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Corporate Photography for Guhring

Corporate Photography for Guhring

We were commissioned by The Alternative Events Company http://www.thealternativeevents.co.uk  and Events Specialist Tru Powell for the corporate photography of the official opening of Guhring   http://www.guhring.co.uk in Birmingham, an engineering firm bringing skilled jobs to Birmingham.

AV and staging was provided by Saqi Roadshow http://www.saqiroadshow.com so the the factory was transformed into a classy event space. Corporate Photography in a factory was never so easy for us!

 

Locating the Event

Lensi will shoot the location where your event is happening if it is important to the event story. The Guhring factory was a main part of the story, so it was also important to also create quality imagery around this.

 

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

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Before the Event

  • Who are the delegates?
  • Does it look as though they are enjoying the event?
  • Are there key delegates that you need to ensure are captured?
  • Is there a branding board or other branded items to include?
Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Main Event

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

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To show how interesting events are it is important to capture them from various angles an perspectives and reactions to speeches. Key images may include images of speakers, CEO’s, Managing Directors and celebrity guests.

 

The Official Opening

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

Guhring Opening Birmingham

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Cutting of the ribbon
  • Group shot of key delegates / speakers
  • Branding

 

With this event we also were able to prepare a few immediate images for a press release  for Marketing Birmingham http://www.marketingbirmingham.com and released them via our own press agency contacts also.

If you are looking for Corporate Photography, Business Photography or Event Photography, contact us for a quote.

Event Photography for Festivals – Ten Tips on How to Photograph a Festival

Event Photography for Festivals – Ten Tips on How to Photograph a Festival

Lensi Photography offer event photography for festivals and all types of events, from conferences to corporate events to personal events.

This year Lensi Photography were one of the event photographers for The Parklife Festival in Manchester. As always The Parklife Festival 2015 did not disappoint, a great mixture of Artists and DJ’s, a myriad of tents and stages that festival goers would be entertained by, great security and planning, all in all a great festival.

If you are a photographer, and are covering a festival for the first time, this blog may be of use.

HOW TO COVER A FESTIVAL

1 – GET THERE IN PLENTY TIME BEFORE THE FIRST ACT YOU WANT TO PHOTOGRAPH

Photographers will all give you stories of no one knowing how to direct them to the press room, confirmed passes not being where they should be, having to drag heavy kit across a field of drunk revellers or the press room simply being miles away.

 

So if the first act you plan to shoot is on at 1, get there at at least 12, especially on the first day.

2 – FOOTWEAR AND CLOTHING

As a photographer, although it is hard work covering a festival (wear the most comfy footwear you have) and don’t be fooled by there being no rain, the festival WILL be muddy, wear your your wellies to be safe. Also bring a number of layers to pile on as it gets colder in the evening, I started out in shorts and a top, built up to a sweater, then a hoody on top of that, then changed shorts for leggings, and finally added a coat … once the sun drops it gets pretty cold, and although it may look and feel great in the day to be in your summer festival clothes, many women looked on at me envious by the time night came.

 

3 – ACTS PERFORMING

Know your acts!! There will be a host of celebrities and public figuresThe highlight of this years festival for me was Grace Jones, what a legend! What an honour to be able to shoot (photograph in none photographer speak)  someone like her, the trail blazer for artists like Lady Gaga, and even at age 67, she still has it, and all minus cosmetic surgery! The press pit was full for her performance, which shows this was the shot that everyone wanted.

Grace Jones performing live on stage at Parklife 2015 in Manchester, true to her usual form Grace appears on stage bare chested wearing only body paint.

Grace Jones performing live on stage at Parklife 2015 in Manchester, true to her usual form Grace appears on stage bare chested wearing only body paint.

It will be impossible to cover everything, so work out who you want to cover beforehand or at the start of the day so that you have a plan. This will depend on who you are shooting for, some photographers need lots of crowd shots, some only need main stage acts and so on, you just need to be clear on what you need to shoot.

 

4 – EQUIPMENT

I carry two bodies on a Black Rapid Double Strap to a festival like this. Two Canon 5d3’s a wide angle and a telephoto zoom, one body would be lighter, but I prefer to carry two for speed when a shot appears and you need to suddenly have a different angle. Carrying my camera around my neck simply does not work for me, its painful and uncomfortable, being able to carry my equipment on my body is much more comfortable.

