I was commissioned to photograph this corporate PR shoot for Bank of Scotland / Lloyds TSB agricultural divisions by Jane Craigie Marketing at the Royal Highland Show last week. The commission was split in to three shoots over the course of the first day of the show. First off was a business breakfast hosted by Lloyds TSB farming ambassador, Adam Henson. My brief was to photograph candid shots of those present around the table, placing emphasis on Adam and senior members from the banks. As per my style, the shoot was captured using available light (there wasn’t too much of that around this year at the show) so I opted for my Canon 135mm f2. This lens is perfect in situations like this; it allows me to put some distance between me and my subject so’s not to intrude and it also has a very fast, wide aperture that sucks in light and renders backgrounds nice and diffused. The second shoot of the day was to photograph the Secretary of State for Scotland, Michael Moore with Adam Henson. The pair were directed in front of some branded pop-up displays and were photographed on a 50mm lens chatting with each other followed by a couple of pics to camera. Michael Moore then met with senior members from Lloyds TSB and I photographed them on a combination of 50 & 135mm lenses. Last job of the day was a quick setup with Head of Agriculture, Sandy Hay, Adam and Chief Exec of RHASS, Stephen Hutt. Available light inside had dropped significantly by this point so I photographed them outside under a few branded umbrellas. By exposing for shadow detail, despite the fact that the light is flat and it’s pouring with rain there is still a good amount of life to this photograph.