Event photography is fun for me. I have been attending events throughout the summer as well back when I was working with Snapd London. I am seeing a lot of the same sort of visuals and have found what to look for when I go into the events.
During the event, I am solely just taking photos and trying to build connections with vendors or coordinators. I get as many photos as I can before I leave. Once I am gone, I usually waste no time in editing photos. When I get home, thats the first thing I do. I get really excited to see what I have captured. It usually takes a few hours depending on how many photos I got.
Now since I have been going to a lot of these events without talking to the hosts beforehand, I can't expect any monetary return for sharing the photos. I always tag the hosts of the event and so far, I have had a lot of events or businesses share my photos. I love getting the exposure on their social media accounts and to me, that is proper marketing.
Getting paid photography work is tough and there are a select few that have managed to obtain the jobs that pay. It seems like I enjoy all types of photography except wedding photography. Events are fun for me because there is no expectation. I need freedom to operate when I'm in the field.
Now that you know my process, be sure to say hi to me if you see me at some local events. I may even feature you on my page.