My name is Kelvin. I visit your blog every morning. I get a lot of inspiration from your blog in order to start my day. I am not a Pro Photographer, but an enthusiastic photographer who work in a Chemical Industry. I treat your site as my morning newspaper to know about the photography world. I will continue to visit here.
I have a little story to share…
I used to watch the Chinese Opera with my mom together when I was a kid. I enjoyed watching the performance, but I never got understand what they sang about. Now I am 42, Sadly, the Chinese Opera is less popular among the new generation in Malaysia. The number of audience is getting less, and only the senior citizen who is still enjoying the show. I remembered during my childhood time, there was always full house in front of the stage.
Recently, I have the chance to take some photo about the Chinese Opera again in my hometown Penang, Malaysia. As usual, the show is organized to celebrate the Hungry Ghost Festival in the Chinese society (Wikipedia: Hungry Ghost Festival).
This set of photo is mainly captured the backstage activity of the Chinese Opera. How they prepared before they delivered the show. I captured their make-up activity, practicing, resting, and the moment to get on the stage. Unfortunately, they spent so much time for the preparation and only to please the small number of audience every night.
I spent three evening and used only Fujifilm X100s to take the photo. I took the photo in RAW, and processed the file in Lightroom with VSCO film effect. I took the shot in wide open, hardly stop down. The ISO was stayed at 1600 most of the time; some were pushed up to 3200 or 6400. I enjoyed using the 35mm equivalent focal length, not too wide and not too long, just sufficient to cover most of the scene. The fixed lens was wonderful, it helped to clear my mind and not to think about what lens to change next.
Gladly, I got the chance to record history, before the Chinese Opera disappeared from the Chinese society in Malaysia. I attached only 3 photo here, but you can view the rest of the photo on my blog HERE.
My blog: www.kbphotographyblog.com