I just spent the weekend photographing and managing the social media account for the San Jose Greek Festival! It was such a fun event. Here are some of my favorites from the weekend. To view the entire gallery, please visit my client portal here: https://client.persephonestudios.com/sanjosegreekfestival2019/
For my event photography, I want my pictures to last the test of time, so I always focus on clean, classic colors while popping key colors (like the blues, in this instance, to represent Greece). I shy away from muddy filters, artsy presets, or anything that will otherwise ‘date’ a photo. These photos might be creative and artistic because they were taken with an artist’s eye, but I also want them to feel fresh and clean.
For Instagram, I focused on uploading a mix of pro photos, iPhone photos, Boomerangs / iPhone Videos, and HD footage I was taking with my Osmo Pocket. I directed a few others to send me photos from their stations so that I could upload a variety of content, even if I wasn’t at the event the entire time. My goal was to feature the volunteers, the food, the dance, and the overall energy of the event by posting frequently on stories. I also focused on implementing the Greek language to showcase more of our culture.
The heroes of this event are always the volunteers! I make sure to try to get at least one photo of each volunteer - but I’m only one person and I know there are many faces missing from these galleries. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to the community and for hosting such a wonderful event year after year!
Find more of my work on the official festival Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/sjgreekfestival/
And be sure to check out the Instagram stories I’ve pinned in the highlights section from this year. I’ve highlighted “Eat,” “Dance,” “2019 Schedule,” “Free Ticket,” and “2019.” Find their account here: @SjGreekFestival
Until next year, OPA!
See more photos on my client portal, https://client.persephonestudios.com/sanjosegreekfestival2019/