Event Photography


What differentiates a great event photographer from the rest

A range of qualities is required to create the best possible event photography.  People and photography skills combine with  the ability to focus during live action situation as it unfolds.   Hence while a multitude of things may be taking place a great event photographer will filter out all the distractions and instantly identify and capture the most captivating image-worthy moments.

Years of experience photographing major national events

I have honed my skills over the years photographing Glastonbury Festival and other major news events such as London Fashion Week for leading news agency Rex (Features) Shutterstock.  Travelling across multiple continents I have photographed local people, capturing atmosphere and engaging with people and personalities.  As a result engendered in me is an instinct for an interesting situation and the ability to tell a story through compelling imagery.  This is all underpinned with strong people skills and professionalism.  I am happy either interacting with subjects when appropriate and creating engaging photography with them, or working low profile for more candid images.

Glastonbury Festival 2016

A visual story of your event from start to finish

I will tell a visual story about your event from the moment the doors open and the first arrivals make their appearance, being in the right place at the right time to capture the action as well as the more relaxed scenes, and being there until the sun goes down and the night life comes out



  • “Richard was great to work with when I hired him for The Big Egg Hunt.   He really understood the brief and its possibilities, and brought some great ideas for the images which really made the most of the character across the range of eggs we used for the shoot.   The media loved the images and we were very happy with the extensive editorial coverage that we received.”

    Rachel Waldron
    Project Director
  • “Richard Isaac is the principal live music photographer for Shutterstock Editorial in the UK.

    Operating in a freelance capacity, Richard’s live music and event coverage is of the highest editorial standard, and can frequently be seen used across multiple media outlets. 
    Apart from consistently producing dynamic, saleable content sought after by our customers, Richard’s attention to detail & his instinctive ability to work with stakeholders brings professionalism, value and quality to any assignment.
    On a  personal note he is an extremely pleasant and affable person to work with, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him highly for commercial or editorial work.”


    Edward Maidment
    Head of Editorial Assignments
    “We employed Richard to create portraiture of myself & my business partner for our internal and external comms. Richard created strong images which also managed to include our brand identify.”
    Ben Ruse
  • “We needed contemporary relaxed portraits for our new start-up’s website and marketing. Richard sourced good locations that fit well with the style we needed and created a cracking set of images.”
    Oliver Budworth
  • “We were really happy with the quality of the photography that Richard supplied when we commissioned him for our annual exhibition”
  • “Richard has created stunning photography with me across the range of projects we have worked together on. In beauty portraiture the quality of the images is so important in demonstrating product quality. Richard shares my eye for detail and knows how to utilize studio lighting to create exceptional images. He also brings creative ideas so no two shoots ever look the same.”
    Katja Kokko