We were pleased to photograph the ENA 2015 Seminar Series, Windsor Hotel, Melbourne as not only does the Windsor offer some amazing sandwiches at lunchtime, but one of our favourite corporate speakers, Ros Sims was on the bill. Rod Sims is the current ASIC Chairman and always has an interesting perspective on events. Not only that, but he is a very humorous gentleman and often likes to pepper a speech with a light hearted anecdote or two. I guess you need to keep a sense of humour with a job his!
Most of the company parties, nonprofit fundraiser and special galas are popular events. So when you are asked to have some shoots on this event, you need to be fully prepared.
Corporate or conference photography can get you bad reputations among creative because it sounds as unglamorous styles when it comes to photography. Although it is true that there are many aspects of successful events and conference event photos that can be very rote, however, these events has a huge advantage to become more creative in expressions. The reason behind this is that it has schedule and set structure to successful events and conference events that is rarely deviates meaning. It is easy to build a shot list to get essential shots out of your way quickly. This means you have more time on your hands during these kinds of events to get creative. Whether you are a budding event photographer you need tips to build effective successful event and conference photography. This will lead to make your clients happy and can provide you many photography opportunities on them in future.
Here are helpful tips for your successful events and conference photography:
Some clients do not know what kind of photos they will need. So it may sounds frustrating but you need to remember that this vagueness from your clients will give you perfect opportunity. Most of the corporate clients want similar types of event photos. Since they hire you to capture images showing what they do in their jobs set up space and make sure people they invite will show up and will have a good time. Some of these captures are:
Set up shots of trade show booths, empty rooms, signage and promotional items. So you need to ensure that you will arrive early to take some shots before the guest arrive so that everything is intact.
Pose candid shots of VIPs or important persons in the company. Although this is extremely tricky, you do not have idea who is the CEO or big wigs of the company. So to handle this situations ask the coordinator ahead to accompany you to point out the executives and VIPs on the site. You do not need to be afraid in asking help this will help you make your work done right.
Make a wide angles and close-ups shots of any speakers. Get some shots of speakers where you can include the brand and signage in the photo. Remember to bring telephoto lens and prepare for a farther shoot. But if it is close shots make sure you do not block the view of the guest.
Make the guest engaged and interested at the event. Make sure you get images that indicate everyone to have a good time.
Take a shot that indicates event that it was well attended like full room shots having lots of people. Pull out your zoom lens and give focus in larger clumps of people that tell that there are many people attend.
These tips will help you make your conference photography a successful one in your career.
The Internoise group celebrated their 40th anniversary at their recent Melbourne conference at the MCEC and put on quite a party to celebrate the fact! We were excited to be there to photograph the plenary lectures, gala dinners, awards and general merriment.
Over 3 days, delegates from all over the world attended workshops, enjoyed the local sights, got up and close with some Australian wildlife, reaquainted themselves with colleagues and peers and of course, partied! The Welcome to Country opening ceremony with Aboriginal dancers and didgeridoo players was sensational and went down brilliantly with the international guests.
Amongst the fun and entertainment there was much swapping and sharing of accoustical information, with my favourite lecture delivering South Korean research into making electric cars audible to pedestrians for increased safety. It’s the future folks, so we should start thinking about these things!
The accompanying trade show was packed with the world’s top exhibitors in their field and I even got to glean some useful information for eliminating excessive noise at my daughter’s kindergarten!
With hundreds of photos delivered to the client, these are just a few from the event for a flavour of things.
Last week saw the annual conference and gala dinner for the Victorian Taxi Association here in Melbourne.
This year was extra special, with the VTA celebrating their 50th year. With the taxi industry facing unprecedented changes and competition it’s good to see a strong association supporting drivers and taxi operators whilst they get on with the day to day running of their businesses.
Starting at The Langham on Melbourne’s Southbank the two day conference, packed full of notable speakers was punctuated by the gala dinner held at Zinc Federation Square.
If you’ve eaten there, you don’t need us to tell you how good the food and the service is!
Amongst the high profile guest speakers was Melbourne’s Deputy Lord Mayor Susan Riley who entertained the guests with her lighthearted banter.
Yes folks, we’re back in Melbourne following several jaunts around the country covering various conferences in Sydney and Brisbane.
We’ve even given Melbourne it’s own event and conference page which we’ll update in the not too distant future with recent photos from events and conferences we’ve shoot so far this year.
Are you organising an event or function in Melbourne? Have you heard about our FREE iPad Mini offer? It sounds a bit too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not!
Simply book us for 2 full days of photography and we’ll send you the 16GB Wi-Fi iPad Mini as a thank-you gift. No strings attached!