Matt Ashmore Posted May 14, 2018 Share Posted May 14, 2018 (edited) Alamy just released a blog about photographing a Royal Wedding: https://www.alamy.com/blog/photographing-a-royal-wedding As it happens, I live 35 minutes away from Windsor and my mother-in-law lives 15 minutes walk from Windsor Castle. So in many respects, I should go and take pictures of the royal wedding. But is it worth the trouble? As far as I understand, the road network in and around Windsor pretty much gets closed around 10pm on the Friday night, meaning that I would have to go and stay with my mother-in-law before then and would then effectively be trapped in Windsor until Sunday (yes, roads will re-open on Saturday after the wedding but I would expect them to be ridiculously busy) Unless I wait for hours beforehand, I am unlikely to get a good view of the parade route which might give me a fleeting shot if lucky. Every major new broadcaster and more from around the globe will be there covering every angle of the event themselves anyway along with goodness knows how many other stock photographers. Shops and eating places will be ridiculously busy so I'd have to take food with me. I would think the most salable shots would come from photographing the crowds/onlookers but I might be able to get good shots from people celebrating closer to home. I'm not really kitted out for large-scale news reporting. I have a mobile phone which runs out of battery quite quickly when doing too much with it which is fine for the occasional news/weather shot but wouldn't manage 100s of news uploads. I was just curious as to whether any other Alamy contributors on these forums were planning to cover the event and what they're expectations might be. Edited May 14, 2018 by Matt Ashmore Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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