Essential Equipment for Event Photography

Taking a leap into event photography means that you will work on location a great deal. There is a set of essential equipment that every event photographer should have. Follow this guide to make sure you are prepared to capture every special or unique moment at an event you are hired to shoot.

Memory Cards

Digital photographs are stored on memory cards. Make sure your cards are large and that you have a few extra. You may have a day where everything just looks like a great photographic opportunity and before you know it, you have run out of memory. Having an extra memory card just gives you an ability to continue to take more photographs.

Extra Batteries

Never leave home without extra batteries. More so than for any other type of photographer, packing extra energy supplies can save you a lot of time, aggravation and money.


A tripod is a great way to add stability to photographs. This is especially important if you are taking posed portraits, like of a wedding party or the family. If you are spending many hours taking photographs at an event, it would be a great idea to have a tripod so that you can use it when your hands and arms get tired of holding your camera.


Make sure you have several lenses capable of capturing different types of photographs. You should be able to use a wide angle lens for photographs that will take up a lot of background picture space. A telephoto lens will let you take pictures that focus specifically on a subject. Having an ability to take a variety of different types of shots will make you a versatile photographer in various domains.

Portable Printer

A portable printer is often over looked by most event photographers. One of the things you are going to need to do in your business is figure out how to make money. If you have a portable printer on site at the event, you are sure to increase your sales volume. Purchase habits of customers vary from day to day and moment to moment. Just think, so many tourist locations take your photographs and give you an opportunity to purchase the picture on the spot. You should consider doing the same.

Camera Bag

You need a great bag to carry all of your camera accessories.

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