Normally while shooting events a flash is considered an essential piece of kit, however, on this occasion, it wasn't possible to use one. The primary use of the photographs was for marketing, so turning the ISO was not an option as this would cause unacceptable grain in the images. This was was the first time in my long career that I had to shoot an event of this type with no flash.
I had to adapt and draw on what skill I had to work out a different approach, fortunately, I had a manual focus tilt-shift lens with me and my tripod. I also had the luxury of a two-day event with plenty of time to try out different things.
All these shots were taken with very low shutter speed and no flash.