Every DC Event Photographer will tell you that no two jobs are completely alike. From the specific requirements outlined by the client to how energized or subdued the atmosphere of the event actually is, you will find that each event carries its own unique characteristics. Events such as performance and speeches tend to have a predictable ebb and flow of activity.For instance, there will often be a good deal of movement and socializing both before and after a speech. As a skilled DC Event Photographer, I know those are great times for getting shots of casual groups in animated discussion. A “step and repeat” location may also be particularly busy at these times, and only an efficient and experienced photographer can go through multiple people, making them all feel relaxed in front of the camera and manage to capture the ambiance of the event in each shot. Once the speech is underway, then it becomes the event photographer’s responsibility to focus on the delivery of the speaker while also catching the reactions of the audience. Over time, as an event photographer, you develop the skill and intuition necessary to capture the gestures, expressions and emotions that best convey the story of the event – much like the photo you are looking at. It is one of Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at Abu Dhabi Men's College. He is being quite animated as he speaks about the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, an interfaith charitable foundation which aims to show the powerful force that faith can be for the good in the modern world. It is a superb photo not just for catching the expressiveness in his face and hands, but also because of the clever vantage point from which photo is taken. Mr. Blair’s inverted image in the glass squares above and behind him forms the perfect backdrop – it makes the photo very interesting without being distracting.