This is a touchy subject, “photographers block” or rather I should say blocking the photographers view.
It does happen, but when it’s the mere mortals who have paid to attend the show who are getting in the way of the official photographer…. not to mention they are using giant IPads or a mobile phone tut-tut.
If I paid to go and see an event the last thing I would be doing is photographing it. Enjoy the atmosphere the live sensation. To be fair I can’t remember the last time I saw a show which wasn’t through the eyecup on my Canon DSLR.
You get the idea, however this isn’t a rant it’s how to “embrace” the situation. My series on common issues faced by photographers the other was Low Light – Fashion Catwalk Shows read that one here
I made a recent “block” at my recent Asiana 2015 Catwalk into an image of its own right and even a blog post #OhYeah #GoMe
here goes, there is a four step process to follow to overcome the “block” without losing you shit. (excuse the expression)
- Acknowledgement – You are blocked, give them a chance “Excuse me”
- Repetition – They are a persistent offender “Hellooo”
- Embrace – Make the best of the situation “No comment”
- Success – You have unique view of the show “Oh Yeah”
Event: Asiana Bridal Show Feb 2015