This Saturday we want to volunteer at the Hong Fook Charity Gala. Hong Fook is a charity organization which provides mental health services for the east and south-east asian community. They do good and necessary work and if you want to volunteer or find out more about them please do visit their website at: http://www.hongfook.ca/
This even is one of the most organized charity event I have seen. The production value of their shows exceeds what most other charity organization manage to do. This year they landed a big coup in the form of Thien Le (http://www.thienle.com/) who generously provided models and clothing for their fashion show. He also brought along two other fashion designers. As a result, the entertainment part of the evening was superb.
Fashion show photos:
The clothing were pretty good. I loved taking photos of the models coming down the catwalk. The only thing was while lighting on the catwalk was good it wasn’t super. So I had to use my flash quite a lot, and flash don’t cycle fast enough to catch all shots. I suppose weddings are the same way with lighting. Considering building myself a dual or triple flash trigger for rotating multiple flashes to always have one ready to fire every second.
This part I felt like I was working for a paper or being a 2nd shooter at a wedding.
They must have felt pretty bad. All these girls did was take gift bags out to the tables and stand up on the stage holding up the signs.
Bread and butter of the evening, group portraits.
Every year they do something call Doors Open in Toronto where you get access for free at various Toronto buildings or sites. I went this year with my girlfriend and we had some fun. The difficult thing about this event is getting any sort of good photos. So many people, tight spaces don’t make for easy photography. I tried my best anyhow and here are a few from this year.
And here’s the completed rock balancing stuff from last week’s photo (also a good demo how a polarizing filter can mess up your skies, or add effect):
Walked past saw this guy starting to burn like this (on the walk back he was close to his guitar’s color):