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Photograph/Anurag Kumar

Photograph/Anurag Kumar

Anurag Kumar completed his MFA in Photography at the Lucknow College of Arts and Crafts. Currently, he is a freelance commercial photographer with an interest in travel photography. He was HIPA’s Grand Prize winner.

Anurag Kumar completed his MFA in Photography at the Lucknow College of Arts and Crafts. Currently, he is a freelance commercial photographer with an interest in travel photography. He was HIPA’s Grand Prize winner.

“If it wasn’t for the sudden dash of blue, the photograph would have ended up looking like any other typical Holi image.”

At the time that I shot this picture, I was at Nandgaon near Mathura. The people here were celebrating Lathmar Holi, which is celebrated a few days before the actual Holi festival. In order to capture the energy and vibrancy of the area, I decided to stand on the rooftop of the nearby temple. This gave me a bird’s-eye view of the explosion of colours below me. I also found it quite interesting to see how some of the worshippers sat still, while the revellers showered them with a barrage of colours.

Anurag’s Tip
Festivals are All About Colours
Whether you are photographing the Holi festival in India or the La Tomatina festival in Spain, make sure that you slightly increase your camera’s saturation setting . Doing this will bring out the vibrancy of the event into your photographs.

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