Preview: Shoot(ing) Portraits @ NPG

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Preview: Shoot(ing) Portraits @ NPG

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Inspiration! A shot from a previous Shoot.
The Shoot Experience team continue to blaze a photographic trail across the city, this time teaming up with the National Portrait Gallery for an extravaganza that promises to be two-parts photography, one-part action-adventure and one-part unbridled competition.

Prizes (from badges and certificates for effort to Olympus cameras and CDs for talent) are up for grabs as teams of two- to four-people are unleashed on the gallery and surrounding West End with a unique (and, we're guessing, portrait themed) brief, with only four manic hours to realise it. Once everyone has filled their memory card with pictures of bemused-looking strangers, the teams will congregate on mass at St Martins Place for a slideshow of the day's efforts, and to laugh raucously at - or shoot jealous looks towards - fellow competitors before the prizes are handed out by a team of expert judges.

And, if that's not enough, consolation is at hand for those not lucky enough to go home with a winner's medal - all of the shots from the day will be displayed at one of the National Portrait Gallery's Lates events, as well as on the Shoot Experience website.

By Joel Golby

Experience all the fun of the Shoot yourself on Saturday September 4th, 10.30am - 5.30pm at the National Portrait Gallery, WC2. £15 per person, teams of 2-4. Register online. Advance booking only.

Last Updated 12 August 2010