Improvisation and the commercial corporate conference photographer Edinburgh

October 10, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Hi Everyone

Today we are going to take a look at Improvisation and the commercial corporate conference photographer Edinburgh and how the best photographers are the ones who can adapt to their surroundings and can suddenly change their strategy at a moments notice.  Now you may say, shouldn't all photographers be able to do this and well, not always.  A studio photographer for instance can pre-determine the photographic environment in advance, including the lighting positioning of the props model etc.  Whereas a wedding photographer in Scotland, for instance will have to adapt to different lighting indoors and outdoors.  Most outdoor event photographers will have to adapt to changing lighting, weather conditions etc.  So here is a list of some of the things you will have to look out for if you need to improvise in your genre of photography.

Improvisation and the commercial corporate conference photographer Edinburgh
 

1. The weather.  As we all know especially for commercial photographers in Scotland, this can change very quickly and you have to be prepared with your equipment, clothing and lighting.

2. The client can change the brief on the day, to something totally different than you expected and it is your job to adapt.  This is especially true for conference photographers in Scotland, who may suddenly be asked to photograph group portraits or workshops without any notice.  Its all part of the job and what I like about uncontrolled environment photography.

3. The timings can change.  This could be anything from extra time during football photography, a politician arriving late during conference photography in Glasgow, to a cancellation of an event due to poor weather.  Always be prepared is the motto.

4. This one is a bit different but it can happen.  Your gear can pack in, the flash may break half way through a photoshoot, a lens may stop working, your batteries may run out.  This one, although a bit disruptive is the easiest one to fix.  Just take at least 2 of everything and in some cases 3 and plenty of batteries and memory cards and always record to 2 memory cards in case one breaks.

5. When you arrive at a venue the lighting may be all over the place and you only have a certain amount of control.  There may be chairs in the wrong position getting in the way of your photo, people sitting in your line of site, an area that the photographer cant access, this is very common in sports photography.  You may also have very little room to stand or take a group photo for instance, but it is up to you to try and change the environment to help you take great photos and if it is outwith your control, you just have to and here is that word again - improvise.

So everyone, hope that helps  So use your powers of improvisation to get these photos.  Until next time, here are some event photos from my sister website at www.edinburghphotographer.com. Music and Theatre Event Photography Scotland - Colin Wright Photography (edinburghphotographer.com).  There are also a variety of photos on this website to view at: Colin Wright Photography, Edinburgh and Glasgow corporate and event photographer | Welcome - corporate conference photographer Edinburgh Glasgow Scotland.

Kind Regards

Colin

www.colinwrightphotography.co.uk

www.edinburghphotographer.com
 


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