I spent 11 days at the end of May in the South of France having been assigned to cover the Annual Cannes Film Festival. 2017 was the 70th festival and a wide range of stars attended. As usual I supplied both Monochrome and Colour images to the News Agency I work with Here is a slideshow of my favourite monochrome photos.
Well, I say they are my favourites, I have already changed the selection about 5 times. it will probably change a few more yet!
When you get a client quote like this you know you have delivered!
Thanks so much and we’ll see you at the next event if not before!
It's all very well continuing to cover events in front of you in the same way, producing consistent results, giving the client exactly what they have seen from your (website / book / portfolio) but photography is a creative industry and sometimes we need to push ourselves to try something different.
It was in this mode that I discussed a brief for covering with the UK Cinema Association a few weeks back on how I could cover their conference. We went through the normal shots; presenters, sponsors, atmosphere. Then I offered something a little different (outside my comfort zone) that additionally, without impacting on the main brief, I could create something different for their website / social media pages.
The plan was to add my GoPro to the coverage to create some moving content. Here are the results:
1. The delegates enter the hall:
2. Mark Kermode makes the keynote speech.
Whilst a bit of fun, they do add "something different" to the standard conference photo pack and I am sure are perfect for helping with social media engagement.
So remember - photography is a CREATIVE industry. Users of photography for their business should always always be considering why they use photography and what they can do to increase its impact / engagement with their customers. Photographers - we should be creative in what we produce, we should be not just "moving with the times" , we should be "pushing the times" along, pushing the boundaries.
Last Sunday (the 12th) was my annual trip to photograph the stars arriving for the British Academy Film Awards which, this year, took place at The Royal Albert Hall. Here is my annual short slideshow of monochrome photos.
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