Posted in PR Photography
The brief was to take an eye-catching image, which would then be used by the national press, obviously in the shortest possible time.
I requested an hour or so just for the recce, in which to pick out a minimum three locations/styles for variety and size of reproduction. I aim for – a strong tight shot in case it runs small in the press and a larger more environmental portrait in case they do decide to print the image at a large size.
Once the three locations have been identified I set up and take test shots in each place, making a note of the technical settings. The subject is then called and shot in position number one. Directors are often very surprised that they are only required for about 30 seconds, as everything is already worked out. I pack up and move to the next, the director is called once more and another 30 seconds to get the shots required once I am all set up.
All in all the time required is 1.5 minutes for the director, OK I have to spend time setting up and moving kit around between shots, but the director is pleasantly surprised and the PR agency get their images in the national press. Everyone is happy.
Posted in Location / Annual Report Photography, PR Photography, Websites
Photography of new apprentices starting work at Capital Capture in London for PR and website –
Posted in Signing, PR Photography
Photography commissioned to record the signing of a corporate deal in London –
Brilliant – thank you! And glad you could make the shoot – we sent your name highly recommended! PR Director
Posted in Location / Annual Report Photography, PR Photography
A photo shoot on location at McCarthy and Stone’s Site in Wallington, Surrey to generate intersting photographs of the Chairman and Chief Executive. The first photograph to appear was in City A.M. –
Samantha these are great, thank you. We’ll share them with the client and let you know if there’s anything else we need. Best, Alison
Posted in Corporate Portrait Photography, PR Photography
Below are a few of the photographs taken for Rimini Street in London and subsequently published in Das E-3 Magazin as the cover story –
Posted in Signing, Company Party Photography, PR Photography
We were commissioned to record the historic signing of a contract between the British holiday group, Thomas Cook and Fosun, the Chinese conglomerate. The venue was imposing The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. The signing of the contract itself was to be recorded as was the drinks reception, private tour of the gallery and dinner in the very elegant Room 36, surrounded by paintings by Joshua Reynolds.
A small selection of the photographs taken during the evening –
Hi Douglas, Many thanks for delivering the photos on such a short notice. The images are really great. - Group Head of Communications at Thomas Cook
Posted in PR Photography
A photo shoot for waste management company in Oxfordshire of the team working on site for use with a press release. This was the selected image from the set taken that day –
Posted in Corporate Portrait Photography, Company Party Photography, PR Photography, Event Photography
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.
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
Posted in Conference Photography, Corporate Portrait Photography, PR Photography, Tips and News from Piranha
1 Corporate Events
A small selection of photographs from the day in London –
Small selection of photographs from the day in Portsmouth –
Conference Photography for Barclays Bank in City of London
Small selection of photographs from the day –
Event photographed in London – Tug of War in Westminster
2 Company Portraits
London based company head and shoulders portraits –