Comer Photos is the Photography site for amateur photographer Ross Comer. I love creating fun memories for runners doing amazing things, where "amazing" equals anything from running a 200-miler to just getting off the couch and walking a 5K.
I got into race photography after attending a race that didn't have a photographer. Prior to that, all the races I attended had a photographer there to capture my amazing achievement, from my first 5K to a 10K, Half Marathon, and trail 25K. But the epic 30K I did ("epic" because I got lost, cut the course, and redid a part of it completing at least 35K) had no photographer. I was also incredibly appreciative of the compliment I got from Takao Suzuki (http://runners.photos) who said "great job!" as I passed by him during a race at Redmond Watershed. It was then that I decided I would help out where I could to make sure that every runner got the photo they deserve. Thanks to the support of the photography community, including Takao Suzuki, Glenn Tachiyama (http://tachifoto.net), and Paul Nelson (http://paulnelson.smugmug.com) for helping me in this pursuit.
I consider myself the "race photographer of last resort" when a race otherwise wouldn't have a photographer. This usually occurs because the race is too small, free, or a fund-raiser. If the organization could pay for a professional photographer or find another volunteer photographer, then my volunteer time will be used elsewhere.
In addition to race photography, I also run a Bib Tagging service (http://comerphotos.com/Bib-Tagging) which photographers can use to make their photos easily searchable by bib number or name.
You can contact me at: ComerPhotos@Outlook.com