Types of events
Event photography is a pretty broad term in the photography space.
A good question is, how many different types of events are there?
- Trade show
- Festival photography
- Stage and theatre
- Corporate events (general)
- B2B Christmas parties
- Activation events
- Appreciation events
- Charity events
- New product launches
- Team building events
- Board meetings
- Shareholder meetings
- Golf days
- End of year functions
- School formals
- Community fairs and markets
- Sporting events
- Fundraising events
- Environmental events
- International delegations
- Portrait photography
- Newborn photography
Before hiring a photographer check out their photos, some events are very similar while others are so different that you will want a specialist photographer in Sydney. Or at the least has some experience in that type of event.
We typically don’t photograph domestic events, some photographers that’s all they shoot. Our advise is, go with an expert if its an important occasion.
Sydney Event Landscape
The Sydney CBD generates over $118 billion of economic activity every year, this is more than 7% of Australia’s economy. A significant trading hub by any measure and it is more than just a central business district.
There are over 12,000 businesses, 330,000 workers, 35,000 residents in about two square kilometres. Add Sydney’s 640,000 domestic and international daily visitors, some of which are here on Business. That has an influence on driving a very competitive marketplace. (data City of Sydney)
This is the City of Sydney and we proudly focus on this area. Our photography services are for business events ranging from small workshops to niche panel discussion and forums. All the way to the larger multi-day industry conferences and expos with thousands of guests.
We hope this page helps our prospective clients and others in our sector.
3 Tips on How to Choose a Photographer
The old saying of you get what you pay for, is especially true when it comes to hiring a specialist professional. Low-cost photographers can put you at risk. Would they take into consideration all of the 18 points below?
Photographers being in the wrong place at the wrong time
When photographing an event, the audience should be a primary consideration. Professional photographers will know where to position themselves correctly, it should be second nature at most business and corporate events. Professionals will get to the venue early to get an understanding of sight lines, have the correct equipment with them and discreetly take the photos they need and move aside.
Your guests should have a clear sight and not miss key messages or get a poor impression of your brand. Their event experience must always remain a positive one.
How are your PR, Events and Marketing people going to show you at your best to follow up the event guests? Or increase the number of touch points with prospects who weren’t there, with low-quality photos. What lasting impression will that leave?
You’ve spent $10 000’s or $100 000’s on the event and you need high-quality photos to use for promotions until the next event.
We understand sometimes budgets run really tight and you must attempt to cut costs. Cutting back a little here and there is ok, we understand, but we suggest to look in areas that don’t live as long or aren’t as versatile as photos.
After a few days when your clients and prospects are back at their desks in their usual routine, many of the other event elements may have been forgotten. The photos you send them post-event will help you be remembered and live on in goodwill that will pay a return on investment for many years.
Will the photographer relate to your guests?
Will the low price photographer you hire relate to your guests? Have they worked with this demographic before? Two questions you may want to consider.
Is there an understanding of the pressures that your event presenters, staff or other vendors are experiencing.
Working as a team during your event is paramount to bringing all the elements together seamlessly from the perception of your guests.
Low-cost photographers may appear to save you a few dollars, but at what cost in compromising your brand.
The American Press Institute also found a similar result Source.
Choose a specialist business event photography service provider. Whatever your event, we can capture your style and message that will be long remembered for both you and your guests.