I once attended a seminar where the presenting photographer stated that corporate event photography was the most boring thing she could imagine. It’s a shame she hasn’t seen the side of event photography that I have.
I love photographing events. I’ve fought back tears while speakers shared stories about how employees at a local non-profit changed the lives of their families; I’ve seen children lose their minds playing in real life Tonka trucks; I’ve seen dogs lose their minds running obstacle courses with their favorite humans; and I’ve watched as Ottawa’s best painters compete head-to-head to see who can produce a grander masterpiece in only 20 minutes.
These events celebrate what it is to be alive and human. That’s a pretty great subject for an artist’s lens, don’t you think?