Specialising in business photography and video
Piranha provides corporate photography and video to public companies, professional firms and private businesses.
We also receive regular commissions from financial public relations consultancies and financial design agencies who require first class business photography or video on behalf of their clients.
Piranha's clients include companies in the FTSE 100 and the FTSE 250. We also work for smaller quoted companies, private equity houses, banks, law firms, accountants and other private companies.
Piranha has been commissioned for many photo shoots in various industrial and corporate environments. Their work has always been of a high standard. They are friendly and very professional
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Douglas Fry's track record of success
Piranha was founded in 1993 by Douglas Fry, with offices in London and Oxford. As clients attest Douglas is a technically skilled and creative photographer who has built a loyal following based on his people skills, good humour and the ability to work efficiently under pressure. He personally leads every photographic shoot, supported by a very close knit team of experienced colleagues who have worked together on hundreds of projects.
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Excellent photography on a fast turnaround
For senior executives, time is money. We know that photo shoots often have to fit between other meetings. Or they need to be hastily rescheduled to different times and places.
Piranha is flexible and can accommodate last minute schedule changes, and we can be on site outside of regular office hours if required. We also understand how important it is to produce excellent photography that is ready for unmissable deadlines
within very short timescales.
Wide range of assignments
Our work covers many different types of photographic assignment, ranging from individual and group portraits, company events (product or service launches, company parties, conferences), annual report and location photographs, and corporate video production.
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Efficient management and delivery to meet your brief
Our 'back office' team are experienced City project managers used to working to sharp deadlines with complicated logistics. From initial contact to finalising a brief, we will ensure everything is delivered on time and to the highest standards. Emails and phone calls will be responded to quickly and personally.
Supplying portraits to a brief
Douglas Fry's many years working with senior executives from some of the UK's largest businesses means he uses their time wisely. Having worked on thousands of shoots, Douglas is always happy to suggest different set ups, angles or locations that get the
best out of the subject.
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A studio in your office
Achieving clear, consistent staff portraits when taken in a client’s office and not in a photographic studio needs specialist portable equipment.
When on location, we will bring to the shoot our own compact studio system; this allows us to get the best possible lighting. Leaving the photographer free to concentrate on achieving required poses and expressions, so they look strong across a company’s team profile page.
Our favoured lighting solution is the Elinchrom Octo Softbox, which casts a large, soft and very even light across the subject. It produces results that tend to flatter and please even the most camera shy people.
Another essential piece of equipment is the Quadra Ranger battery flash – which is the perfect partner to the Softbox. From a single charge, the flash can be fired hundreds of times in a long shoot, but will remain remarkably consistent in terms of its colour and power output. It seems a small matter but it makes a major difference when displaying a large number of different portraits on the same page.
And our last piece of vital kit in the compact studio system is our humble pop up backdrop. We use a variety when clients require a neutral background, or to make it easier in postproduction to create cutout portraits when backgrounds are to be replaced after the photoshoot.
Dedicated client areas to view photographs or videos
We will ensure that after the shoot the photographs are immediately available to view at a dedicated client area on our website. We can recommend particularly successful photographs, or clients can decide which pictures they prefer. The photographs are provided in high resolution and can be downloaded as required.
High specification technology for retouching and delivery
Our top of the range computers allow high resolution images to be selected, converted, colour corrected and supplied on disc or via FTP as soon as they are required by the company, agency or publication. This allows the highest quality work to be delivered in the shortest possible time.
To discuss your particular photographic or video requirements, please get in touch. We are always happy to help or advise.
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