Another commercial photography genre, event photography involves attending any public events and taking pictures. These pictures, unless you are doing for your personal reasons, are usually commissioned. These can be anything such as an international business summit, a local music festival, an office event where only employees and owners are invited, or a school fete.
Event photography has always been a prime area for commercial photographers to show their skills and to make some money. That is even though the genre might not be the first choice for budding photographers.
The boost in event photography came when smaller, more compact cameras with good low light performance came about. Event photography can be a high-pressure job where the lack of ambient and or insufficient light or mixed lighting can make life difficult for the photographer. Despite that s/he is expected to make good photos.