Join Paul Taggart for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting some early shots as the event begins, part of Shooting a Photo Essay: Documenting an Event.
- When I got back from changing into some warmer…clothes and getting some freshly charged batteries,…I walked over to the youth sculpture area and, whoa, like…the kids had already like, you know, really been working…hard and the sculptures were taking shape.…I got a little bit concerned that I had missed some…quality stuff.…So, learn from my mistake, always arrive…to your location completely prepared.…Especially with event photography when you're working on…somebody else's schedule and you can't go backwards.…I think there's a couple elements to this process…that I missed.…
Luckily there's a couple more days to this, so I'm…going to have plenty of material.…I'm definitely not going to make that mistake again.…While walking around the location and trying to find…new shots to take, I was realizing that I was relying a…little bit too much on some of the generic wide shots.…And so I started moving in closer, getting…more detail shots.…I always tell everybody this but it's so important to get…a variety of different kinds of photographs to make…
- Documenting the early stages of an event
- Interviewing an event employee for access and info
- Photographing people and moments at an event
- Photo gear tips for a cold weather event
- Adding final finishing photos for an event story