Portraits for Private Equity Company – ‘People’ Web Page

Posted in Private Equity Company Photography, Head Shots, Corporate Portrait Photography, Websites

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 –

Web Page showing portraits on Private Equity Company Web Page

A couple of the individual biog. pages can be seen here –

Featured portrait on website biog. page Photograph of staff member on private equity company web page Screen grab of web page showing Director's photograph on Private Equity Company Web page

Office Headshots – Changing the Backgrounds

Posted in Head Shots, Corporate Portrait Photography, Websites

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 photographed in turn against the white backdrop to generate a selection of headshots of each person.

After the photo shoot Piranha 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 portrait 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.

Staff member of construction company - corporate portrait - photograph taken in London offices

Office Portrait with New Background in London offices Employee photographed in London offices for construction company client

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.

 

Private Equity Client – Business Portrait Photography

Posted in Private Equity Company Photography, Head Shots, Corporate Portrait Photography, Websites

Below you can see a few of the photographs we have been taking for Piranha’s new private equity client.  The photography takes place outside, utlising a wide variety of London backdrops.

Screen Grab Team page of PE company
Staff portrait on private equity company web page
Business portrait on website
Website photograph of team member outside in London
Photograph of staff taken outside in LondonPortrait for company taken in Nottingham
Private Equity company photograph

 

Hi Sam, Thanks for sending this through – they all look great! We had some really great feedback about Douglas too, from everyone who had their photo taken. Kind regards,

Company Photographs for Team Page on Website

Posted in Head Shots, Corporate Portrait Photography, Websites

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.

The photography took place over two days.

Photographs of team taken in London offices for company website
Headshots of team members in London offices with reportage background
Webpage to show Piranha's photographs of team members
Page showing portraits on webpage
Webpage showing portrait photographs on webpage

Day of Photography in Oxford for Investment Management Company

Posted in Private Equity Company Photography, Location / Annual Report Photography, Websites

Here are a few of the selected photographs taken during a day’s photography in Oxford. The business is a specialist investment management company. The images were taken for use on the company website and other literature to give a real sense of the working environment.

Office Photography taken around Oxford companies offices

New Headshot Photography for Brackendale Consulting

Posted in Private Equity Company Photography, Head Shots, Communications Company, Websites

Brackendale Consulting required new headshots of their employees for their website.  The consultancy helps private equity clients with their marketing and branding as well as communication strategies. The team were extremely pleased with their final images, and even enjoyed the experience of being photographed on the day, which suprised them!

Headshot photographs on client's website page

Employee headshots on company website

Dear Doug, I cannot thank you enough for this morning - we found it a real pleasure meeting you - you managed to put us all at ease and it will be a delight to recommend you to our clients. The photos we saw are amazing - you've managed to capture us in the perfect way, I'm thrilled. Again, we were delighted to meet you and would love to work together on joint projects. Thanks to you and Sam. Warm regards Fay Ps it was also a great restaurant recommendation - we can't sing your praises highly enough ;-)

New Contemporary Website for AlixPartners

Posted in Private Equity Company Photography, Corporate Portrait Photography, Websites

New Corporate Head Shots for Website

Piranha have been commissioned to photograph London staff members of AlixPartners for their new website project. This global company specialises in helping their corporate clients with turnaround and restructuring.

The brief was to achieve a new look and feel for all the head shots whether individual or photographed as a group and this is reflected in their new clean website design. Everyone was photographed whilst actively engaged in conversation with a colleague who provided the blurred foreground head and shoulders to give a greater sense of communication. The banner images featured a group of people in collective discussion, with specific placement of the subjects within the frame to allow for text and graphics.

This can be achieved with artificial or natural light but to keep the interruption and distraction to a minimum we went for daylight and used fast Leica lenses to allow for an attractive shallow depth of field, it was then a question of subject placement and careful processing of the RAW files each time to ensure consistent lighting, contrast and colour palette.

The Photography Brief

The feel of the final images is dynamic and contemporary, with a brief that required ‘active portraits’ that is photographs that convey a sense of AlixPartners staff in discussion with clients, caught in mid flow as it were. Not serious nor laughing too much – engaged in conversation.

This ongoing project has required a number of days of photography both during induction events and also for current staff members extra full days.  The next steps will be to photograph the various UK wide offices.

Below are a small selection of the images taken which are now being used to populate the new website.

 

Corporate photograph of 2 people in conversation on client website New portrait for London staff member One of the portrait photographs on new website Animated portrait of London employee New corporate headshot on website Portrait of individual in conversation to give contemporary look and feel to new website New modern head shot for website biographies page

Internet Story Photography for Corporate Client

Posted in University / Academic Photography, Corporate Portrait Photography, Websites

Photograph of research professioinal at university in London

Elsevier required photography of Robert Homewood a researcher at Goldsmiths University in London. The photograph was to be used to illustrate an online story on the client’s website about Intelligent Games and Games Intelligence. The article discussed how technology and artificial intelligence is changing and informing the way that games are developed.

A number of shots were taken around the university with a view to them fitting into the ‘letterbox’/’banner’ format of a website page.

 

 

Hi Samantha, thanks for your quick turnaround time! Beautiful pictures, nice to meet you Rob (always nice to see a face alongside a name;)! - Brand Manager

NEWS FLASH – New Website Photography across Europe

Posted in Private Equity Company Photography, Corporate Portrait Photography, Location / Annual Report Photography, Websites

Photograph of Senior Management in Paris

A challenging balancing act for Equistone Partners Europe’s new website

Our brief from Equistone Partners Europe, a leading mid-market private equity firm, for its new website http://www.equistonepe.com/home demanded eye-catching but informal shots of its Partners and employees that captured ‘a sense of place’ in France, Switzerland and the UK, reflecting the importance Equistone sets on being local capital partners working in local markets.

Location photograph for Private Equity Company in London

The other important consideration was how well the photographs would display on the new site. When framing the pictures, we had to make sure we had allowed room for the site’s navigational banners.

And we needed just the right depth of field to keep subjects sharply in focus, while blurring the background to avoid distraction but leaving sufficient visual ‘clues’ about each country where Equistone operates. In the end, we were happy we had achieved this challenging balancing act.

Mangement outside in London

For the technically minded, nearly all the photographs were taken on a new Leica M240 coupled with a 35mm Summicron ASPH lens.

The Leica M240, with its famous rangefinder design, is invaluable on location assignments, being light and durable with an almost silent shutter. This allows me as the photographer to blend into the background, which relaxes the subjects and is much less intimidating. It’s worth saying again that the Leica rangefinder is the camera behind most of the memorable and iconic images of the previous century.

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I think your photographs are fantastic and there are some group shots in particular that capture a moment so perfectly and look so natural, I think they are brilliant. - Barbara Hand, Design Manager Equistone Partners Europe Limited
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