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El dia de los muertos 2017

I came across this Catrina figurine at White Park. It was beautifully crafted.

This year’s Day of the Dead festival which is always held on the 1st Saturday of November, fell on November 4. The weather was cooler than previous years.

By sunset around 6 pm, the throngs of people many with faces in sugar skull makeup, made the 4 blocks of Market Street between University Ave and 12th St nearly impassable.

Every year I face the same dilemma.

How do I get from one stage at one end of Market St to the other to catch a performance? Continue reading El dia de los muertos 2017

Fun and games at Artnival Part 2

Emilie Michele Gleisberg, acrobat from the Great All American Youth Circus awed the crowds with her display of strength, poise and control. 

Chance favors the prepared, so I read somewhere.

It’s definitely true especially when covering an event.

In part 2 of my coverage of Riverside’s Artnival over the weekend, here are some tips.

Choosing a vantage point that backlights your subjects is often an easy way to make subjects standout. The trick is to watch for lens flare which destroys image integrity by loss of contrast. Ironically, lens flare is now being added in post production in Photoshop to perfectly good pictures as an creative device?

Continue reading Fun and games at Artnival Part 2

Family fun time at Riverside’s Artnival Part1

My buddy fellow photographer Carlos Puma photographed his youngest son for this banner which greeted visitors to the first “Artnival” at Riverside’s White Park.

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. Continue reading Family fun time at Riverside’s Artnival Part1