Events like weddings, birthdays, christening, etc. is a social occasion that is planned and organized as it is something important to people. Organizing an event usually occurs hiring a professional event photographer to photograph that special day.
Since the day that companies makes imaging and optical products rise the popularity of selling affordable digital cameras, the number of photographers in the world increases. In addition, individuals who owns cellphones even make themselves to be called a ‘‘photographer’’. Which makes it much easier for cellphone users to edit their pictures by adding filters on it to make it more beautiful, which is good for own use but actually not for covering events. This sudden change of technologies makes a lot of individuals calls themselves as “photographer”. But there is a really big difference between professional event photographer and amateur/hobbyist. Here are some characteristics of a professional Photographer:
- PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE SKILLED AND EXPERIENCED
They know the detailed flow of an event and what/how shots are needed to be photographed.
- PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS KNOWS THEIR EQUIPMENTS
They know what kind of gears they needed to bring and used on an event, and knows how to use them professionally.
- PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ALWAYS COMES PREPARED
As an event photographer you needed to work professionally by being prepared mentally and physically. Mentally prepared means you are focused on what you are doing and physically means you are in the mood and good health to provide services in front of your clients.
- PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE PROFESSIONALS
When it comes to work, a photographer needs to be professional. Being on time is one example, when you agree to your clients about the time and meeting place. You need to be there on or before the call time. You need to be presentable in front of them, wear formal or casual attire. Be hardworking, a professional does not slacking off during work. Get and maintain a good impression with your clients while providing them your services. And lastly, be dedicated to your work by giving them quality and professional services.
Those are just a few characteristics. A professional photographer has the skill set, which above all else is knowing how to frame a shot, choose a subject, recognize good light and have clarity of idea. You will be more ensure that you will experienced professional photo services during your special day and will get a quality photos afterwards. So consider choosing a professional event photographer than relying to a hobbyist.