Posts Tagged ‘Colors’

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Before I explain what my plans are for this year, Let’s recap.

The first year I went to the Festival of colors I just went to take pictures at a cool event. I didn’t have any plans… just shoot. I was lucky to get some of what are still my favorite pictures.

Since then my blog posts on the event and in particular what I do as a photographer to keep my gear safe are very popular. (Note: I will not convince you it’s safe because I stopped caring if more photographers come or not, haha)

Last year I went to document. I was there to document every aspect of the festival from morning when no one was there… until well after sunset when everyone had left except some of the staff.

you can see all the pictures from previous years here

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Last year I also wanted people to go and get pictures of themselves from the event. Just give back kinda thing.

While I had fun last year it was exhausting organizing about 10 photographers and going through all those images. But it was awesome having a home base like we had with the trailer.

Last year I introduced the Jarvie Window to the festival… or did I introduce the festival to the Jarvie Window? haha

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THIS YEAR

I want to take memorable images. Something different… something more than just the documenting.

For sure I’ll take part in taking pictures in many if not all the count down throwings they will do every 2 hours.

But I also want to do pictures in a more controlled environment.

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I played at it a little last year when a couple people dressed up for pictures.

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THIS YEAR

I want to turn them into more planned approaches with people there throwing the right colors at the right time from the best angles and Avoiding my lighting equipment which I’ll have to make even better images.

YOUR INPUT

This is part of my IDEAS WEEK (on my facebook page)

I want people to be the creative director of some of these shoots… not just ideas person. Help organize with me an idea from start to completion.

While ideas are great… it’s people willing to go the extra step to help make it happen.

BRAINSTORM

Individuals, groups, couples, Weddings, brides, High Fashion, event, marketing, random things, planned/staged events etc etc…

Raid your old wardrobe for that awesome outfit that can be worth the exchange for some great pictures (maybe it’s one that you just don’t wear anymore)

Raid a local thrift store for the best outfits.

Come in costume.

But make it more than … this will look cool.

Because I only have so much time that day and the best ideas with people willing to put in effort will get that time.

Companies you should think how we could make this work for you. It doesn’t have to be on the day of. We can do commercial shoots using the colors… anywhere. It promotes you, it promotes me and it promotes the festival.

MY IDEAS

While I’ve got a couple of fun ideas already planned and in motion, I have a few others I’ll gladly put to the wayside if others come up with better stuff.

GAUNTLET… thrown down

so you models, aspiring models, creative directors, past, present and future brides who love wearing pretty dresses, you crazy wild fun people, and all you CREATIVE individuals… let’s see what you can come up with.

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1. Photo By: Summer Cottam

50 pictures of the largest Festival of Colors (Holi) in the United States.

It takes place in a small farming community in Utah! At the Krishna Temple.
20,000+ people come to the event often parking miles away.
Pictures were taken by a group of 12 photographers organized by JarvieU

They had 2 countdowns (color explosions) this year.

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2. Photo By: Julien Gomez

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3. Photo By: Scott Jarvie

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4. Photo by: Scott Morris

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5. Photo by: Tabitha Davidson

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The Color

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The Scene

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These are just my pictures… see what happens when you combine the work of 12 great photographers in a day long event?
By going to the following links.

The Moment

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The Window

The Powder

The Temple

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WARNING: LONGGGG yet Informative Post

Part 1 : Keeping the camera Clean & About Festival

Part 2 : A run down of the events & how to approach as a photographer

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RE-Edits
I’m including on this informative post new pictures or new edits on old pictures.
So I guess we can say we get to see some never before seen footage from last year.

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Lots of interest

Well it appears there is enough interest when i posted my last blog
I think Holi: Festival of Colors will be well documented this year.
Please respond to let me know what you think of the information I provide in this Book-Post

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Since the post was too long I had to divide it up into Two parts

Part 1 : Keeping the camera Clean & About Festival

Part 2 : A run down of the events & how to approach as a photographer

What to expect and Do – A picture story

  • I got there 1hr early last year.
  • Lines for the colors prior to the event are very long… but those aren’t the lines to get into the event… just to buy bags of colored flour.
  • I got a feel for the surroundings
    I took pictures of the animals.
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Lines for colors can be very long but that doesn't mean you need to wait in them... that's just for buying color

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First of all… if you’re in Utah and have the evening off…

You must make sure you make it to

Holi: The Festival of Colors

Here is the Full gallery on Smugmug

Here is a facebook event with more info about it.

Created by my friend Shawna Brabant

Here is the official event page of the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple

Here are 3 galleries i made from last year

BEST OF (50): http://jarviedigital.com/OtherJobs/08/holi-o/

SELECT (140): http://jarviedigital.com/OtherJobs/08/holi-s/

FULL (523): http://jarviedigital.smugmug.com/gallery/4846545_yiSjD

Here was the blog post from a year ago

To my photographer friends out there… Go… if you dare.

I’m not saying it’s easy or totally safe for your stuff.

But i do say it’s an amazing opportunity.

If there is enough response here on the blog comments I’ll add a post about how I kept my D300 safe.

But that will be a prize for their being lets say 10 people asking. haha

Tricky… i know

But this is more or less could happen… and didn’t happen to me :)

Of course I didn’t really bring in that lens.

BEFORE

AFTER


Before liftoff!


Making sure they don’t lift off.

A lot of people come for the bright colored Balloons…

Or for the Fire

Contained fire… sorry to disappoint.

I enjoy seeing the mass of people and the human interactions.


Lotsa pointing going on.

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From the 4th of July Fireworks earlier tonight

Straight from the camera.
Don’t have time to edit… so I’m just tossing them straight online.

Here’s the deal on these pics…
Take them
, use them, just don’t abuse them.

My pictures are meant to be seen…

However, I do enjoy knowing where they go.

If you need larger… they’re stored somewhere else online, i can get you the gallery location if you want.

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HOLI – Indian Festival of Colors
I don’t want these PICTURES to go to waste
…because there was a lot of Great stuff.

Let people know that they can go through the galleries
find pictures of themselves and their friends
Then UPLOAD their own Albums to FaceBook or Whatever (And Tag)

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MY TREAT!! (Festival Pictures)

BEST OF (50): http://jarviedigital.com/OtherJobs/08/holi-o/
SELECT (140): http://jarviedigital.com/OtherJobs/08/holi-s/
FULL (510): http://jarviedigital.com/OtherJobs/08/holi-f/

Rt Click, Save and Use ->>>>
Find everyone you know and make yourself an album on facebook (Or Whatever).
And spread the word!
And drop me a line so I can see the comments
That’s all I ask.
Scott Jarvie

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There’s seriously hundreds if not thousands of people in the pictures so most people will be in there in some way.

Thanks,
Scott Jarvie

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