A couple of weeks back I was asked to capture an event where the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, the Australian Prime Minister, was delivering an address at UNSW. He was speaking to representatives of the Group of Eight, Universities Australia and delegates from the Chinese Embassy inc;uding the Chinese ambassador to Australia, Cheng Jingye, and the Chinese consul general, Gu Xiaojie.
It was a tricky event to prepare for as there was many factors that were not known prior to the day. And there was always a chance that his plans would change last minute and he would not be able to attend! I was able to speak with the PM’s staff prior to his arrival and discuss protocol for photographing Mr Turnbull.
We were ideally looking for a shot of Professor Ian Jacobs, the UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor shaking hands with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Unfortunately they never shook hands and we weren’t permitted to direct the PM to any posed shots.
The next best thing, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull taking a selfie with Professor Ian Jacobs and UNSW’s Chief Communications Officer Darren Goodsir! The PM took lots of requests for selfies in his stride and was even looking for the best light when taking them.
Corporate Photography, for me, typically includes portraits and industrial photography. On occasions my corporate clients call upon me to capture events as part of their corporate image library. I was commissioned to photograph some the opening of the Aldi store at Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre, in Drummoyne. The deadline was tight as for PR and press purposes my client required almost immediately following the event. These images were sent out to various media outlets as well and used across social media platforms. It was a beautiful Sydney morning with the attendance VIP’s Mayor of the City of Canada Bay, Angelo Tsirekas, Centre Manager David Ashton and Abacus Property Group‘s National Asset Manager Gerard McSpadden. It started with some images of the crowd queuing to enter the store followed by the official ceremony and cutting of the ribbon. Not long after this the rush of customers down the travelator to shop shop shop! They had a great deal on tv’s which it seems every second customer had one on their trolley.