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Event Photography: Make a Difference Day

Event photography can be as predictable as the schedule that the opening ceremony will follow, and as unpredictable as how people will react to your camera.

I prefer to do candid shots, but there are times when people simply insist on posing. In these cases, I just let ’em pose and take the photo. Or, as you’ll see below, I’ll create images that don’t include faces.

During the October 27 Make A Difference Day: 1,000 Trees For Tucson event, there were plenty of opportunities for candid photography. For this event, Tucson Clean & Beautiful partnered with Tucson Electric Power and other sponsors toward the goal of planting of 1,000 native trees for Tucson. These new trees will:

  • Create habitat
  • Provide cleaner air
  • Lower temperatures

Tree-planting volunteers worked at several locations, including Habitat for Humanity Tucson’s Corazon del Pueblo (CDP) community. I wandered around CDP, snapping interesting things as I went along, including this young volunteer:

Event photography - Tree planting at Habitat for Humanity Tucson's Corazon del Pueblo

This photo is being used on the cover of Tucson Electric Power’s nomination in the national Make a Difference Day awards competition.

After the tree planting was done, it was time for some construction photography. I headed down to southern edge of CDP, where Habitat is currently building eight houses. Inside one of the houses, I borrowed a ladder for some overhead shots of volunteers framing and interior wall:

Construction photography - Framing an interior wall

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