Events include many things that do not happen every day. They could be sporting events, parties, parades, carnivals, weddings, and so on. Always make sure to take your camera along whenever you are going to be somewhere interesting. Also remember that when you take photos of events, you have to be ready when the action happens, whether it is snapping a picture of an overtaking maneuver in a race or photographing the bride and groom as they walk down the aisle.
Here are a few tips for photographing events:
- Be patient, take lots of pictures, and try to capture a special moment. For example, if you are watching sports you might get a great photo of a key pass or interception. Stay alert!
- Experiment with different levels of zoom. Some pictures are better when taken from afar, others look better when you close in on the subject.
- Focus on where the activity is, or on what looks fun. If your picture can capture that, everyone is going to love to see it.
- In some events, such as sports, there will be a lot of movement so make sure you have read the section on movement in photography.
by Simon James Allanach, edited by Alan Frost
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