How to Take Better Photos of Festivals and Celebrations


Mitchell K is not only a brilliant photographer, but also creates the most engaging videos of his travels. This one is no exception, and whilst a little longer than the videos we normally share, it’s an engaging, informative and inspiring lesson from Mitchell on how to get better photos at festivals and celebrations.

The video was filmed in a few locations in Peru. I’ll share parts of my adventure. You’ll even see how I almost killed myself driving over a high mountain pass at night. The main focus, though – is on the travel photography tips and advice. When you finish watching this video, you’ll have a much better idea about photographing festivals, celebrations and gatherings of people. It is almost 30 minutes long, but, I do really believe that it’s worth your time.
– Mitchell Kanashkevich

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You can also check out more free tips on the blog:

Photographing Festivals and Events – Tips for Travel Photographers

Beginner’s Guide to Photographing Festivals

20 Tips for Photographing Historical Reenactments and Festivals

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

  • Hi Darren, really Mitchel is an awesome photographer. I enjoyed the video tutorial and hope it will help me to a lot for travel photography. Thanks!

  • Aankhen

    The tips mostly make sense but these may not have been the best photos to demonstrate it. I’m sure he has others with less haphazard compositions and more interesting elements.

    I also wonder about the benefits of carrying three separate cameras plus a drone, all of which have rather poor image quality, over one solid, high-quality camera. All the images seem to fare the worse for the equipment they’re produced with.

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