When researching photography packages for your event, whether it’s for a debut, wedding, birthday, or corporate event, often, a studio will provide you with several options. Sometimes they will give different packages that range below.

These numbers range and the shooters they provide can be adjusted according to your budget. But what’s the science behind this? Are these studios just trying to charge you more money?


The Formula For A Successful Shoot

Most studios already have a tried and tested formula for the recommended amount of shooters to get the most value for your money. 

Scenario A: 8-10 hour wedding, 100 pax, Photography & Videography Package 

For an event of this size, it is recommended to have at least:

Scenario A: 4-hour event, 80 pax, Corporate Event, Photography Package

For an occasion like this: 

The Logic

Every photographer/videographer has their own part to play in the event. In a team of 2, 1 could be the main camera shooter, 2nd camera shooter, and 3rd is the Creative Camera Shooter.

  1. Main Camera shooter – they focus on capturing the whole event
  2. 2nd Camera shooter – they are the 2nd angle and their focal point is capturing the reaction shots and establishing shots 
  3. Creative Camera shooter – they move around as “stabilizers” to assist in getting creative shots. 

The work can also be done faster when there are more shooters on the team. This helps the client get the best footage and the team is able to do their job better in providing the best images and films. 

Everyone gets a chance to be in front of the camera

With so many in attendance, everyone will want a chance to be in front of the camera. Picture an award ceremony.

There are guests, speakers, hosts, and all the people involved on this special day for the company and winners. With enough photographers roaming the hall, there will be plenty of opportunities for people to be captured. And this is not just for events. This applies to so many occasions.

  1. An engaged couple looking at wedding photography and videography packages in the Philippines? 
  2. An event organizer canvassing for event videographers to shoot your next corporate activity
  3. A marketer looking for a commercial video production service, budget and 
  4. A mom/dad looking forward to their daughter’s long-awaited debut to be done in a hotel in Manila 

More raw footage for editing use

The studio you choose wants you and your event to look great. This includes a selective culling and post-production process. 

More shooters at the event = more cameras = more raw footage

At Sugar & Tea Philippines, Photography | Videography, we aim to provide our editors with as many clips to choose from and create the best possible photo album and video highlight/documentary which is why we provide our client’s different packages explaining the number of shooters that align with their budget. 

Location. Location. Location

With different shooters going around and capturing videos, the editor will have the best angles to choose from during the post-production process.

For example, 1 videographer shot from near the stage, and another videographer took shot the same scene from a different area, depending on the flow of the video, these shoots have the best 

Sometimes even drone videography is involved and here, the location of the videographer is key to getting some great shots. 

In Conclusion

There’s a reason photography & videography services in Manila have different packages and recommendations for the number of men and women behind the camera.

Similar to spreading butter on toast. More butter = more flavor. But when spread too thin, sometimes the taste is affected and not as delicious as we want it to be. But too much is also not a good thing.

At Sugar & Tea Philippines, Photography | Videography, we have different rates and suggestions for different events – weddings, real estate, birthdays, debuts, and corporate shoots.

Our team is here to provide guidance to get the best results you need for your event, or if budget constraints are an issue, how to receive the most value for your money.

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