Still catching up on old shooting adventures. In January I participated in and took photos at the Women’s March in Ann Arbor, MI. I learned from past such occasions to get both long, medium and short range shots:
I also have more confidence now to get in front with the other photographers and get close up shots of the speakers, such as our representative Debbie Dingell:
So things I did right:
- Took short, medium, and long range shots
- Was more confident getting in there with the other photographers to get the close-ups and crowd shots.
- Took notes as to who the speakers were for the less famous ones, saved me lots of time later on when adding captions to the photos.
- I took photos of everyone who asked me to, I am getting much more comfortable interacting with people in that mode.
Mistake I made:
- Took way too long to process them, should be better about processing them right away, where they can be more useful, and get more downloads… I find I get such a kick out of taking the photos, but I have to be in just the right mood to process them, both clean up the photos themselves and putting in a caption, keywords, etc. I am mindful that for me this is a hobby and I want to have it stay fun. If this were my day job I would be a lot more diligent about this…
You can see all the photos that I sent to Shutterstock and got accepted here.
Best wishes on your photography adventures,