Edit hard and fast.
Event photography is hands down one of the fastest moving photography niches out there. You need to always think on your feet and to be alert enough to easily spot any interesting conversations or exchanges all throughout the event. This holds particularly true as well when it comes to the post shoot editing process of the photos. You need to learn how you will be able to edit hard and edit fast and still be able to deliver great photos with high quality to boot. That is the main reason why you should go well out of your way to make sure that you do not over shoot for the event. When there are too many redundant photos taken, it can seriously eat up a lot of your time and can bring in a degree of indecisiveness in you. Take three clicks per person and that’s it. That will make things so much easier for you and for your editing process in the long run. It also tends to help a lot if you do not over think things out because again, time is of the essence. Go with what you feel in your guts and try to run with that. That is usually the best way to go with it.
Wear comfortable shoes.
We again go back to the fact that event photography will require you to be on the move all of the time. You will have to walk and even at times run a lot in order for you to position yourself well ahead of everyone else so that you will be able to capture the moments before they actually happen as well as during the time when they are happening. You will be walking around so much than you will ever believe and you need to make sure that you are dressed appropriately. This is one of the few times wherein wearing high heels will get you nowhere. Your feel will kill you at the end of the day and you will end up being grumpy all throughout the event. No one likes a grumpy event photographer. You will need to really put your best foot forward – even quite literally. If it is a formal event and you feel as if there is an absolute need for you to look good, try to go for something that offers both style and comfort instead.
Take photos of the venue before the event actually starts.
Event organizers actually spend a lot of time poring over the details for the venue and spend a lot of time working on the finishing touches before the said events actually start and that is why taking photos of the venue before everyone else arrives is crucial to making sure that you are able to document all of the efforts of the organizers in more ways than one. Ask for the lighting to be turned on so that you can assess everything well and take note of all of the little details that come along with it. Your clients will really get to appreciate the effort.