Sisters' Meal Festival, Shidong, China

Your Pictures Come Alive When You Change Your Perspective

This festival of the Miao tribe was tough to photograph. It was crowded and jostling, difficult to frame an image without an unwanted elbow or passerby. I knelt low and shot upwards so the sky became an uncluttered backdrop. I used a wide-angle lens very close to my subjects to increase the view and add a sense of dimension. (Notice that there are at least five layers in this image.) Balanced fill-flash brightens the faces. (Kodak 100SW pushed to 400 ISO)

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