I was commissioned to photograph the Genesis Autumn Ball at the Marcliffe on Saturday (9th November 2019). I used 2 camera and lighting setups – a radio controlled studio light and a camera for the posed shots of the guests arriving, and another camera with on-camera flash (and appropriate diffusers) for the informal shots during the cocktail reception and for the rest of the evening.

After the arrival shots, I took informal groups before dinner. Navigating and photographing 200 + people in a small area is never easy and you have just have to be a bit “pushy” to get these photographs. One of the Genesis team asked if their 16 year old son, Alex could work with me, and he was very helpful holding the coats etc. for the arrival shots.