business photography

What to wear for a corporate portrait.

Your corporate portrait needn't be a thing to dread, I always do my utmost to make people feel relaxed and look their best. But there are a few things you can do to make sure you feel confident  and look good. 

  1. Wear clothes that fit you well, a tight shirt that gapes at the buttons won't look good. 
  2. Go for a classic look, solid colours work best, patterns will look dated in no time at all.
  3. Darker coloured jackets work well.
  4. Avoid loud ties.
  5. Go easy on the jewellery.
  6. Don't be afraid to smile, even if you don't like your teeth, a smile always looks better.
  7. Do tell me if you'd like me to photoshop out any blemishes or brighten up your teeth, I'd be delighted to oblige.

BBC Countryfile Presenter Adam Henson opens Bishops Cleeve Anaerobic Digester

As a PR Photographer in Gloucestershire I get to meet lots of people and quite a few TV personalities. But it's always a special pleasure to work with BBC Countryfile's Adam Henson, I've worked with him on jobs for one of my regular clients Countrywide .

Yesterday he was opening a new anaerobic digester near Cheltenham for local company  Andigestion Ltd, I also got to meet Norman Grundon who is the chap who owns all the Grundon lorries that we see up and down the country.

 BBC Countryfile presenter and local farmer Adam Henson sharing a joke with Norman Grundon.

BBC Countryfile presenter and local farmer Adam Henson sharing a joke with Norman Grundon.



Photographing the UK’s largest rooftop solar panel array

 The clients looking happy despite their soaking moments earlier.

The clients looking happy despite their soaking moments earlier.

Last week I went to Castle Donnington near East Midland's Airport to photograph the UK's biggest roof-mounted solar panel array on the roof of Marks and Spencer distribution centre.

 Here I am looking a bit wet and wind swept.

Here I am looking a bit wet and wind swept.

More than 24,000 panels spread across the building's roof - which is the same size as 11 football pitches. Anyway it sounded like a straight forward job. So I set off with reflectors and light weight studio lights, my plan was to get the sun on the clients back and fill in with studio flash to get either a dramatic stormy sky or travel brochure blue one. A nice man from M&S led the way up an internal ladder toward the roof, when he opened the hatch water cascaded onto us, I felt like I was getting out of a submarine. It was absolutely chucking it down, windy and cold.

You can't be a professional photographer in the UK for 25 years without learning how to deal with our climate. So we went for a cuppa, and as soon as it eased we did a 5 minute shoot and dashed back in for cover. The point of my tale is that when things don't go to plan it's good to have an experienced safe pair of hands to save the day. With a little bit of photoshop I got the sky looking respectable and every one was happy.

 Sods Law, it was gorgeous as soon as I had said my goodbyes.

Sods Law, it was gorgeous as soon as I had said my goodbyes.