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.
A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know. – Diane Arbus
The eye should learn to listen before it looks. – Robert Frank
I began to realize that the camera sees the world differently than the human eye and that sometimes those differences can make a photograph more powerful than what you actually observed. - Galen Rowell
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