Success in event photography relies on two main things: your portfolio and referrals. This may be especially true for an Event Photographer in NJ where there are many other event photographers trying to get noticed and to turn their talent into a flourishing business. The combined importance of your portfolio and client referrals is something I have learnt in my many years as a photographer and in particular while specializing in event photography. It is a lesson I often pass on to new photographers who are seeking to establish themselves in the industry. Referrals can really be your best form of advertisement as long as you please each new client with your professionalism, the quality of your work and timely delivery. That way, the next time they have an event to cover they will think of you first. Also, if someone else sees the work you have done for a client and asks, you client will have no qualms referring you and your services. Added to this is the value of having a solidly put together portfolio. It should include sufficient samples to give potential clients a good idea of your skills with the camera and your range of creativity. A good idea is to seek permission (if necessary) from each new client to use images from their upcoming event as a part of your professional portfolio. Remember too, that since your work as an Event Photographer in NJ will include various types of events, your portfolio should reflect as many different events as possible – unless your plan is to specialize in a particular one. Using the above photo in my portfolio was an easy decision to make. It shows kids reaching up to pop bubbles floating through the air during a performance of The Gazillion Bubble Show at New World Stages in Manhattan, N.Y. The lights, lines, angles and solitary silhouette reaching up are like an intriguing prelude to a story you know will be simply captivating once told!
Location: Manhattan, NY.