Douglas Fry | London Wedding Photographer

The team at Piranha Photography are always busy on a variety of commissions in London and across the UK as well as abroad. This blog is an ideal way to keep our clients both old and new up to date with our business photography and corporate video work.

NEWS FLASH – New Website Photography across Europe

Posted in Private Equity Company Photography, Corporate Portrait Photography, Location / Annual Report Photography, Websites

Photograph of Senior Management in Paris

A challenging balancing act for Equistone Partners Europe’s new website

Our brief from Equistone Partners Europe, a leading mid-market private equity firm, for its new website http://www.equistonepe.com/home demanded eye-catching but informal shots of its Partners and employees that captured ‘a sense of place’ in France, Switzerland and the UK, reflecting the importance Equistone sets on being local capital partners working in local markets.

Location photograph for Private Equity Company in London

The other important consideration was how well the photographs would display on the new site. When framing the pictures, we had to make sure we had allowed room for the site’s navigational banners.

And we needed just the right depth of field to keep subjects sharply in focus, while blurring the background to avoid distraction but leaving sufficient visual ‘clues’ about each country where Equistone operates. In the end, we were happy we had achieved this challenging balancing act.

Mangement outside in London

For the technically minded, nearly all the photographs were taken on a new Leica M240 coupled with a 35mm Summicron ASPH lens.

The Leica M240, with its famous rangefinder design, is invaluable on location assignments, being light and durable with an almost silent shutter. This allows me as the photographer to blend into the background, which relaxes the subjects and is much less intimidating. It’s worth saying again that the Leica rangefinder is the camera behind most of the memorable and iconic images of the previous century.

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I think your photographs are fantastic and there are some group shots in particular that capture a moment so perfectly and look so natural, I think they are brilliant. - Barbara Hand, Design Manager Equistone Partners Europe Limited

Headshot Photography for Stockbroking and Investment Banking Business

Posted in Head Shots, Bank Photography, Corporate Portrait Photography

Piranha has photographed on a number of occasions for the Institutional Equity Broking and Investment Banking business Whitman Howard.  The idea was to generate a large selection of headshots for the company to use on their website and in other materials. The style of photographs needed by the company were both headshots against a plain background and also environmental photographs where the office background can be seen, thereby allowing the images to provide a sense of the space.

The below screen grab shows some of the pictures in situ on the client’s website –

Screen grab showing headshots used in black and white by Piranha in situ on the page

Hi Sam, Gosh – some days I’m very glad I didn’t pursue my childhood dream of becoming a photographer because I never would have been able to produce anything like Douglas does! They’re fantastic. Many thanks, - Client

Photography for Property Company of Sites and Meeting

Posted in Bank Photography, Architects Photography, Location / Annual Report Photography

Piranha was commissioned by SHA Housing to photograph their various ongoing projects around England. This included exterior shots of the works and also interior shots of the rooms and residents.

The buildings were varied and interesting from major developments to individual houses.

A few weeks later Piranha was commissioned by the company to photograph a breakfast meeting and talks – members of the board and the housing minister were present. Below you can see some of the photography featured on the website and taken during the morning meeting –

Website showing Exterior of building photographed by Piranha

Building projects photographed around England by Piranha

SHA Housing - photography of residents in new home

Breakfast Meeting in London with Housing Minister –

Photograph Gavin Barwell - minister for housing, planning

Gavin Barwell – minister for housing, planning

Photography of Company Breakfast Meeting

Corporate Event Space at Two Temple Place

Posted in Event Photography

A hidden gem – this is a fantastic event space for a corporate evening. Two Temple Place is a neo-Gothic mansion built by William Waldorf Astor on the Embankment in London.  The interior is spectacular as you can see below –

Event Space - London - Two Temple Place - Fantastic interior Photography of exterior of Two Temple Place in London

During the evening Nicola Benedetti the famous violinist played for the guests. Nicola was awarded the Queen’s Medal for Music this week –

Nicola Benedetti playing the violin at Two Temple Place in London

Nicola Benedetti

Hi Sam, Thanks so much for allowing us to use your incredible photographs! They really are lovely and we would love to share them with the parents who were unfortunately not able to see the performance! They will love them. Would it help if I requested specific photos or is it easier for you to send a whole batch through? Please do just let us know whatever the simplest way of getting to us is. Thank you so much again for sharing them with us. All the very best, - London Music Masters

Photography of Consultants for Website

Posted in Communications Company, Corporate Portrait Photography

Below are screen grabs to show Piranha’s photographs on Eden McCallum’s website. The company are a global firm and provide consultants and expertise to client’s on a project basis.  Each person’s portrait was taken in two styles, one as head and shoulders portraits against a grey background and another as an ‘environmental portrait’ within the office or alternatively outside in the surrounding London streets.  You can see some of the final selected images in situ below –

Website banner with company name Environmental Portrait of staff member Office photography of consultant Portrait taken in London street Photograph in office of consultant Photograph taken outside for company in London

HAC Hockey Club Dinner

Posted in Company Party Photography

A few photographs that highlight the social and sporting side of the
Honourable Artillery Company – It’s the oldest regiment in the British Army and
dates back to 1537 which some players in the Hockey Club remember well.

 

 

Lunchtime Awards Ceremony at Mandarin Oriental Hotel for Churchill Retirement

Posted in Award Ceremony, Event Photography

Here are a small sample of the photographs taken for Churchill Retirement during a lunchtime awards ceremony at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London

Awards Event at Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London Guests at award ceremony in London accepting award Guest having lunch at corporate event in London Speaches at London event - Mandarin Oriental Guests at Mandarin during corporate lunch event Photograph of guests at Mandarin Oriental guests at drinks reception in London photographed by Piranha  Guest arriving at Mandarin for corporate event Esther Rantzen at corporate event in London

Hi Sam, Excellent, thanks very much for getting these turned around so quickly for us. Kind regards, Ian

Law Firm Evening Drinks Event with Red Roses England Rugby Team

Posted in Law Firm Photography, Company Party Photography, Event Photography

An evening drinks event held by the law firm Travers Smith and photographed by Piranha in London at the Hotel Cafe Royal. The guest speakers on the night were the Women’s rugby team – Red Roses.  The idea of the event was to promote a gender balanced workplace.  The key speakers on the night were –

Danielle Waterman
Rugby World Cup winner and one of England’s and GB’s Sevens leading lights.

Maggie Alphonsi
The face of international women’s rugby and arguably one of the most well-known names in women’s team sports on the planet.

Sue Day
Former captain of the England Women’s Rugby team (15s and 7s) and she remains England’s record try scorer.

Event Photograph for Law Firm

Corporate Evening Event photogoraphy in London  Guests listening to speakers at evening corporate event Drinks reception at law firms evening event in london Guests in evening at Cafe Royal Guest speaker at Law firm evening event

Photography of Executive Team for Annual Report

Posted in Board Photography, Individual Board Photographs, Corporate Portrait Photography, Location / Annual Report Photography

The brief was to capture the relaxed nature of the executive team for this annual report  The photographs were taken during a meeting in London and the idea was for the team members not to come across as too formal, so as to portray an accurate sense of the company ethos –

Photographs of Executive Team members in meeting environment

Photography of Executive Team for Annual report Team photographs for annual report

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