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Event Photography Prep: How to Know What to Bring on Location

Event photography can be tricky as every job can be completely different from the last. Take, for example, a wedding photographer – one weekend you may be shooting a wedding at a vineyard, the next a nighttime wedding at an indoor reception venue and, just a few weeks later, you may be shooting somewhere totally different like a zoo or theme park. Event photographers have to be prepared for every situation, and that takes a lot of time and consideration. However, we’re here to share our best tips for event photographers. 

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Topics: event photographer, instax Inspiration

4 Top Tips for Successfully Photographing High School Formals

For High School students, Year 10 and 12 Formals are the events of the year and are the result of months of planning and excitement. From asking their date to finding the perfect outfit, everything has been thought through thousands of times. The kids are counting on the photos from the night to serve as mementos for years to come. Being the photographer for such an important event in a young person’s life can be stressful if you aren’t equipped with a strategy.

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Topics: event photographer, event photography business, instax Inspiration

4 Top Tips for Event Photographers Attending Bridal Expos

If your business is participating in a bridal expo as a vendor, it’s important to learn how to make the most of your time and money. Space at these expos is sometimes pricey; however, if you come prepared your profits can far outweigh the cost of exhibiting.

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Topics: event photographer, instax Inspiration

Ease Your Subjects' Nerves: 6 Tips for Comfortable Photo Shoots

The best way to get those candid shots your customers want is to make your subjects feel at ease. For an event photographer, that's often easier said than done! Portrait models can be difficult enough, and “amateur” subjects will often tense up when they realize you're shooting them. To put them at ease for perfect shots, follow these six tips.

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Topics: photography, event photographer, instax Inspiration

On-Site Printing for Event Photographers: Benefits and Best Practices

If your clients want the most polished, perfectly edited shots, they'll wait for you to crop, colour and process in your lab. If time is of the essence, however, you may want to give on-site printing a shot. You'll probably need to pay a few upfront costs, but the speed and convenience could be a big value-add to your business. Here are a few of the benefits and best practices you'll want to consider:

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Topics: event photographer, bizziBox, on-site printing

Event Photography Strategy Meetings: Talking with Clients One on One

You can shoot, process and print like a pro – but can you negotiate solid gigs with your clients? As a portable event photographer, your business acumen and communication skills are just as important as your artistic eye. Your customers know they want great pictures, but they probably don't understand your craft – or your pricing structure – nearly as well as you do. If you want to please your clients and avoid post-shoot headaches, follow these tips in your next pre-event meeting.

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Topics: photography, event photographer, instax Inspiration

Event Photography: Don't Forget to Zoom in On Your Needs!

As an independent, client-focused event photographer, it can be easy to let your own needs fall by the wayside. As your skills, reputation and clientele grow, your free time dwindles to almost nothing. Here are a few ways you can restore your sanity, take back some time and get what you really want out of your photography business.

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Topics: photography, event photographer, Photo Professional

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