2015 has been an incredible year for my photography career. Working with F8 Photography, we have covered many exciting events, and the APEC SUMMIT 2015 has definitely topped it off!
Out of 3,000 Media and Photographers who were covering APEC, Gary and myself were the only two who had been granted full access to all areas. We are very grateful to Darren Kerr from Factor 168, Project Director and Executive Producer for APEC 2015, for allowing us this opportunity.
Our tasks were to photograph the VVIP's in a more natural and intimate environment, which included Presidents, Prime Ministers and World Business Leaders. Our access gave us a rare opportunity to shoot back stage as the individuals were briefed and prepared to go on stage.
Being in the presence of these VVIP's was such a buzz. To have the opportunity to photograph these individuals in a way that they are rarely seen was amazing.
The images below represent the "behind the scenes" look into what we covered at the event.
As these images are rare and one of a kind for this event, we apologise for the watermark to protect the images from being misused.
The above photo was the gear I used throughout APEC. We packed light for this trip which enabled us to move freely around the event venue. All lenses and 5D III fitted into the new Think Tank turn style shoulder bag, a great investment for this type of job.
Gary photographed the event with the Sony A7RII and A7SII, these were ideal for shooting in the green room as it was so dark. Some images were taken at ISO 40,000 an amazing camera system and ideal for this event.
Camera equipment used.
- 2 X Canon 5D MARK III DSLR
- EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II
- 8-15mm f/4L fisheye
- EF 35mm f/1.4L
- EF 85mm 1.8 USM
- EF 24-70mm F/2.8L
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