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.
Photography for University Alumni Event – The Lansdowne ClubPosted in University / Academic Photography, Conference Photography, Event Photography
An evening event for Northwestern University at The Lansdowne Club – the club recommended Piranha to cover the evening. Here are a few photographs taken during the course of the night –
Thank you Samantha. Douglas did a great job with the photos! It was a pleasure working with your team. - Client
Corporate Event Photography at Coda Studios in FulhamPosted in Company Party Photography, Event Photography
Here are a small selection of the photographs taken at a summer corporate event in Fulham at Coda Studios –
Photography for Private Equity Company NewsletterPosted in Private Equity Company Photography, Location / Annual Report Photography, PR Photography
A photo shoot last week at Frame fitness of the Frame directors and Tamweel Capital directors resulted in a set of images to be used in various online marketing materials including an e-newsletter…
Thank you Sam. There are some lovely shots in here. We will select and get back to you. - Client, Private Equity Company
Real Deals News Article about Equistone PartnersPosted in Private Equity Company Photography, Corporate Portrait Photography, PR Photography
Good to see one of Piranha’s recent photographs taken for Equistone Partners in Manchester featured in Real Deals – Private Equity Publication. The site features articles about European Private Equity companies.
Thanks Sam, Loving the background architecture - really nice. Thanks for sorting all this out. - Designer, Private Equity Client
Company Summer Party at Waddeson Manor in BuckinghamshirePosted in Company Party Photography, Event Photography
One of Piranha’s corporate clients held a summer party at Waddeson Manor, Buckinghamshire, not far from Oxford. Here are a few of the photographs taken on the night –
New Headshot Photography for Brackendale ConsultingPosted in Private Equity Company Photography, Head Shots, Communications Company, Websites
Brackendale Consulting required new headshots of their employees for their website. The consultancy helps private equity clients with their marketing and branding as well as communication strategies. The team were extremely pleased with their final images, and even enjoyed the experience of being photographed on the day, which suprised them!
Dear Doug, I cannot thank you enough for this morning - we found it a real pleasure meeting you - you managed to put us all at ease and it will be a delight to recommend you to our clients. The photos we saw are amazing - you've managed to capture us in the perfect way, I'm thrilled. Again, we were delighted to meet you and would love to work together on joint projects. Thanks to you and Sam. Warm regards Fay Ps it was also a great restaurant recommendation - we can't sing your praises highly enough ;-)
New Contemporary Website for AlixPartnersPosted in Private Equity Company Photography, Corporate Portrait Photography, Websites
New Corporate Head Shots for Website
Piranha have been commissioned to photograph London staff members of AlixPartners for their new website project. This global company specialises in helping their corporate clients with turnaround and restructuring.
The brief was to achieve a new look and feel for all the head shots whether individual or photographed as a group and this is reflected in their new clean website design. Everyone was photographed whilst actively engaged in conversation with a colleague who provided the blurred foreground head and shoulders to give a greater sense of communication. The banner images featured a group of people in collective discussion, with specific placement of the subjects within the frame to allow for text and graphics.
This can be achieved with artificial or natural light but to keep the interruption and distraction to a minimum we went for daylight and used fast Leica lenses to allow for an attractive shallow depth of field, it was then a question of subject placement and careful processing of the RAW files each time to ensure consistent lighting, contrast and colour palette.
The Photography Brief
The feel of the final images is dynamic and contemporary, with a brief that required ‘active portraits’ that is photographs that convey a sense of AlixPartners staff in discussion with clients, caught in mid flow as it were. Not serious nor laughing too much – engaged in conversation.
This ongoing project has required a number of days of photography both during induction events and also for current staff members extra full days. The next steps will be to photograph the various UK wide offices.
Below are a small selection of the images taken which are now being used to populate the new website.
Internet Story Photography for Corporate ClientPosted in University / Academic Photography, Corporate Portrait Photography, Websites
Elsevier required photography of Robert Homewood a researcher at Goldsmiths University in London. The photograph was to be used to illustrate an online story on the client’s website about Intelligent Games and Games Intelligence. The article discussed how technology and artificial intelligence is changing and informing the way that games are developed.
A number of shots were taken around the university with a view to them fitting into the ‘letterbox’/’banner’ format of a website page.
Hi Samantha, thanks for your quick turnaround time! Beautiful pictures, nice to meet you Rob (always nice to see a face alongside a name;)! - Brand Manager
NEWS FLASH – New Website Photography across EuropePosted in Private Equity Company Photography, Corporate Portrait Photography, Location / Annual Report Photography, Websites
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.
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.
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