I am not an event photographer.  I accepted the gig as favor for a friend.  It was booked over a year prior to the Bat Mitzvah.  I was asked to photograph in my own style and not do the typical Bat Mitzvah photos, so I was at least happy in that aspect.  All in all, the event was a success and the photos came out great.  My friend Andrew Yaniuk also shot with me so I had a different point of view to give the parents.  Something happened pretty close to the event and the videographer canceled.  I did some tweeting and facebook postings and Anthony Quintano got the gig!  I was glad because, as an event videographer, he was able to give me some pointers as well as get some great footage for his video!

Did you enjoy shooting events? No

Since you don’t enjoy it, did you get good photos? Of course silly!

Was Uncle Bob there? Boy was here

Will you shoot another event?  Only if I lose my job and need the money

What did you bring to the event?

  • D700 Bodies
  • 24-70mm f/2.8
  • 50mm f/1.4
  • 70-200mm f/2.8
  • 14-24mm f/2.8
  • 2 SB-900s w/ dome
  • SB-800 w/ dome (backup)
  • SU-800 transmitter
  • Tons of extra memory cards
  • 2 Light Stands
  • 2 White umbrellas
  • Tons of extra AA Batteries & charger
  • Tons of extra Nikon Batteries & charger
  • Lens Cloth
  • Reflector just in case (for family shots)
  • Lastolite Ezybalance Graycard
  • Business Cards
  • Event Cards

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