The latest, and very different, commission undertaken was a project to photograph Romany gypsy ‘caravans’, necessitating a trip to Hartlebury Castle, outside Worcester, where a museum houses around 8 restored wagons.
Something totally different but a good briefing got us through to the complete satisfaction of the client.An amazing shoot of something we don’t see every day.
What exactly do we mean when we refer to ‘staging the shot’? There are probably as many definitions as there are folk prepared to offer a definition.
But to us, it means creating a shot that looks its very best. Seldom does a scene look at its very best at first take. It may be because furniture is squeezed closely together, or refuse bins are visible in a garden shot or a warming fire is not lit, or the room looks cold and uninviting because the light are off. When photographing the internals of a building the absolute classic for us it the toilet set left up. Honestly. This looks dreadful and really does not show the bathroom off in its best light. Continue reading…
If there’s ever a ‘best time’ to photograph a newly built property, then surely that time is at handover. The time when the contractors have handed the building over to the clients, all the workers are off-site and the time the clients are busy making everything clean, ready and welcoming for the new occupants.
These might be office staff, residents, guests, shop staff, any type of occupant at all really. But…they will all have one thing in common. They will not come unaccompanied.
Business Image was recently asked to take some web shots of the new Bumble Bees nursery in Barry, part of the Little Inspirations nursery network.
The work was undertaken and is now incorporated into the Little Inspirations website. The photos revolve around the children; playing, having fun, being looked after and generally enjoying themselves at Bumble Bees. Continue reading…
By Business Image February 22nd, 2016 NewsComments Off on Bentley – Photography with class
Bentley Continental GTC
A little while ago, Business Image was asked in by the Bentley franchise in Cardiff to shoot several Bentley cars in their showroom, as part of a Bentley promotion, specifically the new Continental convertible. Continue reading…
By Business Image February 22nd, 2016 NewsComments Off on Energy company seeks magazine cover
Inver Energy, a leading supplier of fuel and energy in both the UK and Ireland, asked Business Image in to photograph one of their tanker lorries in an appropriate setting.
The tanker had recently won an award and was to take pride of place on the cover of ‘Fuel Oil News’ in the February 2016 edition.
After agreement from the Cardiff Harbour Authority, the shoot was set up at two locations with a number of photographs being taken to offer the client more choice. The location seen below provided a perfect background. The end result was one tanker lorry set a against a dark, brooding sky which set the scene very effectively.
Inver have now asked us to carry out more photography for them, including the Cardiff office based team and a refueling of a berthed cargo vessel from an Inver tanker lorry.
We can advise on the best setting for a great magazine cover shot – it’s one of our specialities
Fewer things can look more off-putting to a client than ‘wonky’ uprights in a shot of a room or a building. Wonky uprights can be the edge of a building, the doors, the windows, any upright that clearly isn’t upright. Continue reading…
Welcome to the first in a series of blogs from Business Image. We will issue these when we have good news to share and also from time to time to give thoughts, ideas, tips and hints to help you get to grips with marketing your business. Continue reading…