Dark halls, rowdy fans, fast moving subjects, and often only three songs (and no flash) to get the job done. Such is the challenge, and joy, of capturing the passion of musicians onstage.
'Traveling light' is tough when you have several kilos of gear in tow, and a single backpack in your baggage allowance.
But who needs an extra pair of socks when you can carry a camera instead?
According to the title of a scientific journal that I Googled because I couldn't think up a clever blurb for this section, "Participation in Mass Gatherings
Can Benefit Well-Being". Don't argue with science.
These are people I know and love, people I don't know personally but appreciate, and people I don't know personally but figured it would be good to take their photo anyways.
Corporate events, trade shows, conventions... basically a variety of gatherings where the masses have business cards in their back pocket, are trying to sell something, or are being sold to (whether they realize it or not).
I am that annoying person who will probably take pictures of your food before letting you eat... but I do so
with an obnoxiously large camera.
It has yet to be determined whether this makes me more or less despicable.