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Capturing Culture with the International Arts & Ideas Festival in New Haven, CT

Updated: Jul 3, 2022


Photo captured by Lance Long of LongShots Media

As a child, I would attend these festivals with my family on the Historic New Haven Green. Free concerts, Food Trucks and Vendors was all I seen as I ran freely thru the park with my siblings. Nostalgia began to set in when I arrived the first day of the festival. Seeing the green in all it's glory with the distinct architecture of the surrounding New Haven buildings brought so many fond memories to my mind.



Photo captured by Lance Long of LongShots Media

Photo captured by Lance Long of LongShots Media

This year's International Festival of Arts and Ideas was easily one of the largest events that I have covered working with LongShots Media. The festival ran 2 weeks and was held at multiple locations, including the New Haven Green, Yale Repertory and the Iseman Theaters.



Each day featured panel discussions, art demos and concerts to entertain the thousands of event attendees. Capturing stage and crowd shots was definitely one of the most enjoyable aspects of this shoot.


Photo captured by Lance Long of LongShots Media

Photo captured by Lance Long of LongShots Media

Preparing for the shoot required me to plan for multiple locations and setups. Using my 10 years of live experience, I was able prepare and execute professionally. Ultimately allowing me to capture amazing photos of the event.