3 Tips For Capturing Memorable Moments Of Your Community

Hannah Eberts, Project Manager

Hannah Eberts, Project Manager

May 26, 2023

As a photographer, your job is to capture memorable moments. When I first started photography my passion grew quickly when I understood the impact images have. This impact is what continues my passion for capturing people’s personal and professional milestones. Photographing an event requires both technical skill and the ability to connect with people. It is important to have a clear understanding of what is expected from you. There are specific steps that should be taken in order to ensure quality and high level execution when taking photos. Those steps include, preparation ahead of time, understanding roles and expectations, having an eye for detail, and making subjects feel comfortable.

Movie theatre marquis sign that reads "Awesome Inc Presents 5 Across Finals Pitch Competition 5PM!"

STEP ONE: Preparedness and Knowledge is Key!

Prior to the event, it’s important to do your research, learn the sequence of events and familiarize yourself with the event location. Any photographer will want to ensure there are no surprises. You should have a clear understanding of what is to take place during the timeframe you are delegated. An additional advantage is touring the event space beforehand. This will allow you to get a sense of lighting and potential backdrops to ensure your confidence in your surroundings. 

Awesome Inc creates a play by play for every 5 Across event. This covers bases for all team members throughout the entirety of the event. I personally love having this resource to reference during the event itself. It guarantees everyone is on the same page.