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Corporate Photography Prices.

Corporate Photography Prices. This has always been a tricky one for any corporate photographer or any type photographer, how much should you charge?

I certainly do not have the correct answer but I can review my experiences with clients and other corporate photographer prices over many years. When we used to still shot on film and deliver prints you had a product to mark up and you could add a reasonable day rate onto your invoice after you had taken into account studio costs or location travel. With the advent of digital things became a little less structured and the need for large studios reduced and digital images to not have any physical day to day costs. So where do you base your corporate photography prices on? You have your basic overheads, kit, car, studio hire etc and after those it is what kind of profit you need to further build your business and create the lifestyle you require. But the one thing controlling your profits is what clients will pay for your services. Most companies and individuals when needing corporate photography will get quotes in from at least a few photographers who like the look of their work. Prices will not be the only factor but it will be a major factor. Style of photography, communicating the service, availability and timescales all factor into their decision on who they will hire as their corporate photographer.

You can look at the market place and what other corporate photographers are charging. Some put fees and rates on their website but the majority do not. We have been asked by young photographers what they should charge. We have been contacted by other photographers under the pretence that they were a client and need to know costs for a commission. We have even had an email from another corporate photographer in London telling us that we were under charging on a commission and that we should increase our fees and to stop under cutting the market.

We think that when you sit down to set your corporate photography prices you have to decide what you need to earn survive and then you have your basic prices. After this it really comes down to wether you want to drive a new Rolls Royce or a ten year old second hand car. As with most things in business its a learning curve and offering discounts in poor economic times and making hay while the sun shines is all common sense and as your business hopefully grows you get to know what your photography clients will feel happy with.

You can follow these suggested corporate photography freelance rates but I am not sure how high or low budget corporate photography would differ and I can be sure all our clients would choose low budget please but high standard.

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Corporate Headshot with London Office Background

We posted before about adding different background to a corporate headshot in post production. I thought this would be a good point to show how popular this service has become as clients often require the office backgrounds in their headshots but for various reasons do not want to have the shoot take place in their offices. In these instances we capture the headshots at our Beech Street studio and then add a new background in post production. We give clients wide selection to see which they prefer and how the headshot works best taking into account light and colour balance.

These are a recent shoot and you can see how we have blended headshots and backgrounds to try and make the photograph look natural and also fresh and contemporary.

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Out of these eight I prefer the last two corporate headshots as the backgrounds seem to compliment the client. The image 7 with the greenish tint gives the portrait a softer feel and image 8 is a stronger portrait with the backdrop bolder and with diagonal elements.

Moving on we captures some office style corporate portraits for the same client and then again added a selection of different backgrounds. To achieve this we found that the wider the portrait the harder it was to add the correct backgrounds.

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Out of the four above we feel that the second image works best as a deeper and more 3D background has a beneficial effect on the corporate portrait. The other 3 styles although perfectly acceptable do not have the same quality which creates less of an interest for the viewer.

Lastly we worked on some much wider photographs for the client and with these we found that these worked with with backgrounds that have elements of perspective in them and showed more detail in them ie more realistic images of London offices and views through windows.

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We feel that all four of these work and interestingly they are all very different in content but have good strong visual impact which really benefits the corporate portrait and makes it much better than a simple white background.

If you are interested please get in touch or connect on our corporate photographer London page on LinkedIn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

London Corporate Event Photographer

Corporate event and conference photography in London is one of our main photographic sectors. Over the recent years we have seen a decline in commissions which is down to our clients spending less on marketing due to the uncertainty surrounding Brexit. Although businesses still have events they are skimping on the professional photography and relying on staff and guests to capture images on phones etc. This is more than evident when we look at press releases from past events and see poorly captured event photos.

To encourage clients to go with a professional corporate photographer at their next event we are offering extra services so they see it as great value at the same rates we always charge. We now offer a corporate events video service which can run parallel to our photographic service. With modern DSLRs we can capture excellent video clips which can easily be used on the company website to illustrate the event to a professional standard. Video clips showing a wide view of the event are excellent along with general clips of people communicating and enjoying listening to business advice. Sound can be captured using professional microphone so you can have a good record of the presentations and the key speakers.

We also offer a corporate headshot service at events and conferences. Often companies have remote workers or international offices and it is only at their events that all these people come together. We can set up or mobile studio and capture your entire company at an event. Ideal for LinkedIn profiles so that you can ensure all your staff and directors have a good corporate portrait to keep things consistent and professional.

To make sure the images are a benefit to the client we offer a online preview gallery and with a secure password so the company can allow guests and staff to view all the images and video and also download to then use the content as part of social media promotions and for advertising the event for next year.

As we have a great team of corporate photographers so we can cover any size event which we have found can be very handy on large day and evening events which can have several speakers in different locations and break out groups happening simultaneously.

Professional corporate event and conference photography samples.

Corporate event photographer in London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good wide photo showing the guests and speaker with a team based theme showing on the screen.

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Detail photograph of corporate awards to be presented to the winners at a London business event.

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Photograph of a key speaker captured in action as he talks to his interested audience. This was taken using a long lens with a good wide aperture so it could work in poor lighting. Events are often lit with a low light to allow for the projectors and stage lighting.

Corporate event photographer in London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investor day photograph capture with a good wide angle lens to make sure we got the whole panel in the image.

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Fast shutter and wide long lens allow for bright crisp images of staff and guests enjoying your event.

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Professional lighting allows for a great team photo and keeps the atmosphere of the event venue’s lighting and decor.

corporate event headshots in London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top quality corporate headshot captured at your London event for all staff, directors and offer the service to guests as well.

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Headshots with Photoshopped London Backgrounds

Another commission for our client Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP at their offices in Fleet Place. The first time we were commissioned by them to do some headshots using the City view from their offices we had great weather in July. This was not the case this month and we decided it would be best to photoshop the new headshots onto the July background. On all commissions now we make a point of always taking a background shot without people as this can be used if we come across the same problem again or more importantly we can photoshop in post production the exact background into new headshots to keep the portraits looking consistent on a companies ‘about us’ or ‘meet the team’ website pages.

Business headshots with a London City view. Business headshots with a London City view. Business headshots with a London City view. Business headshots with a London City view.

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