2013-07-04 - Budding Photographer

For the last couple of years, I've had the luxury (or maybe it could be considered a professional necessity) of having two camera bodies while covering Island Vibe Festival. Aside from the obvious advantage of having a backup in case something goes wrong with one of the cameras, the dual-body setup makes it quicker for me to capture very different images with wide-angle and telephoto lenses. Currently this setup comprises of my faithful Nikon D3 plus a 24-70 F/2.8 and a Nikon D7000 with a 70-200 F/2.8 or vice versa.

This image comes from last year's festival where I was photographing the closing ceremony and out of the corner of the eye, I saw my curious young friend here picking up my second camera that had been resting beside me. Ordinarily I wouldn't have been very relaxed about someone grabbing my camera but there's something special about this festival where everyone is very friendly and relaxed so I was happy to let her have a look through the lens. If worst comes to worst, there's always insurance!