Guide to Festival Photography

From spectacles of dance performances, bright costumes, and roving floats, festivals around the world are a great opportunity to capture some fantastic photographs. Capturing a cultural festival is a rewarding experience for many photographers but these events can often be daunting and chaotic. With fast-moving action, obstructive crowds, and tricky lighting, it takes a certain amount of skill to bag successful festival photos.

From Awa Odori in Japan to Chinese New Year in Taiwan, National Geographic photographer David Guttenfelder gives us some insight into how you can achieve that picture-perfect photo.

Behind the Scenes:
Awa Odori

Behind the Scenes:
Chinese New Year