Whoooooooo!! Summer is coming and along with it many different festivals of all shapes and sizes! Whether you are into the huge well known festivals or smaller intimate events, one thing is for sure: there will be lots of opportunity to capture those picture perfect moments! But how can you ensure that your festival photos are going to capture the moment beautifully for you to relive those joyous memories in the future?
Before we look at some hints and tips to make the most of your festival photography here are a couple of little caveats.
Firstly make sure that you are not focused too much on taking photos that you don’t make the most of the moment! It’s easy to become obsessed with getting the perfect shot and before you realise it you’ve watched the whole set of your favourite band squinting through a camera viewfinder or phone rather than really being able to enjoy the moment. Carpe the hell out the diem!
Secondly you are also unlikely to be able to get really good close up shots of the artist(s) unless you are right up front and have high quality photographic gear - in which case you may then find that you are not allowed to use it!.
So set realistic expectations from the start. Your festival photography is unlikely to match the standards of professional photos - in terms of shots of the artist(s) or band - so it might be better to concentrate on capturing the atmosphere of the event and getting some great shots of the group of friends you are with. Those kind of photos are the ones that you will treasure, and in years to come will transport you right back to that point in time in a heartbeat.
Here are five hints and tips to help you get those special shots:
By following the above hints and tips we hope that you will be skilful and wise about your festival photography so you can enjoy yourself, and capture the moment to bring back some amazing photos that will remind you of your memories and festival stories for years to come!
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