The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work for Awards 2016
Photographs from the Awards held on the 24th and 25th February 2016
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At the close of the year for Alternative I have been working for a client that bespoke designs and makes roof trusses for new build developments. During the summer I was asked to do a portrait session for the company when they had appointed a new MD and obviously made an impression with them then due to being asked to take on this project to widen their portfolio of images for the company.
I am now working with a director of the company and have shot a recent development that is a care home on three stories that is in its final stages of roof completion where the company are involved. I was quite impressed with how much goes into the design of roof building and the quantity of wood needed to building such a structure.
Not that I’m overly keen on heights but It was quite fun climbing the stairs of the scaffold that had five levels and you new you were fairly high when on a three story building you were walking up past the guttering level and beyond to the vast flat roof area where some of these shots were taken. And dare not look down!
In the new year I am scheduled to cover a slightly different design at a private girls school who are erecting a concert hall that has specially designed large windows that sit within wood frames from the company. I have already done a site visit and pleased to say its not so high this time!
It does not matter if a company is large or small, video should be recognised as one of the best marketing strategies to promote a company. This type of video aims to introduce you and your business to your target audience, outlining what you do and how you help your customers. Your digital marketing strategy may include your website, SEO (search engine optimisation), social media, newsletters, blogging, and email marketing.
The world of video content has been on the increase. It has been proven that if an article on a website has a small video clip amongst it to describe or explain that article in more detail it holds its viewers attention for a longer period. A viewer cannot resist a click!
People assume that video is an expensive direction to head and have the need for large budgets. The answer to that is, yes, it can be. It all depends on what you want to achieve and what you want to put into it. I am asked “How much will a video cost to do ……” and in discussions, without being flippant, the answer is how long is a piece of string. This is where having the experience of talking to a client and extracting what they want to portray and where it is to be used often results in a project that is in line with the clients thinking.
An area of video production that is often missed out or not thought about by clients is the use of graphics and text to a project. Adding text to the beginning of a piece gives it a starting point and can often gage its content right from the start. This instantly gains interest. This can be simple or complex, all comes back to that question of budget but even simple well though out graphics can enhance a video article.
Here is a simple floating graphic of my company name. All it does is produce movement to the beginning of a video. It could be yours or your company logo but makes a viewer intrigued to its content.
Another regular client of mine Camilla contacted me during August to be her preferred photographer for a new client of hers. This company is Crendon Timber that is situated near Oxford. They are a partner company of Snows Timber who are a larger firm that supply bespoke timber trusses for roofing. If you bought a new house within England now there would be a pretty good chance that the wooden roof material was supplied by Crendon.
The company has appointed a new MD, Alistair, who has only joined recently and getting his feet firmly under the desk and is running the company with a positive approach. Crendon during the summer months have been so busy with orders that they are working shifts and are open seven days a week and working into the evenings as well burning the midnight oil!! What a lovely situation to be in not to be wondering where the next order is coming from.
Alternative Images who has also a web site designed for the London PR markets at Corporatephotography.london held a portrait session for the company that consisted of sixteen head shots of the management team. Then we went out into the stormy conditions for some active portraits of the newly appointed MD Alistair with some of the product they produce. Crendon want to expand their photographic portfolio so I am looking foreword to getting up onto the rooftops and obtaining those desired images for them.