Paul Campbell has been a professional photographer for many years and has photographed many events including Master's Games, many cycling events, Lawn Bowls championships, vintage car rallies, shop openings, and the occasional wedding. Self taught, he started at the age of 17 and has never lost his passion for creating the photographic image, either on film or digital.
Shooting for business is a problem solving activity, and I love problem solving. Working out how best to showcase a product or business requires a lot of work, a lot of planning, trial and error, and communication with the client to make images that will sell a product or service.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have shot many sporting events, including dozens of cycling events. The trick with these is that you have about 3 seconds to make each shot when shooting cyclists passing at speed. This requires constant attention and considerable stamina over a period of several hours. With other sporting events I try to find the most interesting moment to fire the shutter - again it needs unflagging attention, keeping the camera constantly to the shooting eye while keeping a lookout with the other eye just in case.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Multiple camera club awards, plus a silver award from the local Professional Photographers Association annual awards.
A fun fact about this photographer
I have been a bagpipe player, and a member of a Pipe Band for a number of years.