It was an honor to photograph the New York Women in Film and Television Muse Awards last week in New York City! Of course, I was a little nervous photographing such a prestigious event with over 1200 people in attendance and many celebrities. I prepared as I would for any event, however; a variety of lenses, my SB-800 flash and extra batteries, the soft box attachment for my flash, and a high ISO setting on my camera! I used my 24-70mm lens for most of the event and only switched to my 16-35mm at the very end to capture all of the honorees on stage in one frame. I arrived early to the event to scope out the lighting and where I would be photographing and to take setup shots and sponsor photographs. All of this helps to calm nerves in any situation and I usually try to arrive early to any photo shoot to scope out my surroundings. It's the number one tip I can give to anyone... arrive early! It's always better to be over prepared than to be running late and rushing. Photos will always turn out better if you're not rushing. Sometimes clients only have a small window of time to take a photograph and in that window, you may be rushing, however, never let your client see you rush; it will make them nervous and uptight and that will come through in the final photograph. Make your clients be at ease and get the correct photograph the first time!
A few photos from the event to enjoy!