My Pintados experience continued… Well, this year was a little bit different. Nothing as major as the one in 2011 though. But for a photographer? I will speak my mind. Photographers were limited by being cordoned in a confined area away from the stage performances. And it was not just a few feet, it was really quite far. Having a cropped DSLR body with a 70-200mm maxed out to 200mm probably wasn’t enough to get good isolation and composition. And I’m not speaking only by myself, I have talked to a number of photographers who share the same sentiments, and two of them were from out-of-town (and country). I’m not here to debate on whether it was a good decision and for whatever reasons the organizers have in mind to back it up. Most probably it was not to block or distract the view of the judges and the viewing public. I’m just here speaking out, as one of the photographers who was in the festival. Good for me, I’m just a local. What if I was travelling from afar just to join and shoot the festival? It was limiting the creativity of the photographers being kept in a specific area.
Well, that’s just me. My creative freedom wasn’t to be contested just like that. There was a better world at the backstage shooting behind-the-scenes. Freedom!
Photographer’s note: F/1.4, 1/8000, ISO 100, Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 24mm 1.4
Photographer’s note: F/1.4, 1/2500, ISO 100, Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 24mm 1.4
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