Have been back on the corporate circuit over the last few weeks – taking photos of events and portraits at seminars, staff days, AGMs, conferences and council meetings.
Most of my corporate work is currently in the UK where there is a bit more business confidence than in some of the other countries I operate in like Spain and France. Even in the UK money’s too tight to mention (in the words of Simply Red) for most companies and every expense has to be justified. Luckily for me, many businesses see the benefit of capturing key events and having good photos for web-sites, annual reports and marketing brochures.
My most recent assignments were with the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) – the professional body for the UK recruitment industry – at their swish new offices near Waterloo, London. As well as taking pics at high-profile events like their ‘Public Sector Forum’ – not 100% sure what it was all about but seemed to go very well! – I was commissioned to take portrait shots of newly elected Council Members. Always nice to take pictures of people who have just received some good news!
One of my priorities is to make my corporate shots look as natural and dynamic as possible. I also like to focus on what is happening in the room at big events as well as what is going down on the stage – capturing the reactions and input of delegates. To quote another 80’s band that I remember my elder siblings banging on about (Depeche Mode) ‘People are People’ – even high-flying executives and keynote speakers!