Your Event Photography Questions Answered
What is Event Photography?
Event photography is a wide category of professional photography. It’s capturing the essence and vibe of an event – often with a purpose to showcase a product or brand. Focus can be on VIPs, speakers, performers or guests.
What is your focus as an Event Photographer?
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What type of events do your cover?
Our event photography covers private and corporate events. We photograph birthdays, christenings, celebrations, formals, private parties and also weddings, which we cover on our specialised wedding website. Lots of our work is around conferences, expos and trade shows. We capture gala and award nights, client events, red carpet, store, product and brand launches, charity, PR and media events, activations. We also photograph major events, concerts and sports events.
Can I use the Images for Marketing?
Yes. Of course you can. You always receive commercial copyright to our photos. You can use them on your or 3rd party websites, print, magazines and newspapers and PR and press releases. The copyright is given in perpetuity – you don’t pay a licence every year!
Should I hire a professional event photographer?
It all depends on quality and consistency of images you require. You can get lucky with an amateur and he could produce great shots for you. It’s all depending on light and type of event. A top photographer in Melbourne will produce consist high quality results for your event.
How do you photograph in low light situations?
Low light situations at events are very common and can be tricky at times. Annoying flash lights are not always possible. Professional equipment is helpful in handling low light situations and a creative approach will get you amazing results. Processing of night time images is absolutely necessary and might impact the availability of instant delivery.
Do you backup your images?
We have a sound backup strategy in place to protect your images. This starts at the event with dual slot cameras and multiple card changes. The first thing after an event consist out of backing up your images on our computers and our servers. And to be 100% safe we also create an offsite backup.
Do you have insurance?
We have a public liability insurance for 20 million Australian dollars. A lot of venues and locations require this.
Do you charge for travel?
Travel is included within and around Melbourne. Should you require event photography outside Melbourne we can give you a personal quote for travel costs. All depends on your location and times required.
Will my Photos appear on your website?
We usually use our images to promote our work on our website or 3rd party websites. Should you require exclusive copyright or have certain dates to release the images contact us. Our contract will always state the type of copyright. Have a look at our gallery.
How are the photos delivered?
We always deliver our photos via a digital download. These downloads can be pretty big (a fewgigabytes). We can also send you a USB stick with your images via mail.
Do you also shoot private events?
We sure do! We love private birthdays & celebrations. Of course we also photograph weddings and engagement parties. Have a look here.
What is your Photographic style?
We create natural and candid images – it’s a photojournalistic approach of documenting your event. With the difference that we try to put your subject in the best light to get the shot. Of course we add posed shots to the mix. The variety of our shots – from establishment shots of the location, details at the event, your brand in action and beautiful pictures of your guests, staff and VIPs – is important.
Do you provide Event Videography?
We don’t offer event videography – our focus is on photography. But we can definitely get you in contact with videographers who create awesome work.
Who Will Photograph My Event?
Now this sets us apart form a lot of other photography companies. We always shoot the event ourself. This means it is either Souri or Andreas or both of us (depending on type of event). There is one big downside as we get booked out fast.
What is included in your event photography Price?
Our photography service is an end to end solution. From shooting your event to basic processing your images. We always give you a quote which outlines our service. We have a few optional extras such as instant delivery, faster turnaround or flexible hours.
How many images can I expect?
Quality over quantity – we don’t really like to lock down a number as each event is different. It depends on weather, location & type of event. A few stunning images are better than 10.000 bad ones! But to give you a ballpark figure – we usually deliver around 50 images per hour.
How fast do I get my images?
How does 30 seconds sound? Yes! We can do this … straight to your mobile phone. These are just few preview shots and this optional extra is available only for certain events. The full edited gallery of images you can expect 48h after your event. We can always deliver fast when you need it. Talk to us when booking your event.
How can I book you as my Event Photographer?
Melbourne has lots of events – it’s usually busy in the summer and during major events (such as the spring carnival, F1 or Australian Open). We allow you to prebook our photography services up to 2 years ahead.