Public Relations Photographer
Looking for a public relations photographer? If so you can use the contact form at the bottom of this page to send me a message with any questions.
PR and press photography, like most other kinds of photography these days are in a state of change. Not only are PR and press photographs being taken for the local and national newspapers and magazines, but also for social media such as Twitter and Facebook. Often they will be published online first. With online having a bigger reach, and global scope to be re-posted and go viral. However traditional print media still has it’s place, and there is just as much importance placed here.
Traditionally PR and press photography was purely for the local and national newspapers, and sometimes magazines. However as the internet taken over, often people will check their phones as soon as they wake up, and immediately see the news of the day without even having to walk into a shop.
The idea of a pr photograph, is to get the idea of the story across in a photograph. Often a prop will be used to make the images more interesting and to draw the viewer in, and make it easier to understand what the story is about. From the photograph and headline, the viewer should be able to determine, who, what and where the story is about.
Usually on PR shoots, there will be very little time given, as usually the people in the photograph are very busy and need to go as soon as possible. Whether it’s a celebrity, some kids or a politician, the pictures must look as lively and fun as possible.
You will often have to work with the subjects, such as high profile business people who will not be completely at ease in front of the camera. For this reason you must work with them to make them feel at ease, and relax and enjoy the shoot. If you can get them to relax and enjoy the shoot, this will come across in the photographs. If they are rigid and uncomfortable this will come across too. So best to make it fun!
Over the years I have featured in such publications as The Irish Independant, The Irish Times, The Irish Examiner and many more. If you have any questions about your upcoming shoot please contact me using the form below: