Had a great weekend covering the Pacific Ink & Art Expo, 3 days of shooting. This is my 5th year of shooting this event & I'm still fascinated with seeing all the beautiful artwork being created under a single roof. I was able to capture some amazing shots, many of them are close ups of the skin art. As an artist myself, former airbrusher, I truly appreciate all of the creativity in the air & was feeding off of that energy as I captured my images.
This years images are some of my best work capturing this event. I also came in with a new camera system, a Fuji XPro2. In my bag, I loaded a 16mm, 23mm, 35mm & 56mm prime lens which all fit into my little Think Tank Retrospective 6 shoulder bag. The 16mm f/1.4 was my main workhorse & the 56mm f1.2 when I needed to get closer. I didn't even use the 23mm & 35mm, but had to bring it just in case. Both lens (16 & 56mm) are amazing, with the 16mm I could capture wide & get some very tight shots. Also with the 16mm if I needed to, I could get to within an inch or two of my subject & still knock off a shot. The 56mm renders a beautifully magical look to the images & love the bokeh, should have shot with it more! I knocked off a little over 1000 frames & that was shooting conservatively. After 3 nights of editing in Lightroom, I'm finally done & happy with the images!
Here’s the link to see all of the finished images from the 3 day event, http://www.ryansakamoto.com/pacific-ink-art-expo/
Aloha a hui hou my friends!
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