I'm all about country. If it has horses, cowboys, cowgirls, bulls, country musicians, or traveling in or out in the country (any country), I’m interested in photographing it! I also have a love of teaching. I am based in Phoenix in the wonderful state of Arizona. I invite you to visit my links below.
2014 Carefree Arizona Indian Market and Cultural Festival
I photographed, and for the first time
took videos, from the 3rd annual Carefree Indian Market and Cultural Festival.This was the second visit for me.I was attracted to the fabulous talent on
display and the wonderful native costumes.Plus the native market featured many local and regional artists and
food.I must admit, I bought some
This is an event that attracts over
10,000 people over three days in late January.
Hammill, his wife, son, and daughter performed
Native American dance arrangements to the beat of traditional tribal music.World-champion hoop dancer, Moontee Sinquah, also
performed. Moontee specializes in traditional Hopi songs and dances.
I photographed and did short videos
using my Canon 5D Mark III and a Canon 24-105mm lens.I used Adobe Lightroom for most of the post
processing.On a few of the photos, I “erased”
some distracting items using MacPhun’s SnapHealPro program.I also boosted some color using MacPhun’s Intensify Pro software.Also with one other photo, I experimented
with MacPhun’s Focus 2 software.This allows you to selectively decide what is
and isn’t in focus.
Next up for me? I think I have another rodeo left in me, so I'd better take care of that. But you never know where I will pop up with my camera.