I had the pleasure of photographing the 3rd annual Houma Heart and Soles Half Marathon and 5K on December 1, 2012 at the Houma Terrebonne Civic Center in Houma, Louisiana.
It was an early start for everyone, as the race began at 7 a.m. The conditions were near perfect for running.
The morning sunlight was excellent for photographing runners. I snapped shots of them as they took off from the start.
I have been to many Louisiana 5K and half marathon events. Runners, for the most part, seem to be happy to see me with my camera (like the runner waving above).
I always try my best to find a spot where I know the runners will be fairly spaced out, so I can focus on individual photos.
Some even have their very own poses (like above). I love to capture the individuality of the runners.
Lots of runners seem delighted to have their picture taken. Of course, lots of them are weekend warriors, so they don't get the paparazzi or the typical swarm of photographers you see at major league sporting events.
I don't know about you, but for the price of fast-food meal, I would certainly buy a copy of my photo if I were in the 5K.
I know, and I think lots of others know as well, that these photos only appreciate over time. You'll forget about that sandwich from Subway you had for lunch, but you'll never lose track of a particular 5K or half marathon you completed.
If you know of a running event coming up anywhere in the south Louisiana area, and would like to have me photograph it, please feel free to contact me so we can discuss it.
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The complete gallery from the Houma Heart and Soles 5K and Half Marathon: http://www.michaeltortorich.com/p23109500
Michael Tortorich Photography is based in south Louisiana.