We were there for roughly 9 hours, on our feet, standing on benches and chairs, on our knees, just shy of laying down on the ground… All for the chance to get those perfect shots. I can’t wait to see how these pictures turned out!
So much was to be learned from her. She taught me some tricks about my own equipment that I didn’t know. And she also taught me how to compose a scene for great shots.
Some things I learned aside from what she had told me:
1: Pack more food! You may not get a chance to sit and eat a meal, so it’s important to pack nutritious snacks to quickly devour.
2. Buy additional batteries and a couple of memory cards bigger than 2G.
3. Invest in a soft light flash! Borrowing hers made such a difference in my photos.
4. Prepare for the weather. We shot near the ocean, and it got cold that night. Brrr!
5. Improvise when all else fails!
I am excited to gain more experience shooting photos. I think the biggest thing I need to have is confidence. On Saturday, I became more comfortable, and had more fun with shooting. Confidence came with it. Baby steps!
Speaking of fear, there was a snake on the pier where I stood to take photos of the party!!! Scary right? It was a water moccasin; I’m sure of it! Eeeek!!!