A practical guide for the amateur and freelance professional on how to improve their photographs of weddings and social events and make a pleasant "snap" into a photograph that evokes the atmosphere of the occasion. Barry Monk deals with a wide range of events from engagements and birthdays to outdoor occasions such as carnivals and parades. The book shows how to take consistently successful pictures on the day and there are also sections on what equipment and film to use, the correct lighting, how to "plan" your picture taking and good presentation of pictures after the event. A special section is included on the use of video cameras and the author also gives advice on how to turn a pleasurable hobby into a profitable venture. Barry Monk is the author of the "Free Lance Photographer's Handbook".