Business Awards Photography at the AJ Bell Stadium
It used to be that business awards photography was something I did in the autumn and winter, especially in the run up to Christmas, but these days it seems to happen throughout the year. For instance, a couple of weeks ago I was asked by RRG Group to cover a black tie charity dinner they’d organised out at the A J Bell Stadium (home of Sale Sharks, in case you didn’t know).
Charity dinners tend to follow a fairly set pattern, and this evening was no different – a drinks reception followed by a three course dinner; a speech or two from the Managing Director or Board members; maybe a presentation; some entertainment during dinner; and a charity auction (the main event!). This event fitted the bill to a T.
My brief was quite simple – to document events as they unfolded, capturing the occasion in a series of (mostly) unposed, reportage photographs. The key thing at these kinds of functions is not to slow down the flow of events; there are a few (semi) formal shots that need capturing, but they need to be done with the minimum of fuss. Shots such as the prize winners from the auction and the presentation of a framed painting from the Japanese Director of the company to the managing directors of the group. Fortunately, I’ve got a lot of experience in working at events of this nature, and can get shots like this in seconds.
If you browse around this blogsite you’ll see that I have photographed all manner of business awards, charity dinners and other commercial events. If you’re currently planning an event and would like to discuss having it photographed, please give me a call on 07766 815703 or fill in the contact form. I’d be happy to discuss your own requirements, and how I could help capture the evening for you.