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Last week I had the pleasure of working with Yudhish and Charles from Search Birmingham. One of the midlands most renowned and successful SEO agencies. The pair did a fantastic job of organising the conference. A well organised conference always makes for easier event photography and videography.

Upon arrival at the Park Royal hotel in Birmingham Yudhish greeted me at reception. He politely invited me to a pre-conference gathering on the 16th floor overlooking the city skyline. We also scoped out the other areas to be used over the course of the two day event.

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What is Search Birmingham’s SEO Conference?

Search Birmingham is the UK’s most advanced SEO conference. With attendees and keynote speakers traveling from around the globe. It provides freelancer content marketers and agencies with an opportunity to expand on their existing wealths of knowledge.

Covering topics on how to improve your organic search ranking across various platforms. The event was broken up into three main parts:

  • A mixer on Thursday evening to break the ice and get to know others attending.
  • On Friday the visitors were broken up into groups each with a leader to go through topics on a more personal level.
  • Saturday saw more guests arrive for the main conference and seminars

Who was speaking at the Search Birmingham SEO Conference?

  • Jimi Shabir of Bootcamp Media
  • Charles Floate, founder of Search Birmingham
  • Koray GÜBÜR of Holistic SEO
  • Kyle Roof of High Voltage SEO (Jack Black look-a-like)
  • Nick Jordan of Workello
  • Ryan Stewart of Ryan Stewart Consulting
  • Kasra Dash of Searcharoo
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How to prepare for event photography in a nutshell

Knowing your setting, lighting and being prepared makes for easy shooting when the time comes. Understanding the nature of the event and discussions always helps to. Being clued up on the topics allows you to get a better idea of what to capture and when.

I never go into an event without knowing who is speaking, when they’re due to take to the stage and of course do a Q&A. This is vital for capturing key moments and crowd engagement through the talks.

Keeping an eye out for attendee engagement is also vital for great event photography and videography. Capture those elusive natural moments make your finished works complete. This can be anything from laughing at jokes, handshakes or even a high five.

Make event photography personal

People are what make events. It’s the individuals involved in organising. Those in the know who deliver topics and each and every person in the crowd. Every single person in attendance brings something unique and special to the event. Themselves.

Although capturing the bigger picture highlights the scale of the event. Capturing individuals in their moment is my favourite way to highlight the impact of a conference or seminar on each and every person.

Does your event need coverage?

Planning an event for next year or have one in the not too distant future? If you don’t yet have photography or video coverage, please get in touch. Professional imagery showcasing your work in the best light can be a fantastic way to promote your business and future events.

Feel free to contact my via this website by clicking here. Alternatively you can send me an email directly.

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