I always find excitement in New York Event Photography. From the location, to the people, to the general atmosphere of the event – it seems there is always another great photo just waiting to be captured by me and my camera. Getting those awesome pictures takes a lot of legwork, though, as I move around the venue finding just the right spots to stand in and aim my camera from. It’s exactly what I did in this photo which shows His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates, visiting the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. Sheikh Abdullah’s arrival marks the opening of the event held annually at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). For me, when I look at this photo, it’s all about vantage points – finding the perfect place from which to take that one perfect image that will encapsulate a moment. It from this ideal vantage point that I was able to get the interesting contrast shown in the photo. It is the contrast of the vertical black and white lines created by the dress of those gathered against the horizontal black and white pattern of the floor. The plush red carpet falls not quite in the center of the image and adds appealing contrast, as well. It is the kind of overall effect clients are after and which professionals in New York Event Photography can easily create. Sure, close ups play a major role in event photography and as the events photographer you will spend quite a bit of time mingling with guest, snapping shots of individuals and groups – that is all expected. To really get a feel of the ambiance of an event, however, sometimes it is necessary to step back (way back) in order to see and capture the bigger picture.