Photographing celebrations can be great fun, and the photographer gets to soak up the excitement of the party at the same time as indulging their favourite pastime. There’s often a contrasting mix of scripted moments such as speeches and present giving, and the relative chaos of dancing, drinking and social mixing. Boldness pays off, getting yourself into the action, not being afraid to stick your camera in peoples’ faces, and taking lots of pictures.
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