I have been providing photography for corporate and special events for over 20 years. Our company is based in Palm Springs. There are quite a number of large resorts including the Marriott Desert Springs, Westin Mission Hills, La Quinta Resort, Renaissance Esmeralda Resort. Many companies hold their sales and incentive meetings at these resorts and frequently need photography. But what kind of photography?
Now for the fun part! Time to shop! My advice would be to just start with the basics. What you need depends on the type of photography you will be doing. Be sure to purchase some back up equipment as well, because if something breaks you don’t want to be without any options. As you make more money with your business, you can upgrade and add to your equipment, so don’t feel like you need to “have it all” to start out. Don’t forget about office supplies, a good computer, printer, business cards and other marketing materials, etc.
Use light intelligently: Light is the essence of photography, but more so in B&W. Use the available light intelligently. I prefer to use natural light as much as possible, but in the absence of natural lights, I fine soft over head lights to be a better source of illumination that a flash light.
There has been color film for many years for cameras. Most of the time people opt for a color photograph to be taken of themselves at their weddings, for portraits or for pictures that they take for their own pleasure. But, black and white photos also have their place in Ronald Reagan Building Washington DC photographers.
One other event photography step in your learning process is to shoot shoot and shoot more. The more you shoot the more proficient you get at it. The more you shoot the more you learn about your camera, its settings and different techniques. Reading a book will make you learn something new, but if you do not practice it and experiment with it, soon you will forget it. Spend time capturing images of the same object over and over again from different angles and with different settings. After every photo shoot, go over your photos, see what you like, what causes an impression on you or others. Review what you did to get to those results and then practice even more with those same settings.
On rainy days you get apprehensive and worried, but you can still get some great shots. Rain will add an interesting element to the image and you will still be able get to a good picture. Use the rain to make a great and stunning effect on the pictures.
Having said this about equipment please don’t get too hung up on equipment, it is after all just a tool to capture images, you the photographer are the main creator of images to remember.