The importance of personal projects for conference photographers in Edinburgh, Scotland

September 11, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Hi Everyone

I am often asked what I do as a conference and event photographer working in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Scotland during the quiet months and the answer is that I usually don't rely purely on one genre of photography and I also have a number of projects planned.  Although I am a conference photographer in Edinburgh, I also do other events, such as wedding photography in Scotland, sports photography for newspapers and general event photography in Scotland.  However, I am also an infrared photographer in Scotland and I combine this skill with other personal projects.  For example, I photographed scrapyards in East Lothian Colin Wright Photography, Edinburgh and Glasgow corporate and event photographer | Scrapyard Project
and Edinburgh and managed to sell a number of images and also to have some of them published in an article in the East Lothian Courier Haddington and East Lothian News, Sport, Events - East Lothian Courier. I am now about to embark on a project which involves photographing shopping trollies around Glasgow and the surrounding area, sounds a bit daft but stranger things have become popular. So get your thinking cap on and come up with a project on a subject close to your heart, something you are passionate about and something you feel is unique if possible.

 

Things to think about for your photography project

1. Who is it intended for.  This is very important as it could influence the type of images you produce.  Is it purely for your own benefit, or is it intended for sale to the general public or an exhibition for instance, or even for a specific client.

2. When do you want it finished by.  This provides you with some discipline as to deadlines etc.  It may also have to be completed in time for an exhibition for instance.

3. What gear will you use.

4. Where will you take the photos.  Is it in one city, town etc.

5. Is the project weather dependant, this could delay the completion if this is the case.  For instance, infrared photography requires sunlight which is often in short supply in Scotland.  This can make planning the project difficult.

6. How are you going to show the final images, online, on your website, in an exhibition with prints, there are many options and it comes down to number 1 above, as to who it is intended for.

These are just some of the things requiring to be addressed.  So good luck.

Until next time.

Colin

www.colinwrightphotography.co.uk

www.edinburghphotographer.com

Colin Wright Photography - Commercial Photographer in Edinburgh and Glasgow (edinburghphotographer.com)
 

 


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