Watch This Episode Of MwahTV About Capturing Chris Marr Speaking at Marketed.Live
If you’re interested in building up your speaker reel with captivating stills as well as video to showcase how you command the attention of the room, take a closer look at the bespoke photography I created for dynamic speaker Chris Marr at Marketed.Live in Nottingham, is not only a great way to come up with some inspiring ideas, but it’s also a great way to learn more about how this sort of service works.
About This Bespoke Photography Case Study
I met Chris in 2016 when he came down to Newcastle from Scotland to talk about the Content Marketing Academy and to share news of one of his many live events. I felt like a right knob, because as I was talking to him my quiff fell out, so I had to shake his hand and keep flicking my hair.
Shoot forward then to 2017, I went up to Scotland to my very first CMA Live event and I loved it. I loved the vibe there; I learnt so much about content marketing and it was great to see the community that Chris had created.
Having agreed then to be the official photographer at the 2019 Marketed Live, I was thrilled to see that Chris was on the speaker line-up. After reaching out to him, he shared that he did need some up-to-date speaker photography and he had some cool ideas about what he wanted to be captured.
Chris Marr Speaking at Marketed.Live
As a professional speaker, Chris is passionate about interacting with his crowd. So, he wanted me to be out in the crowd, ducking and diving and following him as he was talking to people in the audience with the microphone in his hand. Maybe this is something you should think about if you’re planning on levelling up your professional speaker portfolio and reel.
Let’s Go Back to Shoot Day
Let’s take a look at the results from Chris’ Speaker Photography session.
Scale shots remain a crucial crop to have in your speaker photography portfolio. It shows the size of the crowd that you can command. What I love about this, though, is the powerful lighting. Your eyes go straight to Chris on stage.
Now how rockstar are these photographs? I love them.
This dramatic lighting has created a lot of powerful space, and I can see Chris getting a lot of use out of this shot because of that black background, you can go wild with text overlays.
With Special Thanks to
Thanks to Paul Ince – founder of the annual Marketed.Live Conference. If you’d like to get some information on the next annual event this year (or catch up on previous years), you just need to head to MarketEd.Live and you’ll be able to find all of the information you need to buy your tickets.
Thanks to Nottingham Contemporary. A great big thank you to the guys who are on the event team over at Nottingham Contemporary. You are such a pleasure to work with. Thank you so much for being so accommodating.
Technical Stretching Reflections
When I first arrived at Nottingham Contemporary I was a little shocked that the conference would be taking place inside a giant concrete room. There was next to no lighting on purpose to create drama and intrigue.
From a photographic standpoint, this created a wonderful technical challenge to push my equipment as far as it could go, and at the same time, test my agility in maintaining “ISO push” whilst leaping around (in silence) to achieve the final visual effect Chris had requested.
To date, this remains to be one of the most technically complex Bespoke Photography bookings.