Many people think that photography related to all events is all the same. However, the fact is contradictory. You cannot expect a veteran, professional photographer to do the same kind of photography at a kid’s birthday party as at a wedding ceremony. A simple birthday party revolves around a lot of fun, colors, and excitement. Although, you would experience all the same at a wedding too, when it comes to clicking pictures, they have to have the sense of sagacity and the sense to capture the aura. Same is the case with festival photography; there are lots of colors, vibrancy and positivity.
Block parties, street fairs, and festivals all sound the same in your mind. Festival photography means that not only the photographer has to capture what the event was all about, but also it is the demand of the work that the essence and spirit of the festival is captured in the lens of the camera. Clicking tons of colorful activity in the right order reveals the potential of the festival photographer.
When you get into the crowd as a festival photographer, your photography equipment is at great risk. Crowds of people, lots of food, and other fun activities means that you should never carry your equipment bag with you until you have an assistant or someone else by your side. However, you need to work professionally by taking care of your equipment as well as click the best pictures. Using different lenses to capture different images will be a challenge for you in huge crowds. However, with the passage of time, you will learn to shift lenses quickly and safely.
In order to get the best photographs, the best thing that you can do is explore the location hours in advance. This will give you an insight into the exact kind of setting that the festival will have. Moreover, you can also reach at the location just before the event begins so you can capture the location in the best condition.
Use wide angle lenses of 35mm to 70mm to limit distortion for different subjects. You can make use of the flash when clicking a day time festival; however, avoid using it during night time functions as it can ruin the colors and overall quality of images. The best aspect of Festival Photography is that it gives the photographer a lot of room to learn the art of capturing objects and people at various distances.