I met the lovely Dr Margaret Rooney at the CQI photo studio in London today in order to take her photograph for an editorial piece for Quality World Magazine. I was able to use my Godox 600 Pro light for the first time as the main light source and I must say it coped very well during the portrait session, producing consistent colour balance in all of the edited portraits.
Thank you to the lovely staff at The Raj Hotel in Victoria today for sorting out an outside space for us to shoot some portraits of the Management Team of Dimension Data at such short notice. We got some lovely ambient light shots in the hotel courtyard when it was decided that the room we were to shoot the portraits in was too small.
At the Ritz Hotel, London, with my new chum Yuri, celebrating his 30th wedding anniversary with his beautiful wife Natalie. The Ritz kindly allowed us to make an impromptu shoot on the main lobby staircase and for the time pressure we had we thought we captured some really natural portraits!
On a photo assignment at Gartner Ltd, Egham, today, my task to photograph 118 corporate portraits in a 40 minute lunch break. A quite liberating photoshoot in that one had to ditch the niceties and get down to business, reminded me of my old portrait studio days at Covershots International!
Today I had members of the Quality Team to photograph from the viewing deck at Battersea Park. The elements provided us with a on location wind machine and luckily I was masterfully assisted in the portraiture by Dina!
Headshots taken at Keningtons Chartered Surveyors using my new Grey Lastolite collapsible background...first thoughts on this background is the convenience, but slightly surprised at the moire pattern I encountered from it. Not much of a retouch but a shock nonetheless from an expensive piece of photographic kit!
I found these forgotten images of allotment 'sculptures' on an old hard drive. I remember photographing these landscapes on really hot summers day in London. I was inspired by the random yet cohesive nature of these found arrangements of allotment stuff, which had at their core a very British sensibility and acted as surrogate portraits of the people working at each allotment.
We were tasked with updating the website imagery on a shoot for Food Alert. The shoot brief involved an reportage style to the portraiture as opposed to the standard corporate headshot on a white background.