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May 10, 2013

EDC Vegas ProTip #43 Take Pictures But Don’t Be a Photographer

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Written by: Keith Wozniak

“Small Moments Like These” by Above & Beyond is a wonderful song and the video captures a lot of those small moments that make up life and experiences. When you think back to the small moments in your life you probably didn’t have a camera or cell phone in your hand for all of them. We all want to record videos of our favorite songs and take pictures of our favorite dj’s, the festival, our friends and even ourselves but don’t try and be a professional photographer.

We are all going to take hundreds of pictures and and who knows how many videos, that’s a given. A lot of the videos will have the bass drowning out the music and it’ll be too dark to see anything. Half the pictures will be blurry as well and you’ll have to delete them. That’s normal.

The protip is to not be so focused on trying to get that perfect shot and perfect video that you’ll let the small moments slip you by. That is unless you really are a professional photographer of course and it’s your job.

Put the electronics away. Look around. Laugh. Smile. Dance. Get lost in the music. There will be more Electric Daisy Carnival’s but this one will never be repeated ever again. There’ll be a lot of other people taking pictures and recording videos too that you’ll see later on and it’ll bring you back to that time you were having a moment and you’ll smile and love it.

I hate that picture from the 60’s and 70’s with no phones being compared to today with everyone with phones because if these things would’ve existed back then they would’ve done the same thing.

Capture your trip but don’t focus on trying to create a documentary!

About the ProTips: I’ve been counting down the days until Electric Daisy Carnival with a tip a day until the day of the festival. There’ll be more to come after this one and you can view ALL of them here.

Previous ProTips:

#44 DON’T FEAR THE K9 UNIT VAN

#45 WARMUP AND STRETCH BEFORE YOU GO WILD

#46 DON’T FEAR THE MEDICAL PERSONNEL IF SOMETHING IS WRONG

#47 BE CAUTIOUS OF PEOPLE TRYING TO SELL YOU THINGS ON THE STRIP

#48 BE PREPARED FOR CIGARETTE SMOKE

#49 PRINT OUT OR WRITE DOWN PHONE NUMBERS

#50 PRINT OUT YOUR FLIGHT AND HOTEL INFO

#51 REMEMBER IT’S AN EXPERIENCE, NOT A CONCERT

#52 READ THE LINEUP ABOUT 500 TIMES A MINUTE

#53 PREVENT YOURSELF FROM BEING A GRUMPY PAIN IN THE ASS

#54 READ THE GUIDELINES TO KNOW WHAT’S PROHIBITED

#55 FOUR REASONS TO RENT A LOCKER

#56 EAR PLUGS EAR PLUGS EAR PLUGS

#57 ENERGY GELS, GRANOLA, PROTEIN AND MEAL REPLACEMENT BARS

#58 BE A TOURIST, CHECK OUT SOME FREE VEGAS ATTRACTIONS

#59 BEING PREPARED FOR THE POOL PARTIES

#60 REMEMBER GROUND CONTROL IS FOR US, NOT AGAINST US

#61 WRIST WALLET OR RUNNERS WAIST PACK INSTEAD OF POCKETS

#62 SUNSCREEN FOR THE DAY AND FESTIVAL LINE

#63 PACK LIGHT

#64 DON’T BE AFRAID TO SLEEP

#65 BRING A WIFI ROUTER TO SHARE YOUR ROOMS CONNECTION

#66 MAKE PHOTOCOPIES OF LICENSE, PASSPORT AND CREDIT CARDS

#67 GET CASH FROM THE ATM BEFORE HEADING TO THE FESTIVAL

#68 HELP OUT A FELLOW RAVER

#69 TELL YOUR PARENTS WHEN YOU ARRIVE IN VEGAS AND WHEN BACK HOME

#70 THREE SEALED PACKS OF GUM

#71 TELL YOUR BANK AND CREDIT CARD COMPANIES

#72 THINK ABOUT TRAVEL INSURANCE

#73 BUY AN INSOMNIAC WATER BOTTLE OR CAMELBAK

#74 EDUCATE YOURSELF AND KNOW THAT LESS IS MORE

#75 DO NOT EXPECT CELL PHONE SERVICE

#76 GO ON THE RIDES

#77 COMFORT OVER FASHION

#78 START SAVING MONEY IMMEDIATELY

#79 DON’T BE A PRISONER

#80 WATER WATER WATER WATER

#81 BUY A SHUTTLE PASS

#82: DON’T FORGET CHAP STICK

 



About the Author

Keith Wozniak
Founder of this web site, I have also has been involved with raves since 1999 as a raver, flyer guy, owned a promotion company throwing small and large events and also ran one of the first Dancesafe chapters. I've done it all and have never thought the scene was dead. Also writes for SchulzArmy.com




 
 

 

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