Last month I photographed a conference down in Austin, TX. In this video, I offer several tips for photographing conferences.
For this conference, I was using a 5D Mark IV, 70-200mm f2.8L IS II, 16-35mm f4L IS, and a 24-105mm f4L IS. Because I was traveling, I didn’t bring a full-sized second camera as a backup. Instead, I packed the very portable Canon SL1. It stayed in my backpack for the whole trip, but it did its job of providing peace-of-mind. On paid jobs, you always want to have extra gear in case something goes wrong with your primary camera.