Taking your best shot!

As planning events for 2023 are well under way we thought it might be useful to share what we’ve learnt about taking the best photo of your event in a SaddleSpan.  

We’re fortunate to have been sent many truly eye-catching images of our SaddleSpans at events, often taken by professional photographers, but sometimes it pays to be able to frame an image yourself. Whether that be for promotional purposes, on your  website, or social media or to help promote next year’s event – any tips on this are useful. Right?  

Here are our top 10 tips: 

  1. Bear in mind that at any event, people and the action move fast! So be prepared with full batteries and lots of energy. 
  2. You won’t be able to capture everything, so have a ‘wish list’ of shots you’d like to get and focus on those. 
  3. Be in the right place at the right time and make sure you know the event timings. 
  4. Know the names and have the permissions for any people in your shots. 
  5. How much light is available? Are you shooting in the middle of the day or at night? Will you be inside or outside the Saddlespan? If it’s inside, be mindful of balancing capturing the atmosphere without the images being too dark. 
  6. Maybe choose to tell a story of the event: From set-up to take-down, people love seeing behind-the-scenes images too. 
  7. Try mixing your style of photos. Try shots from different angles by either crouching down, lying down, moving to a high vantage point, or maybe see what’s possible with a selfie stick. 
  8. Frames don’t always have to be straight. Always fill the frame but maybe try a 45-degree angle for fun?! 
  9. Edit your photos as soon as you can afterwards so you can see what you’ve got to work with. If it’s for promotional purposes check permissions and for any shots that you know a person, group or performer won’t like. 
  10. Consider shooting some video footage too – these can gain better traction especially if you plan to use them on social media where scrollers are more likely to engage in a moving image. 

There’s a lot that can be captured on a smartphone, but if you’re fortunate enough to have professional kit, or photographers to hand – use that! 

We’d love to see any shots you capture of our Saddlespans out and about on site this year – feel free to send them to us at: enquiries@amazingtent.co.uk and let us know if we can use them too, and if so, who the photographer is we should credit. Or if you’re posting straight to social media, feel free to tag us:  

Twitter @Amzingtentco / Facebook @TheAmzingTent Company / LinkedIn @TheAmazingTentCo 

Happy snapping! 

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