Museum | Japanese American National Museum

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JANM last December when they partially transformed the hallway into an ocean.

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Event Photography | 117th Golden Dragon Parade

LA Chinatown’s Golden Dragon Parade is always a blast and culminates with the lighting of firecrackers. I highly recommend getting there early to beat the crowds (and getting decent parking. If you want to be near the firecrackers at the end try camping towards the Broadway/Cesar E Chavez intersection OR Broadway/Ord (just start making your way towards the Dragons once you see the last lions pass to at least see the firecrackers)

Make sure to check out Lei Min Way after as that’s where a lot of events/activities are centered!

Event Photography | Pacific Bridge Concert

Got to cover the first Pacific Bridge Concert at the Los Angeles City Hall a few months ago! It featured an amazing lineup of Asian-American Artist and hosted by the awesome Jenny Yang!

Their line up featured:

Tribal Theory
Joseph Vincent
Kevin Oh
Awkwafina
Dumbfounded
Run River North
Jhene Aiko

 

Event Photography | Project by Project – Plate by Plate

One of my favorite yearly events is the Project by Project – Plate by Plate. Every year they organize a food tasting event to benefit a non-profit of their choosing.

To learn more about Project by Project and the great work they do in the community check out their website or facebook page!

Culture | Native American Hoop Dance

 

Hoop Dance

We encountered a hoop dancer at our stop on the way to Antelope Canyon. He gave us an explanation of the dance and what it symbolizes.

There’s a yearly competition in Arizona that I would love to attend.
http://heard.org/event/hoop/

And if you want to some performances and learn more follow these these links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGzrF8LoHWs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niRs_VIqzYU

 

 

 

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

There’s 3 things I want to talk about on this blog post. But FIRST a quick set of photos!

 

OK, with that here’s the 3 things:

There’s a lot of reasons why you shouldn’t drink and take photos.

  1. You might get some of your drink on your gear.
  2. You might accidentally drop your gear.
  3. You might lose your gear.

Luckily! I passed all my Fortitude Saves and Awareness Checks and I managed to take a few good pictures! I wanted to take more but thanks to running around doing various challenges and sweet talking my way out of trouble with the local constabulary (more on that later) I wasn’t able to.

Which brings me to my next topic.

If you plan to go the Ren Faire particularly The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire then there are something’s you definitely have to try. 

  1. The Pub Crawl! Seriously its fun/entertaining and there’s something about being part of 30-40 drunk people making their way through the Faire LOUDLY. As the Pub Crawl Motto is We are Rude, Crude and Socially Unacceptable!
  2. The Ren Quest! Have you ever wanted to live out those RPG game adventures? Then here’s your chance! Its actually pretty straightforward and the biggest bonus of doing this is that the entertainers/participants are more likely to engage and interact with you.

And the last thing which is the photography bit.

Is there a lens in your kit that you haven’t really used? if so why?

I’m just curious because I own three lenses and there’s a barely used 35mm in it so I intentionally didn’t bring the other lenses and forced myself to shoot with it. Still need to shoot more with it so maybe there’s a subject or event that’ll come up for me to use it.

That’s that for this post.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!