Anticipate the Moment

In this week's podcast, I discuss the basic game plan for successful event photography. One of the subtleties during the actual shoot is learning how to anticipate the moment.


A toast is a perfect example. The speaker begins to wax about a person or event, and you can feel the anticipation building up to everyone raising their glasses to acknowledge the recipient of praise. At that moment prior to climax, frame your composition, lock in your focus, and have your finger poised on the shutter release. I like to shoot in burst mode so I have variations to choose from in post production.

Beware of being lulled in as a participant. You'll miss the shot. Stay focused, be ready, and have your settings in order. These are the images that please.

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