On Friday 30th November 2018 I had the opportunity to photograph Melbourne University's Melbourne Dental School Post-Grad Graduation Ball.
Held at the State Library in the magnificent Isabella Fraser Room, the night featured dinner, speeches and awards.
My brief was to provide images featuring guests, groups, speeches, tables and candid shots. Images were to be provided the organiser via USB, and to all participants via my website to download any of the images on demand.
I arrived one hour before the event commenced to capture the room before the guests arrived, including the absolutely stunning floral displays on each table.
Once the guests arrived I focused on capturing friendly conversations and big smiles as guests mingled. As soon as guests moved to the tables, I ensured I captured table shots with all of the guests before dinner was served.
Whilst guests were eating I captured a series of room shots, ensuring not to concentrate on close up shots of guests while they were in the middle of a mouthful!
During the speeches I was able to capture the hosts, award winners and keynote speaker,
As a special feature, I brought two flash umbrellas to capture groups and couples throughout the night, which was a huge hit.
I had at my disposal two cameras with a variety of wide angle, standard and telephoto lenses to cover all situations - wide room shots, groups shots and tight crops speeches and awards without being intrusive. Two independent off camera flashes were used on two flash stands to capture group shots throughout the evening.
Through the 5 hour event I was able to provide over 150 high quality images focussing on guests, speeches, awards, the room and portraits. Around 7 additional hours of editing was included in the package, refining shots down to the provided images, exposure correction and minor retouching of selected images.
Do you have an upcoming event and are you looking for a photographer?
Get in touch with Luke on 0438 101 775 and I would be happy to discuss your event and your requirements.