At MyBibNumber we look for far more than just event photographers. While we’re all first and foremost photographers, our dedicated team are willing to go one step further to get that truly magnificent shot. When you invite MyBibNumber to organise event photography we’ll take the time to scout the course and locate the finest photo opportunities. We’ll also come prepared with the right kit for the job; whether that means erecting a tent on the side of Ben Nevis for the day, setting up lights and a generator for night time events, or donning our upper-body midge suits to keep mother nature at bay while we capture the event photos that your participants want.
At MyBibNumber we also understand that event photography goes beyond the event photos themselves. Our team includes a dedicated member of staff to manage customer service and we use Zendesk software to ensure a prompt response is always provided. We also have a dedicated IT manager who is constantly working to improve the online presence of MyBibNumber and find solutions to your bespoke event photography hosting needs. MyBibNumber is the event photography partner that will be on hand year round to work with you in achieving the best possible results and returns from your event photos.
Always something new to learn! Martyn created MBN in 2010 when he returned to the UK after fifteen years living in America, where he was also a photographer. Martyn enjoys the contrast of checking out a quiet course days before an event to the hustle and bustle of event day. His favourite shoot is the finish line where the elation of the participant's achievement is on full display.
Lead Photographer North
Alex is a professional freelance photographer who also shoots Premier League games when not working for MyBibNumber. As you can see from his photo, unlike with his other weekend job, with us he occasionally gets to be in among the action!
Lead Photographer Midlands
Craig loves his job! Craig loves mud! Craig loves getting into locations and positions to get shots and angles others won't, Craig loves to be ultra-prepared (think survivalist). Craig goes the extra mile. Craig does not like to be photographed! (We will get a better one someday).
Lead Photographer London
Although based in London we are lucky enough that Claudio frequently travels the UK working with MBN. He has a wealth of photography knowledge and is always on hand to offer advice for shooting in difficult conditions. If you see him at an event and are not pressed for time (ha) ask him about his kit and set up he will be more than accommodating.
Emil is the IT genius behind MyBibNumber. One of Emil's favourite sayings is that "anything is possible". It is this philosophy that has allowed MyBibNumber to create an industry leading photo sharing platform. It also allows us collaborate with events on new IT developments. As Emil aims to get your gallery live as quickly as possible he proclaims that the images are "just numbers" to him. However, we think he is secretly quite a photo nerd too as he went photo crazy on his recent trip to California.
Erin is our dedicated customer support agent. Erin is originally from Montana in the USA so she already has a head start on what exceptional customer service is. Utilising Zendesk customer support software we are confident that we provide event participants (and not forgetting their friends and family) totally awesome customer service!
JOIN THE TEAM
If you love photography, love events, love to travel and want to work flexibly then we’d LOVE to hear from you! We are always looking for highly skilled and dedicated event photographers to take MyBibNumber photos, so get in touch with us here or fill the contact form out below.
On Sunday we head back to Yorkshire with Velo 29 for one hell of a cyclo-sportive. At 200 miles and with 14,750ft of ascent, this ride is not for the faint hearted.
Our photographers will be out on the course capturing the grimaces as you power up the climbs. We'll also be waiting at the finish to turn your moment of finishline glory into a lifetime memory. Pre-register here to save 10% off all digital downloads after the event and be the first to find out when the photos are live.
Don't forget to display your bike number clearly on the handle bars so we can tag your photos and make them easy for you to find.
Dirty Weekend, one of the biggest events we shoot each year, is just around the corner and we're buzzing to be the official event photography team once again. The Dirty Weekend event photos 2018 will be captured, tagged and uploaded to our photo hosting platform, but we anticipate that there will be well over 50,000 photos taken by our team of event photographers around the course. We'll be capturing event photos on all of the course highlights, so keep your eyes peeled for us as you run, jump and crawl. To help you to find the photos of you and your mates amongst the many thousand, we have a few tips for you to follow so that we can make them easy for you to find.
All photos where the runner has a visible bib number will be tagged so that you will be able to search by race number. This is by far the easiest way to see your photos all in one place. To make sure your number is visible in the photos, follow these steps:
1. Head to the event numbering station once you have registered and use the permanent markers provided to write your number on your headband.
2. Write clearly and boldly on the headband so that the number is visible on the front of your head.
3. Consider writing your bib number on exposed areas of skin that will be facing the cameraman. Biceps and forehead are good locations for a clear shot.
4. Tie the headband securely around your forehead and on top of your hair.
5. Hold on tightly to the headband when you jump into water so it doesn't come off.
6. Look towards the camera and strike your best pose!
If, for some reason, your number is lost or not visible when we capture an image of you then we will take some further steps to help you to find your photo. Photos will firstly be filtered by time, so if you know that you jumped off the mahoosive water jump at 14:15 then you can filter to this time and find your photos more easily. Where possible you should take a note of the time when you see our photographers out on the course to make your photos easier to find after the event. Finally, we will also tag the photos by the colour of top that you are wearing. When combined with a time filter this can make your images easier to find, but remember that the best way to find your Dirty Weekend event photos is by making sure that your bib number is clear to see at all times during the event.
Those of you who pre-register here will also get 10% off all digital downloads, including our bulk buy offers. We're looking forward to another Dirty Weekend away. We hope you are too!
With Yorkshire Warrior on Saturday we've got some top tips on how to wear your headbands so that you can see all of your images in one place. The MyBibNumber photo gallery lets you search by bib number to save you from scrolling through thousands of images, but we can only tag your photos if we can see your number. Here are some top tips on how to wear your headband.
1) Use a black permanent marker to write the number against a flat surface.
2) Go over the number multiple times so that it is thick and clear.
3) Consider writing the number on your arms or exposed skin as well as on the headband.
4) Tie the headband securely around your forehead on top of your hair.
5) Hold on tight to the headband when jumping into water.
6) Look at the cameraman and give us a smile when you see a photographer on the course!
Bonus tip - We also tag photos by the colour of your top. Wear something bright and if your number comes off then we can still sort your photos to make them easier to find!
Finally, to get the best deal on your event photos, you can pre-register here with MyBibNumber and you'll get a 10% discount of all digital event photo downloads. That even includes 10% off our massive photo bundles!