Event Photography Tips to Know
Event photography tips are things to know before deciding to join in event photography. There are many things to know to take event photography such as how to shoot well, how to get the spontaneous moment. There are many tips below which may help in giving any experience in taking event photography.
The first thing to consider is to recognize what to shoot. It is important since some people do not know what to shoot. So, make sure to join some briefings before the event. Do not forget that it is up to you to know what to do in the event. So, find out what you do not understand and ask to the other photographer who has bees specialized in the photograph. Or at least, ask to a photographer who has taken picture in some events. Make sure the person you asked is someone who is experienced in event photography since they may tell you about the latest info.
Sometimes, the schedule is not suitable with the agenda, so make sure to ask other person if any changing or alteration in the schedule. It is better for you to write down what to shoot and make a list for it. Those could be like special guests, bride, and many more. If you do not know who the VIPs are, do not be hesitant to ask about it since it will be the best object to take the photograph.
Some other events might have a ceremony for price giving, so make sure to take many shots of all prizes especially before given out. It also could be other even like store opening. If that so, make sure to take the shot on the opening attributes like the flowers from clients or any other attributes which are related to it. For the best result, do all this things before the guests coming in or at last before the agenda is started.
Do not forget for VIP members on the event. So, make sure to know about them first by asking some committee on the event. People may try to recognize them by looking at the dress they wear. That is not a good choice since the dressing sometimes does not represent what their role or status. Do not try to guest the VIP role or status since you can be wrong for it.
You might not get some ideas where to start or you need some examples of the photographs. Then, find some photograph on the photo share or image storage sites since there will be a variety photographs about the events.
The next thing to do is make sure to bring right lenses. It could be done well if you have made some plans or ideas on shooting. So, choose the right lenses needed. People may choose the primes or zoom lens, but it is not a problem even it may not be concerned.
Use the lens which comes in 24 mm, 50 mm, and 85 mm. Those are used for DX & FX and x2 bodies. Sometimes, it is required to use the 24 – 70 mm zoom or more. Then make sure to do what is required.
The next thing to consider is the story of event. Make sure to know about the story of event since it may come in chronological. There is always the beginning, middle, and end of event to consider. If you can consider it well, you can easily capture the moments to make such story. There is always empty venue, so make sure to take it too. When people are arriving, take the photograph too. That will help you in creating the full scale of the event.
The last thing to consider is you have to know where to stand. It will need some training since it will help you in getting closer to the objects you shot without having to distract them. If you make them pay attention to you, they will be confident to take a shot and then moving away. So, try not to attract them as many as possible.
At last, any event will have each different tip. But for the event photography tips are commonly the same. It will be better to improve yourself in shooting before deciding to get to the big event.