In April I was asked to photograph a wedding in Malta, and more precisely in the marvelous island of Gozo. The Island of Gozo has kept its authentic flair, and despite being just 15Km long it is rich of impressive locations, making it a paradise for the photographer. There you can find a medieval citadel, nicely decorated villas with swimming pools, beaches with crystal clear water or impressive cliffs. And if you add a beautiful weather and a spontaneous couple, all the ingredients are there to make memorable pictures, which we did ;-). So here is my selection of pics :
When it come to providing the service of a photo booth, it is as much about delivering entertainment than delivering pictures. Clients value the pictures essentially based on the emotion that they had on the moment. If it was boring, even perfectly crafted pictures will not move them. This is even more true when it comes to a Bachelorette Party Photo Booth.
Composition – Creating many photographs with different crops of an original
Some of your photographs have the potential to look interesting with many different crops. Of course cropping reduces the resolution of your image, makes the noise more visible and reduce sharpness so you have to judge for yourself how much your are willing to crop.
For this article, I made an experiment with a photograph that I took of the singer songwriter Doctor Robert. There you can see how many variations are possible from a single image, and I invite you to experiment the same with your images.
On Saturday September 26th happened the biggest ever edition of Pop in the City, the urban adventure race for women in Europe, gathering almost 700 participants.
It was a good fun to run along the participants from down to dusk and to discover with them the hidden gems of the European capital. The highlight of the day was certainly to photograph them going down a zip-line from the roof of a Basilica from a height of 50 meters.
Photographs from the Holi Fusion Festival in Maastricht – September 12th 2015
This was my 3rd and last Holi Fusion Festival of the summer, this time in Maastricht, The Netherlands. The few drops of rain did not prevent the dutch people to enjoy the party and the event was once again a big success !
I have uploaded a selection of the best pics on this website, and you can also view the full album with many more portraits on my Flickr page
Holi Fusion Festival Maastricht 2015, September 12th
Photographs from the Holi Fusion Festival in Eindhoven – August 22nd 2015
Once again I had the chance to cover a color festival, this time it was the Holi Fusion Festival in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. I have uploaded a selection of the best pics on this website, and you can also view the full album with many more portraits on my Flickr page
On Saturday September 13th happened the 5th edition of Pop in the City, the urban adventure race for women in Europe. This time it was taking place in Porto (Portugal) and besides visiting the city it was fun to be part of it as a photographer. The event started at 8am in the morning fog of the Rio Douro and ended at night on a private sand beach resort. Demanding, but rewarding…
During the event I had the chance to photograph the participants rappelling from the roof of a 70m tower, to visit the kitchen of a Portuguese restaurant cooking “Francesinha”, and to take wonderful portraits in front of the sunset at the beach. Oh and of course, hundreds of smiling faces…
Shooting at a color festival is a great occasion top take beautiful portraits, but you must be aware that the color powder is a threat for your lens and camera. The powder is as fine as flour and will enter through any gap or unsealed join. It is in fact made of rice or corn flour so at least it is not harmful for yourself. In this article I provide advices to keep your equipment perfectly clean and safe during such an event.
Photographs from the Holi Fusion Festival in Eindhoven
The last week end I had the opportunity to shoot for the Holi Fusion Festival in Eindhoven. The Holi fusion is a music festival inspired by the Indian Holi festival, where people throw color powder at each other.
This was a unique opportunity for colorful portraits and party pictures, and a great fun to be there as a photographer. So I literally took hundreds of portraits, exhausted my battery and filled my memory card. I show a limited selection on this website but you can see the full album on my Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/damienfournier/sets/72157646901592626/