Shooting in Dynamic Situations and Crowds

posted on 25th of october, 2009
>If you look at the portfolios of contributors, you will notice that each individual gravitates toward certain subjects and styles. When I critique my own set of images, it's obvious that I am heavy into editorial type images. Apparently there is something about me that is able to sniff out sales with these types of images.

As a result, I many times find myself in crowds and other situations where everything is dynamic. You are at a mercy to events as they happen, weather, light conditions, etc. There is no ability to stage the scene, arrange for composition, alter the weather, or move the sun to another position. You have no control over what happens.

Here is a list of things I have learned that may help you when attempting to get that money shot:

1. The Space you Take Up: I'm not the only photographer...

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Comments (6)

Posted by smartview27 on October 26, 2009
Great article!
Posted by Keki on October 26, 2009
fantastic blog with sound advice thanks !! :)
Posted by Fultonsphoto on October 26, 2009
Some good ideas, thanks. Another thing one can do is try position yourself against an immovable object, for example a lamp post or other object that people would normally have to walk around anyway, that way you take up less of their space and become less obtrusive.

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