Castle Forged LARP: Highlights

I had the privilege of photographing Castle Forged, a 5-day LARP, or Live Action Role Play game, that took place in a nature preserve in the south of Israel. There were two main camps that held smaller factions within them, and a castle in the middle that the different groups were vying for. I was only able to attend from late night Saturday to morning on the last day, Monday, but I still got some amazing landscapes and portraits. I wanted to share a few of those with you here. 

These were all taken utilizing a Cannon EOS 7D camera with EFS 17-55mm, EF 70-200mm, and EF-S 10-22mm lenses.  I shot in RAW and edited in Photoshop; I took over 600 photos and narrowed it down to just about 350, and edited individually. The images shared here are medium quality .jpegs that were shared en-masse in facebook groups for the players--there were over 350!--to see. 

Saturday Night

Sunday

The black masks, I found out later, were symbolic of death: players wearing them were ghosts haunting you from the beyond. 

The black masks, I found out later, were symbolic of death: players wearing them were ghosts haunting you from the beyond. 

The Castle! Igt may not look like much from here, but it was actually very impressive considering how small the community is in Israel. It had ramparts so whomever was in control could look over the top of the wall and attack anyone trying to lay siege to it. 

The Castle! Igt may not look like much from here, but it was actually very impressive considering how small the community is in Israel. It had ramparts so whomever was in control could look over the top of the wall and attack anyone trying to lay siege to it. 

When you're looking like serious baddies and the doggo photobombs your picture.

When you're looking like serious baddies and the doggo photobombs your picture.

Monday

You can see the full, public albums here: 

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3