Nah, I will not bug you with educational messages: you are adults and perfectly able to act and drink responsibly without me talking down to you like our various pressure groups, politicians, and authorities .
The same goes for eating: You’re in charge of you. Salads or meat and pasta: up to you.
When getting together with friends, do record the event; on your iPhone if you must – or better, hire me to shoot it for you.
You will of course record the decorations as well:
Now, the point of this post?
These pictures were all from an event I shot Friday night. And contrary to my habit, I changed lenses several times before settling on what I really wanted. I started with my favourite 35mm f/1.4 lens. But it was not dark, and I wanted a little wider, for the tables and so on, so I switched to the 16-35 f/2.8. Then I wanted longer, to get those large circles from the light – so I switched to the 24-70 f/2.8 L, the perfect all-round lens. I used it at discrete settings of 24, 35, 50 and 70mm. That way I knew what to expect.
Enjoy the festive season, and shoot a lot – this is the perfect season to record permanent memories!