All posts by Andrew Mason

Photography For Websites

Nearly every photo I take is used by clients on the web. This is obviously no surprise.

Recent projects have included an government department, a therapist, a leading business school, a barristers chambers and an investment bank.

Here are a few examples:

If you’re reading this you know it’s important that you, or your company is represented well on the web. I work with clients to make this happen. Two things are important to get right:

  1. The look of your photo needs to match your website, for example: do you want a studio shot, or to use your office as a background.
  2. The look of your people is important too! Should they look super formal or happy and relaxed.

I work with clients to get both of theses things right and create images which are exactly what’s required. If you’re a small company or contractor I’ll probably suggest you come to my studio and we create some professional website photography. If you have more staff it will most likely be easier for me to visit your site and use your office to create a studio or to incorporate the work environment into the images.

Website photos are then edited to be the correct size for your website, and I can create photos that have a similar look to the photos you already have if that’s what’s required.

I can turn photos around on the same day if needed, so if it’s urgent I can hand over the photos on a usb stick before the end of the day. You may want to select a few photos for editing.

In addition to clients’ own websites I also take photos for listing websites and obviously for LinkedIn as well!

Staff Headshot Photography

I regularly shoot staff headshot photography for company websites, LinkedIn profiles, intranets and other uses. Most often I do this by visiting a client’s office, and can bring equipment so we can create studio type images against a plain background, or I can use the office environment and natural light if that works better. I’m happy to consult with you to get the look you need. I can also liaise with your web designer to get things right.

Here are some examples of my staff headshot photography, showing a range of clients and different types of images. I aim for consistency across each set of staff images.

Staff headshot photographer for London’s leading business school:

Staff headshots for an ad-tech startup in Farringdon:

Headshot photography for the new website of a leading barristers chambers in London:

In a day I can photograph up to 60 people, and I’ve photographed headshots for up to 250 staff over a period of several days. I also regularly work with smaller companies with as few as three staff. I’m happy to give you some advice on the best way to organise the shoot.

Staff Headshot Photography in London

All I need to create staff headshot photography at your office is a room to work in. A large meeting room works best, but I’m pretty adaptable to any space. If you have good natural light and a characterful office, that works well. We can also use the environment around your office, or set up a studio in a room.

I take the same approach to staff headshot photography as I do to all my work and try to make the person I’m photographing enjoy the session, even in we only have a few minutes together. One of the most enjoyable challenges of my job is to create a good photo of someone who’s having a bad day in the office!

If you need good staff headshot photography then get in touch.


Band Photography Shoot

Robin from the a band called the Many Few contacted me because they had an idea about a styled musician photography shoot for their band. As well as photography they wanted help with choosing a location, so I sent Robin a few ideas and we settled on the October Gallery. It has a great room with a club / library feel that suited the look they were going for.

The band styled themselves with monocles, waistcoats and pocket watches and we went for a vintage ‘psychiatrists couch’ kind of look. A 2 hour shoot, resulted in 10 images that the band picked. I edited the photos to give them a vintage look, and here are a few of the final shots from their band shoot:

Band Photography on Location in London
Band Photography on Location in London

Musician Photography
Musician Photography

LinkedIn Headshot Photography

I do lots of LinkedIn Headshot Photography and LinkedIn Profile Photography, here are some examples:

As you can see, not all LinkedIn Profile Photography is created equal! The images can be created in my studio or at your office, and I often create LinkedIn headshots for whole companies so they can have consistency across all staff, or I work with individuals who want to improve their image on-line if they are looking for a job or trying to further their business.

Usually individual people go for a 45 minute headshot session which gives them 5 final images, or I can go into an office for a half or full day.

Everyone is unique and everyone hates having their profile photo taken, so the session is about establishing what type of images will work best for you and then going about creating that. Sometimes I get the shot in the first 10 minutes, and other times it take a little longer for me to work with the client to create headshot photos that will make them look good on LinkedIn and other social networks.

You can also go for  a longer session so that we can create some nice headshots plus another set of more relaxed and informal portrait photos that you can use for whatever other purposes you need. It’s often a good idea to have a bank of great portrait photos so you can use them if you’re speaking at a conference, writing an article or being featured in a magazine. Each of these will have different requirements for the image you use, and having a choice will help you make the best impression.

LinkedIn Headshots can be created during your lunchtime or after work if you’re pushed for time.