Totally Charming

Wesak (or Vesak) is tomorrow and many photography devotees will throng the various Buddhist temples with their cameras, I’m sure. There are a couple of things to keep in mind.

A tele lens may be handy, it is somewhat aloof for people candids. Instead of photographing from afar, make yourself visible and your intention clear. You will find people more relaxed when they are able talk to you (if they want to). Use a standard or wide lens and get up-close for a more intimate look. Also, while the festival may be an explosion of colours, some pictures actually work better in monochrome.

This little girl is trying to make the candle stand upright in a nervous first attempt. A totally charming moment like what her T-shirt says. Happy Vesak ahead.

Olympus OM-D, ISO 200, f4.5, 1/100 sec.

Totally Charming

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