“If you love #pirates or incredible #photos & #portraiture, you don’t want to miss this series from @secrethutter” – Adobe Spark
In early May 2017, I was asked if I would cover the Brixham Pirates’s Festival. I was quite excited about this for a couple of reasons. Firstly, even though I lived in Brixham for a long time I had never been to see it. Secondly it would be a great opportunity to try out my hand at event photography. The event was great! I can certainly recommend it if you like Pirates and want to dress up and enter into the spirit of things. There’s also plenty of great food and music as well!
I had a rough idea of shots required by the organisers, but I also wanted to ensure that I managed to cover as many people as possible across the event. I also wanted to try to capture the spirit of the event and show how popular it is. I really enjoyed meeting the pirates and I must have taken hundreds of shots. Once finished it took me two weeks to edit! Finally I managed to get a set of photographs that I was happy with and that told the story of the day. The highlight of the project came when Adobe Spark tweeted out this message: “If you love #pirates or incredible #photos & #portraiture, you don’t want to miss this series from @secrethutter” which can be seen below. This was a real compliment coming from Adobe Spark and it absolutely made my day!
Some of My Favourite Images
I’m so pleased that I didn’t have to judge all of the costumes at the Brixham Pirates’ Festival because that would have just been too hard as they were all so amazing! Instead, I have selected some of my favourite images from the day. However if you visit my Adobe Spark Page, you can see more of the story of the day.