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Shoot First, Eat Later: Fair Pickings

Attending a funfair is great fun. Yet, games and slides are not the only attractions. Eating local favourite food at a funfair is an attraction too. Here are two quick tips on how to photograph the food frenzy for the solo visitor.

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Recently, I visited a charity funfair that was organised by a prominent local church at its premises. As it was a fundraiser you know your patronage will be for a good cause.

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Also, being a not-so-commercial event, some of the food and snacks were prepared by amateur home chefs. Home cooked food was the order of the day.

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While you should not expect 5-star quality of food and snacks, you can almost be assured of eating real local food. But don’t expect to be able to photograph the close up of the food and sweets on offer due to space constraints; unless you do purchase the food and are able find a decent place to do some close-up food photography.

So what can do you if you are visiting a funfair alone? Here are two funfair food shooting tips, which worked for me when I checked out the fair alone.

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Tip 1: Keep your eye peeled for an opening at the food stations

When there’s a lull between the sales and crowds, seize that opportunity for a quick snap

A sure way of knowing what’s selling like the proverbial hotcakes is to look at what other people are eating or bought. And if you can, snap a photo or two.

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Tip 2: Snap what’s on offer (if you can)

Do capture the atmosphere around the food stations. For me, I feel that sometimes it is better to capture the situation than focus on the food alone.

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