Professional Photographer and the Need to Keep Photographing

June 17, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Hi Everyone

This blog is a bit different than most of my previous ones.  I was asked the other day by a client if I ever get the opportunity to switch off and leave my camera behind.  Now as a professional corporate photographer working in Scotland who mostly spends his time photographing conferences and events, or fine art photography, you would think I would welcome the opportunity for a rest but not only do I automatically take my camera wherever I go for fear of missing an unexpected opportunity, I also welcome the opportunity to document the life of my family and the world around me. plus I love taking photographs and would prefer to do this than anything else in my free time.  I think you have to be like this in this profession, which can be competitive, seasonal and financially challenging - you need the joy of taking photographs to compensate for the difficult times.  Photography is also in a very interesting stage of rapid development at the moment and this can be very interesting for photographer, an example of this is the ability to convert cameras to make it easier to shoot infrared photography.  There are also purely infrared cameras being developed, but this is the subject of another blog.

As a conference photographer working in Scotland, I also like to keep my eyes open for new composition ideas when I am out and about, even attending events in my free time.  The other day I was at a concert and having done some freelance music photography in the past, although I was not allowed to take photos at the event, I was thinking how I would make effective use of the light and what would be the best composition, even when I was there watching the concert.  I will also take my camera on holiday with me, particularly when you visit places you may never have the chance to see again and before anyone says you can just use your phone, well that is OK as a last resort, but if you want something higher quality and a bit different, then you can't beat a camera.

The photo attached to this blog was taken in my free time during a day trip with my kids and also combines my love for infrared photography.

So anyway, there you have it.  Never stop thinking about photography unless you are asleep, and even then, you may even dream about cameras.

So until next time, happy photography.

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

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