As an event photographer, you need to hit just the right balance and recipe in shooting the right amount of pictures.
You can’t shoot too many of them but you can’t shoot too little either. You need to be able to produce and put up just the right amount of photos to keep your audience engaged and entertained while you are at it while at the same time, still be able to tell a story through the pictures that you are putting up when it all comes down to it. One way for you to check things out the right way would be for you to observe a rule of 30 images or so. 30 images would be enough for you to be able to tell a story with the photos that you managed to collate of the wedding.
Make it a point to save it for the important or iconic moments during the wedding.
You don’t have to flood what you are trying to produce with the photos that you take in order for you to successfully tell a story at the end of the day. At the same time, you can’t afford to produce too little because your clients might end up feeling as if they are not really getting the most out of their money or out of what they are paying you as their event photographer. Hitting the right recipe is difficult but it is something that you will eventually get the hang of. The trick there is for you to keep working at it. You will eventually get better at things while you are at it.
Move fast as an event photographer.
Don’t dilly dally too much because you might end up annoying the guests while you are at it. You need to be able to keep up with the flow of events while they are unfurling. This should be the main goal of each and every event photographer out there and this is what you should be aiming for as well at the end of the day. Always go out of your way to get things done the right way. You don’t have to carry all of the heaviest equipment around with you all of the time. As a matter of fact, you will be able to make do with the most minimal of gear or equipment for as long as you have a fairly good light game and angle game going on for you all throughout the time that you are getting the pictures taken.
Be fast on your feet and make it a point to go ahead and think on your feet as well while you are at it. Go for a comfortable pair of shoes the entire time that you are covering as the event photographer. You will be caught up in crazy looking positions as well and that’s alright. For as long as you are fit and fast enough to keep up, you should be able to keep up at the end of the day.
Work on a fast turnaround time.
Clients really appreciate an event shooter who can make good on his promised timeline.