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The Carrot Nappers at Buxton Fringe 2017

The Carrot Nappers at Buxton Fringe 2017

The Carrot Nappers at Buxton Fringe 2017. A play written by Keith Large

One of many promos of the play which I shot and cut

MNDA at The Brighton Marathon 2017

MNDA at The Brighton Marathon 2017

MNDA at The Brighton Marathon 2017

Photographing runners raising money for Motor Neurone Disease at the Brighton Marathon was a moving experience, also involved a bit of planning of positions and a lot of cycling around to each point. The love and support which I captured had me in tears most of the day and I felt very fortunate to be able to photograph some of their stories from the start at Preston park to the finish at Madeira Drive, on a very hot and sunny day.

Advice for other photographers:

  • Pick 3 spots ahead of the day to capture most of the runners according to the light. Mine were opposite the Pavilion; on the road where they were running up then coming back so I could get the from both directions
  • Wear their charity top so the can see you and at least make eye contact, wave, smile – depending on pain! Shout the charity to get attention
  • Settings f4-f8, high shutter for no motion blur (if that is your style, use a higher ISO to help) Change the focus points on cam to match their face when staying in the same spot
  • Backpack with water, snack, suncream! Use a baseball cap, as we cant use shades, keep that sun off you!
  • You may not be able to use your phone to contact client, it was so busy in Brighton that day I couldn’t. They did tell me when the last runner had left, so I knew when to leave my first spot
  • Have the route on your phone
  • Get press accreditation from organisors
  • Group shots back at the charity’s tent
  • Shoot with a landmark in the background i.e. the Pavilion with a wide lens – The rest was a longer lens just for runners – Finish line wide angle
  • Ask about any special runners i.e. Unicorns, wheelchairs etc
  • Capture any stories, there is a lot of emotion!
Gordi – Great Escape Festival 2016

Gordi – Great Escape Festival 2016

Gordi – The Great Escape Festival 2016

Australian singer/songwriter Gordi was over on her European tour with her indie pop rock. She played The Great Escape at Komedia and upstairs at Patterns on the first day.

 

 

AIRMIC 14

AIRMIC 14

AIRMIC 14 – tradeshow event photography      click on the big pic for slideshow

Association of Insurance and Risk Managers in Industry and Commerce…

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HDI Gerling at The Tower of London

HDI Gerling at The Tower of London

HDI Gerling at The Tower of London – event photography

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When HDI Gerling’s CEO came over from Germany, with the crown Prince of Hanover, they wanted a great venue to impress and so their top clients can mingle with the staff, so they chose the Tower of London…

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Heather Peace at Stonewall

Heather Peace at Stonewall – event photography for Square Peg Media

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Square Peg Media asked me to capture Heather Peace on a work experience day at Stonewall’s offices at Waterloo…

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BIBA 14

BIBA 14 – event & tradeshow photography for Brandformula

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BIBA – British Insurance Brokers Association – conference was held again at Manchester…

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Rockstar Games – GTA 5 Launch

GTA 5 Launch – event & marketing photography for Rockstar Games

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I captured Rockstar’s biggest product GTA 5, in their launch week…

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Boi Box at Candy Bar

Boi Box at Candy Bar – event photography

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Now moved to the just opened SHE Soho on Old Compton St, these are my favorite pix from my favorite night, when Boi Box was at The Candy Bar before it closed…

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