"Our ninth annual two-day product expo is once again a successful show and you and your staff were able to make that happen for us. Your services were very impressive! Many of our volunteers expressed how you were like an anchor and you were always willing to help out at anything we needed. Your attitude was very uplifting and it really made a difference when things were hectic."
Laugh, melancholy, if, buts, giggles the big day is a bumpy feeling. And every bit is worth cherishing. Our wedding videographer got the knack for observing all the tiniest moments and crafting them into a classic wedding video.
While you often will need to capture some environmental shots, the photographs of people are the stars of the show, and to take a good photograph of people you need good expressions. Event photography is much more than just aiming the camera and shooting. It’s about seeking out poignant moments, powerful expressions, and often just waiting for them to appear.
Experienced event photographers will feel that a great moment could occur and they will wait with their camera at attention as it happens. Sometimes, even often, that moment doesn’t ever come. But the handful of times it does occur during the event will likely result in the most spectacular photographs of the day!
When we talk about creating images with emotion, capturing strong facial expressions is usually how you do that. But in addition to nailing the timing of the shot, framing is just as important.
It is wonderful to create complex images capturing the people, the background, or multiple things happening at once. You should certainly try to get those images, but when a powerful moment happens, get in there and frame what’s most important.
When the camera is down you should be looking around trying to figure out where and when the next picture-perfect moment is going to appear. If everyone were outgoing and extroverted, the job would be so much easier, but that’s just not the reality, and your job is to help make people comfortable.
TWith a professional camera, you cannot hide no matter what you do. So slinking in the background can just make you more obvious and people more uncomfortable with your presence.