my gear, about 20 % of my body weight, all these hours without a break. I must have stunk to high heaven. Mostly I was just dehydrated but otherwise ok.

When I got back to my vehicle the battery was dead. Ugh. The police headquarters was across the way from the press parking and they hooked me up in short order.

My job rocks! Never bored to be sure.
Nov 14 12 07:31 pm  Link  Quote 
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