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.
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.
Piranha spent a few days photographing the staff of this internet technology company.
The brief was to capture a sense of the office location in Hoxton, London. The photographer used a shallow depth of field and a large reflector so as to retain the vibrant colours in the street. This method allows for a more eye-catching set of website images, especially when used with a text overlay/logo, rather than the typical grey or white indoor portrait. Each person was out of the office for about 10 minutes during the photo shoot, this allowed time to get some different portrait options.
Thank you for the photos. We loved it and we loved Douglas too!
New corporate photography was taken of Astarte Capital Partner‘s London team at their offices in South Kensington. Their fantastic offices afforded an excellent backdrop for the portraits, and provided a choice of images for their website and other materials –
Above photograph featured in Private Equity International
Contemporary photographic content is constantly evolving and it’s important for me as a professional photographer to hear the latest views from leading companies, agencies, publishers and editors.
Last week, I booked myself on a commercial photography weekend with Magnum Photo, where The FT Weekend Magazine, Diana Markosian (World Press Photo Award Winner), ‘Barbara’ the lifestyle/advertising and design agency and ’Shoot Europe,’ a production company whose clients include Nike, shared their opinions on how brands can best use pictures and video to stay fresh and contemporary. We also discussed emerging trends in digital content.
While each had their own opinion, all the contributors agreed the need for strong-yet-considered photography that is consistently presented across all forms of communication, from websites to corporate reports, marketing materials, blogs and social media feeds.
They also stressed just how important it is to be able to understand and work within a brief – usually working alongside journalists and publishers – to produce results that photographer and client are happy with.
I’d love to discuss over a coffee how to produce stand out photographic imagery in the real world of tight deadlines, restricted budgets and clients with very strong opinions and working habits.
Please get in touch and we can meet at your convenience.
Best wishes, Douglas
020 7193 9446
Commercial photographic content is constantly evolving and it’s important for me as a professional photographer to hear the latest views from leading companies - Douglas, photographer
Piranha was commissioned to take a professional head shot of a barrister for use on their website.
After the photo shoot Piranha supplied a website of photographs to select from, and then ‘cut out’ in PhotoShop the chosen image so that this could be placed on the company’s website background and match to the rest of the images style.
Dorothy Burwell, Partner at Finsbury PR was named for the third year running in EMpower’s Ethnic Minority Executives list, in association with the Financial Times. The 100 Ethnic Minority Executives category recognises 100 senior role models who are helping to make the workplace a more welcoming place for ethnic minority employees.