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!
With assistance from the Edinburgh Convention Bureau, the Potato Council (GB) and World Potato Congress Inc have signed the deal to host the 2012 international conference for the 'spud'. Booked to cover PR photography for the 'signing' at the Royal Highland Show, I...read more
Two blocks of seats of bloggers and tweeters in the auditorium were putting out live titbits from the UKSG's annual conference in Edinburgh last week (12-14 April) Indeed Twitter was used by some in the audiennce and even those not actually there to pose questions...read more
Fred MacAulay (BBC Scotland) was the keynote speaker at the gala dinner at the Signet Libraray in Edinburgh during the annual conference for the British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG). Err... dead pan funny as ever. I only intended to get a few shots at...read more
Covered a tourism conference at Edinburgh Unversity - the new John McIntyre Conference Centre at Pollock Halls - on 27 Jan. Very interesting speaker from Florida who had worked for many years at Disney and laterly in the Disney Institute before starting out on her...read more
I was commissioned to cover the 2009 AGM of NASC which was held at the 5 star Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa on 20 Nov 2009. The NASC is recognised as the national trade body for access and scaffolding in the UK, producing a wide range of industry guidance for...read more
Conference Photography Quote
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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