Commercial and Business Event Documentary

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Documentary event images for Fisher & Paykel and Alt Group, at Urbis Design Day.

Utilising a camera with a silent shutter and excellent low light capability enables inimate portrait captures without disruption.


I specialise in documentary style commercial photography, so this entails working towards a set of images that describe an event as it proceeds, as well as capturing strongly composed and flatteringly lit images of speakers, award presentations, and any entertainment items that may be a part of the event. I aim to be as unobtrusive as possible, so I use available light (no flash) and often work with a telephoto so as to not be a distraction to event attendees, speakers, or performers.

Clients and publications include:

Auckland Art Gallery
Fisher & Paykel
Alt Group
Auckland Conventions Venues & Events
Bell Gully
Music Planet
Hampton Downs Motorsport Park
Designers Institute of New Zealand
The New Zealand Retailers Association
Youth Horizons Trust
Victoria University of Wellington
Cityfitness
Soil and Rock Geotechnical Engineers
The Arts Foundation
The Hunger Project
Imagine Better
AFS
Royal New Zealand Ballet
Urbis Magazine
Idealog Magazine
Avenues Magazine
Alive Magazine
AA in Australia Magazine
The Dominion Post
The New Zealand Herald
Time Out (New Zealand Herald)
Celebrate (Sunday Star Times)
TV3 News

I can produce a number of outputs following an event, ranging from DVDs with postprocessed and ready-to-publish images, photobooks suitable for reception area viewing, online photo galleries, and individual photos for press releases, social media, and other online publications. Pricing will vary greatly depending on the nature, duration, and location of your event, so feel free to get in touch if you have any questions. I’m based in Auckland, New Zealand, so for engagements that require travel and accommodation there will be some additional costs.