Try to blend in as much as you can.
As an expert in event photography, you basically owe it to your clients for you to make sure that you are able to dress the part and blend in depending on the kind of event that you are covering. Try to find out as much as you can about it so that you can also prepare well ahead of time for it. At the end of the day, although it may be true that you will not be assessed based on how you look but based on the quality of the pictures that you produce, you will still be required to at least put in enough efforts to blend in at some point or so. If you have no means of finding out what the event is all about (although that is highly unlikely), the best go-to outfit that every professional in event photography should use as a staple is business casual. It is very difficult to go wrong with this particular kind of theme.
If, at some point, you appear to have over dressed in more ways than one, you will have no problems toning it down by removing a few items here and there. If you show up in the event a little bit under dressed, on the other hand, it will be very difficult to remedy that unless you have to have some spare formal looking blazers in the car for good measure. You owe it to your clients to make sure that you are able to dress the part, after all.
Be on the move and do not just stay in one place.
If you want the best possible pictures for your event photography gig, you need to make sure that you are able to go well out of your way in getting the photos that you need. Most people usually get the incorrect notion that the event photographer should just stand around near the entrance and take photos of people as they come in. Technically speaking, this comes with the territory but that is not the only thing that you should be doing, when it all comes down to it. You should make it a serious effort to also walk around and move around in order for you to be able to document other interesting things or events happening all throughout the occasion. It is ultimately very difficult for you to deliver great looking photos if you just stick around a corner and do nothing.
Value the time of other people.
Try to take the pictures as quickly as you can. What most of the event photography experts out there should remember or keep in mind all of the time is the fact that the guests are there to actually attend the event and not to get their time sucked in on the event photography process. Try to be quick as much as possible and try not to take too much of other people’s time. A good rule to follow would be to take three clicks per person or per group and that’s it. Anything more than that and the crowd tends to get jittery.