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MEDIEVAL CARNIVAL WORKSHOP

STUDENTS WORK

Once a year my adopted home town of Balingup, Western Australia is transformed for the weekend as it hosts the Balingup Medieval Carnival. Thousands of people from across the country visit our tiny town and most are dressed in hand-made, meticulously crafted period costume. What better scenario for a photography workshop…

We set up a portrait tent aka Ye Olde Portrait Booth and offered free portraits for all. Above you can view some of our favourites in a slideshow. So while you’re waiting for the next episode of Game of Thrones, don’t despair, just sit back, turn the volume up and check out my student’s portraits of the marvellous characters of the Balingup Medieval Carnival.

BALINGUP MEDIEVAL CARNIVAL

Once a year my adopted home town, Balingup (Pop: 500) is transformed for the weekend and taken over by thousands of Medieval clad fanatics. They come from far and wide… not only from Perth and the surrounding region but also as far away as the east coast. Dressed in full attire whether princess or pauper, monk or maid they really go the whole nine yards.

This year together with Claire Martin, i ran a weekend photography workshop. One aspect of the workshop was a portrait booth / tent set up at the heart of the carnival where students practiced taking portraits. I couldn’t stop myself from jumping in and taking a few shots myself.

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Claire Martin with subjects at our workshop portrait tent – © Sam Harris 2012

The candle lit banquet.This shot was taken by one of our students. Photo by Tony Stefanhof © 2012

Balingup Medieval Carnival  © Sam Harris 2012

Balingup Medieval Carnival  ©  Sam Harris 2012

Balingup Medieval Carnival  © Sam Harris 2012

Balingup Medieval Carnival © Sam Harris 2012