Geluk, meneer Besem! Happy birthday to a living icon!
Today is @hemelbesem_ ‘s birthday. I recently photographed him in front of a packed audience full of high-school boys. He taught a language lesson and they were spellbound. How awesome is that?
HemelBesem is the stage name of Simon Witbooi, a hip-hop artist and so much more. I have studied sociolinguistics at post-grad level, and still I learn from this amazing person.
Simon also wrote the book ‘God praat Afrikaans’ that was published by @lapa_uitgewers.
Ek wil net sê: “Aweh, broer. Dankie dat jy altyd jy is. Saluut!”
Event photography is challenging. The client demands perfect photographs, but hardly ever thinks of lighting.
Pictures 1, 3 and 4 I shot handheld with ambient light, but for picture 2 I used a Speedlight 430EX with a diffuser on. The diffuser helps to provide a soft light. A direct flash would have created a horrible shadow behind him. I did push the flash by +1. Make your own diffuser. Mine is homemade!
Gear used: Canon EOS 5DmkII, Canon EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM, Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM & Canon Speedlight 430EX
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