Photos from the April 2nd ‘First Fridays’ in Phoenix

Last night we spent the evening with some friends that live in the Willo District in downtown Phoenix. Afterwards, our little group of people walked to the monthly art festival called First Fridays.

We had no idea what it was like, nor how insanely crowded it would be. Was such a fun event to attend, although a little hectic.

I love candid photography, which is kind of how I style the portraiture I am able to do from time to time. This was a haven of photo-ops and I took advantage. The photos below are of the festival itself and just some interesting things I saw while walking around down there.

All my shots are taken using the Canon 50mm 1.4 lens, no flash or tripod. Results sometimes are crappy because of motion, but the 1.4 aperture really renders some nice results.

The final shot is of the I-10, a 10-second exposure…mostly for fun, I only had a mini-tripod which didn’t hold too steady, but I really want to do more shots like that.

The slideshow of the night is below, I suggest clicking on the full-screen button on the bottom right of the window.

Phoenix First Friday – 04/02/2010 – Images by Mike Olbinski

  • jina

    You did get some awesome shots!

  • Ryann

    My favorite is the person in the super tight jean shorts and the pink striped gloves! 🙂

  • alex evjen

    I love those dresses made out of paper. WAY cool!

  • Mike

    Thanks guys…yeah Ryann, I did like that shot!

    Alex, those dresses were crazy, not a surprise that you’d appreciate that 🙂