The photos we take for Amateur Dramatic Societies, are hand selected, edited and processed and then printed at a professional lab.
They are also available as a digital download.
The aims as an Amateur Dramatic Photography Business, are to provide high quality Performance Photographs for the actors, actresses and ensemble, the Society itself and family and friends! These become for everyone "Lifetime Memory Keepsakes"
After working on an Amateur Dramatic Photoshoot, we create galleries, either public or private, if required.
These galleries (see here), give the performers, and their family and friends, the convenience of relaxing and taking their time to order the right images online. You can then choose the size of an image in almost all proportions, finish, type of paper, or media to print it on, from canvas through to acrylic! The choice is the buyers and then after making the selection, pay by debit, credit card or PayPal - easy! These stage pictures can be bought months and even years after the event as well. How convenient is that!
Our Amateur Dramatic Photographs are always photographed "live" and not staged so we really "Capture the Moment" please see my relevant blog about dance photography which applies here also.
By the way, one of the best nights to photograph, is at the full dress rehearsal, without an audience and if you require a video, we film over 2 or even 3 performances with an audience for atmosphere!
So if you need a Performance Photographer to help, below is a small list of the types of work we do:-
Musical Show Photography
Stage Play Photography
As a Performance Photography Business we would initially suggest a meeting, FaceTime or Skype type conversation, or detailed telephone call, with a committee member, or members of the Society, to discuss your precise needs.
Alternatively, we will make our proposal for you, to accept or amend! Once everything is agreed with the Society, we will just need more information about the venue, if we haven’t worked in it before. This will help us to agree the best vantage points for the photographs, we need to shoot of the event.
The vantage points are important and as a Theatre Photographer, taking stage pictures, it is the vital starting point for success!
Happy Performers, Happy Parents, Happy Performedia, Happy School, Happy Society .. Happy Days!
An idea of the type of lighting to be used helps prior to the event starting. We don’t expect you to always know this, however if you are using a theatre lighting, we will ask the relevant technical questions of the lighting team, get the answers we need and set up correctly.
So why choose Performedia as your School Event Photo Business?
As well as providing great Stage, Theatre and Performance Photos and Videos we will pay back to the Amateur Dramatic Society, 10% of proceeds, which in some instances can be very lucrative. As we earn off, of the photograph sales we make no charge to Amateur Dramatic Society for the photography work and time we spend doing it!! SO WE ARE FREE AND THE SOCIETY CAN EARN AS WE SELL!
Martin Hawksby takes all the photographs & video and holds a Disclosure certificate confirming no criminal record. If required we can create private client access to the photos on the site.