Corporate event photography
A client recently said to me, “I like working with you, Brad. All I need to do is ring you and tell you where, what, and when, and I know you’ll take care of it. I can tick it off my list.”
Without knowing it, she had paid me an enormous compliment because that’s exactly how I like it to be with all of my corporate event clients.
Some general information
I have photographed all manner of corporate events here in Canberra — everything from multi-day international conferences to small chamber music recitals; from prestigious award dinners at Parliament House to retail openings at shopping centres. In all of these cases I bring a great deal of experience, creativity, and technical expertise to make sure you get great photographs that show your event at its best.
My approach to corporate event photography tends to be documentary rather than photographing sequences of staged or posed photos. Of course, I’m there to photograph all of the key moments, speakers, ViPs, and everything else that you need, but I also photograph the ambience, the space, the mood, the guests enjoying themselves, and all of those in-between moments that tell the story of your event.
- I always use two camera bodies, both of which can operate completely silently if needed;
- I can provided specialised lighting equipment if you are using a media wall, for example, or if you need headshots or portraits taken during your event;
- Turn-around time to receive your images is negotiable according to your needs — typically a couple of days — but ‘highlight’ photos can be delivered within a couple of hours of your event if you need them for marketing or social media purposes;
- The finishing high and low resolution jpeg files are delivered to you online with a dedicated link that I email to you.
As you can imagine, fees for event photography can vary as widely as the events themselves.
$380 is about the minimum fee that I normally charge. Typically that would be a 1-2 hour day-time corporate event such as a speech, presentation, opening … that sort of thing.
The price increases depending on the time involved, the complexity of the photography, whether assistants are required, travel and parking expenses, and other similar factors.
If you were to push me for a generalisation, I would say that you would need to budget around the $650 mark for a typical 3-hour corporate event.
For full-day or multi-day conferences, allow about $1200 per day.
Give me a call and I’ll give you an estimate pretty quickly.
The price that I quote includes the coverage, the image processing, digital delivery of high and low resolution jpeg files, and the usage rights for the images.
In most cases you’ll get a selection of the main images from your event very soon afterwards so you have something to use for your immediate media and online purposes. The rest of the selected images follow, normally within 2-3 days.
But let me know your organisation’s time frames and I’ll work to them.