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Nikon® D7000™ by J. Dennis Thomas

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CHAPTER 9

Event Photography

Event photography has become a popular way for some advanced amateur photographers to make a little extra cash. There are many different types of events, and photographers must handle each type in a specific way. For example, photographing a wedding involves much more than just showing up and snapping some photos of the ceremony, whereas photographing a concert doesn't involve much preparation at all.

The one caveat about taking on an event gig for pay is that it comes with serious responsibility to get all the coverage that's needed in a timely manner. Be sure that if you take on this sort of job, you're completely comfortable doing it. The best way to get the hang of any type of photography is to practice. Assisting an event photographer is a great way to get familiar with the process.

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Concert lighting can be the most difficult lighting to deal with, but it also can give you some very cool effects.

Wedding

Many photographers assume wedding photography is the key to making a living as a working photographer. While this may be the case in many instances, jumping into the wedding photography business should not be taken lightly. Photographing a wedding is a very serious responsibility and should be treated as such. I recommend spending some time assisting a wedding photographer for a few weddings to get the hang of it before actually diving in and attempting ...

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