5 Tips for Special Event Photography

Taking photos at a well-lit location is not hard, but when you are at a place where the lighting is not that great, you may find it hard to take photos that will come out great. Given below are a few tips that will help you get ready and do the photography a bit more easily. Read on.

#1 Dress Up
For post-production, you can put on whatever dress you like. However, for a special event, you should go for a dress that will help you blend in very well. We don’t mean you should wear a suit and tie at all times. For a really important event, men should opt for a suit coat with tie. On the other hand, women should opt for a blazer if needed.

#2 Take Pre-event Photos
It’s a good idea to take some pre-event shots. As a matter of fact, the event planner will thank you for capturing these shots before the arrival of the guests. The shots will beautify their portfolio and help them get more clients down the road. In return, they can recommend you to their clients. So, it will be a win-win deal for both of you.

#3 Don’t over shoot
If you are going to shoot photos for a special event, keep in mind that the attendees should have a great time. While it’s not a bad idea to take the photos of the attendees, make sure you don’t take photos of the same group of attendees over and over again. This will annoy them and you may end up spoiling their mood. Therefore, it’s not a good idea to keep taking photos even when you don’t need to.

#4 Be Quick
Whether you are going to be at a candids or a panel discussion, keep in mind that you will do the job yourself. So, when you are busying shooting candids, you should be all set to take photos quickly, without missing the moment or wasting the time of the attendees.

A good tip is to use the long lens when shooting an important panel discussion. While close shots taken through a wide lens will come out great, be careful and take the shots properly.

#5 Edit And Deliver Quickly
No matter how carefully you take the shots, you will end up deleting a lot of them. Usually, it’s not because the shots were bad. It’s because some photos were way similar. What you need to keep in mind is that your clients will need only the cream of the crop. Therefore, you should not be afraid of taking a lot of shots or deleting a lot of them.

As soon as you have a got a collection of the best photos, you should use your editing app and improve the photos. The great thing about business events is that you have to keep all the things consistent. Aside from this, you can process the photos in batches without any problem. Hopefully, these tips will work for you.