Three Tips for Taking Photos at Your Charity Event

One of the most important parts of organizing a charity event is the photography. Quality photos can be used on various social media sites to create awareness and leveraged in various other ways as well. For example, charity event photos are often used in donor newsletters and email marketing campaigns to generate additional fundraising. So how do you take better photographs when you have so many other things to do? Here are a few tips to help you get you started:

Get a Professional Photographer: This is probably the best advice we can offer you. Unless you have volunteers on staff with a photography background it might be a good idea to hire a professional. If you don’t know where to turn, event companies can provide you with a list of professionals that have been vetted and are experienced. An event organizer will not likely have the time to take pics so it’s best to have someone dedicated to taking pictures.

Create a Shot List: Although you’ll want some spontaneous shots of the event, you’ll most likely want other shots that include key donors, staff, event organizers, and others. By making a list, your photographer will know who to grab and when. Be sure to include names, titles, and headshots if at all possible.

Back Up Your Photos: After the event is done and your photographer has delivered the photo files to you, be sure to store them somewhere besides your Facebook page. We recommend using a cloud-based storage system in addition to your hard drive to ensure they are safe if something happens to your device.

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