I was very excited when I was asked to be the photographer for First Night New Years Eve 2016 event in St. Petersburg. I knew it would be a hard job. I was up for the challenge!
First Night St. Pete is a HUGE event! They plan it all year, have hundreds of volunteers, performers, vendors, and a long list of sponsors. First Night uses the entire waterfront area around the Vinoy Basin.
I really enjoyed the fun and action of photographing First Night. There are all kinds of different people of different ages out with loved ones having fun. I know a lot of the people that volunteer and the organizers so that’s just a plus plus for getting good images. It is an outdoor night event but the low light doesn’t really affect me – even with the speed and action.