Event Photography Tips

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Event Photography Tips

  1. 1. Quick Tips for Successful Event PHOTOGRAPH Y S
  2. 2. Prepare The Night Before <ul><li>Get Acquainted with the Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Check the Batteries </li></ul><ul><li>Clear the Memory Card </li></ul>
  3. 3. Your Job is to Take Photos <ul><li>Take Lots of Pictures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quantity Can't Make Up for Quality But Sometimes You Just Get LUCKY </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don't be Distracted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on Taking Pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay Attention to What is Happening </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Watch for Opportunities </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Take Lots of Pictures <ul><li>The More You Take The Better Your Chances </li></ul><ul><li>There Are Often Gems Hidden in the Rough... </li></ul>
  5. 6. Keys to Successful Event Photography <ul><li>Know the Schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Know the Area </li></ul><ul><li>Ask what are Do Not Miss Schedule Items </li></ul><ul><li>Choose your best locations before the event starts </li></ul>
  6. 7. Know the Schedule <ul><li>Prioritize! </li></ul><ul><li>Get a printed Schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Ask Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Look at Past Years </li></ul>
  7. 8. Get What's Important <ul><li>Each Event has “Do Not Miss Shots” </li></ul><ul><li>V.I.P.s </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsors </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrities </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><li>They are Different for Each Event </li></ul>
  8. 9. Know the Area <ul><li>Survey the Site </li></ul><ul><li>See Where the Action is Going to Be </li></ul><ul><li>Find the “SWEET” Spots </li></ul><ul><ul><li>best lighting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>best view </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Avoid the Difficult Zones </li></ul>
  9. 10. Think Ahead <ul><li>Where the Key Action Will Be Happening </li></ul><ul><li>Where the Public Will Be </li></ul><ul><li>Be Ready to Get Into Position Even If You Have to Politely Ask Viewers to Move Over </li></ul>
  10. 11. Small or Large Events <ul><li>Are Very Similar </li></ul><ul><li>Don't be afraid to go where the public is not allowed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>up to the stage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>behind the scenes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VIP areas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get prior authorization for special areas! </li></ul>
  11. 12. Q & A

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