PLAYING WITH A COUPLE OF NEW TECHNIQUES AND APPROACHES

It’s hard not to be motivated by the opportunity to capture images like these (and we’re only four days into the 10 day Melanesian Cultural Festival, here in the Solomon Islands).

While I’m still shooting a wide range of tourism shots of the event, the extreme lighting and contrast is presenting a challenge so I’m having a bit of a play with different techniques and approaches including using a particularly shallow depth-of-field (above) and adding some humour to the pics (below).

 

If you follow me on Instagram (davidkirklandphotography), you’ll see I’m posting a pic from the event daily, with a tip on travel photography for those keen to have a bit of a play themselves.