Portraits, Street

LLS – Light the Night Walk

Illuminating Hope: Capturing the Spirit of the Light the Night Walk

The annual Light the Night Walk for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is a beacon of hope in the fight against cancer. It’s a night where survivors, families, friends, and supporters come together to celebrate the light that drives out the darkness of cancer.

As a volunteer photographer, I’ve had the privilege of capturing the inspiring spirit of this event for the past few years. This year, I set out to create a photo series that showcases the event’s various facets, from the heartfelt camaraderie among survivors to the unwavering dedication of sponsors and volunteers.

To capture the vibrant atmosphere of the event, I opted for the versatile Nikon D750 with a 24-70mm 2.8 lens. This combination allowed me to switch seamlessly between wide shots that encompass the entire scene and close-ups that reveal the emotions etched on participants’ faces.

Given the outdoor setting, I relied on natural light to illuminate my subjects. The warm glow of the setting sun cast a soft and inviting light on the crowd, creating a sense of unity and warmth.

One of the key aspects I wanted to capture was the interaction between sponsors and participants. Sponsors play a crucial role in making the Light the Night Walk a success, and their engagement with survivors and their families is a testament to their commitment to the cause.

Through this photo series, I convey the essence of the Light the Night Walk – a night of unity, hope, and unwavering determination in the fight against cancer. The event serves as a powerful reminder that even in the face of darkness, there is always light to illuminate the path towards a brighter future.


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