Being a freelance photographer my role often involves photographing events that companies would like images of for social media, website and other marketing purposes. The National Lottery Community Fund works with so many charities and organisations across the UK, and to show customers who play the lottery where the funds go, they require photos like the ones I've taken below. It's important to shoot in a documentary style and show the natural interactions between the people involved.
The first even below was at the YMCA My Space in Rotherham. Which provides activities and services for the area's youth. Another was with Volunteer It Yourself at the Guisborough Rugby Club. VIY works with young people who volunteer for DIY projects in their community to learn valuable skills they can use for future employment. Working as a freelance commercial photographer for TNLC has been a great experience and I can't wait to work with them again soon.
As a professional photographer I often get calls to photography community events. The local offices of Global company Doosan Babcock contacted me to photograph their Day of Community Service. Engineers and administrative employees from the South Normanton area came together to paint at Green Gable Care home in Alfreton.
Images like these are often used for websites, newsletters, business social media accounts for a variety of reasons. It's important to show what sets companies apart and how your employees make a difference in the communities they work in. Or at least the communities your based in. A few of these guys travel all over the world for Doosan Babcock. It was great getting to know them as they prepped and painted.
Thank you to everyone at Doosan Babcock for hiring me as your local event photographer and making a difference in the Alfreton area.