Conference Photographer Edinburgh, Glasgow and Scotland
Though most of my Edinburgh conference photography work is in indeed in Edinburgh, I work in Glasgow and all over Scotland. With extensive experience in photographing national and international conferences and meetings I have gained valuable understanding of the needs of conference organisors.
Conference organisors will be responsible for the efficient running of events that can have over 1,000 delegates. Every aspect has to run smoothly and for my part I have to ensure that I fit into that running equally efficiently.
From understanding the initial brief right through to the end result of high quality images on a disc or eGallery, I need to be in the right place at the right time AND get the right photographs.
A full understanding of a client’s requirements and a reassurance in covering the event, as well as establishing a good rapport, are all a prerequisite.
Conference Photography Style
I will arrive early to establish locations to seek out the best shots and to set up off-camera flash for the main plenary sessions.
In my early years I shot using no or little on camera flash but even with one of the best professional low light cameras I found that images were lacking in style, venue’s spot lighting cast a ‘yellow’ light which needed so much post production. Plus spot lights from above create dark eye sockets on the speakers – not flattering!
‘Getting the shots’ at your conference for example with minimal impact on speakers and the audience is important. Social events are also covered with due respect to guests who are there to network and enjoy themselves.
Pleased to say that several conference organisors re-book for the following year or biannually when back in Scotland. My 3rd UKSG conference in 2015 and just booked for 2018. Yikes!
Was pleased to get the assignment to cover this years conference in Edinburgh. DDL - Drug Delivery to the Lungs has been a long standing event at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre and is organised by a voluntary committe from various companies and The...read more
I covered this, the 3rd of the EuropaBio conference at the 5 star Sheraton Grand & Spa in Edinburgh with a drinks reception at Edinburgh Castle. 350 delegates pretty well filled the main room. Lighting on the stage was a challenge to say the least (none) but was...read more
I received an enquiry from Julian Davies, Managing Director of Sears Davies Limited , a London creative agency, back in October last year I guess. Their client is Axiom Advocates, one of Scotland's leading advocates who have acted in the majority of significant...read more
I'm well pleased that ECB (Edinburgh Convention Bureau) chose one of my pictures for the front cover of their new Blueprint - the essential guide to hotel and conference venues as well as conference support services in Edinburgh. The guide is distributed to...read more
2nd year covering this event for Cancer Research Scotland and cross party MSPs, clinicians, medical specialists and patient representives to help direct the Scottish Government in all fields of cancer treatment and aftercare. This years conference was at the Stirling...read more
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If you are looking for a conference photographer in Edinburgh,
Glasgow or Scotland get in touch for a quote.
Conference Venues worked in (some)
Gleneagles Hotel, Golf & Spa
Sheraton Grand Hotel Edinburgh
Radisson Hotel Glasgow
Radisson Hotel Edinburgh
Waldorf Astoria Caledonian Hotel Edinburgh
The Balmoral Hotel, Edinbugrh
The George Hotel Edinburgh
Crowne Plaza, Glasgow
Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)
Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre – Glasgow (SECC)
Edinburgh Conference Centre – Heriot Watt
Cape Town Conference Centre – South Africa
RBS Conference Centre -Edinburgh
John McIntyre – Edinburgh University
Universities & Other Venues
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Our Dynamic Earth
Royal College of Physicians
Royal College of Surgeons
Assembly Rooms Edinburgh
Glasgow Concert Hall
The Hub, Edinburgh
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