One lesson every Boston Event Photographer (and photographers everywhere, for that matter) quickly learns is that it’s always best to iron out beforehand as many details as possible as to what is expected of you at a particular event. Very often, once the event gets underway, things will simply be too hectic for there to be any hope of you getting clarification on any aspects of the job which were not previously fleshed out. Things like whether there will be a “step and repeat” location (with or without a special backdrop) for taking individual and group photos, can be discussed in your pre-consultation session. Knowing what aspects of the event must get your attention and which ones are secondary in also vital. That way you can spend more time focused on these and perhaps get them done from early on (if possible). A really great Boston Event Photographer knows that in order to fully cover some events, you have to arrive long before the event is scheduled to start. In so doing, you get a feel for the layout and for good vantage points that can be used one the program starts. You can also get some incredible shots of the setting up process. This photo, for instance, shows workers hired by JO Productions (a company based in Amman, Jordan) making final preparations for Distant Heat in Aqaba. This was JO Productions’s fourth year producing the event which, this time around, was moved from Wadi Rum to Aqaba at what was practically the very last minute. The photo was taken just an hour before the show’s schedule start. It beautifully captures the growing night and shrouded hills which created a splendid backdrop for the workers suspended high above the ground. Several of the other amazing photos I took at the Distant Heat event appear in a 2010 New York Times article by Stephen Farrell which was appropriately titled “Arabian Night”.