Setting up and labeling fantastic photo spots for individuals and groups at your next event can increase Tweets, Instagram and Facebook posting. And that means good things for your event visibility. We want people talking about your event, on and off-line.To set up event photo spots you’ll need to do some indoor and outdoor scouting.
Locate a scenic outdoor group shot. Test it out. Can you see the important background piece, behind the people? Try different distances and angles until you get just the right spot. Label it with a sign.
Head indoors. Is there an impressive sign or banner featuring your event name? Could that show up in the background? If you look and look and simply can’t find a spot, or to provide multiple indoor photo spots, set up a backdrop. Have a backdrop printed with your event logo, either positioned up high so it won’t be obscured, or repeated. If the natural lighting isn’t enough, bring in some lighting to ensure a bright photo every time.
Create a “selfie” spot. Maybe it’s a tight spot, between two pieces of beautiful architecture, where only one person can fit. Or, a shot from a unique perspective, high up on a balcony where you can see the event hall below. Label it with a selfie sign.
Be sure to clearly designate each spot with a sign and include any event hash tags to remind participants to use them when posting. If you’ve got an event feed these photos should be added to it! Depending on the type and theme of the event, think about adding some fun props for people to use. Hats, sunglasses, boas, mustaches, capes, wigs, costume jewelry, there are so many options.
Setting up photo spots will increase not only the quantity, but also the quality of social photo sharing. Consider what you want your event photos to communicate, scout out and label some great spots and then watch for photos to begin appearing.