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.
Portrait Photography – Shooting In The Great OutdoorsPosted in Corporate Portrait Photography, Outdoor Portraits, Tips and News from Piranha
Shooting in the great outdoors
Head and shoulders portrait photography 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
Corporate Video for Kingfisher DigitalPosted in Technology Company, Corporate Video for Companies, Websites
A corporate video overview of Kingfisher Digital, as a corporate workplace, including interviews with key personnel in their London offices –
LinkedIn Portraits for Private Equity ClientPosted in Private Equity Company Photography, LinkedIn
LinkedIn portraits can be extremely useful for marketing. 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 –
Today’s New Appointment Announcement of CEO of Sainsbury’s Bank – Portrait by PiranhaPosted 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.
MCMComicCon for Relx – Photography at ExcelPosted in Event Photography
A day to remember at MCMComicCon convention, I was shooting for Relx but got to meet the key people who set it all up, through to the great people who take the characters to the next level of obsession. If you ever get the chance definitely go…An enjoyable day
Board Photographer for Sainsbury’s Annual ReportPosted in Board Photography, Individual Board Photographs, Corporate Portrait Photography, Location / Annual Report Photography
Piranha Photography was asked to arrange the board photographer for Sainsbury’s annual report. The board photographs for Sainsbury’s were taken at the company’s head office in Holborn, London 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.
The website of images Piranha Photography provided to Sainsbury’s offered a wide selection of portraits from which the Board members could choose their favourite photographs to appear in the final annual report and on the company website.
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 –
Photography for Technology Client of Employees in New London OfficesPosted 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.
LinkedIn Portraits – Posts Featuring Photographs taken for Private Equity ClientPosted in Private Equity Company Photography, LinkedIn, PR Photography
Silverfleet use Piranha’s portraits of their staff to illustrate their LinkedIn posts,
to keep their followers up-to-date with news about the business.
Piranha regularly photographs employees for the company,
and provide images for their website and other materials.
LinkedIn Recommendation from Internet Technology Company for Outdoor PhotographyPosted in Technology Company, Outdoor Portraits, Head Shots
Piranha spent a few days photographing the staff of this internet technology company and received the below LinkedIn recommendation.
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.
Hi Sam, Thank you for the photos. We loved it and we loved Douglas too! Thanks! Best, Nicole