Playing with Rivers of Light

We’re so lucky in this City, with beautiful architecture and an incredible setting for public art. Nothing shows this off as well as the now annual “River Of Light Festival” in Liverpool. The festival covers over 4km with 12 individual artworks, many of which are interactive.

Photographically, installations like this are a big challenge. You have so many variables to worry about. Keeping your aperture as wide as you dare to let in more light, play with your exposure times to either freeze people interacting with the artwork or deliberately blur them, and work out compositions in really low light.

I took over 500 photographs this week, many of which just playing with the way individuals interact with the artworks, but that’s all part of the fun.

Update: I’m returning to the River of Light Festival this year, so if you’re looking for a guide around the route who can give you hints and tips on how to capture the artwork in unique ways, why not join me by clicking here.

I hope you like the pictures below!

*Free Neon Light Photowalks are offered for no upfront fee, all I ask is that participants consider paying whatever they feel the walk was worth to them at the end of the walk with no expectation. I’ll never pressure you to tip; I believe that, if money is given, it should be voluntary and in direct proportion to the quality of the walk and the budget of those attending. It’s a kind of satisfaction guarantee, if you don’t enjoy the walk, just walk away, no questions asked.

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