Posted in Communications Company, Group Photograph of Board Members, Head Shots, Websites
Piranha was commissioned to take a team photograph for Farrer and Kane communications agency’s website. This was to include all staff members. We arranged a central London studio where the photography could take place, then set up a backdrop and lighting. The brief was to create a fun shot of everyone together, and for it to be lively and reflect the atmosphere of the office. Afterwards the selected digital image was provided in black and white to be used on the about us page of the company website.
On the day we also took individual corporate portrait photographs that could be used to accompany staff biographies, and be used in other marketing materials.
Posted in Corporate Portrait Photography
Great to have the opportunity to photograph the Brochet team in their new corporate offices near Andover. The brief was to capture the team at work in a documentary style, so that disruption was kept to a minimum, but with a little guidance from the photographer, the best shots could be achieved in the time frame. Its important to photograph staff actively engaged in their day to day work to produce more active and attractive images, which then look more believable for a website. For this I used a very fast 50mm lens to allow the ambient light to be retained and keep the subject sharp and in focus with the background rendered softly out. Using the mood board and brief from the design agency, I ensured the reportage look throughout the day was consistent and that the photography would fit the style of the new website.
Posted in Corporate Portrait Photography, University / Academic Photography
Portraits were required of a Harvard Business School Alumni in London to accompany an article about his achievements –
Posted in Private Equity Company Photography, Corporate Portrait Photography, Websites
Staff and Directors of this private equity company regularly have their photographs taken by Piranha for use on the website and else where for marketing materials –
Posted in Corporate Portrait Photography, Outdoor Portraits, Tips and News from Piranha
Shooting in the great outdoors
Head and shoulders portraits of a senior executive shot against a plain grey or white background are always going to be essential for corporate press and marketing materials.
But don’t forget that for other occasions when your business needs to stand out, these standard Recent portrait photography by Piranha might not be powerful enough to grab your audience’s attention or make them think.
Contrast this with outdoor portrait photography by Piranha location shots, which when taken professionally, are naturally thought provoking while also providing greater context about the business.
As fashions change, we’ve found clients want their corporate imagery to be fresh and exciting and not me-too and tired. All of which is helping me persuade more and more clients to spare me around 10 minutes of their time to be photographed in the great outdoors.
Take it as read I’ll have scouted suitable locations near to their workplace before the shoot. Then armed with little more than a large reflector and Leica’s fast lenses, I can guarantee a set of portraits in under 10 minutes that are the opposite of business as usual.
If you look at the examples below from recent shoots, you’ll see they look more interesting than a standard corporate headshot.
Outdoor location shots, when taken professionally, are naturally thought provoking while also providing greater context about the business. - Douglas, Photographer
Posted in Private Equity Company Photography, LinkedIn
Good to see one of our photographs being used to accompany a LinkedIn post this week.
Congratulations to Inflexion on their 20th anniversary – A private equity company I have been working with for many years now, the corporate photography has changed and developed over the years, leaving behind the more formal look, and progressing to the contemporary approachable identity seen today on the new website. The brief from the design agency was to capture the personality of the subject, shown within the context of their new Marylebone offices. This required soft lighting from a large Elinchrom flash to light the subject but allow the ambient light either from the windows or even the rooms beyond to be on a parity. The depth of field was to be shallow too, so that the background was distracting in the image, I used my Leica Noctilux which has exceptional properties not least its fast aperture for that signature look. As always time with each person is limited but everything is set up prior to the subject arriving with test shoots and client approval, this means the time with the busy director etc is as efficient as possible.
and another one here –
Posted in Individual Board Photographs, Board Photography, Corporate Portrait Photography, PR Photography
A recent portrait taken by Piranha to accompany Sainsbury’s announcement of their new CEO of Sainsbury’s Bank –
News Coverage –
In City a.m.
Posted in Board Photography, Individual Board Photographs, Corporate Portrait Photography, Location / Annual Report Photography
CEO portrait for Sainsbury’s
The board photographs for Sainsbury’s were taken at the company’s head office in Holborn and featured in the annual report and on the website.
A big soft box was required to balance the ambient light and the flash, to give a more natural look. A shallow depth of field was chosen to give a sense of location without distracting from the subject.
Annual Report 2019
Below you can see a few of the Board of Director’s photographs taken by Piranha and featured in this year’s printed and online annual report –
Posted in Technology Company, Head Shots, Websites
Photographs were required in Graphcore‘s new London offices to generate reportage
images of individuals to go on their company’s Team page on the website.
Also working office shots of staff members in their new location.