There are moments where the presence of an event photographer is required. Whether it is implemented and wanted the event must be documented and what better way is there than with event photography.The practice of event photography is documenting guest and participants at any type of occasion or event.
Event photography has been used to capture every moment from the period set and agreed upon. Event photography focuses on moments as they happen opposed to posing for a photo session. When it comes to event photography the photographer's job is to be stealth, there is little need for interaction as he is photographing live moments. The point of view that an event covers is that of a storyteller. The event unfolds and the moments are captured as they happen.
The are many types of events that I cover as an event photographer. Some of the more social events I cover as an event photographer would be Engagement and Proposal events. These are moments when my job is to be as discrete as possible as I am apart of a story that is unfolding in front of me as well. There are private parties that can be documented if there is an event photographer present. School plays and rehearsals are very big and require an event photographer.
For the art world, there are plenty of events that are photographed and documented as well. These range from social galas, art exhibitions, theater openings and even movie premiers.
Companies and corporations are always looking to document certain events for reasons from legal to regulation with photography;
corporate conferences, seminars and conferences, trade shows, executive retreats and indenture programs, board meetings and shareholder meetings.
Other companies and corporation events that are often documented are;
conventions, appreciation events, and team building events.
Most business places and especially companies are more than happy to document the way their employees release work steam at company parties and holiday party. When the party is over all the employees laugh at the photos that were taken. This allows for the employees to relax and respond faster and better to the tasks they have to focus on.
There is also the world of sports that is always documented. If it is just a little league game or a major league championship, sporting events are almost always covered by an event photographer. All sporting events are documented in a story like fashion only we use sporting event photography. There are golfing and tournament events and many other sporting events as well.
Whatever type of event is wished to be documented, event photography can do just that. Once the event has passed the photos remain. Since the beginning of photography this has been the way we have maintained heroic images of sports players, memorable speeches given and important decisions made have all remained powerful in the photographic state they were captured in.
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