Week 2 – # 35 Photojournalism

35 photojournalism 1The first ever Manasota Indian Festival was held on Saturday, August 10th at the Bradenton area Convention Center in Palmetto.   The festival included cultural information on India, including the different religions, education, and family information.  There were plenty of shopping opportunities for jewelry, clothing, saris, music, movies and of course food. There was even a table setup for getting a Henna painting.  The hall was decorated with panels that were hand made.

The festival was hosted by the Gujarati Association of Manasota and the Indian American Association of Manatee and Sarasota. It commemorated India’s Independence Day, which is Aug. 15.

A program was setup on a central stage, that showed a journey across India with dance and stories, with a background of photographs of the areas in India.  The program included two sessions to allow people to attend either one to make sure everyone was able to experience the festival.

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11 thoughts on “Week 2 – # 35 Photojournalism

    1. Thank you – I felt inadequately prepared to photograph as my camera is with Canon so I was using a little point and shoot – jpeg only. There was lots I did not attempt because of the camera.

      1. The fact that you took these beautiful photographs with a point and shoot should be encouraging to those bloggers who were afraid to join in on the fun because they did not have an SLR camera. This is proof that excellent photographs can be taken with point and shoot cameras or iPhones.

    1. The first is the henna tattoo. She had the henna in that foil that allowed her to place a dot or line on the skin. It is wet, so the person needs to wait until it dries and then wash off the area leaving the tattoo. Interesting process to watch and they were so quick.

  1. Ida Barbara McBride

    Colorful photos. The fact that you mentioned your Canon point and shoot as a fallback makes me feel more intimidated than ever as it is my ONLY camera. I can’t hope to capture the “pro” type pics of other bloggers with SLRs.

    1. ahh Ida, Please don’t. A number of my girlfriends only use point and shoots, and when we travel, their photos are just wonderful. The comment was because I do not use the point and shoot much at all, and therefore I am not used to it and cannot take photos like my dslr. It is too light and I can’t hold it still.
      The point being – the camera does not take the photo – you do. The composition and subject are what you trying to share with everyone in the blog. So please – do not be intimidated.

    2. I used my iPhone for all my photos during last years challenge. I’m bow using a Sony Experia Z and my new Fuji X10. So don’t worry, it’s amazing what you can come up with using any camera…or phone for that matter!

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