Rio Carnival Shooting Experience


I am Bad Photographer

My last post was about shooting political demonstration in Rio de Janeiro. As much as I enjoyed it, there is something I enjoyed even more. Shooting Rio de Janeiro Carnival of course! I got this unique opportunity thanks to my very resourceful Brazilian girlfriend. She managed to get me a back pass to the first leg of the Carnival, so I could take photos all the way right until performers reach Sambodrome. Sambodrome is the main stage where only accredited press professionals from the major worlds newspaper were allowed in.

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For those who do not know, Rio Carnival is actually the most important and traditional competition between 8 biggest and best Samba schools, and many smaller schools as well. For the most Cariocas (people of the great city of Rio De Janeiro ) this is very important part of the year. They train hard in their Samba Schools for…

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Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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