Celebrity Nightlife Photographer Patrick McMullan Explains How To Take A Great Party Photo

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We see celebrity nightlife photographer Patrick McMullan’s name plastered all over party publications like Page Six, Guest of a Guest, and New York Magazine, so we were excited when a recent Q&A with him popped up in Gotham Magazine.McMullan, who has been documenting New York’s social scene for decades, told the magazine that today, anyone can be a nightlife photographer.

He said:

All you need is a camera, or even a phone will do. I think it is always best to let people know you want to take a picture, for best results, but candids are so much fun. It’s also good to tell them how the camera works in case it’s a slow shutter.

McMullan also shared a composition tip:

A great party photograph has interesting people wearing interesting clothes and shows people having fun! It also makes you do a double take.

Check out the full Q&A at Gotham Magazine.

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