Photographers Marathon 2016

 

 

Aim

 

The specific purpose of the Novohrad – Nógrád Geopark to call attention of the amateur and professional photographers for this area. The basic of the Program of Photographer-friendly Geopark is to provide an opportunity for photographers arriving in this area to participate in specific programmes, request assistance from professional leaders, and rent equipments which help to make the best photos. Nowadays photo is the best effective marketing tool; this is also proved by the results of our Photographers Marathons in the region in 2013 and 2014, which viewed by 1 million persons from social media profiles. So far 500 participants attended the two events, who shared their photos from the geopark area on their own websites, blogs, and social media profiles. We have created an exhibition from the best photos, which circulating in the region’s schools and public cultural institutions. This event is a coopeation between the geopark’s team and the participants.

 

The programme

 

The third Photographers Marathon will held on 3-5 june, 2016. The center of the programme is the Geopark Educational, Research and Managing Center, in Eresztvény (Salgótarján, H)

First there will a registration. At Friday afternoon and early night you will be able the participate in guided tours (Stará Bašta, SK), or you can visit the illuminated castles of Salgó (H), Somoskő (SK-H border) and Fil’akovo (SK). At night there will be an option for astrophotography in Medves-plateau (H). The programme will duplicated on Saturday and Sunday – except, that the castles are only light up on Friday and Saturday nights. At Saturday and Sunday, guided tours will started from dawn (start times between 3:40 and 8:00) to multiply places. Our guides are local hikers or photographers, who know very well this area and help you to find the best places. During the day there will many workshop: traditional shooting techniques, Lightroom counseling, outdoor model photography, etc. At Saturday afternoon you can shot photos about the heavy infantry soldiers in the castle of Salgó.

 

Registration

 

Here you can apply

http://fotosmaraton.hu/#content4

for the Photographers Marathon. By pressing the "Save Registration" button, your data will be included the list of participants, within a few days we will send a feedback via e-mail’. The online registration is useful to get know your specific interest and intention, but it doesn’t replace the on-site registration and payment of registration fee, which enables you to take part in the programme. The registration fee for an adult: 3000 HUF (10 EUR), for students: 1500 HUF (5 EUR) for families: 5000 HUF (20 EUR).

 

Photo contest

 

You can participate in a photo contest by connected to the programme, due summer. Only those photos entering the contest which were shot during the 48 hours of the programme. The submitted photos will only used for the exhibition – if these will be selected by the professional jury.

 

Contact

 

If you have any question let us know. We could help to plan your specific programme in this 48 hours, or book an accomodation which is right for your needs. In the programme there will be nearly a hundred volunteers – many of them speak english. We are looking forward to a memorable weekend in the countryside Karancs-Medves.

Registration availability

 

Friday

9 am – 4 pm: registration in Novohrad-Nógrád Geopark Research and Coordination Centre (Eresztvény, HU)

8 am – 8 pm: registration in Nógrád Turism Information Centre (Fiľakovo, SK)

12 am – 10 pm: registration in municipal office Stará Bašta (SK)

12 am – 10 pm: registration in House of the Geological Miracles (Salgóbánya, HU)

 

Saturday

6 am – 10 pm: registration in House of the Geological Miracles (Salgóbánya, HU)

8 am – 8 pm: registration in Nógrád Turism Information Centre (Fiľakovo, SK)

9 am – 4 pm: registration in Novohrad-Nógrád Geopark Research and Coordination Centre (Eresztvény, HU)

8 am – 6 pm: registration in municipal office Stará Bašta (SK)

 

Registration fee

 

Adults: 3000 HUF/person (HU), 10 €/person (SK)

Family ticket: (min. 2 person) 5000 HUF/family, 17 €/family (SK)

Student (younger than 18 years): 1500 HUF/person, 5 €/person (SK)

 

Schedule

 

Friday (3 June)

 

12 am – 7 pm: Forest Birds shooting from covers (reservations required!) – House of the Geological Miracles and/or Novohrad-Nógrád Geopark Research and Coordination Centre (HU)

 

2 pm – 6pm: Lightroom guidance - Irházy Birdie Róbert, Pixinfo.com – House of the Geological Miracles (HU)

2 pm: Guided tour to Pogányvár (Paganfortress, sea of stones, Ördög János-rock, landscape of Medvesalja, flock of sheep) – start from Stará Bašta, Municipal office (SK)

 

