How much does this picture of jets creating a beautiful aerial display remind me of what it takes to become an accomplished Event Photographer in Boston? Very much, actually! The photo was taken in November, 2011 at the Armed Forces Air Show in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, UAE.The exact location is the Corniche, an area well known for its white sand beaches, verdant parks and numerous cycle paths and promenades. The event included a Mirage air show, a Knights show and an F-16 air show. Just as demonstrated in the pictured maneuver, the day was filled with feats that showcased the aviators’ immense skills. So, where is the connection to being an Event Photographer in Boston? Well, first of all, both require technical skills which, for the event photographer, go beyond the workings of a camera. There are also the issues of lighting and background during the event, as well as editing photos once the event is over. The second similarity between an expert event photographer and the image is the confidence needed to be creative. When an event photographer has mastered all the technical skills, then his creativity can come to the fore and positively affect the quality of work produced. The photographer is comfortable using angles, lighting and shadows to help him compose creative images while still efficiently and professionally getting all the shots the client requires of him. The third way in which the two are alike in the precision they display. To become an accomplished event photographer, like myself, requires a high level of attention to detail. With that attitude of exactness, you are never satisfied until you have got the shots your clients really want and will be pleased to received. It is why the expert event photographer approaches each assignment completely prepared.