Paul David Smith has worked in event photography since 2008 and offers a personal, tailored service which is bespoke to your exact requirements. He can work using his own initiative and experience or is very happy to work to a detailed brief, leaving you free to run your event safe in the knowledge the images you require are being captured.
A relaxed and easy-going individual yet professional from start to finish, Paul’s style of event photography would be described as reportage, ensuring he is always ready to capture the moments that make an event special. Paul spent many years of his life running a marketing department for a large corporate company so has a good understanding of how photographs are used for social media, PR, editorial, branding and display purposes. He is committed to capturing good photography and will do all it takes to ensure he delivers a set of photographs that you will be proud to feature.
When you run an event you want to be able to show the world what happened at it as quickly as possible afterwards, be it through social media, magazines, newspapers or other media. As standard Paul will deliver high-resolution photographs available via digital download within 48 hours of shooting an event. If you require the photographs a little more urgently after the event we are able to offer a same day or next day service too, please do let us know your requirements when booking and we’ll be happy to help.
To ensure you receive your photos quickly we deliver all photographs via digital download unless requested otherwise at the time of booking. You’ll receive an email with a link which you simply need to click and your images will download automatically.
We are firm believers that you get good images out of the camera and great images out of post-processing afterwards. Each and every image we send will have been professionally edited.
Unless requested otherwise we send all images in 300DPI .jpg format. The longest edge will be 3000 pixels which are large enough for most uses. The professional Canon cameras we shoot with deliver a final image size of 6000 pixels on the longest edge, let us know if you need these and we can arrange for you to receive them.
We are based in Peterborough and the majority of our work is located within 100 miles of here, this includes Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire. We frequently travel much further for jobs though and so long as travel is covered, we are happy to do so. Travel companies often fly us around the world to cover their events, so if you are interested in hiring us for an event further afield just get in contact.
If your event is within 70 miles of Peterborough then no, this is included within the price. If it is further than 70 miles then a small fee will be charged to cover our costs.
Paul’s photography gear includes 2 professional-grade Canon DSLR cameras and a range of zoom and wide-angle lenses along with a host of external lighting options and backup equipment ensuring he is ready for any situation which arises.
Why is this important? Well, what if something goes wrong? Technology is great when it works, but as a professional event photographer Paul knows that should a camera break, a memory card fail or a battery pack run out then the event will still go on and if your photographer isn’t prepared for such an occurrence, your going to miss out on a lot of precious memories. It’s, for this reason, Paul carries backups of each and every piece of equipment he uses ensuring there is no downtime at an event and he is always ready to shoot.
Yes, we have full Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance to the value of £5million.
Paul is DBS checked and is happy to share a copy of his DBS certificate with any client, no matter whether they are a business, charity, organisation or individual.