Event photography is not for the faint-hearted. This is because you are expected to take nice photos of people that are not posing.
Take Shots from Varying Angles
You only need to step aside from the event so that you can see the different angles that you can take advantage of. If the guests are in an enclosed place such as a conference facility, try taking shots through the window just like someone who is peeping from outside. You can also capture images through plants by positioning yourself behind flowers.
Take Group Photos
Although you will take most of the shots at random without alerting people, you should be bold enough to approach people that are seated in groups and ask them to pose for a group photo. Most of them will embrace such an approach because they would also wish to document such fun moments that are hard to come by. Since people tend to be carried away by what is happening at an event, you should take your snaps in seconds to avoid stealing their time.
Utilize Natural Light
If the event is taking place during the day, you should desist from using flashlight because pictures that are taken using natural light are the best. With natural light, you can see all the colors in a photo. The major problem with flashlight is that it causes some colors to fade out. The other disadvantage is that it causes the photos to have red spots in the eyes of the people that you capture on tape. If you really have to use flashlight especially when it’s dark, you should tell people not to look at the camera directly to make sure that the artificial light is not reflected in their eyes.
Reserve Shots of Speakers and Influential People
You should spare some shots for the people that will be giving speeches at the event. This is because you might run out of storage space before you take photos of people that graced your event. If there are several speakers, you should build their list so you don’t forget to include them in your photo gallery.
Hire a Photographer
At times it’s hard to cover an event by yourself especially when you are the center of focus. This is because you can’t afford not to be included in the photos. In such a case, it’s recommended that you hire a professional photographer. Regardless of how big the event is, a professional photographer will still be able to cover it perfectly because they have the advantage of the photo team that’s always armed with state-of-the-art equipment. However, it’s advisable you inspect their samples so that you can tell whether they will be able to meet your coverage expectations.