Choir Music Photography. As you’ll know if you follow this blog, the vast majority of my photography work, probably about 80% of it, is wedding photography. I absolutely love shooting weddings and always smile during ceremonies, laugh during the funny moments, I simply love them.
But it’s also really nice to photograph other kinds of events so even though I’ve been really busy throughout May with photography work and also looking after our baby, when I was contacted asking if I would be interested in photographing a choir I immediately jumped at the chance.
The choir in name is the Edinburgh Kevock Choir and they asked me to photograph their rehearsal at Queen’s Hall. I’ve always been interested in checking out the Queen’s Hall (one of the reasons I took the job) but while I’m not an expert on choirs I thoroughly enjoyed listening to their rehearsal and they sounded really excellent.
This was only enhanced by the Queen’s Hall which acoustically is really excellent (reminded me of the Symphony Hall in Birmingham in terms of acoustics).
I was asked to take a few photos of the choir practicing as well as some staged group shots but I went slightly overboard (simply because I really enjoyed the performance) and took just over 100 photos.
In terms of myself with music photography, when I lived in Birmingham and especially when I was quite a bit younger I used to go to a lot of concerts and music festivals. While I’ve never been able to photograph bands professional before, largely because I wasn’t serious about photography at the time (I was actually offered a press pass for Download Festival in 2007 but I went to China instead) I hope I can do more music photography in the future.
Hope you like the captures…