 

Some photographers also bring a 300mm (or above) in case we have a shoot from the mixer. Others also bring a super wide angle (if we are really close to the stage) or a fish eye (for those fun type shots), but this is just too much to carry around for me.

 

5 – WALKING, GETTING TO AND FROM STAGES

Most photographers will be filing back to their respective agencies / magazines / publications, so there will be a lot of time spent doing and fringe getting to the various stages, then heading back to the press room to upload your images. A plus for this year was that we were transported via buggy a few times, which really saved on the legs! (image courtesy of fellow tog and Friend Paul Torode)

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6 – HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT TYPES OF IMAGES YOU WANT

Research images from pervious events, it will give you an idea of what kind of spaces and backdrops you will be working with. From an image point of view images taken at night or in the various tents look amazing as the lighting is always well put together.

 

The more you photograph these events the more you learn and know what to look out for, for example Rudimental who have won awards for their festival performances always enter stage with a jump from their front guy, going out into the crowd to shot the main stage from far away once your press pit time is over also may get you some exclusives as well as a great full stage shots, such as the ‘Disclosure’ shot in this set.

I also shoot video snippets (which can be found on our YouTube Channel) as it adds a little more life to your coverage, and is great for most agencies and publications.

 

7 – SHOOT WIDE AND TIGHT, NEAR AND FAR, USE YOUR 15 MINS / THREE SONGS WISELY

You will get the first three songs or 15 minutes of a DJ set in the pit. Use this time effectively. Resist any temptation you may have to let go and enjoy the music, you are not there to party! Get your shots, and then you may relax for a bit …until you have to head to the next stage.

It can be tempting to get close up shots of some of your favourite artists, shots where they can clearly be seen, but be sure to also get wide ones, where they form a tiny part of the image. Some of my favourite shots from this year are shot way away from the stage, after your time has finished in the pit, don’t be scared to walk into the crowd to get a different angle. I shot these once our 15 mins were finished in the pit.

House DJ Duo Disclosure close Day one of Parklife 2015 performing live on stage

House DJ Duo Disclosure close Day one of Parklife 2015 performing live on stage

Manchester, UK, 06 June 2015 Stage Crowdsshots at The Parklife two day festival 2015 at Heaton Park in Manchester © Denise Maxwell/ Alamy Live News

Stage Crowdsshots at The Parklife two day festival 2015 at Heaton Park in Manchester

Manchester, UK, 06 June 2015 Stage Crowdsshots at The Parklife two day festival 2015 at Heaton Park in Manchester © Denise Maxwell/ Alamy Live News

Stage Crowdsshots at The Parklife two day festival 2015 at Heaton Park in Manchester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 – MAKE FRIENDS!

Your first time at a festival can be daunting! The pros will know where to go for what time, the quickest way to the different tents and so on. I remember my first festival I fought my way through crowds many times to get to a particular stage, to then find out that photographers can take a backstage route!

 

Festivals are generally friendly places, (not all photography environments are!) and I have made some really good friends who are also fellow photographers there. I have helped people out with batteries and memory cards and shooting, as they have me. It’s also nice to be able to work and have someone to talk to and laugh with. It is most definitely still work, but it is great fun too!

 

9 – EARPLUGS

Bring some unless you wish to sacrifice your hearing for the sake of getting your shots! The speakers are designed to project to thousands of people in front of a stage, and you are standing next to them ….figure that one out!

 

10 – TOILETS

Bring sanitiser and tissue, these are festival toilets, need I say more?!! Unless you have VIP tickets, which have assigned cleaners who monitor the tissue, cleanliness etc.

 

Roll on next year, and more festivals!

