Introduction to Event Photography

In this class, we will learn about photographing events, including parties and birthday parties, engagements and weddings, celebrations and anniversaries, street festivals, and any other events.
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50 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

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Meets once at a scheduled time
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Class Experience

Learners will be introduced to event photography: what is event photography, why it’s important, what are a few types of events that require event photographers

They will learn how to prepare for photographing an event: research, dealing with clients (people who hire photographers to photograph events), shot list, gear, attire, prep work; also students will be introduced to post-production workflow, image selection and editing, and image submission. 

They will learn about pre-event prep work, including shot list, gear prep, event attire (what a photographer should wear when photographing a particular event); real-life examples will be used during in-class discussions and exercises

They will come up with examples of events they might want to photograph, practice photographing similar mock events, during class exercises, and then discuss their choices, including prep work, gear, image selection, and post-production workflow. 

I am a writer, photographer, and arts editor published nationally and internationally, with twenty years of publishing industry experience and over ten years of photography experience. I have taught photography for almost ten years, working with pre-college and adult students, and helping them discover and develop their artist voices through which to express themselves, as well as capture the world around them. 
Students are more than welcome to practice photographing events outside the class, while using techniques learned in class. This class and related optional homework practice will come in handy if students decide to register for my more advanced and specialized event photography classes.
Students are welcome to use any camera(s) they have available: phone cameras, point-and-shoot cameras, DSLRs, or mirrorless cameras. After all, Ansel Adams once said, “the most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.” 
Students’ work will be evaluated during class. 
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Alina Oswald
Lives in the United States
Writer. Photographer. Teaching Artist.
3 total reviews
5 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Alina Oswald. I am a writer, photographer, arts editor, and photography instructor. For the past 20 years, I have worked for publications, as a writer, photographer, and arts editor. 

I love photography. I've photographed for... 
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