Event Photography London | Mazda Awards at the St Pancras Hotel
The St Pancras Hotel Event Venue
The St Pancras Hotel has to be one of the top venues for event photography London. It is not only beautiful, but because of the way the windows are laid out, the light is very directional giving lovely contrasty patterns I can use to create great, interesting photographs.
Mazda All Stars Awards
I was photographing at this iconic venue for Mazda, who held their annual All Stars award ceremony there. The production was by Phoenix Animation and the event was planned by Black Tomato.
As well as the drinks reception I was photographing the dinner and awards with relaxing and dancing afterwards.
The great light meant it was a really enjoyable night for me as I was able to make the most of the atmosphere in my shots. To do this I used my fastest lenses, letting the ambient light really give an idea of what it was like on the night. In some venues, as a London event photographer, I use a little bit of flash to lift the shadows caused by the lighting, but at this London event I just used the available light to get great shots.
Great Atmosphere at the Event
The atmosphere at this event was excellent, the master of ceremonies was extremely funny, and kept everyone laughing. This meant I was able to pick out great reactions amongst the guests while they enjoyed themselves unaware I was taking photographs of them. I used a long lens for some of the shots so that I could capture guests spontaneously laughing. However it’s important to get a lot of variety in the shots from an event, so I also shot with a wide lens quite a bit closer, getting lots of reactions, but also a sense of the venue surrounding the guests.
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