Good photos from events are GOLD! Not only are they a fabulous reminder of how much fun your event was, they can also be used in so many different ways to promote your business, yourself and future events.
You can use them for:
Blog wrap-ups - Social media posts - Sponsor thank you's - Future sponsorship proposals - Website pics - Your 'About' page - Media - Facebook ads - Corporate proposals... and plenty more.
So what photos should you be taking? Here is a list to give your photographer, whether it's a pro or your bestie doing you a favour ;)
+ The room set up including detailed shots of centrepieces, key sponsor items and any features
+ Individual shots of you setting up
+ Individual shots of you posed
+ A group shot of you with any speakers and team members
DURING THE EVENT
+ You individually with VIP guests in front of promo banners
+ Guests with any of your branded materials such as workbooks or products
+ Guests taking part in any activities
+ Guests with sponsored items or goodies
+ Group shots facing camera in front of promo banners
+ Unposed and natural shots of conversations
+ Your event team or any staff in action
+ The food and drink
+ Any speeches, raffle draws or door prize draws
+ Any hugs and goodbyes
+ Final team shot
+ Goodbyes with speakers
For some more awesome event photo inspiration, you can check out photos from previous events we have done HERE.
And remember.... take more photos than you think you need!
Yes it can feel embarrassing to take multiple shots of people but trust me, when you get those pics on your laptop and you see that one person has their eyes closed, ones not looking or one's just looking totally awks and you can't use it, you will wish that you just hit the shutter button a few times quickly.
My rule of thumb is a minimum of three in any one pose. This especially goes for phone pics or settings that can blur easily.