Event podium photograph of Dr Henry Ward during a conference for NSEAD in Oxford.
Dr Ward was speaking on day one of the at the annual conference of the National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD).
The society provides a real forum for teachers and those interested in education to influence policy at the highest levels. The first day of the conference was held in the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford.
When capturing event photography, especially when photographing a speaker at the podium, it is important to learn the pace of the speaker. After watching for a few moments I learn the body language and rhythm that the speaker has so that hand gestures and eye contact can be captured. This makes for an engaging podium photo.
One of the greatest difficulties I find in event photography is coping with the lighting conditions. I do not use flash, otherwise it would distract from the speaker, and the ambient light is usually a mixed bag of colours.
In this event photography image, which has been colour corrected, you can see a slight green cast on Dr Ward’s shirt from the projector, but the actual room was very dark and very very yellow!
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Lesley Butterworth, General Secretary, National Society for Education in Art and Design
Location: Pitt Rivers Museum, Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3PW.