When you travel, the best pictures you bring home are often candid shots of people enjoying themselves, laughing, eating, playing games, having fun!
But getting those shots is not always easy. How do you get in low and tight and close, without violating people's personal space? What kind of camera and lens do you need to do that kind of photography?
Help is on the way at the All Hallows Guild Flower Mart held at the National Cathedral. This annual event brings together people from all over the Metro DC area. All Hallows Guild is giving us special permission and access this year, allowing each of our participants to have an "Official Event Photographer" badge that will allow us to roam around the event and take pictures of people enjoying themselves, from browsing the flower and crafts stalls to the colorful food vendors to the kiddie rides and more.
Our class begins with an orientation on outdoor event photography tips, camera settings and camera use. Instructor Aaron Clamage will then guide participants through the events of the fair working with each person to get the best shots.
Any camera will do, but for best results we suggest a DSLR or mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses and a multi-purpose zoom lens such as 18-200 or 16-300 for quick lens work. Super wides like a 10-20 or an 11-16 are also very useful in this type of work. Also recommended (but not required) is an auxiliary flash unit mounted on the camera's hot shoe. We'll will show you how to use it to get the best effect.
Image courtesy of Gabrielle Gipson
Instructor: Aaron Clamage
Based in Washington, DC, Aaron Clamage specializes in editorial, portrait, corporate and event photography.
Growing up as the son of a successful filmmaker has informed the way Aaron approaches photography. Whether capturing an intimate portrait or documenting an event, he always has the same approach. Assemble and craft the pieces, but let the subject do the talking.
Aaron’s work has been published nationally and internationally. Some of his clients include The Washington Post, NBC, The Kennedy Center Honors, Scholastic Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, PBS, Linkedin, GM, The Sierra Club, American Girl Magazine, L’Oreal and The National Academy of Sciences.
Aaron's work can be viewed on his website: www.clamagephoto.com