Wednesday, March 9, 2016

International Women's Day 2016

 Yesterday was International Women's Day.  The day started with the obituary of a very talented photojournalist and ended in feasting.

On one of my social media sites I received a news report about the death of Leila Alaoui, a 33 year old photojournalist.  Honestly, I had never heard of Leila before, but looking at her portfolio website I now feel the world has lost of a very talented photographer. 

The Calgary Women's Centre (one of the non-profits I do volunteer photography for) invited me to take photos at their International Women's Day potluck dinner.  The little building was packed with women, children, and some men.  They all lined up to eat extraordinary food and enjoy each other's company. The Raging Grannies were also there, singing their protest songs.

I used the Pentax K-3, the newest addition to my camera family, which is great for low light situations where I do not want to use flash.  Still, I find myself struggling in the editing process to get the kind of color and brightness that my Canon cameras give by default.