Photography: Black Country Events
I was asked to photograph a horse owners event here in the Black Country on Sunday. I need more practice with bad weather at events. I did the Christmas lights when it was freezing and I’ve done indoor and I’ve come to conclusion if the light is bad, get close up!
There is a lot of movement at events and so a fast setting is good. I use the sports setting, because it gives me multiple shots at a fast setting, without too much loss of quality. I can read the sign in this image, even though it looks like it’s in soft focus.
The fast speed captured the action here and zooming in made the image sharper.
I had to make this image a lot lighter because the horse is so dark, but managed to capture a sense of action.
At events you try to capture the mood of the occasion and the emotions of the people. That is easier close up and the picture quality improves.
Selecting the best photos is a good idea too.
Getting skin tones right in a grey light is difficult, but at least people wanted to pose.
Next Saturday is Wednesbury Carnival and I’m hoping for better weather and light.