Pass The Good 2013

At the end of August, I spent the evening photographing and filming at 2013's Pass The Good Festival in Castaways on Pensacola Beach. It was my first time at Castaways and the beach setup with a bar, booths and a stage for the performers.

I was invited by Charles Johnson who was painting portraits and working on a huge 6 foot long interpretation of The Last Supper with Robocop in the center. I did not know what to expect when Charles told me I was on the guest list but it turned out to be a great opportunity for capturing both stills and motion. I enjoyed the challenge of sparse light and found that it turned out to be a strength for narrowing the scope of what I was capturing and acted as a spotlight for the subjects. The multicolored lights of the dance floor and the stage provided an intriguing rainbow effect in some of the photos.

So many of my photos these days, I look for ways to incorporate flash / artificial light in order to paint a scene. The Saturday night of Pass The Good reminded me of the ambient beauty available for moments at a time. 

I would love to hear about how you have adapted to challenging lighting conditions and of course I always appreciate feedback in the comments below.