Texas Protests and Tips for Photographing Rallies

posted on 4th of july, 2013

I spent a number of hours at the Texas State Capitol during Sen. Wendy Davis' filibuster. Sadly, my camera was inoperable, but that meant I got to live in the moment, talking to strangers, sharing stories, and shouting. It was also my first time at a Capitol building and my first big protest since the events against Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin a couple years ago.

Luckily, I had my camera at the ready during the next wave of protests on July 1st, 2013. I had my sunscreen on (and brought a bottle to share) and my water bottle with ice in my free hand (or tucked under my arm while shooting). I photographed the ever-growing crowd, cheered along as Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks performed for the protestors, and nodded at meaningful protest signs.


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Comments (4)

Posted by Infokus408 on July 12, 2013
great tips! thanks for sharing.
Posted by Egomezta on July 11, 2013
Great advice, I thinks is useful for every place.
Posted by Suyerry on July 07, 2013
Good Advice, thanks for sharing.

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