“You don’t take a photograph, you make it” (Ansel Adams).
For me, as an Edinburgh photographer, it is about knowing what the client wants. I aim to portray the significance of an event and let people relive those special moments. Nothing gives me more satisfaction after a client giving me a brief than seeing the project come to fruition. I see it as a partnership between myself and the client.
David consistently delivers images of high quality, covering everything from Heart of Midlothian Football Club press conferences and training sessions to matchdays and non-football related club events. He always delivers his photographs in a timely manner and often accepts assignments at very short notice, which is greatly appreciated by everyone at the club.
People buy from people. Effective corporate photography can help you build trust, make new connections, and grow awareness. Corporate photography includes headshots, press releases, marketing materials, social media campaigns, and more.
There is a knack in capturing that fleeting moment of action in a sports event. After a lifetime of playing a variety of sports at a high level and also with experience of photographing Scottish Premiership football, I have a good knowledge of what makes that special image.
Whether a corporate event, charity day, or something more personal, I will be unobtrusive and capture the event as you require. You’ve put a lot of time and effort into organising your event and I will reflect that in every single image.
Landscape photography is a passion of mine. I was recently commisioned to produce a series of photographs of iconic Scottish landmarks for a gift company to use on fridge magnets, calendars and postcards. Images can be supplied in a variety of formats. Just ask!
Ever wondered what the week of a photographer is like? Here is a snapshot of a week from 2019.
My week begins on a Saturday! That’s when I am usually behind the goals at a Premiership football match. However, the work begins the night before. Batteries all charged up. Folders in place on laptop. Lenses cleaned and in place. Spare batteries. Waterproofs in bag.
Next day its off to Tynecastle for Hearts v Rangers. I arrive two hours before kick off. Coffee with other photographers. Into the ground to check the light for camera settings. Choose the right lens for kick about and photograph the mascots. Then into dressing rooms for photos of the mascots with their favourite player’s jersey. Official photo of the coin toss with referee. Another change of lens and off behind the goals for kick off. Make sure I don’t miss a goal! In at half time. Start editing. Got to time it right to get out for second half. After final whistle its back in to finish editing. Choose the photos and submit. Finally leave about two hours after game finished.
Sunday is going over the photos and editing where necessary.
Monday I’m doing corporate head shots for a company. Different lenses needed. Look out flash. Change camera settings from day before. Takes about two hours. Afternoon is processing , editing and submitting the photos.
Tuesday is marketing day. Sending mail shots. Answering queries and sending quotes
Wednesday, a reserve match in the snow! Hardest part is keeping snow off my lens. Fortunately my Canon equipment is pretty waterproof.
Thursday morning is a press conference followed by the usual editing and submitting photos. I notice I am being followed by a film crew who are recording a documentary for the BBC to be shown at the end of this year. Glad I wasn’t aware of them!
Friday I’ve got the job of being the photographer for the opening of a Travel Lodge Hotel. This time, only one lens required. Variety of indoor and outdoor shots. Manager very happy with the shots. Back to the office to edit the photos and submit the ones I think they will like best. Then its an afternoon off before it all starts again!
Lots of variety. Met lots of decent people. Clients happy with the photographs. Makes it all worthwhile. Life could be worse.
Get in touch if you would like me to be your photographer for the day. You will find me serious about the photography but fun to work with!