An organised event

The aim of this exercise is to take photos at an even that is organised and in which people have to do something active. I was asked to take photos at our national day, the Koningsfeest, which was organised at the residence of the Dutch embassy. It was an evening event, so that asked for some adjustments to lighting etc. In these images I tried to convey the atmosphere of the evening, by showing some images of the preparations and the fun the kids had with it, the formal part when other diplomats are entering and congratulating the ambassador, the talks, the laughter and dancing. 

The place is specifically designed for these kind of events, and I wanted to show how it defines the atmosphere of the evening as well. The last photo was an experiment with rear flash lighting and using a show shutter speed. I really like the effect it brings!