Fight for Air Climb Event

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I was happy to volunteer my services and capture photos for the 2017 Fight for Air Climb that the American Lung Association puts on annually. The event took place Saturday April 1st (April Fools day).  It would have been funny if all participant’s that registered coordinated with each other and not showed at the start time and said April Fools:)

If you are not familiar with this event go to and you can get more info and maybe 2018 you can become a participant. The event is to raise funds to support the mission of the American Lung Association. The Fight for Air Climb is one of their signature fundraising events. Participants climb stairs at 500 Marquette downtown. One of Albuquerque’s tallest buildings.  This is my second time attending this event and it’s always a good turnout. It’s great to see so many people of all variety participate. You always have Firefighters that climb 15 stories of stairs in full gear and some wear their  oxygen masks. Reminds me of my military days when we would do training in our NBC (Nuclear,Biological,Chemical) suits for days at a time. I sure don’t miss that!

Even thought my passion is to create artistic portraits for High School Senior’s, Families and Executive’s I do enjoy photographing events. It’s not as easy as point and shoot as you have to adapt to the environment and adjust constantly. So many people moving you have to be ready at all times. The lighting is never the same so very tough to get good lighting. I did get my workout when I had to run down all 15 flight of stairs because all doors except the top and bottom were locked. I didn’t want to run up 5 floors so I decided to run down all 15. Yeah smart on my thinking:)

RedHead Studios created an online gallery where the photos were posted. Here’s the link in case you like to get a taste of this years event. Maybe you like to purchase a photo:) All proceeds go to the Fight for Air Climb fund!

See you next year!

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