For many years I have photographed members of the Liu family and their relatives’ weddings and family portraits. On Sunday night I had the privilege of photographing Dr Liu’s 70th birthday celebration at the Yarra Yarra Golf Club in Melbourne. Clearly Dr Liu is a much loved man and deservedly so.
I enjoyed a great evening and a pleasing opportunity to catch up with everyone.
Although it was a birthday, it was very much in the Event Photography genre consisting of posed portraits as well as candid and editorial images. Typically, such photographic assignments present many technical challenges. I had to use direct flash, bounced flash, drag the shutter and finally, during the fireworks display, hand held my trusted Canon 1DN on aperture priority.
The image displayed is a montage of an image I’d taken of Dr Liu and his wife with a black background (night sky and flash) together with some of the firework bursts. I think it captures the festive nature of the occasion.