When you’re planning a big corporate event, you might skip over a step that can make the difference between a good event and a great one – a professional photographer. Sure, employees can and will bring their own point-and-shoot cameras or rely on their trusty smartphones, but it’s nice to have professional photographs to remember special events and to make sure that employees don’t have to miss the fun to stop and take some photos.
Whether you just want to have some photos for your employers, or if you want to capture images to use in professional marketing materials, a professional photographer can go a long way. With a professional, you’ll get high-quality photos, plus, in the digital age, it’s a grand idea to make sure you have enough quality shots to feed your social media fans and followers.
Ask For a Portfolio and Experience
This may seem obvious, but many people will just rely on word of mouth from a friend or business partner, rather than taking a look at a photographer’s previous work. And with DSLR cameras becoming cheaper, it’s easier for anyone to look the part of a professional to the untrained eye.
Can He or She Capture the Right Shot?
Every event is different, and your photographer should be able to handle any situation that comes up. Can he shoot in a dark event hall? Will they be able to capture images with the sun going down?
When Will You Receive Your Images?
An experienced photographer will snap about 60 high-quality photos each hour, and a good event photographer will be able to burn them to a DVD to leave with you at the end of the night. If you’re hoping to get media exposure for an event, or share them on your social networks, this is an invaluable resource.
The most important thing to remember is that when it comes to event photography, the client is always right. A professional photographer should have no problem giving you complete coverage of your event and ensuring quick delivery of your pictures.