Burning Man Photographer
As a Burning Man Photographer, I say.
Why not get married and Burning Man?
When it comes to wedding destinations, many people think of a beach wedding, a garden wedding, or even a destination wedding in a tropical paradise. But what about getting married at Burning Man? That’s right. I said, Burning Man.
Suppose you have yet to hear of Burning Man. In that case, it’s an annual event held in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, where tens of thousands of people gather to create a temporary city based on principles like self-expression, community, and art. And what could be a more fitting place to celebrate your love than in a city built on the principles of creativity and self-expression?
First of all, imagine the photos. Sure, a beach wedding can be beautiful, but nothing can compare to getting married in front of a giant flaming sculpture with a crowd of ecstatic burners cheering you on. Your wedding photos would be an unforgettable and unique addition to your photo album.
Not only that but you and your partner will be surrounded by people who are passionate about self-expression and creativity. The entire Burning Man community is supportive and accepting of all kinds of people and relationships, so you can be sure that everyone around you will celebrate your wedding.
As a Burning Man Photographer, I also say.
But wait, there’s more! Getting married at Burning Man means that you get to incorporate some of the festival’s unique elements into your special day. Would you be able to tell me how about a fire dancer performance during the reception? Or a wedding procession led by art cars blasting music? The possibilities are endless.
And if you’re worried about the logistics of getting married in the middle of the desert, fear not. Burning Man has a well-established wedding chapel that provides a fully licensed officiant, an altar, and all the decor you need to make your ceremony memorable. You can even customize the ceremony to fit your personal beliefs and values.
But the best part of getting married at Burning Man is that you and your partner will have an instant community of people who will support and celebrate your love for years to come. Burners are known for their sense of community and loyalty, and that spirit extends to wedding ceremonies. Your Burning Man wedding will not just be a one-day event but the beginning of a new chapter in your life that a community of like-minded people will celebrate.
If you’re an adventurous couple and don’t mind the dust, consider getting married at Burning Man if you want a unique and unforgettable wedding experience. You’ll have incredible photos, a supportive community, and the opportunity to incorporate some of the festival’s elements into your special day. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you and your partner will never forget.
I photographed Burning Man for 20. Here are your top ten photo tips.
10. Prime lenses are more dust/weather sealed than zoom lenses (because they have fewer moving parts). Use primes over zooms when things get dusty.
9. Never change your DSLR lenses in a dust storm. Bring canned air to clean your gear.
8. Drones are not legal at Burning Man without a permit. Could you fly them at your peril and the annoyance of others?
7. If you take a good photo of someone, offer to text or email them a digital image.
6. Use your smartphone to text the people that you’ve photographed. You can send them the text once you have service. “Hi Bob, I photographed you on Friday night in front of the Man dancing tango with your boyfriend, Alfredo.” This also helps you remember the folks you photographed and when and where.
5. Tell them that it takes a lot of time to organize and edit your Burning Man photos and that sending you a gentle reminder in a couple of weeks is okay.
4. Use your smartphone to show people examples of your photography.
Most Important as a Burning Man Wedding Photographer
3. Make it a practice to ask permission before taking someone’s photo, especially if someone is nude. Be present and sober, and trust your intuition as to whether or not your subject wants to be photographed.
2. If you’re too shy to ask people for photos, there is plenty of fantastic art to photograph at Burning Man.
1. Don’t stand there with a telephoto lens trying to sneak photos of sexy fun people. Approach them and say hello and engage. Then take their picture!
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