3 pm: Magic of Light – Daniela Rapová – photo exhibition opening – Nógrád Turism Information Centre, Room 6 (SK)

 

4 pm: Opening an exhibition: Astrophotos of István Simon – Fiľakovo, Local Library (SK)

4 pm – 8 pm: Timelapse- and landscape guidance – Fortress of Salgó (HU)

4 pm – 8 pm: Outdoor modell photography – Fortress of Salgó and Witch-stone (HU)

 

5 pm – 7:30 pm: Multikopters, aerial photography and tools of filming – Fortress of Salgó, old football field of Salgóbánya (HU)

 

6 pm – 8 pm: Astrophoto presentation, technical review by László Francsics, Hungarian Association of Astronomy – House of the Geological Miracles (HU)

6 pm – 7 pm: What makes the astrophotography (History of the astrophotography 101, Five pillars of astrophotography)

7 pm – 8 pm: Basics of the astrophotography (optics, sensors, recording processes , atmosphere)

 

8.34 pm: Sunset – advise: Fortress of Salgó, Medves-plateau (HU)

 

8 pm – 12 pm: Illuminate the fortress of Salgó (HU)

8 pm – 12 pm: Illuminate the tower of fortress Somoskő (SK)

8 pm – 12 pm: Illuminate the fortress of Fil’akovo (SK)

8 pm – 12 pm: Illuminate the church of Gemerský Jablonec (SK)

 

9 pm – 12 pm: Nocturnal insect catching – between the Fortress of Salgó and Witch-stone (HU)

 

10.40 pm – 1 am: Astrphotography and observation with telescope on the Medves Plateau (HU) – start from House of the Geological Miracles, with László Francsics, Hungarian Association of Astronomy

 

Saturday (4 June)

 

3.40 am – 8 am: Dawn tour to the rim of Medves Plateau (HU) – Sunrise, landscape of medvesalja, Ural Owl, white-backed woodpecker, butterflies, flowers, Medves-plateau (HU) – start from House of the Geological Miracles (HU)

3.40 am – 7 am: Dawn tour to Macacia (SK) – Two fortress (Salgó, Somoskő), forest reserve, alpine rose, arched basalt columns – start from parking lot of fortress of Somoskő (HU)

 

4 am – 7 am: Dawn tour toTekeres hill (SK) – sunrise, view of the church of Gemerský Jablonec, fortress of Hajnáčka (SK), Medves, Szilváskő, Hills of Cseres-mountains L.P.A. – start from Stará Bašta Municipal office (SK)

4 am – 7 am: Tour to the lake of Péterfala (SK) – sunrising, misty lakeshore, birds – start from Gemerský Jablonec Municipal office (SK)

 

7 am – 11 am: Multikopters, aerial photography and tools of filming – Fortress of Salgó, old football field of Salgóbánya (HU)

7 am – 11 am: Outdoor modell photography – Fortress of Salgó, Witch-stone (HU)

 

7 am – 1 pm: Tour to Medves-plateau (HU) – the tour takes 4 hour, the groups start between 7 am and 9 am in every 30 minutes) – middle-quarry-lake, wild flowers, insects, birch grove, meadow – start from House of the Geological Miracles (HU)

 

8 am – 2 pm: Timelapse- and landscape guidance – Fortress of Salgó (HU)

8 am – 6 pm: Vilmos Ladóczki’s country house, leather goods showcasing in the country house yard – Nová Bašta (SK)

8 am – 8 pm: Rocks of Geopark Photo shoot (no guide just rocks , stage , lights) in House of the Geological Miracles (HU)

 

9 am – 1 pm Guided tour to Pogányvár (Paganfortress, sea of stones, Ördög János-rock, landscape of medvesalja, flock of sheep) – start from Stará Bašta Municipal office (SK)

9 am - 2 pm Guided tour (Šiatorská Bukovinka – Macacia – Fortress of Somoskő - Šiatorská Bukovinka) – start from Šiatorská Bukovinka, Miklós Tower, parking lot of the nature trail (SK)

9 am – 6 pm: Lightroom guidance - Irházy Birdie Róbert, Pixinfo.com – House of the Geological Miracles (HU)

9 am – 6 pm: Traditional techniques of photo shooting, practical demonstration , glass plate technology by Zoltán Gyetvai – House of the Geological Miracles (HU)

 

10 am – 4 pm: Portrait Photography: Palóc folk costume – House of the Geological Miracles (HU)

