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Corporate Photography Leamington Spa Warwickshire

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A recent corporate photography request was to photograph a whole company in one image for use on the business's website. The initial email request was for the work to be done in my studio, however, my studio is really only large enough for twelve people maximum at a time and these guys wanted to bring thirty plus! 

I often do location shoots for all kinds of work so I suggested to the company that we do these photos in a hall close to their offices in Leamington. It was then that I remembered that Leamington Town Hall can be hired out for meetings and this is right next to there offices so the stage was set for a large group photo for corporate photography. 

The plan was to cut the people out from the background to be placed onto a white background, the same as a previous photo they had done some years earlier. I know from previous experience it is not easy to cut out large groups onto different coloured backgrounds to make good looking images. And because I didn't have both a large enough white background and a large enough white section of flooring for them to stand on I chose to just have the white under there feet this made making the final photo much easier and realistic because the feet and the shadow were correct I only needed to worry about the background. 

The finished image was also to be further edited by the web developers to fit their specification. 

I was also asked to create some headshots for the directors of the company. 

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Headshot Photographer in Warwickshire & West Midlands

We are a local established headshot photographer in Warwickshire, our studio is located at 1 Market Place in Warwick town centre this position is ideal to serve Warwickshire for location shoots or for studio visits. 

Over the winter we have provided headshots for the staff of a number local and national companies, our service is not just restricted to headshots in our studio or on location.  We can also provide all aspects of corporate photography to a very high standard from people at work images, interior and exterior photography including aerial photography and product photography. 

In December we provided headshots for sixteen solicitors who were visiting a local hotel the Stratford Manor for their annual conference, we were able to bring our studio and backdrops with us and set up in a quiet room away from the rest of the conference to take each business portrait one by one.  I always think it is important to have a private area where people can relax to have their portraits taken away from an audience.   Almost every person I meet when taking headshot portraits complains that they do not like having their picture taken which is why it is so important to make every effort for them to relax. 

In January we visited a medium sized company based in Stratford-upon-Avon to provide headshots for around 20 staff as well people at work images and some interior and exterior photographs.  The company wanted updated headshots of key sales staff but also some casual images of staff members doing work tasks in and around the premises, plus we had also agreed to provide of aerial photographs of the offices but due to the time of year it was decided to use a ground-level image that I enhanced to remove unsightly lamposts and add in a blue sky because it was a very grey day when I visited. 

In March we provided headshots for twelve directors who were visiting the area for a board meeting again we agreed on a look to the images in advance I then took my studio on location finding a quiet area in the hotel to set up and take the portraits. Also in March, I photographed a number of headshots for a local company who decided to send staff to my studio to be photographed on an ad-hoc basis rather than hire me to visit them, this is an ideal solution for companies that have a staff that work remotely to varying schedules that are often difficult to assemble on one day.

Another recent job was to provide a headshots location visit for a media company based in Stratford-upon-Avon, for these images I went for a more relaxed style to suit the relaxed culture of the company. 

Our aim is to provide varied headshot portraits to suit the culture of the business, we offer competitive quotes and are equally happy to work on location, be it a hotel for a conference or offices or here at our studio in Warwick, Warwickshire.  Please contact us for a competitive quote. 

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Photographing Portraits of Trustee's The King Henry VIII Endowed Trust in Warwick

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The King Henry VIII Endowed Trust founded in 1545 is an ancient trust that shares the income from the Old Town of Warwick to help the community. For hundreds of years it has been contributing to the upkeep of our churches and enabled our best and brightest to attend Warwicks public schools. In September I was asked to Business Portraits of the Trustees to be used for a new website that is still under development.  I was honoured to be asked to do this work, as usual with all portraits I have done for all types of organisations I had very little time allowed with each person to get the job done. 

I decided to go with a low key style lighting set up that created portraits that are a bit more interesting than standard white background portraits.   

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Staff Portraits Warwickshire

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Between September and November 2016 I was tasked with providing staff portraits photographing over forty staff for a veterinary company based in Warwickshire and Worcestershire. 

My client wanted relaxed but a uniform style of portrait, I approached the task by agreeing a basic style of portrait that would be used for all the staff at all locations, six practices all with varying amounts of free space within each to set up and do the portrait photography. 

Over the course of three day's I worked out of an X-Ray Theatre, a broom cupboard, an operating theatre and cramped staff rooms with all spaces having different coloured walls and ambient temperatures.  It was difficult to get the portraits to be exactly the same as I would have been able to if they were all taken in my studio but I am pleased with the results. 

I also did some exterior and interior action photography for some operations taking place for a few of the practices at the request of my client. Overall it was a fun project getting to meet all of the staff of the business and see some cute animals as well. 

