This week’s photo assignment is to record an event. It can be any type of event, but the key is to tell a story through your images. Full coverage is what you are after, but it helps to pick a focus point for the story. In most cases, the idea is to follow a single person through the event and hare their experience with the audience. Remember, you were there, but your viewers might not have that advantage. It is up to you to record the event as it transpires, but also to create a sense of place. What was it like? What happened? Do the images make me wish I was there? These are the questions your images need to address.
My sample images were taken at my daughter’s youth triathlon this past weekend. This was Kara’s first triathlon and I wanted to catch it on film (or digital sensor as the case would be). This is only sampling of the images I captured (I ended up with 141 images taken over an hour period), but it should help to see the variety of images that are possible. Good luck as you look to record your own event.
(click on the images to see larger versions)