Often people relate the word 'event photography' to more formal corporate events or weddings, proms etc. however event photography can cover any event! Whether it is the covering of a local football team or a fundraiser, all you need is a gathering of people, the right equipment and the right attitude.
So what makes a good event photographer?
A successful event photographer will need a real 'can-do' attitude. Enthusiasm and flexibility are essential as they ensure you can get any sort of event covered. Although experience in photography is obviously a bonus it can also be helpful to have a background in marketing or customer service to ensure the job is done quickly and effectively. Event photography should be considered very much in the service industry.
How stable is a job in event photography?
Event photography can be viewed as a recession proof business if the photographer knows how to market themselves. For example, if you are covering a charity event, you could offer a percentage of your earnings to the charity. This way you increase your chances of improving your relationship with the organisers.