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Happy New Year from Squire and Squire Photography

Happy New Year from Squire & Squire Photography

Shortly I will be off to Warwick Castle to photograph my last Wedding of 2016 and my second December wedding this year.  First though I thought I'd share a Happy New Year message.

2016 has been an enjoyable year where we've made many new friends / clients in all areas of the business.  February 2017 will be our fifth year anniversary at our studio at 1 Market Place, Warwick and my eighth year as a full time photographer.

 

I feel very privileged to be in the position that I am in and look forward to and wish everyone a very Happy New Year! 

 

 

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Company Business Portraits Warwickshire

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Earlier in the summer, I was approached by a local firm of solicitors who required business portraits of all their staff, with two offices, twenty staff and busy schedules I needed to make two visits to their head office. One visit to photograph the majority of staff and another to capture the remaining staff and reshoot anybody who didn't like there portraits from the first visit. 

My brief for the project was simply to create Business Portraits Warwickshire of the staff that were of good quality and interesting.  I was given free range to come up with an idea for all of the portraits preferring to tailor my work to each client I choose something different from the standard white background portraits.  Are talking over the ideas I had with Mark the senior partner we decided on a style that was a bit more artistic. 

 

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Professional Headshots Warwickshire

We've had a busy few months doing Professional Headshots Warwickshire for several businesses and private clients in and around Warwickshire, business portraits are an excellent addition networking websites such as LinkedIn or to showcase you're workforce to potential clients. We offer a complete service that not only creates great images but we take the time to get to know what your goals are for the portrait whilst advising on suitable clothing and poses. 

Our business portrait service can be either here in our studio or on location at your offices to enhance the corporate feel that you would like to portray to your clients.

Our standard sitting costs £75.00 including two digital images that you can choose from a shortlist of favorites taken at the sitting. Additional images can also be purchased for an additional fee, whilst we can also arrange half and full day rates for multiple portraits for an entire workforce.  

For more information please contact us

 

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Graduation Photography Warwick University

I always enjoy new challenges and opportunities, earlier this month I was employed by a family to photograph their daughters graduation at Warwick University.

This being my first job doing graduation photography, I did a bit of research which told me that graduation photography is usually traditional posed photographs in front of a screen. Which is kind of boring but necessary for photographing hundreds of graduates with their degree certificates and not everyone is able to have there own professional photographer. 

Drawing on my experience with wedding photography I was able to take pictures of the main ceremony, family and friends groups as well as some fun, natural portraits. In the ceremony it was very dark but we the right camera settings and a combination of the right vantage point I was able fulfill my clients brief. Outside it was a very dull cloudy day,  to counter the dull conditions I gave the pictures a warmer sunnier look.

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Headshot Photographer and Business Portraits Warwickshire

Warwickshire Headshot Photographer for Actors and Business Portraits

We are an established headshot photographer and business portraits provider, our studio is located in the centre of Warwick overlooking the historic Market Place.

We offer a no rush service that guarantees the creation of portraits you will love whether it is for business portraits, professional portraits, actors headshots or author portraits. To achieve this we will employ a range of lighting techniques in our studio or if its a nice day we can venture into the parks and gardens of Warwick to achieve a different look for the same price. I know Warwick very well and its hidden gems. Alternatively we can bring our headshot photographer and business portraits service to your home or business, our studio and camera equipment is completely portable.

A recent assignment was to create an actors headshots for a new student a Warwick University, he needed some good portraits to get him started in his career. After chatting with him about his hopes and aspirations we first used soft lighting for a nice approachable portrait look and then more selective lighting for a more serious defined portrait.

 

For more information please visit the main headshot photographer and business portraits page for more details

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Business Portraits and Head Shots Warwickshire

Do you need high quality head shots photographs to complement your online professional presence on sites such as Linkedin, websites or for job applications?

Starting from just £45 for up to an hours sitting we can create different looks in one relaxed business portrait sitting. Taken at our permanent photography studio in Warwick, Warwickshire we will listen to your brief and only finish the sitting when you are 100% happy with the outcome.  We encourage our customers to bring a change of clothes so that we can experiment with what works best. Additionally we have different background options, lighting set ups as well as many years experience in creating the photography that our clients want.

We have many satisfied customers, plus many regular referrals.  To find out how we can help please call or email for more details.

http://squire-squire.co.uk/family-po…/professional-portraits

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Headshot Portraits Warwickshire

We live in an increasingly visual world where the creation of headshot portraits to see what people look like is very useful for job applications, business profiles or on websites.

However, most people are not comfortable having their photograph taken, almost 100% of customers I meet say they do not like having their photograph taken. This creates a challenge for photographers which is met by creating good conversation to take the customers your mind off the photography to create relaxed portraits, which is one of my favourite parts of the job is being able to chat with people from all sections of society.

This is week I've created two business portraits one for a lecturer at Warwick University who wanted an updated picture for his course web page and a lady who required a portrait for a job application.

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