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.
We have visited Graphcore‘s offices in Bristol on a number of occasions to capture shots of the their employees for the ‘Team’ page as well as working shots during workshops and office photography to give a sense of the environment. The images have been used to illustrate the website and also for press releases and news updates.
Palamon Capital Partners commission Piranha for regular portraits and office photo shoots to generate corporate portraits of their employees.
The images are taken in their London offices and other locations across the capital, sometimes at events they are attending. After each photo shoot Piranha provides a website of the photographs taken on the day, as well as hi res jpegs of the images. The selected shots are then used across different marketing materials and press coverage including here on their website’s ‘People’ page.
Overview page on website –
A couple of the individual biog. pages can be seen here –
Headshots taken in London offices. Below are examples of one of our regular photo shoots for an international construction company.
On the day of each photo shoot the photographer sets up lighting and a white backdrop in a meeting room at the client’s London offices. Then the employees are have their headshots taken in turn against the white backdrop to generate a selection of portraits of each person.
After the photo shoot Piranha Photography supplies the client with a website of photographs showing the various images of each person. From this website the company chooses a photograph of each person. Piranha then processes the selected images and cuts them out in PhotoShop, using specialist software.
Once each headshot has been isolated from the white backdrop it can be placed on one of the background images that have already been captured and approved for use on a separate occasion. This delivers the company with portraits ‘in situ’ but does not depend on moving the subjects into different areas of the building and changing the lighting set for each person. It does though give a consistent and professional look and feel to the final staff headshots.
We have used this method of cutting out and replacing backgrounds for a number of clients. It is particularly useful if photo shoots are going to take place over a number of months, and the required rooms for the background may not always be available.
Piranha’s client – Thomas Cook Money required portrait photographs for the ‘team page’ of their website. The images were taken at the company’s London offices with a variety of interesting backgrounds.
The brief for the portraits was for them to be relaxed and business like with a ‘blurred’ background, in a variety of locations, providing atmosphere and a sense of place without the background distracting from the subject of each photograph.
The photographs were shot at the client’s office in central London, using both of their floors and the public areas of the building such as the business lounge and reception area to vary the backgrounds in each shot, whilst maintaining the style.
During 2017 Piranha were very busy photographing the lawyers at Travers Smith in London. Each person had a variety of headshots taken, and then these were presented as contact sheets so the everyone could choose the image they wanted to take forward. Once a choice had been made Piranha ‘cut out’ and replaced the background so that all employees would appear on a preapproved grey background. The final images were then cropped to a variety of specified sizes, these images were then sent to the client so that they could be used in the many different capacities they were needed e.g. for the website, as well as pitch documents and for internal company marketing materials.
Here is a very small sample of the many head shot photographs taken –