As a Photographer in New York, I have attended and worked at a great deal of large events. I often marvel at the level of organization and coordination required for every aspect of the function to run seamlessly. For sure, staging a big event can be a very daunting task. The planning phase often requires a good bit of time and effort and can really up your stress level – a lot. Being the photographer at a huge event is no walk in the park either! But just as professional event planners know how to pull off a fantastic event regardless of its size, so too do professional photographers know all the ropes when it comes to taking great shots at a large event. Preparation is always the first and normally most vital stage. A really good photographer comes prepared with all the equipment they expect to need (and more). Plus, because we have the experience and skill to back up all our fancy professional photography equipment, we are also great at improvising with whatever equipment is on hand, should the need arise. So, if we are forced to travel light (a minimalistic approach can also have its benefits) we can still assure clients of an awesome set of photos at the time of delivery. Every expert Photographer in New York knows that large events, like Distant Heat pictured here, can become very overwhelming, very quickly to less experienced photographers. Distant Heat is an annual nighttime techno music rave in the heart of a desert landscape. It was previously held in Wadi Rum but on this particular occasion, it was moved right at the last minute to Aqaba. Well over 1000 people attended the event and I was there to catch some tremendous moments of excitement through the lens of my camera. “Arabian Night”, a 2010 article in the New York Times features some of those awesome photos.