Event Photography FaerieCon West 2013
I think I love event photography much more than I do just about any other kind of photography. The best part about taking pictures at events is that you never know what you will find, how people will react, and you get some of the best candid pictures because people don’t notice you.
Events are amazing to take pictures of because they can be chaotic and random. FaerieCon West 2013 was the first real event photography of the year. I am still going through the Emerald City Comic Con 2013 pictures and will post a good gallery as soon as I have time to sit down and process them.
The unique aspect of an event is motion, low light, and crowd dynamics. You never know when someone is going to walk into the middle of a perfect shot. You will take many pictures of the back of people’s heads. The error rate, or throw out rate is going to be something on the order of ½ of the pictures you take due to motion blur, people walking into the shot, or other adverse events that will happen. You should be shooting with Aperture priority, a high ISO and a fast lens at least 2.8F (preferably a 1.8F 70-200 Zoom). You never know where you are going to be in the show when something interesting happens, sometimes they are at a distance, so you want to make sure you can zoom in on the action.
Otherwise, enjoy the pictures, let me know what you think.