So this weekend I got to work with some very fun clients of mine. The folks down at Bizarre Guitar and Guns frequently host fun events and live concerts. Greg Golden, the owner of Bizarre Guitar, is part of a very popular band that performs rock and roll hits. This weekend they held a concert at the Alley in Sparks and invited me along to snap some pictures of their guests.
Just as I have been talking about Shanda and Greg hired me to help them thank their guests for coming to the show. As I posted up and snapped pictures, guests came over to the swag table and picked up CD’s, t-shirts, and stickers. After filling their hands they stopped for quick picture with the Bizarre Guitar girls. What I want to emphasize here is how excited the concert attendees were to have their pictures taken. Well, maybe they just wanted to get close to the girls. Either way, when all the guests check out the Bizarre Guitar Facebook page they will see their picture and it will remind them of the good time they had with the Bizarre crew.
This little photo opportunity fulfills so many small things that can really add up. Like I’ve explained, the concert guests come to the show and they get a free CD, a sticker, a shirt, and they get a fun picture with some pretty girls. They then hop online check out the photo, remember the good time and instantly want to go back and experience it all over again. The whole time Bizarre Guitar is getting excellent social media exposure.
Now to switch gears just a bit, when I first started this blog I didn’t necessarily want go too far into photography tutorials and turn this into another how-to photography blog. Those are far too plentiful and if you’d like to learn those things then go check out that Google thing. I have though, decided to sneak in a few small tips about different types of photography. Instead of telling you about ISO, shutter speed, and aperture I want to give you some different types of tips. For example, when taking shots of groups of smiling people, what David Calvert at Calvert Photography coined “grip and grins”, take two or three shots. Undoubtedly someone will have their eyes closed on at least one of them so taking a few should avoid this pesky issue.
With that, look forward to my next post where Shanda Golden from the Golden ticket will hopefully be giving you all some insight to why she hires professional photography and videography at her events. For now, go look at some pictures. Find either a band you like or a business you like and see how they use photography to market themselves!