University of Atlantia

Course Detail

The care and feeding of photographers: How to get the best pictures of your event

Machteld Cleine

Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA107 June 12, 2021
Crs #:
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1 hr
Course Category:
SCA Culture
Every good photographer in the SCA knows that the shot never trumps the moment, that they shouldn't nudge, push or do anything to draw attention to themselves or disturb others to get the picture they have envisioned. At the same time, there is value in being able to capture those moments and getting the pictures where for a second, reality falls away and you really seem to capture the Modern Middle Ages in all it's beauty and emotion. Getting good pictures of your apprenticing, household joining, belt-accepting, wedding, arts and science display, demo, performance or even your whole event is a gift you can give others. Like a site token that you get to take home, pictures can keep the memories alive, or for some who are overwhelmed in the moment, show them details they never saw. They're not just good publicity for website and facebook, some of them become a defining memory for members or a way to join in for those who were not at the event. If you organize anything in the SCA photos will not, and should not be your first concern. Or your second. Or your third. But there ARE things you can do to make it easier for SCA photographers to be as inobtrusive as possible AND get the best shots. This class is not just for autocrats but for SCA families with smaller or bigger ceremonies, people in charge of activities they like to see photographed, artists who want to get better pictures of their work, households, court heralds and more. If you have an interest in how 'what you do' gets photographed, I may have some tips!
Day-of-class Contact Info
8038006373 (text) Eva Bogaerts (FB) faerieeva#8426 (Discord)