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Event Photography Tutorial 101: How to Shoot Events

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Event Photography Tutorial 101: How to Shoot Events

In this video, I go over the mind and gear set of how to photograph events of any kind. The biggest goal is to make these long days INTERESTING. If you can expose an image, you can photograph and get through an event making a company or brand look more human.

I go over the gear and settings I use for most events as well.

As always “Keep an Eye Out!”

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35 Comments

  1. okaydude
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    Hi again eric. So what camera are you using now? and how does that compare to the d700?

  2. okaydude
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    thank you dude! im about to do a huge show. and yay for the d700! do you still use that?

  3. Natalija Pavlovic
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    Thank you for wonderful video. You are like the only person who is talking about the gear. I have big conference soon and I want want my pics to be perfect. Which objective would you use? I have canon 1100D. Thanks 🙂

  4. Victor Cabrera
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    I have a concern.
    I was approached by a business owner friend who is hosting a gala event in January. He asked me if I can shoot at said gala.

    I typically never really shoot at events due to never really having control of the environment. And there is no chance of a redo.

    What information should I find out in order to base how much I should charge for the event?
    All I know at the moment is that it will most likely be about 2-4 hours.

  5. PwnedByyaMar
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    What strap you recommend Eric? Not needing a 2 camera strap yet till next year, so single sling?

  6. Analeah Williams
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    What aperture and ISO? And thanks for answering the white balance question I was just asking lol

  7. Robert Pearl
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    Business clubs and event planners have money. Alot of individuals dont. I shoot alot parties concerts fashion shows ect.

  8. Robert Pearl
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    Events is where the money is I made alot of money shooting nigjtclubs

  9. Paul Forbes
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    I do event photography and the problem I have is getting decent photos of something being projected on a screen and the speaker at the same time without using HDR. I either get a very dark person or a washed out projection. Any tips on that?

  10. Dan Moon
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    Why do Americans talk like that?

  11. Lori Patts
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    this is very helpful.Thanks for sharing!

  12. Albert Wesker
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    Got my 1st pro shoot at an event in two days, your video helped me to solve some misconceptions and fears 😀 Thanks man!

  13. Dean Bartley
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    What aperture would you say is the safest for these conferences?

  14. Allan Kostyk
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    I am a guy on a budget and will be doing my second free even shoot. what I own -Nikon D5300 Nikon lens AF-P NIKKOR 18-55 Tamron DI AF 70MM-300MM 1:4 5.6. Metz mecablitz 44 AF-2 eletronic flash

  15. Mark Robin Keeler
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    Enjoyed the video though would have loved more example images with the voice over. The only thing I would offer is telling new event photographers that it is going to take time to build a reputation and recommend volunteering A LOT in your 1st and even 2nd year to build a credible portfolio. A Google or Microsoft won't touch you without it.

  16. Al Minter
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    thanks, more about technique, set up, and crowd interaction would have been nice but hey, you're doing this as a favor and it's appreciated

  17. Aythami Warneck
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    thanks for making video you know, was very helpful you know.. so thank you, you know

    serous though, good info

  18. Abigail King
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    This was great! I was asked to donate a package to a local charity and take some event photos. I was really aiming cor family and engagement, but I am now booked for 4 events. You really broke it down and gave a great run though!

  19. JordansEyePhotography
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    my wife and I are new event photographers and we had a question. when shooting events how effective is led video light compared to flash?

  20. hauwau muhammad usman
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    I have a Sony camera can i use it for my photos for a start

  21. Chris Canela
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    Problem: No flash & High ISO; Solution: Alpha a7s II. 😉

  22. Madi Kay
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    How about low light events?

  23. SipsofHope
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    Thank you for this video 🙂

  24. Nitai Yam
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    hi, do you have any tips on shooting elder people?
    this weekend im shooting this womens 80th birthday. any tips what so ever?
    gear 17-50mm 2.8 + 60mm 2.8 on canon 60 d + metz af-1 50 flash.
    its in the morning – afternoon in a closed room. thanks

  25. Courtland Dastyck
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    Do you ever ask if you can take someones photo or do you just take them?

  26. JayoJay
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    Hi!!!
    I don't have a degree in photography or anything but i have been the photographer at my local church and everyone says I'm really good plus i really enjoy it.
    I have been thinking of doing it as a business.
    do i need to have degrees or anything or can i just do it??

  27. iloak druvi
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    very useful thanks

  28. Shannon Prevosti
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    What lens would you recommend for a Nikon D3200?

  29. Katarzyna Pracuch
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    This is the task I have next week – I need to shoot a conference from 7 a.m. until the evening + after party and group pictures. Looks like it's gonna be a big challenge, thank you for tips!

  30. Jen W
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    What strap is that? Rapid Strap? I need one! I tend to have my strap around the left side of my neck and around the top of my right shoulder. A 6D with a 24-70 gets heavy after 8 hours!

  31. Luciane Zumba
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    Always love love love your videos!

    I am a natural light photographer and I am getting requests for night Xmas Party shooting and this is my question. I have a crop camera (Nikon D7100), flash (SB800) and just got the Gary Fong lightsphere, also have 24-70 you talked about. I am searching for a full frame camera (D750) but photo store says I DON'T need to buy a FULL FRAME camera for inside/dark jobs if I have a flash. I DON'T agree with the statement… someone please give me a feedback on this? I think a full frame and ability to go high on my ISO would make my life easy on night club photography/inside ballroom where light is not that great! Thank you!

  32. BUBURUZA PRODUCTIONS TV
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    Thanks for this Eric, great information. I'm literally walking out the door now to shoot an event, and the tips and inspiration will get me through the day. Always good to hear what you've been doing right, and ideas on how to make my shoot better. Thanks again.

    Bogdan Mihai
    Buburuza Productions, LLC

  33. donavin51
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    Thank you! This is informative!

  34. Rachit Singhal
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    Any tips for stage performaces with quick changing lights?

  35. Mostafa Ahmed
    October 8, 2017 at 10:34

    hey, hope u might read this, i'm very interested in photography and i already started a couple of months ago with the d3300 and the basic 18 to 55mm … i learnt a lot in the last period and it seems that i'm really liking and very interested in it … i'm not thinking of a specific field of photography, i'm just interested in them all and try different stuff from one time to another, so my question is, is there a possibility to start making money out of it? i know i'm not an expert, but everything u said in this video i kinda expected it cuz i did the calculations in my ahead how to setup my camera if i need to take some photos in a party/conference/events and so on … i think i might have a way of starting making money out of it, especially with the time going i'm literally thinking of upgrading directly to the D4 and the 24-70 mm, i just don't know if it will work out with making money out of it if possible (as i started this not seeking money at first, but as one says, if you r good at something, never do it for free), hope to get an advice from u, greetings from germany, thx!

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