Latin City parade, Macao

In Photos: A Masterclass on Shooting Festivals

Nat Geo Creative photographer Ashima Narain shares her tips.

Festivals draw thousands of photographers from across the world to shoot gatherings of unique culture and frenetic action. But they can be overwhelming for the same reasons. Interesting images are a about finding a moment, in the right light and with sufficient proficiency of working with your gear. Know roughly what you want to shoot, so you can travel with the correct equipment. I believe in travelling as light as possible, in order to carry everything you need yourself, through crowds and over distances.

  • Ashima Narain has worked as a fashion, wildlife, wedding, and ngo photographer. She has also directed and shot award-winning wildlife documentaries, “In The Pink” and “The Last Dance”.

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