The second in a series of posts related to the specialized field of Event Photography
By Karen Hendricks
While events and action are at the heart of event photography, capturing a sense of “place” within your photos is also essential. This puts your photographs “on the map,” so to speak, and provides a framework and context for the events themselves. One of the dangers in event photography is being so focused on the activities and the events, and the people involved, that we lose sight of the big picture and forget to include the backdrop. Remember to step out from behind the lens, get your bearings, and then re-frame to include details or backgrounds that help establish where the events are taking place. The mantra of real estate agents, “location, location, location” should be at the essence of good event photography as well.
Heirloom quilts, hung from the rafters, sets the scene for a farm-to-table dinner held in an 1860’s-era barn.
All photographs are (c) Hendricks Communications, 2007-2012.