Piranha Photography | Corporate Photographer London

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 – Appreciations from Berlin/Germany

Posted in Tips and News from Piranha

I just received this interesting and heartening message, from a fellow photographer in Berlin…

Portrait of board member for annual report

Hi Douglas,

just wanted to send you my apprecication for your work / business. I have followed your website / social media postings in the last couple of years and was always impressed by your great photography and professional business conduct. Your business portraits really look like the “real deal” / just the way they have to be done.

Here in Berlin, I have been in the business since 2002, mainly doing corporporate / political events and business portraits. Just two months ago I have opened – for the first time ever – my studio in the heart of the political district of Berlin – trying to offer a local/personal touch while every other photographer seems to be busy with working on their “social media accounts”. The verdict on my rather costly move, I have to admit, ist still out. But I am still positive, seeing the first bits of good client feedback.

Whenever you should come to Berlin, I would be pleased to show you around and buy you a German Beer 🙂

Kind regards
Frank

http://www.franknuernberger.de
http://www.studio10117.de (not a lot there, yet)
http://www.work21.de (kind of an “artsy side project”)

NEWS FLASH – Light work can be heavy going

Posted in Tips and News from Piranha

Lighting set up on corporate photo shoot

If using natural light was the answer for a professional photographer, you wouldn’t find me lugging around 30 kilogrammes of lighting equipment on the London Underground travelling to photo-shoots.

As a trick of the trade, the truth is that lighting makes the biggest difference between an amateur’s photographs versus a professional’s.  The difference is far greater than the make of camera body or lens. If I was asked to put a number on it, I’d say great pictures are about 80% the result of a professional lighting rig, and the rest is down to the camera, lens and the photographer’s experience and talent.

Portrait of Director taken by Piranha Photography

Don’t get me wrong. Good cameras and lenses are important. If you’ve read previous Bytes, you’ll know my love of Leica equipment borders on the obsessional. But without my portable (ahem!) Elinchrom lighting rig, the images would inevitably disappoint clients. The light it produces wraps completely around the subject’s face, creating softer, kinder images. In some ways the effects are counter-intuitive. You’d think that extra light would reveal more of a subject’s flaws in skin tone. But it has the opposite effect. The light actually conceals and flatters, and that’s why it’s worth the half hour it takes me set up my lights ahead of a shoot.

More than this, lights create a sense of occasion, a bit of a wow factor if you will. At a corporate photo-shoot, the CEO or director, on seeing the lighting set up, suddenly gives the session their full focus and attention.  Just as importantly, it also leads to an efficient use of their time, because I know I can have the shots I need in a few minutes rather than clicking away at the shutter for much longer in the hope of the right shot.

Professional lighting also produces repeatable images that not only look super soft, but also have consistent colour tones in every shot. Natural light, in contrast, will vary as the sun goes in and out and the contrast will change from very low on cloudy days to far too high on a sunny day. My lighting rig ensures a soft envelope of light every single time, no matter what time of day or what sort of room is used for shooting. And the reason this matters is that we end up with pleasingly uniform images that are ideal for company websites, marketing literature or social media avatars.

And there are benefits for me too, because lugging so much lighting kit back and forth means I am spared having to join a gym to stay fit.

...the CEO or director, on seeing the lighting set up, suddenly gives the session their full focus and attention - Douglas, Photographer

Press Coverage – PE Company New Appointment in London Offices

Posted in Private Equity Company Photography, Corporate Portrait Photography, PR Photography

Portrait Photograph taken by Piranha appearing in press coverage - PE company announcement

A strong corporate portrait can be provided to the press along with a press release when making a company announcement. A professional photograph is much more likely to be printed with the accompanying story.

The images taken during the photo shoot can also be used for pitch documents, marketing materials, LinkedIn and the company website.

Photography of Networking Event in London

Posted in University / Academic Photography, Event Photography

Photography this March of networking event hosted at the Lansdowne Club in London. Below you can see a few of the images taken in use on the school’s website –

School's website showing network event photography

Portrait Photography for Production Company in London

Posted in Head Shots, Websites

Portraits taken for production company at their London offices of staff members –

Portrait of Employeed taken in London offices of Production Company

Extra Portrait Photography for Current Website

Posted in Law Firm Photography, Corporate Portrait Photography, Websites

Additional portraits taken on new joiners to this barrister’s chambers, so that their photographs could be added to the website.  Here you can see a small selection of the photographs –

Porrait of barrister for website

New Portraits for Current Website of Media Client

Posted in Corporate Portrait Photography, Websites

One of our regular client’s required a few new portraits to add to their existing set.  The ones below feature on their website’s Senior Management page –

Portrait taken with Leica cameras for Media company in London
Director photographed for website profile image

Portrait Photograph of CFO taken in London offices on Leica cameras

 

Photography for London Bank

Posted in Bank Photography, Corporate Portrait Photography

Here you can see a couple of the portraits taken in their London offices, for a banking client –


Portrait taken in London on Leica camera

Event Photography at The Natural History Museum in London

Posted in University / Academic Photography, Company Party Photography, Event Photography

Piranha was commissioned by Harvard Business School to cover an Alumni evening this week. The event took place at the Natural History Museum in South Kensington.

Main hall at Natural History Museum with Blue Whale skeleton

Exterior of Natural History Museum photographed before start of evening event

Alumni event in London - photographed in Natural History Museum Dinosaurs exhibit photographed at museum by Piranha

Thanks for sharing the photos. Just to put it in writing – I can’t stress enough how great Doulgas was. Francesca
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