Absa KKNK 2013

The 19th edition of the Absa KKNK has photographically been probably my busiest yet. Adobe Lightroom indicates that I’ve pressed the shutter of my 5DMk3 about 4000 times!

My Canon 5Dmk3 is relatively new – I bought it in August 2012 from Orms Photographic and this was my first festival with the new camera body. Two features of the new Mk3, the silent shutter as well as the improved light sensitivity of its sensor made it the ideal camera for this kind of assignment – I was excited to see how it would perform. I wasn’t disappointed – I was often shooting with ISO settings of between 4000 and 25600 and the sensor’s performance was phenomenal.  It performed that well in low light that I actually stopped taking my Canon 600 flash with me.

Chris_RiccoThis year I wasn’t involved in any photo exhibition, but Grand Street Studios employed 5 other photographers to help document the Absa KKNK. It was great seeing how their skills developed over the past 9 days. (Their photos can be viewed on the Absa KKNK Facebook page.)

Vir my bring die fees ook ‘n welkome afwisseling van die tipes fotografie wat ek gewoonlik doen. Terselfdertyd is jy in aksie saam met nasionale wenfotograwe en kan jy bietjie afkyk watter tegnieke hulle gebruik :-)

Behalwe vir die fotografering van die fees is die Absa KKNK vir my ‘n geleentheid om so tussen die fotonemery deur op ‘n persoonlike vlak gevoelens te ervaar en probeer sin maak van wat ek sien – iets van ‘n ontdekking en ontginning van menswees. ‘n Wonderlike voorreg wat moeilik is om te beskryf.

Hieronder is van my gunsteling oomblikke tydens vanjaar se fees. Die van julle wat meer wil sien kan na  meer foto’s gaan. Mooi loop!

 

 

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