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Event Photography

At Keith Barnes Photography, I specialise in exceptional quality event photography in Oxford and beyond. Working with everyone from academic to corporate clients, I have been photographing events across the region for many years.

Each and every event is different due to the nature of the event itself, where it is held, the people involved and its purpose. My photography needs to reflect all of these requirements. Sometimes clients simply require a record of the event, but more often they are interested in getting press coverage or using the images for their website or in-house publications. No matter what you are looking for from your event photography, I can help you achieve it.

Event Photography in Oxford

If you are looking for a photographer who is equipped, skilled and organised, I have many years’ experience photographing events for everything from schools and colleges to corporate clients. Event photography is demanding and requires a range of technical skills as well as experience to get it right, not just technically but to get the correct feel for the event, the location and the client.


Events are often fast moving with different activities taking place at the same time in different locations. So as an event photographer I have to plan my time, know where to be, who is important and what is needed from a location.

I can customise my service, being either interactive or as discrete as possible to suit the occasion. You could be opening a new building, running a trade show or simply capturing an office party or training day – I have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with the photographs you are looking for.

Case Study: Opening of Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre at Worcester College, Oxford

Worcester College, Oxford are one of my regular clients; along with numerous other colleges I am considered the ‘house’ photographer. The opening of the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre was an important commission, the new building was to be opened by the Duchess of Cornwall whose son had attended Worcester and present were many of the important people connected to Worcester and the benefactor Sultan Nazrin Shah.

Prior to the engagement I had met with the Head of Development at the college and discussed the arrangements. I arrived early to be sure I had final instructions and to walk the route and see the various locations. I met the Duchess’s press secretary and took advice and rules of conduct for photographing a royal. This I have had before as I have photographed many members of the royal family on their visits to Oxford. I am not a press photographer; I am there to record the event for my client so concentrating in this case on the people from the college meeting the VIPs.

Throughout the course of the event I worked as inconspicuously as possible, moving quietly to avoid disturbing anyone and ensuring I was always in the right place to capture every stage of the event. Capturing the Duchess and the Sultan meeting members of the college staff and students was imperative, but it was important to ensure that whole of the event was documented.

After the event it was vital to get back to the studio as quickly as possible to download and prepare the files to get them over to the client before the end of the day so that they could be distributed to the press and used on social media as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

What events do you cover?

I have covered everything from academic events to corporate ceremonies and much more. No matter what kind of event you wish to have photographed I would be happy to help.

Do you cover events in my area?

I typically work throughout Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley. If you are not sure whether I cover events where you live please give me a call and I will let you know.

If you are interested in having your event photographed, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me today. Call on 01865 246027 or email keith@photographersworkshop.co.uk and I will get back to you promptly.


Kathleen Colvin
"We hired Keith for the first time for a formal black tie Oxford college dinner. Keith did a great job capturing the mood, environment and subjects for our needs. We received the photos promptly as requested and look forward to working with Keith again in the near future."

Kathleen Colvin
Ogilvy 4D Oxford

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