A Day in the Life of a Busy Corporate Photographer

Posted in Company Party Photography, Corporate Portrait Photography, PR Photography, Event Photography

PR Corporate Event - CEO

Today was busy with a full day with a Canadian Investment house starting at 8.30am, shooting for their website and pitch documents…It is typical request and important for global companies that the photographs match an existing style, so previous photographs have to sent to us to examine to make sure our lighting style is very similar, so the London images can be uploaded and fit seamlessly with the other countries pictures. In this case the brief is to avoid a serious unsmiling look as this can look ‘worried’ or ‘concerned’ and equally laughing too much will appear cavalier. Something approachable yet competent is the ideal target.

That shoot complete lighting kit all packed up, a swift coffee and on to the next for a large retail group and the drinks reception in a West End hotel for the outgoing CEO and welcome to the new. Photographing a drinks reception requires a good sense of timing and anticipation. Getting backs of heads or unfortunate expressions isn’t an option, so keeping the camera to your eye, and circling the room catching a laugh here or gesture there is important to convey the atmosphere. I don’t use flash so I am rarely noticed, if at all, I make a mental note too of who the key directors are so that there can be a little emphasis on their shots over the course of the evening. Towards the end I keep a sharp eye too on the canapé’s, as frequently the staff are keen to offload onto starving photographers.  The day finished at 8.30pm.

Tomorrow I set the colour balance to a more neutral tone, check for contrast, composition and exposure and make a website for the client to view by lunchtime. Turnaround times need to be quite quick as the press often need a shot for their diary pages.

Corporate Photographer London

Piranha Photography

Piranha Photography

Professional corporate photography and video for companies in London, the rest of the UK and Europe. Piranha are commissioned by FTSE100 companies and start-ups alike, for numerous projects, covering a wide range of work and styles. Portraits and office photography for use on websites, events coverage and PR shots for press and publications, as well as Board and location photography for annual reports. Using top of the range Leica cameras and lenses. Processing of images is fast and to an extremely high standard.
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Hi Sam, Many thanks for sending the proofs through so quickly, they look great. These are a wonderful set of shots. Many thanks for all your help with this, Annette - Client