Eastern Europe, the DJ battle and the Cards

Every once in a while, my new party friends want me in a shot. I’m the bald one.

As a professional photographer, I’m blessed with admission to some of the coolest places in the Ville. The camera serves as an amazing passport as I witness the enormity of the good things in the city. On Saturday, Metromix sent me to a couple of events including a Battle of the DJs at Diamonds in the Highlands. That’s where some new party friends insisted I get in the photo. I always oblige.

The DJs brought dancers

The battle had it all. A light show, plenty of spinning and dancers. Everything you see here amount to outtakes. You can see the full shoot on Metromix by clicking here.

DJ La Rusa keeps the crowd going

You get outtakes for various reasons. Sometimes you get poses that are similar, or retakes to make the shot better. At the Second Annual Eastern European Soiree at the Clifton Center, the reason came down to me. I forget a flash modifier. It’s something that softens the light from your flash unit and at the first event I covered, above, I realized I didn’t have it.

Guests of the Eastern European Soiree

I made do by bouncing the flash off the ceiling, but I prefer the way shadows form when shooting with the whale tail-like flash mod I usually use. Thankfully the Soiree, presented by the Greater Louisville International Professionals (GLIP),  had such photogenic attendees and so I still got great pictures. See that entire take on Metromix here.

Quinten Rollins trying to outrun Peyton Siva

Then Sunday I got a chance to cover the #2 ranked University of Louisville Cardinals at the KFC Yum! Center as they took on the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks. The Cards made short work of their MAC foe 80-39 with defense and perimeter shooting. The defense we knew about. The shooting? No so much.

Those amazing Cardinal Ladybirds

You can see the story I wrote and the photos I took for Louisville.com here. And check the outtake gallery of my weekend below. What a blast to live in this city.

 

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