The most important consideration for the professional event photographer in Scotland
I was once part of a photography discussion and the subject matter was, what is the most important aspect of photography. Now in a room full of professional photographer, most of them event photographers in Edinburgh, then you knew you were going to be in for a lively debate. Some of the usual suspects were suggested, like subject matter, technical ability, sharpness, correct focussing, good equipment, light and composition but I always feel that these are things which assist the photographer, the tools he or she requires.
Capturing the moment
When I am photographing a conference in Glasgow, or working as an event photographer in Edinburgh, I am looking to capture the moment, this will always involve emotions, however, yes, you will have to use all your skills, mentioned above to make this happen, but the essence is that you must create an image that freezes that moment in time, looks brilliant technically and is focussed correctly but you only need these other factors if you have captured the moment.
This is illustrated with sports photography ie the goal, the crowd going mad during a celebration, the emotions of joy when the captain lifts the cup and this is why you will see sports and general event photographers in Scotland, keeping their gear ready at all times, as sometimes the best photo you are going to get will not be the ball going over the line, remember the famous Eric Cantona photo at the Man Utd Crystal Palace match https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/manchester-united-eric-cantona-kick-20466384. One of my best ever sports photos was from a rugby match at Murrayfield where i captured perfectly the celebrating crowd, another was of an image of a well liked young footballer scoring a goal, a year or two before he tragically passed away far too early, so you know if is all about capturing the moment.
So if I could choose one other important aspect of photography, what would it be. Well the one thing always try to be as an event photographer in Scotland, is unique, ie to try to be different to all the rest. This is challenging today with all the images around us but it is still vital. We can all copy artists, but you need to develop your own style. I for one don't want to go and watch a tribute band of Quean, that sound and look like them, if I wanted to see the band I would have gone to see the real thing, or something completely different. By all means be inspired and motivated by other photographers, but dont copy, learn and develop your own style.
Anyway, that's all for me for now. Get out there snapping.
Until next time. Oh and just a small reminder, my Colin Wright Photography - Commercial Photographer in Edinburgh (edinburghphotographer.com)
Until next time.
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