Recently I was asked by one of my clients who I do various corporate group shots for to do the artworks and printing for a group photograph she was arranging abroard at a conference. As a photographer for conferences that includes group photos what I usually handle is the artwork for the script and the corrections needed for the final print run.
On this occasion the conference was held in Shanghai, China so my client had organised a local photographer to come and take the photo (adhering to some detailed instruction from myself). There was some urgency to get the process moving so to save time I asked for the Raw images to be sent to me via my upload server soon after the event.
Now I had all that I needed to start making the image. I managed in a short time to send a proof back to the company who was still in Shanghai to approve and then set the process for the actual quantity print run.
While my client was on a flight back from Shanghai, that was about a ten hour duration, I had this order completed so there was no delay in getting this to the company to send out to the individuals. With all the digital world thrust upon us in recent years this could have been done as a digital file and just pinged into people inbox, but somehow that would to me shows a cheapness about doing it the first place. I think its great that a large corporate company still values the “corporate group photo” still done in a traditional way.
Please note this photo has been blured intentionally to protect individuals.
Having done various photographic assignments for the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce recently I was asked to join them at a Black Tie event at the Marriott Hanbury Manor Hotel for their Global Dinner event with speeches from manufacturing sectors of business.
The main topic was Brexit… discussing the positives for a bright future… here the editor of the Inspire bimonthly magazine from the Chamber used one of my images from the evening for the front cover as well as some in the two page article written within.
Earlier this month I was asked to go to the home of the “Beatles” for a conference at the ACC in Liverpool. This was quite exciting for me because with all the places I have ever been around the world doing my chosen career path I have never been to Liverpool.
This was a three day affair including travel. Ohh the delights of the M6 with road works! But working at the ACC was a delight and was an easy venue to navigate for a pro tog such as myself. The conference went extremely well and the evenings entertainment and dinner event was well received by the company group with various acts in a large event area with music supplied by the tribute Beatles Band who were amazingly good. So that evening was work for me but no way seemed a chore but was fun. That’s why I do this job, you never know what around the next corner!
A great time was had by all with a recent Bond Themed event held at Shepperton Studios for Imperial Brands. I was asked to be the official photographer to capture the evening as the guest sales and marketing teams from various countries made their way into the grand house that sits onsite at the studios with meeting rooms, offices for film industry companies and areas for events they came across the original Aston Martin DB5 used in Goldfinger.
On arrival in the main reception they were greeted by some of the Bond film characters. (actors). Jaws and Odd Job were there to firstly greet and cause some memorable moments with attendees before they were greeted by 007 Bond himself with a few ever popular Bond girls. Many of the fellas were only to happy to have their photos taken with them!
The event progressed with a drinks reception before entering the main area where an awards presentation was held to give recognition to the winning teams within the company. Swiftly moving on with a food buffet and further entertainment of roulette tables and music from the band.
These evenings are a light relief from a busy day of conference. They are also a good way to reward their sales teams in combining fun with a bit of business.