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HPS Outing - Street/Festival Photography at HOLI: Festival of Colors 2013

The Houston Photographic Society outing for March will be the 6th Annual Holi: Festival of Colors at Seabourne Creek Park in Rosenberg, TX.

This is a good opportunity for festival and hand-held event photography.

Activities at the festival include:

  • Dance Schools in traditional dress
  • Musical performances
  • Indian and American foods – no alcohol
  • Color Zone

About the Color Zone: You will have a lot more fun and get better images if you participate at least a little. Receiving color is a wish for good luck and prosperity – although the younger folks do get carried away as the day goes on. There are colors for sale at the event. The color is a very fine non-toxic powder. Wear an old white T-Shirt or other light colored shirt and an old pair of jeans. It has always washed out of my clothes (and hair), but I wouldn't wear my favorite shirt or jeans. Bring either a change of clothes or a sheet for your car seats if you plan to participate in the color zone.

Most people are respectful and careful of cameras, but “enthusiasm” does happen. In the past for gear protection I've used a grocery bag with a slit in the bottom for the viewfinder and the handles tied around the end of the lens. Any powder that does get on your camera will brush off easily with a fine bristled brush. Avoid the wet paint, it is harder to get off.

If you are absolutely opposed to getting any color on you, photograph from the perimeter or the other festival events. DO NOT ENTER THE COLOR ZONE


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Because of the large crowds and resulting traffic, it is advisable to be early. I will be at the main entrance to the festival past the parking at 11:30 AM and wait until about 12 Noon. After that we can find each other on the festival grounds.

I look forward to seeing those who've RSPV'd. If you haven't yet, please do. If you have any questions about the event, please post them below.

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    couldn't get the day off..

    March 21, 2013

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