Chalk the Block 2013

I was honored to be selected as the official photographer for Chalk the Block again this year. The event is always packed full of opportunities to create stunning photographs and try some new techniques. This year I tried a few new tricks that I had been hoping to test for a while.

Pop-Up Gallery Crawl

El Paso Event Photographer - Chalk the Block

El Paso Event Photography

El Paso Event Photographer - Chalk the Block

El Paso Event Photography

El Paso Event Photography

El Paso Event Photography

Chalk the Block 2013

El Paso Event Photography

Chalk Art

Chalk the Block 2013

Chalk the Block 2013

One of the techniques that I used was long exposures during daylight. This is accomplished through the use of a variable neutral density filter that allows me to select the amount of light the filter blocks – which allows me to use a much slower shutter speed than would be possible in bright daylight.

The result is an image that is brightly lit, but contains the energy and motion normally only seen in a low light photo.

Chalk the Block 2013

El Paso Event Photographer - Chalk the Block

Performers

El Paso Event Photography

El Paso Event Photography

El Paso Event Photography

Another technique is shown below. I used a painter’s pole to get the camera to a high perspective and show the performers in front of the crowd. A wirelessly-connected tablet was used to view what the camera was seeing, set the focus, and trigger the shutter.

Creative event photographer in El Paso

Creative event photographer in El Paso

El Paso Event Photography

Austin Bike Zoo

El Paso Event Photography

The Austin Bike Zoo provided some excellent opportunities for long exposure and low level aerial photos.

Creative event photographer in El Paso

Creative event photographer in El Paso

El Paso Event Photography

Face Forward

El Paso Event Photography

El Paso Event Photographer - Chalk the Block

El Paso Event Photographer - Chalk the Block

The Pool

This was the attraction that I was most excited about when I saw that it was coming to El Paso. It allows people to interact with colorful light pads that are arranged in a large circle. It was an incredible photo opportunity.

El Paso Event Photography

El Paso Event Photography

El Paso Event Photography

Chalk the Block 2013

Creative event photographer in El Paso

El Paso Event Photography

Creative event photographer in El Paso

Creative event photographer in El Paso

Creative event photographer in El Paso

Everything Else

El Paso Event Photographer - Chalk the Block

Chalk the Block 2013

Creative event photographer in El Paso

Chalk the Block 2013

Chalk the Block 2013

Chalk the Block 2013

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