Should DPR have an Event Photography forum?

Started 4 months ago | Polls thread
Patrick Murphy Contributing Member • Posts: 964
Re: Should DPR have an Event Photography forum?

photolando wrote:

I'd love it! I do mostly corporate event work these days. In the middle of a huge one right now. 10,000 attendees. Doing headshots. I've done about 1000 so far! lol!. Kill me now.

I work for an event-only studio that Mike (photolando) also works for.

The pace can be killer. I did an awards shoot recently where I took a photo of the recipient holding up an ID card with their name, then a "headshot" -- really a quick shot of their head and upper body -- then a posed shot of the recipient with their award and two VIPs.

I shot 296 photos in 45 minutes, which is one photo every 9.1 seconds.

So, yes, there should be an Event Photography forum. The equipment and especially the techniques and business aspects can be very different from other forms of photography.

I'd personally like two separate new forums, Event Photography and Wedding Photography as those are very different IMHO. But perhaps to get it through the powers that be here at DPReview, it could be a 2-fer: Event and Wedding Photography.

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