Miss Caribbean UK 2017
L-R, 1st Runner –up Santrece Stewart, Miss Caribbean UK 2017 Elizabeth Williams, Miss Caribbean UK 2016 Jodie Hodgson, 2nd Runner –up Carissma Griffiths, Contestant Jennene Hendrickson
At the close of 2017 Elizabeth Williams was crowned Miss Caribbean UK 2017. She made it through the regional heats to gain the title. Elizabeth you are “ACE”. That is to say that you have given us a taste of the Afro-Caribbean Experience or from Africa to the Caribbean to England is where you are at. Yes, I know the dictionary says that ACE means a person who exceeds at a particular activity. Here and now Elizabeth exceeded. This competition is held to positively promote the Caribbean.
Let’s get back to Photography. I first attended this event in December 2016 to capture some lovely images which can be seen in the gallery. I purchased a ticket and was allowed to sit anywhere. I sat as close as possible and used flash which was not necessary. This resulted in red eyes and shadows. Set the camera ISO 1000 upwards and use available flood lighting.
For 2017 the place was packed and the ticket I purchased on the night only allowed me to be seated up here. I connected the flash gun to the camera. The distance involved meant that the red-eyes were not an issue. If it becomes annoying remove with software. The camera settings were f5.6, ISO 800 with flash white balance.
The Broadway Theatre, Catford, London
The Evening Entertainment
The same entertaining MC’s were back in attendance for 2017 and the dress was as stunning as last year and the brother was still looking cool.
The entertainment started with Myself UK Dance.
And was followed by the contestants in Carnival Costumes each doing a performance on the stage.
It was followed by Aaron Soul-Anyia providing musical entertainment.
The contestants returned with Myself UK Dance to get down to the 90’s Rhythm and Blues selections.
This sister was feeling it and was getting down to the beat. When capturing images, try and capture an image which has feelings.
This was followed by Bex Grant singing a song.
There was an interlude. Get refreshed or look for more images to capture? There was entertainment on the outside with these lovely curvaceous ladies.
After the break the contestants returned in their stunning evening gowns.
Other events followed Myself UK Dance, Aaron Soul-Anyia, Bex Grant and the entertainer Slim the Comedian
Slim the Comedian
The wonderful Eshiva Wright took the crown for Miss Personality.
Rianna Patterson was crowned The People’s Choice and Elizabeth Williams picked up the crown for The Best Evening Dress.
Carissma Griffiths was crowned 2nd Runner up (on the right).
Santrece Stewart was crowned 1st Runner Up (front right).
Jodie Hodgson, Miss Caribbean UK 2016 presented the crown for Miss Caribbean UK 2017
The event was colourful and enjoyable.
I captured individual shots, composed group shots and action shots. After settling in you will plan what to take and a programme containing the order of events will assist.