19 Mar Camp Photographers: DIAC 2011
Once again, Empty Cup Media was at DIAC for nine days to take candid photos of the staff and students. We video taped all of the final performances (bands, dances, musicals, drama, song writing, poetry, etc). While DIAC is a great environment to shoot in, it’s a non-stop gig from the second we arrive to the second we leave. We are shooting and/or editing from 8:00am until 10:00 when the slideshow of the day’s photos wraps up.
While we are there, it feels like it’s non stop work. But after we leave, we can only think of the good times we had at camp. The DDSB staff there are of the highest quality; the students are all willing to help and to try new things to broaden their experience; and the whole camp environment is an incredible atmosphere to shoot in (very challenging with its in and outdoor shooting, mixtures of 3 light sources in some buildings, bugs eating us and a variety of moving subjects).
On top of the photos we take, we also do a staff appreciation video/slideshow every year to show at the end of camp. This year we got to use our Canon 5DMII and 7D to take photos and videos of the staff to piece together a more vivid picture of the staff. Here’s a cool look at DIAC from the staff’s perspective (and some nice (and un-edited) photos).