A good photographer is a key part of events which an event manager/coordinator has to source. Here are 5 tips that would help your photographer document your event.
1. Have a brief.
A brief does not have to be a long document, however, it does need to inform what you expect. How much coverage you require, how long the coverage should be and what the images would be used for. Most photographers would arrive well before start time but don’t assume (we would usually arrive at least 1 hour before an event).
Last week was pretty busy for us, we had one set of corporate headshots that took the whole day and two corporate events. Wednesday was photography coverage for Pimco – European Investor Day held at The Principal London, 1-8 Russell Square, London.
Yesterday I had the privilege of covering an event for a mentor of mine – Dictynna Hood, a writer/director, whose first film Wreckers (2011) starred Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy.
Recently, I watched a few courses on the Masterclass Series; Filmmaking by Martin Scorsese and Photography by Annie Leibovitz, one thing they both mentioned is learning how to see. This actually curios as to how I see. What do I like visually? What is my visual taste? I decided to go London South Bank, take a tonne of photos and work out what I like visually. I had a rough sense of it but I wanted to articulate it.
Had a great time collaborating with some really talented folks on Saturday, working on a micro short – Katia’s Story. The lead image is a Canon Log file (ungraded) from the shoot, editing will be done this week with final output expected over the next weekend.
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