Photography at a big trade fair, such as the Mobile World Congress Barcelona at La Fira

Photography at a big trade fair like the Mobile World Congress Barcelona can be stressful but also a rewarding experience. It is important to prepared in order to get the best results.

The first element to take into account is time. One must plan ahead and arrive early. Ideally, one must do some research on the exhibitors areas and events. Planning ahead also includes packing the right gear and making sure you carry the right equipment for the job, such as a camera with a fast lens and, potentially, a tripod for stable shots. It is also key to bring extra batteries and memory cards, as you’ll likely be taking a lot of photos.

Once on site, it is important to remember that it is a very professional setting, so being respectful is key. Always ask for permission before taking photos of people or their booths, and be mindful of any restrictions or rules regarding photography.

Fairs are usually very lighted: always use available instead of flash when taking photos. This will give your shots a more natural and flattering look, and also help you capture the colors and details of the products on display.