Preparing for the Unexpected for Professional Photographers in Scotland

December 01, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Hi All

Today I am going to briefly talk about the need for all professional photographers to act on impulse and break the rules sometimes.  As a professional corporate and event photographer working in Edinburgh and throughout Scotland, I am constantly looking for better ways to photograph my subjects and often these new ways can not be found through boooks or training, you have have to act on impulse and try new things.  I started taking photos from ground level when I first supplied urban photography images for my design agency clients in Edinburgh.  Thety had a specific remit which I supplied but I added on my own slant to the commissioned photos and guess what, they loved it.  Last weekend I went a walk with my family to Traprain Law in East Lothian and wondered whether to take my infrared camera, it was dull and misty, with no real sunlight, not ideal conditions for infrared photographers.  However, I thought why not, I have never photographed mist in infrared.  So I gave it a try and although I would have preferred some sunlight, the results gave me some fairly mystical erie effects in infrared, that I would not have obtained using a conventional landscape photography camera.  There would have been some infrared light creeping through the mist and although I struggled for light, tha camera coped well and I was happy with the results.  So the moral of the story is, try new things, break the rule of two thirds, photograph event commissions in infrared, try black and white when colour is the norm, do some HDR etc.  I am not saying dont do as the client has asked, just the opposite, supply them with what they want and also more, bringing your own personal bespoke style to the forefront.

Hope this helps.

Until next time.

Kind Regards

Colin

www.colinwrightphotography.co.uk

www.edinburghphotographer.com

 


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Commercial Freelance event and corporate Photographer, Edinburgh, Scotland

Fine Art and Landscape Photographer Scotland

www.colinwrightphotography.co.uk

[email protected]

 

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