Spending much of my summer months dedicated to volunteering and event photography has been wonderful. In addition to the Summer Movie Series and Make Music Festival, I’ve been a regular attendee and photographer for Instant Theatre events, and the Vancouver International Improv Festival. I’ve also been one of several photographers for the BC SPCA’s Paws for a cause and the 6th Annual AIDS Vancouver Celebrity Dim Sum.
I’ve been volunteering with one organization more regularly, assisting in the data entry and maintenance of their Raiser’s Edge Donor relationship database. It’s the kind of data analysis I still enjoy – how to get the most effective information in to, and back out of, a database with both flexibility and data controls in place – and an accomplishment I’ll relish. I’m planning to continue event photography for Instant, the BC SPCA, and AIDS Vancouver as much as I can.
My own photography has slowed during this busy stretch, with my photo trips becoming nearer to the next event or activity on my schedule. Even a few minutes examining a wire fence can prove a respite from running. The cameras are nearly always with me, to catch those moments, and help balance my hour-long commute. My second group show is winding up, and I’m in the planning for my solo show late this year. It’s been – again – fun.
Recent event photos can be seen on Flickr, though I’ll be sharing some here as well in the next few days. Time to catch up a bit.