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A day in the life of an Event Photographer

Ever wondered what it would be like to spend your life covering various international events, from big sporting events of thousands of participants to small conferences of prestigious decision makers. All sounds very glamorous doesn’t it? We delve deeper into this industry and have come up with a ‘day in the life of an event photographer’ to give you the bigger picture.

The mornings often start about 6am to get to the event with plenty of time to set up and get my bearings before the guests/ participants arrive. This means the standard routine starts the night before, I have a general mental checklist before any shoot.

Make sure all batteries are fully charged and spare batteries are ready in the camera bag

Arrange my gear depending on the type of event, I shoot using two camera’s making it easier to switch between lenses quickly. More often than not I will use a 24-70mm 2.8 and a 70-200mm 2.8 but this may change depending on the clients’ requirements.

Pack up the car with all equipment which can range from just the camera to a full mobile studio with professional lights, make sure there is enough petrol in the car and the route is planned out, ready to go

The event itself can often go on for 10-12 hours and well into the evening with various key points throughout the day that will need to be covered. It is vital that all this information has been communicated before the day of the event so I work closely with all my clients to make sure a full brief is arranged. I shoot in RAW because half of the job is being at the event and making sure you get the exposure, the other half is opening the images afterwards in Photoshop / Lightroom and making them really stand out. Shooting in RAW allows me to capture much more data in the photo file and make edits to the photographs without losing any quality.

After the event it is vital to get the key images over to the event organisers as soon as possible for media use. A photographer’s job certainly isn’t done the moment they leave an event. All the images are then processed in lightroom/ photoshop to tidy them up and make them pop! This is then sent over to the client as quickly as possible and any further edits done as required.

If you have an event coming up and need to book a professional photographer to make sure all that valuable marketing content is captured feel free to get in touch with your requirements and I'll get back to you as soon as possible

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