My interview with James Duncan Davidson covers the ins and outs of event photography. This type of assignment is challenging on any level. James is a professional photographer who specializes in big conferences such as those organized by O'Reilly Media and Apple's WWDC. But all of us can apply the lessons of pro level event coverage to our own assignments. Weddings, graduations, anniversaries, and other common assignments present many of the same challenges as big conferences.
James and I cover both the technical aspects and the human relations required for success. Yes, you need to be able to work with the clients and assure them that everything is going well. But there is also a bit of a knack to helping attendees feel comfortable while you photograph them in action. We cover it all in this podcast.
Listen to the Podcast
Now that I've piqued your curiosity, it's time to listen to today's audio show titled, "Event Photography." You can download the podcast here (30 minutes).
Photo of Larry Lessig speaking at an O'Reilly Conference by Derrick Story.
See It in Person
If you're in Northern California on the weekend of October 7, stop by the Macintosh Computer Expo and sit in on my iPhoto 6 Tips and Tricks session. It's free, and I'll show you this tip plus lots of other cool iPhoto goodies. For those who really want to dig into some shooting techniques, stick around another day and sign up for my Digital Photography Made Amazing half day workshop on Oct. 8. But sign up early because seating is limited.