Taipei Shorts has been putting on an annual season of shows for the past couple of years, and last year Alicia Haddad and John Brownlie invited some photowalkers to help shoot the rehearsals to help with shooting the event.
Of course, this was acutely awkward for actors who prefer live rather than recorded action. Part of the zeitgeist of acting. So I tried to be as invisible as possible, at least as far as a 100kg person with a large camera/lens strapped around the neck can be.
Well, the lighting turned out to be far harder to deal with than any of the actors by a huge margin! The actors were fabulous. The lights strong, direct and unforgiving of my errors in focus/shutter speed… whatever.
I was able to interview and edit this interview with Amaris Woo, one of our most active recent members.
Excerpt: “For November’s issue of Centered on Taipei, we recently interviewed Amaris Woo to find out how she manages to be an active member of Photowalkers. Despite not living in Taiwan, she hasn’t let that stop her attending since 2017. Her most recent photowalk, in September, was her tenth!”
The crop on this shot is a little tight. It’s taken in landscape and cropped to portrait for the magazine cover. And it’s shot handheld at 1/25s, so you can just see a little camera shake if you look too closely.
Excerpt: “Our Island Exhibition, featured in the May 2019 issue of Centered on Taipei, was a recent art photo exhibition held by the photography group Taiwan Exchange Photo Club (TEPC). We organized the exhibition to raise funds to support the charitable work of Father Yves Moal in Yuli, Hualien County. On the weekend of June 29th~30th, participants from the TEPC exhibition traveled to Yuli to …”