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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?

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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

Dr.Juliet Beni–UCR’s youngest doctoral candidate

Dr. Juliet Beni earned her doctorate in psychology from UC Riverside. She is the youngest person in UCR’s history to be awarded with a doctorate.

One of the biggest appeals to photographing mostly people is the chance to meet new people.
Even the most ordinary person has at least one interesting and remarkable story.

You just have to ask the right way and hopefully that will come through when they talk about it.

But you need to be ready with that camera.

I got a chance to meet UC Riverside’s youngest doctoral candidate, Dr. Juliet Beni, 19. Continue reading Dr.Juliet Beni–UCR’s youngest doctoral candidate

More pictures after UCR 2012 school of business graduation

Jessica Hala’s family brought out a special mat, decked her out in floral wreaths and other decorations so they could pose with her after the ceremony. I shot this with a wide angle lens on my Canon 5DM2 raised on a monopod and triggered the shutter by a cable release.
Guests, family and friends of graduates enjoy each other’s company as they pose for pictures

After the formal affair ends, there are still plenty of picture-taking opportunities.

Remember, there is limited seating, each graduate only gets a few tickets for their family and guests.

So you can expect that the graduates will have family and friends waiting outside with balloons, flowers and other gifts.

Be ready for lots of hugging, hand-shaking and kissing and other emotional outbursts.

Your biggest challenge?

Finding a way to eliminate clutter in your viewfinder in an area that’s sure to be crowded with lots of people trying to get pictures too.
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