All posts by Andrew Mason

Corporate Event Photography

I work with many clients who run corporate events and need good photography. These clients are either full time event companies or organisations which run events as one of their services.

Event Photography London
Event Photography London

Here are the the top two reasons you may need good corporate event photography:

– To make the event look engaging so that potential attendees will want to come to future events.
– To make the event look busy so that potential sponsors and exhibitors will want to come to future events.

A common way of working is to provide a few images throughout the day that can be uses on social media, and then the final, edited photos are supplied a day or two after the event. Clients can let me know their deadlines so I can work to that.

Event Photography London
Event Photography London

A brief is a useful thing when hiring a corporate event photographer. This should set out which images are essential for you. Some events really want lots of shots of the speakers, others are more focussed on getting the crowd in the shot, showing them them having a good time. Sometimes you may need to ensure you have all of your sponsors logos shown in the images.

The best events to work at and photograph are those with great light, large rooms, and lots of variety. If it’s a small event, great photography can still be captured, but the variety of images may not be as great.

I’ve worked at venues that vary in size from the Excel Centre to an office meeting room.

Here are a few of my corporate event photos:

Live Event Photography
Conference Photography
Convention Photo London
Engaging Photography For Trade Shows
Corporate Event Photography London
Corporate Event Photography London
Event Photography London
Event Photography
Event Photography
Event Photography
Corporate Training Event Photography
Corporate Training Event Photography

If you’re looking for engaging corporate event photography to publicises and record your event, then get in touch. It would be great to hear from you.

Professional Pictures

Do you need professional pictures so that you or your company look accomplished, businesslike and experienced? As a professional photographer in London, it’s my day to day job to create professional photos for people and businesses, like these:

Because I’m a professional photographer, I’m quick and efficient at taking photos like these for individual people who need images for work, and for businesses who have a number of staff to be photographed.

Why Have Professional Pictures?

Professionally created images, as opposed to selfies, holiday snaps, or photos taken by the office photography enthusiast are much more likely to make you look exactly as you want to look and portray your image in the correct way. Creating professional level photography is not only about the technicalities of focus, lighting, composition and file formats. It is also about working with the person in the picture and creating an image that they are pleased to use on their website, social media channels and company reports.

How To Create High Quality Photos

To create professional photography, you need to create an environment where the subject is relaxed, happy and confident. The lighting needs to be perfect and created specifically for each person. You need to know how to correctly position your subject to make them look engaged and interested so it’s good to use either a studio where everything is under the control of the photographer, or the images can be created at your office and the environment can be incorporated into the picture to tell more of a story.

If you’re interested in having some professional photos created for you, get in touch using the form below, or call / text me on 07779082909.

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Male Portrait Photography

Although each of my clients is treated as an individual, trends do emerge in terms of  lighting and posing when taking photos of men. That’s because of different features, face shape, body shape, hair, clothing and pose.

Here’s a selection of portrait photos of men that’s I’ve created recently. They are people from a variety of backgrounds, needing photos for different reasons. They are musicians, business people and authors. Or individuals who just want good portrait photos of themselves.

As you can see there is a variety of compositions, poses and lighting going on, and each suits the individuals face, plus I think I’ve been relatively successful in bringing out the personality of each person.

Male Portrait Photography
Portrait Photography

One of the reasons like photographing people is that I enjoy the reward and challenge of getting photos that not only show what the person looks like, but how they are as a person.

Looking at them as a set, many of these photos have a relatively contrasty light, and a bit more shadow than I would use when shooting a female. Also the fact that they all have short hair means I can use a light to show some shape around the edges of the face. which accentuates the jawline and cheekbones. Always good! With longer hair this would have lit the hair for a different effect.

London Photographer
London Photographer
Portrait Photography London
Portrait Photography London
Professional Photography London
Professional Photography London
Headshot Photographer London
Headshot Photographer London
Male Portrait Photography
Male Portrait Photography
Portrait Shoot
Portrait Shoot

 

Portrait Photography South London
Portrait Photography in South London

Portrait Photos London-8

 

Taking pictures of men is part of what I do on a regular basis, whether it’s for personal or business purposes I can get you a set of portrait photos that make you look like the best version of yourself.

Get in touch if you’d like to talk about getting some photos taken of you.

Magician Photography

One of the great perks of my jobs is working with people who work in massive variety of occupations. A typical week may consist of me shooting a banker, several barristers, a few LinkedIn headshots, a musician or two and a magician!

Magicians are a really great subject because a) they know exactly what they want (maybe from being slight control freaks, I guess they can’t leave anything to chance, a bit like a photographer), and b) they do amazing magic tricks, not that either of them gave me any insight into how they do it…

The first musician I photographed was John Conway. Actually he’s a conjurer and you can see many of my photos on his website.

OK, not a musician, but a magician
OK, not a musician, but a magician
Magician Photography
Magician Photography

John swallowed a LOT of needles during our shoot, I was quite worried, but he seems totally relaxed with a mouthful of pain. No bleeding either, which was impressive.

The next magician I photographed was Marc Spelmann, who is currently appearing on Britain’s Got Talent. This shoot was much more of a collaboration, with images by me and then Marc using his own Photoshop skills to create something amazing like this which is now on his website:

Marc Spelmann
Marc Spelmann

Marc does amazing things with a Rubik’s Cube and can solve it by passing it through the audience completely mixed up, only to return to him completely done! Highly impressive, and I’m still working out how to get two sides done.

Another magician I’ve photographed is Michael McIntyre, a few shots are here:

Magician
Magician
Magician Photo
Magician Photo
Professional photos for a magician
Professional photos for a magician

They were all great people to work with and strictly adhered to the code of the Magician’s Circle. No matter how hard I tried, neither would reveal the secrets behind any of their tricks. I wouldn’t trust either of them if I was wearing a fancy watch…

Photography For Websites

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

Recent projects have included a 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 are 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 and branding. For example: do you want a studio shot, or to use your office as a background. It might be worth writing a photography brief to clarify your thinking.
  2. The look of your people is important too! Should they look super formal or happy and relaxed. You should brief your team on what they should wear on the day and let them know about what the photos will be used for an the look you’re trying to achieve.

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 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 needs, 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 use on social media too.

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

London Photography – Barristers, Hypnotherapists, Opera Singers and More…

It’s been a busy couple of months. Lots of variety and interesting clients.

In December and January I spent 3 days photographing barristers in the chambers of 11 Kings Bench Walk. They will be using the images on their redesigned website. Coincidently, I also photographed another barrister in my studio.

It’s not only been barristers though. I took photos of a hypnotherapist in her therapy room in Clapham, and worked for a number of personal clients.

Then I had the pleasure of shooting Denis Lakey. He’s an opera singer living in Germany who’s super dapper and just a really fun person to work with. He loves his shoes so one of his shots had to incorporate them!

One of the perks of my job is the musicians who play their instruments in my studio. That happened when I photographed a student from the Guildhall Music School. I was lucky enough to hear Yuriko play while we got some great shots.

And then I shot a new band who are all studying at the British Institute of Modern Music (BIMM).