We’re based in the UK and right now, we’ve been sitting under a weather front for weeks now that is threatening to sink the country. Unless you’re wanting to shoot some stock images of cars driving through floods, you’re going to be disappointed with your car photography efforts. So when I’m given this link to TomTom’s new competition, I’m inspired.
They’re wanting to find some people to spend two weeks on a tropical island and earn €10,000 mapping it. Given that the locations we’re talking about here are Fiji, St. Lucia, Mauritius, Cape Verde, and the Seychelles, you can see the appeal. The plan is to create five brand new navigable maps of the locations.
Historically, I’ve not been a fan of Sat Nav. The various car mounted systems I’ve tried over the years have constantly let me down. Do it once and you lose confidence in the system. However, I have to say that a colleague of mine has been using the iPhone based TomTom software and it’s pretty damn good. We spent an entire day last year dashing from one car location to another across the north of England and the app guided us around with ease. Road trip car photo features are often a tough thing to shoot, with the schedule often decided by someone in accounts with very little experience of what happens on location.
Right now, my location has just been washed out for the second time this week. I can’t help but think that a sunny island with a beach, an old faded Landcuiser parked up with a surfboard resting upon it might just be a better course of action. Being paid 10,000 Euros to go have some fun on a paradise island is right up my street at the moment.
Where’s my entry form…
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