10 am – 6 pm: Basket weaving craft show – Stará Bašta Municipal office (SK)

 

10 am – 6 pm: Riding, horse riding show – Fortress of Salgó (HU)

 

11 am – 2 pm: Basics of the astrophotography processing #1 by László Francsics – House of the Geological Miracles (HU)

 

12 am – 7 pm: Forest Birds shooting from covers (reservations required!) – House of the Geological Miracles and/or Novohrad-Nógrád Geopark Research and Coordination Centre (HU)

 

1 pm – 5 pm: Guided tour to Mary 's Chapel – start from Nová Bašta, front of Pogányvár Guesthouse (SK)

 

2 pm – 4 pm: Basics of the astrophotography processing #2 by László Francsics – House of the Geological Miracles (HU)

2 pm – 3 pm: Topics of astrophotography #1: moon, planets, the Sun)

3 pm – 4 pm: Topics of astrophotography #2: comets, depth

2 pm – 6 pm: Defensor band, Medieval cuisine, medieval clothes – Fortress of Fil’akovo (SK)

 

4 pm – 8 pm: Timelapse- and landscape guidance – Fortress of Salgó (HU)

4 pm – 8 pm: Outdoor modell photography – Fortress of Salgó and Witch-stone (HU)

 

3 pm – 8 pm: Photo shoot of the Börzsöny heavy infantry – Fortress of Salgó (HU)

 

5 pm – 7:30 pm: Multikopters, aerial photography and tools of filming – Fortress of Salgó, old football field

 

8.35 pm: Sunset – advise: Fortress of Salgó, Medves- plateau (HU)

 

8 pm – 12 pm: Illuminate the fortress of Salgó (HU)

8 pm – 12 pm: Illuminate the tower of fortress Somoskő (SK)

8 pm – 12 pm: Illuminate the fortress of Fil’akovo (SK)

8 pm – 12 pm: Illuminate the church of Gemerský Jablonec (SK)

 

9 pm – 12 pm: Nocturnal insect catching – between the Fortress of Salgó and Witch-stone (HU)

 

10.40 pm – 1 am: Astrphotography and observation with telescope on the Medves Plateau (HU) – start from House of the Geological Miracles, with László Francsics, Hungarian Association of Astronomy

 

Sunday (5. June)

 

3.40 am – 8 am: Dawn tour to the rim of Medves Plateau (HU) – Sunrise, landscape of medvesalja, Ural Owl, white-backed woodpecker, butterflies, flowers, Medves-plateau (HU) – start from House of the Geological Miracles (HU)

3.40 am – 7 am: Dawn tour to Macacia (SK) – Two fortress (Salgó, Somoskő), forest reserve, alpine rose, arched basalt columns – start from parking lot of fortress of Somoskő (HU)

 

4 am – 7 am: Dawn tour toTekeres hill (SK) – sunrise, view of the church of Gemerský Jablonec, fortress of Hajnáčka (SK), Medves, Szilváskő, Hills of Cseres-mountains L.P.A. – start from Stará Bašta Municipal office (SK)

4 am – 7 am: Tour to the lake of Péterfala (SK) – sunrising, misty lakeshore, birds – start from Gemerský Jablonec Municipal office (SK)

 

6 am – 2 pm: Forest Birds shooting from covers (reservations required!) – House of the Geological Miracles and/or Novohrad-Nógrád Geopark Research and Coordination Centre (HU)

 

7 am – 1 pm: Tour to Medves-plateau (HU) – the tour takes 4 hour, the groups start between 7 am and 9 am in every 30 minutes) – middle-quarry-lake, wild flowers, insects, birch grove, meadow – start from House of the Geological Miracles (HU)

 

9 am – 1 pm Guided tour to Pogányvár (Paganfortress, sea of stones, Ördög János-rock, landscape of medvesalja, flock of sheep) – start from Stará Bašta Municipal office (SK)

9 am - 2 pm Guided tour (Šiatorská Bukovinka – Macacia – Fortress of Somoskő - Šiatorská Bukovinka) – start from Šiatorská Bukovinka, Miklós Tower, parking lot of the nature trail (SK)

 

10 am – 2 pm: Traditional techniques of photo shooting, practical demonstration , glass plate technology by Zoltán Gyetvai – fortress of Fil’akovo (SK)

 

1 pm – 5 pm: Guided tour to Mary 's Chapel – start from Stará Bašta, front of Pogányvár Guesthouse (SK)