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Not one to be in the spotlight Award winning DJ EZ DJ's in no lights focussing on him at the main stage

Not one to be in the spotlight Award winning DJ EZ DJ’s in no lights focussing on him at the main stage

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Crowds enjoying the Parklife 2015 Festival held annually at Heaton Park in Manchester

Crowds enjoying the Parklife 2015 Festival held annually at Heaton Park in Manchester

Crowds enjoying the Parklife 2015 Festival held annually at Heaton Park in Manchester

Crowds enjoying the Parklife 2015 Festival held annually at Heaton Park in Manchester

Crowds enjoying the Parklife 2015 Festival held annually at Heaton Park in Manchester

Crowds enjoying the Parklife 2015 Festival held annually at Heaton Park in Manchester

Crowds enjoying the Parklife 2015 Festival held annually at Heaton Park in Manchester

Crowds enjoying the Parklife 2015 Festival held annually at Heaton Park in Manchester

2015 evicted Big Brother Housemates spotted at Parklife 2015

2015 evicted Big Brother Housemates spotted at Parklife 2015

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Crowds enjoying the Parklife 2015 Festival held annually at Heaton Park in Manchester

Crowds enjoying the Parklife 2015 Festival held annually at Heaton Park in Manchester

Jessie Ware performing live on stage at Parklife 2015 Festival in Manchester, UK

Jessie Ware performing live on stage at Parklife 2015 Festival in Manchester, UK

Crowds enjoying the Parklife 2015 Festival held annually at Heaton Park in Manchester

Crowds enjoying the Parklife 2015 Festival held annually at Heaton Park in Manchester

 

Manchester, UK, 06 June 2015 George Ezra performing live on stage at The Parklife two day festival 2015 at Heaton Park in Manchester © Denise Maxwell/ Alamy Live News

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Grace Jones performing live on stage at Parklife 2015 in Manchester, true to her usual form Grace appears on stage bare chested wearing only body paint.

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Funeral Photography in Birmingham

Funeral Photography in Birmingham

Funeral photography in Birmingham (and other places) can seem like a strange life event to document, but in many communities, it is seen as a celebration of life as well as mourning a passing, therefore Funeral Photography is totally normal and acceptable part of planning a funeral. So once the funeral flowers and funeral songs have been chosen, many people then think about their funeral photography.

If you are looking for Funeral Photography in Birmingham and further afield, we can document the home going of your loved one with sincere respect and discretion.

For our funeral photography in Birmingham we will cover your event with minimal trouble to yourself, we are versed in  funeral photography in Birmingham, so only need to ask a couple of questions from you, and the rest can be left to us.

For our funeral photography in Birmingham we can cover your event starting from you gathering at or leaving your home or beginning from the church ceremony and ending at the graveside or wake.

Funeral Photography in Birmingham and beyond is more important than some people see at the time, it can be a day that goes by in a whirlwind, without you being able to remember what happened; documenting this event is important for many people for this purpose.

Some families also find it comforting to be able to gather and look back on the images of the day, it brings comfort to see how well the send off of their loved one went, the people who turned up to pay their respects and the emotions of love on the day.

Prices

Funeral photography in Birmingham is done is a very none intrusive respectful manner. Our funeral photography in Birmingham starts from £250, contact us to discuss a commission for funeral photography in Birmingham and beyond.

Below are a few images from a Funeral in Birmingham as an example of our work, including an on site event studio which was also booked by this family. For this family this was a key event in which they would all be together, they wished to use the as an opportunity to get family portraits with family members that lived across different areas of the world.

If you would like to commission us for Funeral Photography in Birmingham contact us to discuss your requirements.

 

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Female Photographer – Event Photography Birmingham

Female Photographer

Event Photography Birmingham

 

 

Looking for a Female Event Fhotographer in Birmingham?

When International Womens Week approaches, women in many quarters put on events to celebrate women, to encourage women and to pamper women. When this happens they / you may need a female photographer for your event photography in Birmingham or further afield.  The Mount Zion Community Church did just that.

A night of food, entertainment, pampering, make overs, education and gifts for local women in the community and women that attend various support organisations also in the local community. The women that attend this event are then pampered by members of the church with make overs, photography, donations, a full three course meal, prizes and much more!

At Lensi Photography we cover all types of events, and can provide event photography in Birmingham fully covered by females for both photography and cinematography.

 

This is not only useful for a variety of female only events, events run in women refuges, events run for vulnerable women, training for female only groups, Muslim events that need to be Halal with only women present.

At Lensi Photography we cover all type of Religious Festivals and Events either it is Jewish Festival, Christian Festival or Hindu Festival celebration. You name it and we cover it for you, so that you can enjoy every single moment whole-heartedly, and we cover every moment you cherish later.

If you are looking for a female photographer to cover your event  in Birmingham please get in contact.