So my wife and I attended a birthday party for some of her family and took my camera along. After getting back home and looking at the pics I got to wondering when doing an event like this what do you look for? Now I know of course you would want shots of the cake and the blowing out of the candles along with the unwrapping of gifts. I guess besides the basics what else do you look for, do you go more for the candid shots, more wide shots or maybe a little of both? One last question would be with an event and you have folks moving around is there something you look for to keep the background from becoming distracting? Anyway here are 5 from the day that you can C&C if you wish 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. This I will say would have been better with more of his right arm in it but I had a ladies backside blocking the arm but his mom just loved the the shot.