Exhibition Photography at Imbibe Live!
We were asked to provide blanket coverage of the event but also paying close attention to industry professional they had asked to conduct keynote presentations. Some headshots were also shot as part of the assignment for use in social media and industry publications. Images were delivered within 24 hours of the show ending, this is not typical of Exhibition Photography bookings we receive, this was due to publication deadlines. To speed up the image delivery process we carried out on-the-fly edits during breaks so as Imbibe had a stock of media optimised images ready to roll as soon as the doors closed.
To give you some perspective, this is Britain’s largest on-trade drinks event hosts around 12,000 professionals from the drinks industry, they offer insights, tips, samples (plenty of those) as well as workshops and key seminars on the latest products, technologies, techniques and sales channels. As one of Europe’s biggest events of its kind they’re keen to have full coverage to ensure maximum press coverage, also they need a well stocked image library for forthcoming media campaigns. The key message was that of capturing the buzz of the show, the vibrancy and colour and, of course, the personalities. It should be said, although it’s probably obvious, all show organisers have the requirement for images that capture the buzz of the event, but often they have a key message which underpins it all. For example, this event is heavily aimed at a market which is incredibly dynamic, very fashion-led but one that carries a social responsibility. With the media quick to pick up on messages of binge drinking and excess the show had to take care it was pitched at the right level.
It was an enjoyable experience as not many events are quite so vibrant and fast paced.