Event photography demands a unique toolkit of habits to get the job done. This list is for corporate or business event photography:
1. Set from the gate :
Ensure you arrive early to take some shots to get familiarized with the lighting.
Scope the spots that have the best positioning to the podium.
You may think you have the best spots, until you take an example shot of each angle and compare.
If possible, snag a copy of the agenda so you are aware of the schedule of speakers.
As a rule of thumb you'll need solid images of:
Each speaker during their presentation
VIPS- for example Presidents, CEOS, Directors
Solid crowd shot
The event sign
2. Float the room
3. Don't Be Stand Offish
It is your job to photograph the event, therefore you need to make the images happen.
Kindly ask groups to pose together and then keep moving.
Crouching, kneeling, and sliding around obstacles is what you'll have to do to make the picture, confidently do so and you will blend in more.
4. Be mindful of flash
If you must create captions for photos for news purposes, keep a notepad, write the name and details down and photograph the paper directly after taking an image of that person therefore when your editing you can keep the face next to the name.
6. Always a rule of thumb: do not photograph attendants during the dining hour.
Always photograph printed event programs, expo booths, signs, and other objects to capture more essence of the event.
8. Look out for:
9. Post Event
10. Always embed your copyright into your jpgs to eliminate infringement.
Best of luck ! Stay posted for my next Tip List on how to construct a photography agreement.