Event photography is what I enjoy the most, whether it be a parade, a festival, or just a whole lot of people getting together to have fun. These events are the backbone of our communities and photographing them can be both fun and challenging all at the same time.
Digital cameras have made things a lot easier of course but I still find myself having to decide between using my flash or the available light, or whether to go for a close-up or the wide angle shot. Everything happens so fast that trying to get everything right can be a real challenge.
One advantage of having a good DSLR camera is that I can shoot multiple images with my subject actually doing something. But I also need to be quick because, in these situations, I rarely get a second chance.
It is the spontaneity and unpredictability about it all that I really enjoy. Although it is also important that I treat my subjects with empathy and respect.
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I didn’t write the rules. Why should I follow them?
W Eugene Smith
There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.
If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.
Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.
Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts.