This year of 2018 has seen a wide range of different events and conference photography work undertaken by Composed Images in and around Cardiff and south Wales.
Many people have been photographed at lecterns speaking to audiences of various sizes and a wide spectrum of subjects have been covered. From smart energy and the water industry, to software programming; and from social work to children’s literacy to acoustics.
Large conferences of hundreds of people with break-out seminar groups, smaller workshops, panel discussions, exhibition halls and exhibitor stands, award ceremonies, drinks receptions, lots and lots of networking, outdoor activities at a big college reunion: it all falls under the banner of Composed Images event photography services.
In 2018 the event venues have been equally diverse as the subjects covered.
Cardiff city centre hotels such as the Mercure Holland House Hotel and Jury’s Inn, iconic Cardiff landmarks like the Wales Millennium Centre and Cardiff City Hall, and sporting venues like the SSE Swalec cricket stadium in Sophia Gardens.
After getting in touch with me, an organiser usually sends over a brief of the kind of images they want taken for the duration of their event. Key images are usually transmitted directly on site to a point of contact, with whole sets following a short time after. Key images often involve a posed photograph of a chairperson with a visiting VIP such as a relevant Assembly Minister or an MP, or a group shot.
You can view the latest publicly available conference photography on Flickr. This is an option most choose not to take up but it can add value in allowing attendees and speakers to quickly find and share images of themselves.
Check this piece for more on how to commission event photography.
As a professional event photographer, I will of course photograph any event, but there has been one which stuck out for me personally this year. The UK Literacy Association (UKLA) conference back in June was a genuine pleasure to photograph. (I tell everyone this but it was actually true here). Based in Leicester, the UKLA’s fundamental principle is “to ensure teachers are informed of the latest, peer-assessed pedagogy whose aim is to improve literacy education for all.”
As a book nerd, an English Literature graduate, a lover of the written word and an (at the time) expectant father, it ticked all the boxes. Witty and inventive writers delivered engaging talks, people were committed to effectively teaching kids about storytelling, but above everything else the people involved were just really nice. I am a mug for genuinely nice people. Here’s to meeting more of them in 2019.
Please get in touch if you have any event or conference photography requirements in the new year.