Why You Need a Professional Event Photographer
Event Photography is the most difficult type of photography. The photographer has no control of the location, lighting, subjects, or timing, however it is expected that every moment is captured and every photo is well exposed. This is why it takes years of experience and not just owning a camera to capture an event successfully.
A live event does not wait for the phgotographer to be ready, or to be in the right place, it just runs regardless. Unless one has the expertise to be in the right place at the right time and know how to work with difficult lighting, crucial photos will be missed and the entire shoot compromised.
With significant time and money invested in the venue, food, entertainemnt, themeing, and AV, it makes no sense to then try and cut corners with your photography. Remember, every missed photograph is gone forever.
To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.
Following are some reasons why you need a professional photographer at your event.
1)Significantly Better Photo Quality
A professional event photographer will have a specialized set of skills and equipment, directed towards the sort of environment that an event encompasses. It is almost certain that no matter how much you try; if you do not have the required skills, you will not be able to capture quite the same quality of photos as a professional.
With a professional event photographer, you are sure to get the best quality photos, with the best possible composition and lighting in every shot.
2)Dedication to the Task
Let’s face it, you probably already have a lot on your hands at your event, to worry about capturing all the important moments. This is where a professional photographer can assist you, as they will be focused on capturing your event allowing you to dedicate your time and effort to other aspects of the event such as managing and networking.
A professional event photographer is able to work autonomously once they have their brief, leaving you with one less thing to worry about.
Let’s suppose you capture an entire event and while trying to load the photos on to your desktop, your flash drive gets corrupted or you lose your data completely. Either this or, the worst case scenario, you lose your camera or your phone, which you used to photograph the event.
A professional event photographer will have contingency plans in terms of backup cards as well as secondary cameras, so that they can still delver images to you even if things don’t go to plan.
4)Complete Coverage of the Event
Professional event photographers are trained to spot all the significant moments in an event, making sure that everything important gets captured. In addition, a professional photographer will plan the coverage of the event beforehand, so that nothing gets missed in the hustle and bustle.