A few months ago I was invited to join the HAKA TEAM, a fun way to capture in photos the HAKA in our everyday surroundings. It’s been a blast and I just had to share this with the 2013 Photo Challenge community.
Wikipedia describes the HAKA as; The Haka (plural is the same as singular: haka) is a traditional ancestral war cry, dance or challenge from the Māori people of New Zealand. It is a posture dance performed by a group, with vigorous movements and stamping of the feet with rhythmically shouted accompaniment.
For those of you into Rugby, the All Blacks Rugby team performs a ritual HAKA prior to every game. The first step will be to familiarize yourself with the various positions of the HAKA. Although WHAKA is the most commonly used position have fun experimenting with different positions. The more participants you get in your photo the better it will be!
The setting is as important as the models performing the HAKA. Take care in finding the perfect spot for your HAKA. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different lighting. Backlit subjects and silhouettes will add a creative touch to your HAKA photos.
Just because you’re the photographer doesn’t mean you can’t participate. Don’t forget your tripod, set your camera timer and join your HAKA.
Not all HAKA pictures have to be planned and organized. Some can be spontaneous and just as much fun to make.
This Photo Challenge is entirely about having FUN! Get creative and have fun with family and friends making the best HAKA ever.