As a leading UK conference photographer I have experience working alongside global companies and organisations. I am invited to annual conferences to capture often a series of days that involve workshops, networking, dinners and awards celebrations.
This year, the KN annual leadership conference was held at the holiday inn Stratford upon Avon which is a great venue for this size of conference. I believe colleagues fly into the midlands airport from Germany, France and Switzerland among many EU countries.
As their official conference event photographer the company and I have worked together for a number of years. This was one our first events together, and wow, they know how to throw a varied conference. Natalie, the then head of UK communications briefed my on all the conference photography they required. Starting with set up shots of the space and branding materials. Documenting the presentation materials and stage to workshop rooms and displays. We needed to capture every speaker on stage, in a varying format of portrait and landscape shots. I also have in the back of mind that photography will be used across a number of platforms, whether print, social media or in corporate brochures. Images, hence need to offer variance in terms of composition and use of negative space. Something I do without thinking.
The conference lasted a couple of days. I stayed on location at the hotel ensuring I was there on time for when the conference began the next day. The last thing you need is to be stuck in traffic somewhere and miss the morning presentations!