"Holi Spring!" Look at all those colors!
The Month of March marks the end of winter and beginning of spring, all over the world. Different traditions and cultures celebrate the season of re-birth with different festivals.
In India, this is the time for the great Holi festival, or “festival of colors”, usually observed at the end of the winters and after the full Moon in the month of March.
On the actual day of Holi, people celebrate by splashing colors over each other and play with liquid colors. These activities and color plays can go on for the entire day and then it’s time for delicious family meals. Holi is celebrated in different parts of India in different ways (some celebrations are even a week long!) and has many different names.
It is no wonder, therefore, that the concept of playing with color to celebrate spring, penetrated other cultures as well and there are now color festivals and color runs and color rock events all over the world.
If you’re going to one of these events, it’s highly recommended to take your VR camera with you and capture the experience in an immersive way, so you can re-live it later.
Vuzer Bernardo Faustino (pictured above) took his Vuze+ VR Camera to HoliLife in Spain last year, please note; his camera of choice was the Vuze+, which has an IP65 rating for water and dust resistance. Not all Vuze cameras have this level of protection, so please use caution and follow the tips below to keep your camera safe.
Here are a few festivals worth mentioning around the world:
Holi in India – March 21st around the nation
Festival Of Colors 2019, Virginia – April 28th
Festival of colors, USA – various dates
HoliLife Spain – Various dates and location across Spain
Our tips for protecting your camera and getting amazing results
While you may be tempted to dive into the middle of the action at a Holi festival event, this might not be the best situation for your camera. Getting any of the colorful Holi powder on your camera’s lenses will ruin the shot and may scratch the lenses.
Also, if you are shooting in 3D360 or VR180 anything too close to the camera becomes difficult to view in 3D. Try and maintain a safe distance and protect your camera from the Holi powder.
Got some great Holi / Spring VR footage to share with us?
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