Red Carpet Photography Tips


Red Carpet Photography Tips

One place where many of the stars of James Bond (amongst other movies) are often snapped by photographers is on the red carpet. Premières encourage actors and actresses to take to the red carpet in support of their latest big screen venture, and they will often expect to be photographed for promotional purposes. As a photographer, if you want your picture to see, you will need to ensure that you are getting the best shots possible. Here are a few tips on how you can do just that…

Firstly, you should be aware that red carpet photography is quite different from other types of photography. The majority of the images which you will see online at gaming sites like or on printed promotional material will have been shot in a studio. This means that the photographer will have a good deal of control over the subject and the environment. Whilst wildlife and other types of outdoor photography might prove a little more subject to natural conditions, it is still quite unlike red carpet photography.

One of the most frustrating things about photographing celebrities on the red carpet is using your flash. Not only will you need to make sure that your flash is powerful enough to be effective on a subject which is some distance from the camera, but you will need to be aware of the impact which the flashes of other photographers’ cameras will have. Photographers at red carpet events are usually squeezed in to a small media pen, so it can also be a good idea to arrive early on order to get a good spot. Lastly, try to get your subject’s attention so that you are able to get at least one shot of them looking straight down the camera.

Pierce Brosnan on the red carpet at the Royal Premiere of Die Another Day

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