Watching Over

by Vian Esterhuizen

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Maintain high situational awareness. Always know who's around you, what the mood of the crowd is. Stand on the side of the protesters, not the cops. That's because at least the cops won't be throwing rocks and bottles. Carry a bottle of water and some paper towels to wipe your face in case you get teargassed or pepper sprayed. Google around for "how to ...


One more tip: Don't assume that because it's a mass of people that you should focus on masses of people. The best shots of crowd events are often of individuals or small groups within the crowd.


As already answered, no problem changing the lens as much as you want, in any temperature, provided: the temperature remains constant during the lens change no external particles enter the lens mount (snow, rain, dust) I tend to change lenses with the camera facing downwards at 45 degrees, with clothing shielding any blown-up snow. Being a Russian pro ...


No, as it was already mentioned. Cold temperature of air generally makes it really dry. Vapor capacity of colder air is much lower than warm/humid air. I have significantly more issues changing lens in warm/humid environment on a camera that was seating in an air-conditioned room for sometime.


The camera interior of an SLR camera is not air tight. However condensation is not generally a problem when changing lenses outdoors. Condensation occurs when moving indoors due to a cold glass surface being in contact with warm moist air. When changing lenses outdoors the cold air is dry and so condensation will not form inside the camera. When taking ...

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