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How to select the right event photographer

April 30, 2015

 

From advertising photography to fine art photography, there are many photography styles to choose from to document your corporate event in pictures. And along with the hundreds of different types of photographers out there, choosing the right and the best ones for your event can be confusing and daunting. To help you with this dilemma, here are some tips to bear in mind when selecting your event photographer:

Determine what photographic style you need. In most events, photos are typically captured for historical reasons, for entertainment, and for cataloguing of the event’s speakers, activities, and attendees. This often involves the classic poses, candid shots, and smiling shots. So, decide on what you are going to use your photos for. If you are planning to use the pictures for other purposes, such as for marketing (to be used in your brochures and websites) and for showcasing your building design, then you may need different photographers %u2013 one that specialises in advertising photography for the former and fine art architectural photography for the latter, for example.

Know and plan your budget. To help you narrow your options down when searching for a professional photographer, you must also bear in mind your budget. When determining this, you must consider how long your event is going to be, what shots you will need, and what other services you will require from the photographer. We, for example here at As Sweet As Images, also offer other services and products, such as framing, workshops, and photo albums to provide you a complete customer service experience.

Search on the web. These days, you can find hundreds of photographers, from fine art to wedding photographers, available online. If you are looking for the best photographer locally, you only need to be specific when searching in the many major search engines on the internet. Make sure to check and read their customer reviews to ensure that the photographer is reputable, trustworthy, and has the skills and experience that you need. Browse also their website and look into their portfolio as they tend to present their image samples on one of the web pages. Looking at their portfolio will give you an idea of their work and photography style, so make sure to take note the different kinds of shots they capture, how dynamic their photography is, and how well and what approaches they used when photographing an event. Examine these images closely and use these and base their abilities and performance from the way the photos are captured and presented. Visit also their website to give you an idea and feel for their photography style and techniques and their reputation. If their website is poorly designed, do proceed with caution as this may mean that they may not have the experience that you need.

Whether you need art or wedding or portrait photography, you must do thorough research and planning to ensure that you hire the best photographer for your event.