Capturing the most beautiful day of the bride and groom with all of its emotions and highlights is one of the biggest challenges for every photographer.
Photographing people at trade shows, receptions, and other occasions is not always easy. Difficult lighting conditions and the hubbub of the event provide some difficulties for the photographer.
Every event produces challenges for both the organisers and the photographers alike. Whether it’s a concert, panel discussion, gala, or simply the wedding of your best friend, each kind of event comes with its own sort of challenging situations. The photographer is responsible for capturing the mood and atmosphere without being noticed. You only have one chance to capture these special moments. The photographer’s main goal is to take meaningful photos over the course of the event. When viewing the images later, the onlooker should be able to perceive the emotions of the moment. Nothing is more boring than looking at a large quantity of pictures of people from a distance; details play a very important role here.
When photographing people individually, the photographer should first ask the person for permission, but should avoid barging into conversations amongst a group of people. Depending on the kind of event you’re photographing, the relations between the guests and photographer might be more relaxed or a bit more formal. In certain circumstances, it’s better for the photographer to stay behind the scenes of the action. Nobody likes a pushy “paparazzi photographer.”
Galas and banquets are most often held indoors. The lightening conditions here can often be quite poor. If you think that the camera flash will help you light up your picture, you might end up disappointed. When the flash is directly pointed at a person, it can cause harsh and unnatural photos. People are then overexposed and shine while the background appears dark and black. Not only the lighting conditions decide if a photo is good or not, but also selecting the right lens, vantage point, and image composition can make or break a photo.
In our articles we’ll go into detail on how to deal with poor lighting conditions at concerts and how to shoot unforgettable photos at a wedding. You’ll also be able to inform yourself about how to shoot brilliant group photos.