I almost always have a camera with me. My Canon 50D is my favorite, but I don’t always carry it around. At times when I don’t have it, I rely on my point and shoot. One time when I prefer to use my point and shoot is when the crowd looks like this:
This was the crowd at this afternoon’s Wiener Dog Races that are part of Mardi Gras here in St. Louis. It’s a popular event. It’s a friendly and vibrant crowd, but not the best place to take my bigger camera. Here’s a shot of what people came to see:
Mostly the dogs seem to love this, some however, are not impressed:
This little fellow seemed to be disdainful of the pleas and shouts of encouragement to run. This little shot of defiance was my favorite shot of the day, and something that my point and shoot can easily handle. In this case, I feel like I can get the photos I want for the story I want to tell with the smaller camera. I have left the photos as they were shot, no editing. For this particular post, I wanted the photos to convey the sense of a casual observer taking in an event.
How do you handle photography in a crowd like this? Do you take a smaller camera, or do you fearlessly wade in with your largest camera? Your thoughts are welcome below.