- Prepare for the party: As pointed out by Abraham Lincoln, if you are planning to cut down a tree, you should spend 90% of the time in sharpening the axe. Only preparation can make the activity better. Make all sorts of arrangements for the gathering and when the preparations begin well-in-advance, you can stay relaxed on the day or two before the party.
What should be prepared? Here, you might get a doubt as to what to prepare for? Decide whether the gathering is going to be conducted in your home or in a party or an amusement park. Once the location is decided prepare a photographic blueprint. When this decision is made, you can practice by capturing some images in the place so that you can decide on the settings to be made with your digital camera with respect to exposure compensation, metering mode, while balance, etc…
- Identify your obstacles: This means the light settings in your party arena. For instance, if there are fixed objects in the place where optimal photos should be taken from, you can consider setting the main table in some other place. This should be done in advance, so that you will not get last minute confusion on the day of the gathering.
- Flash decision: Professional photographers for birthday parties suggest that you should not automatically assume that the camera flash should be used all the time. If your camera has a ‘hot shoe’, you can consider using a diffuser or bounce flash.
- The background: Check the background and when it looks ugly when viewing from the camera lens, you can maximize the depth of the field for giving a blurred image to the background. Also, be careful about the shadows falling prominently in the background.
- Equipment: Do not forget to make sure that the battery of the camera is fully kept charged and it is also better to keep additional fully charged battery by your side, so that your device does not run out of power. Also, it is better to keep the chargers, memory cards and other accessories ready.