Trend in event photography – Predictions
In 2020, we may end up with a shortage of available experienced professional event Photographers; Photographers that can capture the essence and pressure of larger events. Full time photographers may need to look for supplementary work due to the shrinking available shoots during business hours. Conversely, there may be more part time photographers for out of business hours events.
Professional photographers and event managers will need a bit of extra communication to get that perfect match and overcome
any budget challenges.
How much photographers charge for event photography will continue to vary greatly. Compare the prices to experience and the quality of the photos and service you need.
This article focuses on event photography rates for business and corporate events.
Event Photography Price List 2020 Infographic
Event photography rates in Sydney
How much does it cost to hire a photographer for an event?
Event photographers will charge $180 to $250 per hour with a 2-hour minimum for a local City of Sydney event.
How do you price an event photographer?
For great pro event photographers allow $200-280 in your budget. The amount does have some variance depending if it is just a few hours or a full day. Event photography fees will be around $1,500-2,200 per 8 or 10 hours.
Sydney event photography prices vary greatly. For example, weddings tend to be the most costly and at the lower end of the cost scale are typically small family events. For full day events the average rate can be from $1600 up to $2500 depending on the type of event and equipment required. This may vary in 2021 by up to -10%.
To book an experienced event photographer in Sydney you can pay from minimum of $440 and up for a single hour booked at a time.
Price factors include; are they based near the event venue? How much equipment and type will they need? The experience of the photographer will also be a big determinant on price. We are located within walking distance to all the best event venues in Sydney.
Small event photography prices
Small indoor events are usually dimly lit so the photographer will need to be good with flash aka speedlight photography. Not many beginner photographers are confident as it can be a little daunting and predictable. For small events, without flash, you may be able to charge less. Quality flash equipment costs can be high. Beginners at a lower cost point for some types of events are perfectly fine for simple well lit events.
Small indoor events may have an oversupply of photographers with many part timers trying to make a few extra dollars in a tightening economy.
Event photography packages
We offer price packages to our regular clients and when they have multiple day events. Photo Booths and instant print are sometimes used at corporate events. These can be booked directly with one of the many excellent photo booth suppliers in Sydney or we can book and co-ordinate on your behalf to save you time.
Video packages can also be added to a photography package if you prefer us to manage that process too. If you have a favourite video team, just let us know and we can arrange all your media needs.
Could also be a great time to arrange for your leadership team to have their executive portraits taken.