Awards and Presentation Photo Shoot Guide

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Use this checklist to ensure you're prepared to capture an award ceremony or presentation photo shoot effectively and efficiently.

  • Conduct a site survey before and at the same time of day as the event to evaluate the light, background and possible subject positioning.
  • Attend rehearsals. This will help you plan your shots and help you be in the correct location to capture the shots.
  • Reach out to the point of contact a day before to verify the event details and ask for the program, if available.
  • Verify all equipment is working properly ahead of time.
  • Arrive at the event 15 minutes early to set up all equipment and make adjustments as needed before the event starts.
  • Present a professional appearance in the proper uniform and be inspection ready.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and eliminate any distractions.
  • Use bounce flash whenever possible.

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