Artnival, a concatenation of the words “Art” and “Carnival,” materialized as a family fun event in Riverside’s White Park this afternoon.
For its debut, this event put together by Cosme Cordova owner of Division 9 Gallery, showed it’s not all gloom for the arts even in bad economic times.
When budget woes force an austere mentality to glom on to everything in sight like a hot humid cloud that follows us around everywhere, sometimes all it takes is for one person to have a vision.
Cordova reached out via Kickstarter and social media and was able to raise the $2K from 52 backers.
It’s good to know there is no shortage of dedicated artists and volunteers who believe in the importance of the arts to lend a hand to make this happen.
I hope the hard work and momentum from this year’s efforts will carry through to next year. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
As with most outdoor events, you have to pick when to actually take your pictures.
If time is not an issue, waiting till the sun isn’t overhead is your best bet.
As it gets later in the day, the sun gets more directional and there are more possibilities because everything under the sun isn’t lit the same way.
You’ll suddenly notice the vendors in their EZ Popups (tent-like shades) because you can see their faces and they aren’t silhouettes under their respective canopy’s shadow against a bright background.
Distracting backgrounds can be hidden by being placed in the shadows and the warmer evening tones make your color pop.
If you don’t have the luxury of waiting around for the light to change, and you happen to arrive when the sun is still overhead, you will need to use your Speedlight to tame the background and control the contrast.