Zimbabwe Achievers Awards 2015

Last week Saturday, 9th of May, I had the opportunity to attend ZAA 2015 in London. A whole gang of us (25 men and women) went (from Leeds) to support our very own Sam Rutsito, founder of Local Care Force based in Leeds. He was nominated for two awards. Another local Leeds lad, 'DJ Young Chidzy', was also nominated for an award. On what was a victorious night for both young men I took the opportunity to explore the capability of my camera without a flash gun in low light situations.

I left the clunky flash gun at home (much to the delight of my wife - this was a red carpet event after all) and armed myself with my bare camera. The images are not as sharp as the occasions when I have used flash - but the images have gained 'character'. Whilst this may appear to be a drawback I feel this approached assisted in capturing the true ambiance of the event - the mood lighting was exquisite. The lighting team did a really good job. The overall picture product may cause some split decision but I quite like this low light 'grainy' old school film camera outlook. 

Photography talk aside, the event was outstanding. I got meet a few up & coming young talented entrepreneurs and also the seen it & done it all heads. The ones I actually spoke to included David Zinyama & Tendai Maphosa - both very down to earth blokes. This was my first time at the event and it certainly will not be my last. To the ZAA organising team, which includes a Leeds local Gamu Gore, well done for delivering such a fantastic event.

Enjoy the images I took on the night. Feel free to let me know your thoughts of this 'non-flash' approach in the 'comments' box below. I invite you to share by clicking the share button on the left hand side.