Commercial photographer Leeds: CCSkills shoot at West Yorkshire Playhouse

The West Yorkshire Playhouse was the setting for today’s shoot which was to photograph visiting schools being given a taster of what it would be like to work in theatre at the Playhouse. I was commissioned by CCSkills from London to photograph the event which was being put on by Creative Choices and hosted by John Meed, director at the Playhouse. The day started with an introduction by John Meed then it was onto the workshops where the kids had a go at sound, costume, make-up and stage management to name but a few of the sessions they attended. My brief was to photograph the kids during the workshops and to try and capture them engrossed in the activities and get some good natural shots. The sessions were so much fun and very interesting which meant everyone forgot I was there apart from the odd flash going off so getting natural, unposed shots was fairly easy – working in the cramped costume and warddrobe department trying to set up flashes was an entirely different ball game. However, I was able to get small strobes placed where I wanted them in most cases and came away with images which should fit the client’s brief nicely. Here are a few from the day. 

John Gardner is a professional commercial photographer based in Wakefield covering West Yorkshire including Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield, Harrogate, York and Huddersfield | Wakefield commercail photographer | commercial photographer Leeds | commercial photographer York | Sheffield commercial photographer | commercial photography commissions Wakefield | West Yorkshire commercial photographer | advertising and event photographer Wakefield | Leeds event photographer

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