Shot for Shot is a friendly photographer face-off. With multiple scenes and themes, both photogs seek to capture the raw emotions and environment, ultimately showing how different styles can illustrate a single event in multiple unique ways.
Friday June 24 was the culmination of hard work for Northeast Track Club in Washington D.C. 8 Weeks prior the full team kicked off a team-wide program to help every runner better their mile time fittingly called, "Better Your Mile."
The event had over 200 runners with 10 heats of separate pace groups. The incredible energy and support helped carry people to a mile PR, with some shaving over a minute off their baseline.
To capture the soul of the event, our very own Dave Hashim was there, pitted against NETC co-founder and vibe curator, James Majewski. Let's begin...
James: I’ve got the home track advantage, but Dave is the pro. Sure, I’m nervous but I couldn’t say no to a little friendly competition.
Dave: Vibes were high, and James is an incredible shooter. Imma lose this one.
Shot 1 - James: Pulling away from the pace group, always a solid moment to capture.
Shot 2 - Dave: Game faces were on.
SET 2) PAINShot 1 - James: Before the race began, one of the founders said, “You’ve got what it takes, but it’ll take everything you’ve got.” Here we see that on full display.
Shot 2 - Dave: Post-track pain is always the best pain.
SET 3) COMMUNITY SUPPORTShot 1 - James: These two have been best friends since elementary school, no joke.
Shot 2 - Dave: Honestly, I didn't realize that the gentleman on the ground missed his goal by 2 seconds, mainly because everyone around him was so supportive and proud of his performance.
SET 4) CROWDS
Shot 1 - James: As the races continued into the night, friends closed in on the track to give all their energy to the runners.
Shot 2 - Dave: Mona literally gives her club her all.
SET 5) SCENIC
Shot 1 - James: Squad.
Shot 2 - Dave: What James said.
Overall, an incredible night for runners and photogs alike. Bandit hopes to be back with NETC soon.
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