Any person who provides event photography services is always ready to receive calls from clients at any time. The services they offer are in great demand. Some people provide these services as a hobby. Others do it professionally to earn a living. Both groups can excel at what they do. The secret is to learn and implement the tips that take you from an ordinary to an extraordinary photographer.
Below are the tips you should implement to excel at this kind of work.
First, never leave your home or office without dressing up for the event. Dressing up shows your clients that you care about their events. Clients, and the guests they are entertaining at their event, should never feel as if you dont belong. Wear the right outfit just like everybody else if you expect to mingle with them freely without getting some awkward glances. So, begin investing in some good attire.
Dress well. Over-dress if necessary. But, never report for work while underdressed.
Arrive Before the Event Commences or Guests Arrive
Always arrive at the venue of the event before it begins. Photographers who do this get the opportunity to take pre-event shots. Take shots of the venue before the event commences and guests start arriving. Take shots during the event, as that is the main reason you were hired. Take shots after the event too. Do not be the first to leave. Shots taken before guests arrive might be of great interest to the event planner thus likely to bring in more business your way.
Take Photos Quickly
In event photography, the name of the game is speed. You cannot afford to be slack. Things happen quickly. Moments worth capturing change all the time. Know your equipment well. Master it in advance to avoid struggling when some memorable events or activities happen. Know the number of frames to take, especially when capturing photos of your clients and guests with the same pose. Use DSLR when taking photos at a panel discussion.
Edit All Your Work
Never deliver unedited work to clients. Remember this, not all photos or shots taken are worth delivering to clients. Some clients wouldnt mind all the photos. But, your reputation as a quality event photographer depends on the quality of the photos taken. As you edit, you may discover that half the photos you took arent worth delivering. Do not hesitate to remove them. Deliver nothing except the cream of the crop to your clients.
Do Not Take Too Many Photos
Too many cooks spoil the broth. Likewise, too many photos will only create more confusion. Taking unnecessary photos is a bad idea. Your goal is to take quality and amazing photos. Clicking the camera away at each and every activity taking place might annoy some of the guests. Your clients would never call you for more work if you keep annoying their guests. Unhappy guests make for an unhappy event and nobody wants th