Corporate event photography is a lucrative career nowadays. Shooting corporate events not only pays you high but also boosts your skills as a photographer. Also, you get to increase your network easily when you shoot corporate events, as you get to meet many prospective clients in such gatherings.
In this article, you will get to know about the top 3 tips to click great corporate photos that will help you earn more clients and grow your corporate event photography business.
Top 3 Best Tips To Click Great Corporate Event Photos
Meeting The Client
Firstly, when you get an assignment, be very clear about two things- what exactly your client is expecting from you, and what will you charge to deliver the same. Remember that corporate clients have a high budget for photographers, so decide your charge accordingly. Make sure you explain to them each and everything that you will offer in that package, and what they will NOT get, to avoid any conflict in the future. Also, discuss with your client the gears you are going to use- especially the flash. It is because some clients are skeptical about the usage of flash. Make them understand why it is important to use and that it will not distract the audience from the event in any way. Needless to say- all of these points should be there in the written agreement between you and your client. Include the working hours, additional charges for shooting post-working hours, travel and meal allowance if applicable, and the amount of deposit money. Also, mention the notice period for cancellation and the compensation charges that would be incurred if they fail to adhere to this period. Always keep spare gear handy in your bag- be it a lens, batteries, or even an extra memory card.
Before you head to shooting, make sure you have a clearly defined plan, and at least one alternative plan ready in case your primary plan fails. To make the plan, take notes of some information beforehand. It will include the type of event, location, number of people attending, whether group photos will be taken, etc. Also, don't forget to ask the organizers ahead where you will keep your accessories and work. Make sure you reach the place at least an hour before so that you can get ample amount of time to check the lighting after setting up your gears.
The main thing to keep in mind while shooting corporate events is that you can get click-worthy moments any time- on and off the stage. So, train yourself and your staff to notice things around you so that you do not miss any great moments while focusing on the mundane scenes. The success of corporate photography depends majorly on teamwork, so work on your leadership skills. Try to use the flash as less as possible. Never use it while clicking candids. You will need to run here and there while shooting but try to move slowly so that you don’t distract others from the main event.
Written By Sanga Basu, Content Writer, WPC.