As a specialist event and conference photographer Edinburgh, Glasgow and throughout Scotland, it is up to me to ensure I provide the best bespoke images for my clients. So I thought today we will look at new gear and the event and conference photographer Edinburgh and how it changes the landscape for photographers today. We will also have a look at just how things have changed for event photographers in Scotland due to the introduction of this new equipment.
New photography equipment advances in the last 10 years
- The most significant development is in the capability of ISO for new cameras today, is that they are capable of shooting in very low light without much noise at all, this is especially good for wedding photographers in Scotland, where the light is low and they are often working indoors.
- Focussing is much improved, particularly in low light and most pro cameras have excellent eye detection.
- Touch screens have developed to the point that all changes can be made on screen, including the ability to choose your point of focus.
- You can now transfer photos from your camera to a laptop or event a phone for immediate use at a conference photography event.
- Pro level cameras are now smaller and lighter thanks to the development of mirrorless cameras with high resolution. You now no longer have to show of with super large camera bodies and lenses, although you may still need a large long lens for outdoor sports events under floodlight.
So how have these developments changed the working day for the event and conference photographer in Glasgow or Edinburgh for instance.
How new gear has affected the event photographer in Scotland
- Photographers can now operate at conference and events without using flash as much, although there will still be a need for it now and again, as it can give your images that bit of punch they may need in low light.
- Photographers can work quieter with excellent silent shutters and quicker due to the lightness of the equipment.
- The ability to focus quicker and more accurately can only enhance the final images.
- Clients can receive photos immediately through the photographer’s phone. There is even scope to edit the images in Photoshop on phone or ipad before sending to the client. This will enable the client to display the results on screen at a conference, wedding or other event.
- Image stabilising has enabled photographers to work more with their gear handheld without a tripod. This is even more achievable due to the small size of the cameras and lenses. There is also image stabilisation on some cameras, as well as the lenses.
So these are just some of the things that have enabled the event photographer to work even more effectively now. In fact I was photographing a wedding at the Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry, Atholl Palace Hotel | 4-Star Hotel in Pitlochry, Scotland, as a second shooter at the weekend for the wedding of Ryan and Alexis. Thanks again to Tracey Largue at tracey largue photography for asking me to take the photos as a second shooter to capture candid images on the day A great day was had by all and it was also good to work with Steve and Cheryl at Orchard Films Orchard Wedding Films | For Now. Forever | WEDDING VIDEO SCOTLAND who supplied the video at the event. Here are some examples of wedding photos taking advantage of new technology on my sister website at Colin Wright Photography, Edinburgh and Glasgow corporate and event photographer | Wedding Photographer Edinburgh Glasgow and Scotland and on this website Corporate, Conference Wedding and Event Photography Edinburgh Glasgow Scotland – Colin Wright Photography (edinburghphotographer.com).
So hope this helps.
Until next time.