HIFA 2009

5 05 2009

I have spent the last week working at HIFA. I was responsible for helping put out the daily news sheet and take photos for it and other purposes. It all went surprisingly well and I generally thought that the standard of shows was the highest it has ever been. They also sold the most tickets ever which was quite incredible. Obviously Zimbabweans are desperate for a bit of escapism. 

Below are some of the better or most representative photos I took in roughly chronological order. Some photos were not that good and some shows I did not photograph. I did not keep track of how many photos I took but I suppose it must have been around 120 or so a day.

This was a great way to get to know my new camera and I had to learn fast! By the last day my “hit rate” had improved enormously! Some of it was extremely challenging photography; low light levels, fast action and a lot of anticipation required. But I had loads of fun and couldn’t wait to get into the action every day. It’s been a long time since I’ve experienced that!

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6 05 2009
Big Blister

Some wonderful pictures! Would it be possible to post them in a slide show for easier viewing? What is this new camera – an SLR?

6 05 2009
gonexc

Yes, it’s a Nikon D90 with a 18-105mm zoom. The lens is not the one I wanted but it came bundled with the body. It’s an amazing camera – so many things it can do and well thought out. I just had to be careful to return all the settings to “neutral” between locations as conditions varied quite a lot. Eventually I got used to each venue and could pretty much predict what settings I’d be using.

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