Event photography is probably a special skill which can be learnt but also requires a lot of experience. The ability to create memories captured with aid of a standard camera lens is what separates an event expert from regular photographers with a digital SLR camera. Below we discuss some expert tips which should help any budding event photographer.
Become part of the event
While you may have heard that your job as a photographer is to take pictures the fact is that getting involved in the event allows you to get in deep. You are able to take pictures which you otherwise would not be able to if you were not part of the event. This is why all good photographers dress to be a part of the event while packing along everything they will need to take memorable photos.
People love to strike poses at events so why not take individual portrait photos. Allow them to be themselves and capture them being natural. This is what will make a picture memorable. You can also give individuals a theme like classic, romantic, funny, movie character etc and let them chose a pose based on these subjective suggestions.
Make use of props
Many pro photographers make good use of props like mustaches, cigarettes, hats, and glasses to get people excited so that they get more involved. In both big and small events people are competing for attention and so what better way than to hand them a prop and take a picture. This will help capture a moment which they remember for life.
Instead of just focusing your attention on wide shots try more candid shots. Everybody has a candid moment at an event; all you have to do is wait and snap a photo when the opportunity presents itself. But be ready to do it very discreetly.
Theme of the event
Regardless, of what the theme of the event may be it is your job as an event photographer to blend in and encourage people to blend in and accept it. This will help you not only understand the various picture taking opportunities you have but also capitalize on these instantly.
Event photography is something that requires a degree of skill and experience. But everyone wants to become a photographer especially when at a wedding, birthday or a company event. If you want to spice up the photos you take the tips mentioned above should help you a great extent. If you are hosting an event and you want to capture every memorable moment of it then hire a professional for the job. This is the best way to ensure that everything is captured for eternity.