Corporate Event Photographer – Communicate With the Client
Communication is a skill a corporate event photographer needs to hone. As a matter of fact, good communication skills will enable you to have a good relationship with the client and expose you to more business opportunities. When you are very good at communicating, you can easily network in a corporate event and get more contacts who may be needing your service in the future.
Outside of networking, a corporate event photographer needs to communicate with the client to have a better idea of what the client needs. Don’t hesitate to ask questions that will help you improve your preparedness for the event and the overall quality of photographs.
Generally, a corporate event photographer should ask the client three (3) questions before covering a corporate event. These questions are;
3 Questions Corporate Photographer Should Ask Clients before Covering a Corporate Event
#1. Where Is The Event?
The first thing you must communicate with your client about is the event’s location. Know the exact location and if possible visit the place beforehand. This will give you a clue about how the venue looks like and the equipment you will be needing to create exceptional shots for your client.
#2. When Is The Event?
After knowing the location, an event photographer must ask the exact date and time the event will take place. Once you have this information, you will be able to plan your schedules accordingly. Also, an idea of the time will enable you to arrive at the venue on time and set up your equipment before the guests arrive. Nothing is as destabilizing as going to a venue late; it can create a very wrong impression about you.
#3. What Is The Purpose Of The Picture?
Lastly, confirm the purpose of the shots you are taking. This will give you a clue on the perfect pose to snap.
These three questions, when asked at the appropriate time, will make the shooting and editing process relatively easy for you as a photographer.