What is the best way to approach capturing special moments at events ?
Some argue that the best way to approach capturing special moments when photographing events is to be as unobtrusive as possible. Others say that it’s best to be upfront and proactive, seeking out those special moments. There is no wrong answer, but there are some things to keep in mind when making your decision.
If you choose to be unobtrusive, you’ll need to do some research ahead of time. Learn about the event you’ll be photographing and what moments are most important to capture. Then, position yourself in a spot where you’ll be able to get the best angle without being in the way. This may mean arriving early and staking out a spot, or it may mean moving around during the event to get different angles. The key is to be prepared and to know your gear so that you can be as unobtrusive as possible.
If you choose to be upfront and proactive, you’ll need to be comfortable approaching people and asking them to pose for a photo. This approach works best if you’re already familiar with the people at the event, but it can also work if you’re quick on your feet and good at reading people. The key is to be respectful and to know when to back off. Again, research is important so that you know what moments you should be capturing.
There is no wrong answer when it comes to capturing special moments at events. It’s all about knowing your gear, being prepared, and being respectful. But whatever you do, make sure you enjoy yourself – because that’s the most important part of any event.
If you are simply aware of the key moments that are happening, be ready to photograph them. If you talk to people ahead of time, you can find out their expectations for the event and what moments they would like captured. You can also set up a specific photo area at the event.
Here are a few examples of moments I have captured at events: