Is it your first time attending a conference as a photographer? You know you need your camera and a few lenses, but what do you need other than that?
Read on to ensure you pack all the essentials when you attend a conference as a photographer.
Bring Your ID Card
You finally got that email that says that you got a media pass to an event you wanted to attend. Great. Forget about going if you don't have any identification with you.
While you may not need an ID for most events if you are attending as a spectator, it's completely different when it comes to media passes. That's essentially what you are getting whether you are a journalist or a photographer. The names of these passes may vary.
It’s a safety precaution to make sure that you are who you say you are since people with a media pass tend to have special access to otherwise forbidden areas.
Without an ID, you might be refused entry. Be sure to pack it in your bag.
Load Up Your Waterproof Backpack
When it comes to taking pictures at events, you absolutely need a waterproof backpack at all times. Events happen rain or shine, so as a photographer, it's absolutely essential━even if the event is indoors.
Camera equipment can be ridiculously expensive. You don’t want somebody to spill their drink on your bag or be caught be a sudden rainstorm on the way in.
A waterproof backpack will keep your equipment safe. Keeping your equipment consolidated in one place will also protect it from easy theft.
Pack Spare Batteries and Power Banks
People complain about battery life in smartphones. Unfortunately, battery life for cameras tends to be even worse than smartphones. There's nothing worse than attending an event to realize that you cannot take any pictures because you are out of battery.
You will need to buy several batteries in advance. One battery is never enough to last a full day at a conference.The Zendure A8 QC Power Bank will keep your devices charged for several days.
Don’t Forget Your Laptop
When you are at an event, speed matters. If you want your images in the public eye, you don’t only need to take great pictures, you need to publish them fast. That means that you need a device that’s fast and portable.
Bring your laptop to the conference to ensure you will be able to edit and publish your pictures fast. If you aren’t able to bring your laptop, your phone is a great portable option to view pictures.
If you find yourself low on battery, the Zendure A8 QC portable charger will charge your devices at a fast speed with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and can charge your phone up to 9 times.
Travel with Your Adapter
If you are traveling to a different country, it will be difficult for you to get around without having a right adapter. If you can't charge your batteries, how will you take pictures?
The Zendure Passport travel adapter has plugs different sockets for over 150 countries. That means that you can travel with just one adapter. It is the world’s first travel adapter with an auto-resetting fuse, meaning you won’t miss any picture opportunities!
Give Your Business Card
Every event that you attend is a chance for you to shine in terms of pictures, but also when it comes to getting potential clients by networking with people.
As a photographer, you certainly need business cards.
If you are looking to get clients, there’s no better way to do it than by networking with people around you. Having business cards on hand is a great way to ensure these potential clients will have your information for later.
Take Photos Like a Pro
When you get a special pass to an event whether by being a photographer or a journalist, you get many perks. You get to explore more than an average spectator.
Don’t forget the essentials like your business cards and your external battery power bank. But also don’t forget to have fun!
Written by Michael Smolski.