For todays blog we are going to take a look at the importance of knowledge for the Edinburgh conference and event photographer and how this can greatly benefit event photographers in Scotland. For the benefit of this blog I will concentrate on conference and event photography in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Scotland, although I will delve into using examples from infrared photography and also from my experiences as a newspaper photographer in Scotland. So here are my tips for all businesses to keep in mind when they are looking for a conference photographer in Scotland. Before we go on, here are a few examples of my event photography in Scotland. Looking for an event photographer in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Scotland – Colin Wright Photography (edinburghphotographer.com)
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- Knowledge of the subject enables you to time your photoshoot better and also to obtain the best position. I usually know exactly where to stand when photographing the speakers at a conference. Also if I am photographing a rugby game, I will be able to get myself into the best position, as you will be able to anticipate where the ball will go next.
- Knowledge of the photographic subject also usually means you may have been in the position of the participants yourself at some point. For instance, you may have been a delegate at a conference, or a football player etc.
- If you have knowledge you will be able to communicate better with the organisers or participants. This will in turn enable you to achieve what you want. I have often excelled in conference photography as I am able to communicate well with the organisers. This means I get what I want from the day, to ensure great photos.
- If you have good knowledge of a subject or genre this will also usually mean you enjoy it. Ask me if I enjoy taking photos of subjects I like and the answer is always yes.
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5. Good knowledge can be acquired by effective research. I used to play a lot of golf and I am well aware of the rules and the things you should and shouldn’t do in the game but I have never been asked to photograph the sport. So when I was asked, I did research on photographing golf and it paid off. The final photos turned out great. Here is another useful article on how to photograph the sport. A Guide to Golf Photography – 42West, Adorama
6. For infrared photography, I am able to use my knowledge of the exact kind of weather conditions required for this genre, in addition to being able to visualise the final image after editing. So the knowledge will help me once again to achieve the nest results. Here are some infrared photos from my sister website Colin Wright Photography, Edinburgh and Glasgow corporate and event photographer | Infrared Images
7. Knowledge of a subject, will mean that your preparation should be easier. You will also know exactly what to do on the day. This always makes it easier for me to concentrate on the photography on the day, knowing all the other things have been taken care off.
8. Finally, acquiring a good knowledge of something should boost your confidence. This, should in turn lead to a successful photoshoot.
So if you are looking for an event or conference photographer in Edinburgh, Glasgow or Scotland, keep these things in mind. Check out my website and hopefully, you will keep me in mind.