Are you a photographer?  If yes, have you ever been given a deadline to click for a particular theme in an hour or so? Have you planned your shots and chased behind the subject? Have you met most of the photographers in the city for one event? If no, then here is an interesting event for you which will give you a funfilled day with loads of good experiences in photography, called “Canon Photo Marathon”.

Canon Photomarathon is a photography competition, where you are given few themes and you run around the city, looking for photographs for a given theme and take photographs under time pressure.  Canon organizes photomarathon every year and this year it was on September 18th in different places in the world. In Bangalore, St.Josephs High school in Vittal mallya road was chosen as the venue. You need to register before participating in this through canon photomarathon website : There is no entry fee.

Event will start with registration and you will get a free T shirt. They give 3 different themes and participants should take photographs based on this theme in prescribed time. Only 1 theme will be announced at a time and we should submit the photos before they announce the next theme.

Themes given : 1. Games people play, 2. Building values in next generation Indians, 3. Thinking green.

As soon as themes were announed, few people left to click for the theme while few people discussed among their friends where to go, what to shoot and headed in different directions. It’s a nice event where you can have loads of fun with friends and also get to know many photography enthusiasts. There were few guests at the event like Kannada movie actress Aindrita ray and Wild life photographer Sudhir Shivaram. Also, last year’s winner spoke about his experience of winning and 8 days trip of Turkey which was last year’s 1st prize. Prizes for this year was 8 days trip to Tasmania, Australia and DSLR cameras as other prizes. We enjoyed roaming around and clicking for different themes.  Results may be announced in a month or so. Overall, it was a fun filled event but bit tiring too.

Few of the photographs taken during the event :