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6 Tips to Make the Leap to Professional Event Photographer

Becoming a professional, full-time event photographer is an exciting prospect – but it's going to take some work! You've got to combine your artistic skills with sound business practices and a hefty dose of professionalism. Here are six tips that can help you progress from an amateur hobbyist to a lucratively self-employed pro.

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Topics: portable event photography, instax Inspiration

10 Tips for Taking Great Photos of Children at Events

Children are often fidgety, easily distracted, impulsive, and defiant. They are also dramatic and energetic, two traits great for photography! Getting an impressive shot of a toddler or child may be challenging, but this age group often provides the most opportunity for portable event photography. Parents attempt to preserve the memories created at theme parks, animal experiences, and birthday parties before the child will remember them on his own.

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Apertures and Animals: Photographing Creatures and Critters

Some of the most opportune places to turn a profit with portable event photography are zoos and other animal experiences. Children and adults love the idea of kissing a dolphin at the theme park, holding a reptile at Gator World, and showing off their pups at pet parades. And while the humans may be all too eager to gaze into the lens for a memorable keepsake, their furry or scaly friends may not be so willing.

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Topics: Digital picture, portable event photography

How Digital Photos Can Help Your Business (Part 2)

Now that you know ways to succeed in the business of event photography and making your customers happy, here are seven locations where event photography can make the biggest bang.

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Topics: photography, portable event photography

How Digital Photos Can Help Your Business

Event photography isn’t always as easy as, snap, print, sell. To be successful, or in other words make money, from event photography, you must be prepared and strategic. In fact, creating a business and marketing plan, plus a strategy for funding and paying expenses, should always be thought about to prevent pushing your cash flow into the red. Shooting photos and helping people build memories may be fun, it may even be a dream come true, but you must remember that you are running a business.

Here we take a look at best business practices for event photographers and how they can help your bottom dollar

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Topics: photography, portable event photography, Digital Cameras

Choosing the Best Location for Portable Event Photography

In a recent post, we explored the best places for event photography. The post identified zoos, party venues, recreation destinations, and more as the top places event photographers can help create memories with portable solutions and instant photographs.

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Portable Event Photographers: Choosing the Best Photograph for Customers

Through years of amateur and professional practice, portable event photographers acquire a sense for the kinds of moments that make memorable photographs. And by continuously studying photography composition best practices, portable event photographers can capture numerous impactful photographs in just a few minutes.

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Topics: Photo Printing, portable event photography, bizziBox, fujifilm australia

Breaking the “Rules” of Photography for Stunning Shots

In the post “Composition Tips for Portable Event Photographers,” we outlined the most widely followed composition tips to serve as a quick reference for portable event photographers. We also noted that some of the greatest photographs come from ignoring generally accepted guidelines. In this post, we’ll reveal how to break the “rules” of composition in photography and still get great pictures viewers will want to purchase.

As a portable event photographer, your goal is to capture moments families and friends will want to remember forever, all while turning a profit. Trips to the zoo, a day at the theme park, wedding receptions, and more are perfect opportunities to help create memories with portable solutions and instant photographs. And while photographs that follow the “rules” can wow your viewers, sometimes shockingly different photographs that break the rules can have the same reaction.

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Topics: photography, portable event photography, bizziBox

Composition Tips for Portable Event Photographers

Amateur and new photographers are often plagued by an inability to find great composition. Even experienced photographers sometimes struggle to enhance the impact of a photograph. And while there are no set composition rules in photography, there are generally accepted guidelines most photographers follow.

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Topics: photography, Photos, portable event photography

Evoking Emotion: 6 Methods for Memorable Photographs at Events

The best photographs are those that evoke emotion. From utter happiness to wrenching heartbreak, photographs have the power to make us feel a full range of emotions. As a portable event photographer, how do you take photographs at events that evoke emotions so strong, people linger on the image? Read on!

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Topics: photography, portable event photography, fujifilm australia

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