I have been lucky enough to shoot as an official festival photographer at many music festivals over the years, providing me with the experience and knowledge of capturing a unique festival experience. Working creatively, I document a wide range of areas to market your festival for many years to come. I never stop shooting from start to finish, ensuring I never miss a crucial moment.
What I Cover
Pre festival and behind the scenes
Before the gates open, I can arrive on-site early to capture images for your marketing content. This can include build up content to post out to social media or general behind the scenes shots for your internal reference and planning. I tend to keep shooting behind the scenes content throughout the day to ensure you have a wide range of marketing material.
Arrivals and campers
As soon as the gates open, I’ll be on standby to capture all of the happy arrivals. I shoot everything from staff scanning festival tickets, guests having their wristbands put on, campers pitching tents and enjoying their first drink with friends in the sunshine.
Atmosphere and the festival experience
The atmosphere is the area I tend to shoot the most content. These are the type of images that market the festival. I shoot everything from the epic crowd shots, sunset silhouettes, and guests having the time of their lives, to the fairground rides and the firework finishes.
Headline artists and performers
I have many years of experience dealing with both small and high profile musicians, tour managers, and stage managers. I work discretely with artists and performers, both on stage and off stage, ensuring I go unnoticed during the performance. I shoot all angles of the performance from the crowd, pit, and stage, providing a good mixture of content.
Artwork and promotional shots
I always keep an eye open for promotional and artwork opportunities with printed media in mind. These can include landscape and portrait shots with negative space to add your text and promotional material for future marketing campaigns.
Festival production is becoming more of a selling point for festival goers wanting a bigger and better festival experience. From the incredible stage designs to 100ft flames, it’s essential to capture these moments. I’ve worked with all types of production from lasers and confetti cannons to pyrotechnics and fireworks. My many years of experience means I am confident in my ability to capture these elements of production safely.
Sponsors and concessions
As more sponsors and traders choose the thriving summer festival market, I’ll be on standby to creatively capture all of the brand interaction. From drink launches to sponsored stages, I can document it all to share with your sponsors.
Why should we book you?
When booking your festival photographer, it’s essential to look for someone who has previous experience of working on multiple festivals. Your chosen photographer should have the correct working etiquette around management, artists, and industry professionals, whilst being able to produce high-quality images. I have fourteen years of experience shooting major music festivals and feel this has provided me with the knowledge to work professionally. I can work alone using my initiative and expertise, or shoot as part of a team with a set brief. No task is too big or small, and I can guarantee you superior results.
How do you edit the photos?
As you may have noticed, most of my edited work is vibrant, colourful, and full of energy. However, I know most people have a different look to represent their festival, so I tend to ask what style you would like the final images. I can offer my usual vibrant editing, or can create a more grungy film-style edit. I can edit any style you require that best represents your brand.
How do you charge for your services?
Although a lot of photographers charge by the hour, I tend to charge as an overall project. We all know how fast an hourly rate can mount up, so having a one off price for your festival guarantees no interruptions if extra time is needed on-site.
Where are you based, and how far will you travel?
Although I am based in Liverpool in the North West of England, I regularly work all over the UK and worldwide. I am willing to travel anywhere, dependant on my availability.
Do you offer on-site editing?
Most festival organisers like to have content throughout the day to update their social media channels, which I’m able to offer. I can provide you with batches of edited images throughout the day to keep your channels fresh with content as it happens.
What is the turn around time?
Turn around time can vary depending on how many days the festival runs and how much content needs shooting. However, I can get a handful of quick edits over straight after the show and send the full edited photos within one to three days after the festival.
How do we book you?
If you would like to go ahead and make a booking, you can contact me on the form below. Here we can discuss availability, what you require, and costs involved.