The annual Groove Awards hold a special place in my heart for three reasons.
Firstly, no other event held in Kenya has such a professional level of organisation and coordination – hands down. This I believe is because of the prayerful team at Mo Sound. Guys, I can’t wait for Groove to go Africa-wide!
Secondly, while taking photos at the 2009 Groove Awards, a special anointing – I believe from the Holy Spirit – came upon me and I haven’t shot the same ever since. Shooting at Groove for me is like a return to where serious concert photography started for me. A time to reflect at how far God has brought me and meditate on the territories yet to be conquered.
Thirdly, while shooting the 2010 edition for KWELi, we shot and uploaded photos to the Facebook page as the awards went on – this had never been done before! We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the result of great team work.
As we look forward to this year’s ceremony, here’s five of my favourite Groove Awards shots.
Canon 40D. 70mm (70-200mm f/2.8L USM) 1/800sec at f/2.8, ISO 1250
Canon 40D. 98mm (70-200mm f/2.8L USM) 1/640sec at f/2.8, ISO 1250
Canon 7D. 84mm (24-105mm f/4L IS USM) 1/200sec at f/4.0, ISO 1250
Canon 40D. 78mm (70-200mm f/2.8L USM) 1/1000sec at f/2.8, ISO 1600
Canon 7D. 105mm (70-200mm f/2.8L USM) 1/250sec at f/3.5, ISO 1250