“A picture is worth a thousand words.”
An old idiom that means a single photo can bring us thousands of memories. Photos can make you turn back time and reminisce the feeling you had when you made that perfect shot. It can make us smile, cry, laugh, ashamed, and so many mix emotions, but one thing’s for sure, it will be remembered.
Events such as birthday, wedding, parties, christenings, proposals, and so on, need a photographer to take pictures of the whole happenings. People hire professional photographers for such events to lessen the things they need to do during that busy time. It’s up to the photographer to take not only good pictures but memories that will keep the people buzzing.
There are ways to capture outstanding photos of events, you can use this event photography tips to create compelling amazing photos to keep forever.
5 Tips to Take Perfect Shots in Events:
- Let Your Photographer Know About the Event
Instruct your photographer first before letting them take pictures. What is the event for? What do you expect to see in pictures? Where are you using these pictures; on your event page, social media posts, or as part of an advertisement? In that way, the photographer will have the visions of how the picture will reflect.
- Take Shots from Different Angles
Make interesting shot by creating a variety of images from different angles. If it’s a dinner party or when everyone is seated, it is advisable to utilize angles so it will not look boring. Use the things around your targeted shot, like flowers, banners, balloons, etc. Picture the whole event to get a broader perspective not just focusing on getting beautiful faces on your shots.
- Make Use of the Natural Lighting
Rely on the natural lighting on your venue as much as possible. Using flash can create red-eye; it is one of the worse images of people looking like zombies. But if you really need a flash, then inform the people to turn slightly on the side to reduce red-eye. Try to avoid artificial lighting as it brings unnaturally images.
- Focus on Key People
If your event features important persons like speakers, sponsors, and stakeholders, make them the star of the show. As much as possible, let your photographer follows them to take shots that can highlight the purpose of the whole event. Same with people that aren’t supposed to be in the collection of pictures, if it’s not needed to take their picture then let your photographer knows that too.
- Have Fun Poses
Don’t be afraid to have fun with poses, after all, it’s a party. People hate to see their pictures taking big bites of their foods so keep in mind to not to do it. Instead, make them do the “grip and grin” candid pose to make a shot fun and lively. You’re most likely to loosen your guests up a bit for them to enjoy the event. Just make sure to take a quick shot to avoid making them wait that will end up in an awkward situation.
Photography is an art of creating beautiful images. Amazing pictures doesn’t necessarily mean that it has to be bold and colorful or expensive and luxurious, it can be as simple as a black and white shot.
The beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as they say, a photo can be striking depending on the photographer’s point of view. It’s part of their artistry on how to convey their appreciation on something or someone through pictures.
Trust your photographer’s talent and follow these tips to make that perfect shot!