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.
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?
The Main Event
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
- Cutting of the ribbon
- Group shot of key delegates / speakers
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 at The Color Run
Event Photography at The Color Run
Event Photography at The Color Run (yes with the American spelling) was a different kind of event for Lensi. We have a whole host of cameras and lenses but have heard so much from theory photographers about the colour particles and power getting everywhere and wrecking your camera /lenses
With this apprehension in mind we decided to use our 7D’s they started out wrapped in cling film (with holes in places where it was needed) for protection, however …. misguided by seeing other photographers with bare cameras, this got taken off.
The remit for the images was to get images full of colour and fun (it is dubbed the happiest 5k run on the planet #Happiest5k. The Color Run is also a diverse family event, so again this was something to portray in the images.
I decided to not attend the first two colour points, so that runners would already be quite colourful, and decided to get them at the pink colour station, just because it is a bold bright colour and personal favourite.
The earlier decision to take off the cling film was very much misguided, even though at no point was i actually in the thick of the colour throwing, everything was covered. The lens struggles to fucus in the haze of dust, and you can actually see articles of dust inside the lens, anyone that tells you this will not happen …. well I think it would be difficult to prevent it. The camera bag on my back, clothes, cameras, hair, face, glasses … covered in powder.
However, it is great fun, with great images. Images from this Color Run can be licensed at Demotix News Agency and Alamy News Agency.
These are some of the results of our remit : family event, happiness, fun, colour.
If you need a photographer for Event Photography at a Color Run, or any other type of event, please contact us via the contact form on the website.
Event Photography – Networking Meeting
Lensi Photography is a group of Professional Photographers that cover events and commercial photography such as this commission for Event Photography for The In Touch With Walsall Networking Group.
Networking Groups such as BNI, In touch With, 4 Networking and so on are big business. Various businesses come together in regular meetings and basically pass business between each other.
Members pay an annual or monthly fee to be part of the network, and this is how the businesses work.
Where many of these Networking groups fall short however, is with the imagery of their networking. Many do not invest in a photographer to provide professional event photography, and make do with phone snaps from most events.
Sometimes companies forget that imagery is an important part of your brand. In Touch With Walsall contacted us to photograph one of their business networking meetings at Walsall Council House in Walsall. We provided roaming photography that captured the essence of what In Touch With Walsall was all about.
This is what we came up with.
If you would like a quote for professional event photography of your business networking meeting in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell or Dudley or even other parts of the UK or Internationally, contact us for a quote.
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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.
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)
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.
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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Commercial Event Photography – VIP Film Screening for Businesses in Birmingham
Commercial Event Photography Birmingham
We cover events of all types, from conferences to AGM’s, from marketing events to award ceremonies. This was a commission for the Broadway Plaza, in Birmingham UK.
A VIP Family screening of the new release film Avengers : Age of Ultron, with instant social media uploads for maximum publicity of guests tagging the images they appear in.
Contact us if you have an event coming up that you need coverage for
Event Photography in Wolverhampton – Event Studios – Sandra’s Hollywood 50th
Event Photography in Wolverhampton
Lensi photographed Sandra’s Hollywood themed 50th party, a special milestone celebration complete with a paparazzi red carpet entrance and on site event photography studio studio with instant prints.
Our Photography Event Studios with instant prints offer a portable studio that is set up at your venue where guests can purchase photographs that are printed instantly for you to purchase. Some people call them photo booths, but they are a little different. Photo booths general photograph heads and shoulders of a few guests, however many can fit in the booth!
Photography Event Studios provide studio quality photography portraits, on site at your event. The type of portraits that people may attend photography studios for, but without the stress of trying to get everyone alone to studio shoot.
Guests were not expecting the type of family portraits we gave them. We photograph fun, we create photographs filled with fun, we like to make people laugh, we like to create photographs that people look back on and smile or laugh to.
Although this was photography for an event in Wolverhampton, we cover events all over the UK.
Everyone was happy with the service we provided, and birthday lady overjoyed with her special celebration and the photographs she had a memory from our on site event studio.
If you require event photography in Wolverhampton or further afield whether that be for a birthday celebration, anniversary, charity ball, awards ceremony or any other event coming up that you would like us to provide and on site event studio for with instant prints or roaming photography, contact us for a quote.
Pride Birmingham. The weather could not have been better, but what definitely did put a downer on proceedings was the fact that this STREET festival is now one that people have to pay for!! A lot of people turned away for this reason. I saw families who usually go, maybe wanted to bring the children on the fair etc. that surprisingly were not willing to pay extortionate prices to walk on the street!
Birmingham Pride is one of the great events held by the Birmingham City Council where you meet loads of lovely people, no matter who they are and from where they are. One can feel the community spirit during this pride.
It is one of the best times for the photographers to cover loads of documentary photography, festive spirits are high to make people realise the importance of togetherness. Whether you are Gay, Lesbian, or just supporting the LGBT community, please make your presence here, so that feel part of society.
£10 for a day wristband, £15 for a weekend one and £40 for a VIP one… is this what the government cuts is going to mean for every festival? All eyes peeled for what happens to this summer of carnivals.
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.
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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For all those of us who remember the school holidays also being about church convention, meeting up with friends from far away branches, having new outfits etc. do you ever wish you had images of that service in xxxx year sister x did somehing memorable? Or friends that you would only meet up wth when you went to a particular branch (pre facebook days) and you never saw them again? or even images of members long gone, times when you were not able to take pictures because it may be a surprise to find out that you were too deep in the service yourself?
It may or may not surprise you to know that many churches now commission photographers and videographers to document all of this? Videoes are available later, as are pictures of pictures books.
If you are thinking, isnt this all a bit strange? there are many churches who have already done this for years. Is a convention any less than a conference or other event? Those are nearly always documented…
We used our photography services on-site to cover the following church convention. Other than church convention, we also cover various ceremonies, which take place in church, then either it is baptism photography, wedding photography in church premises, baby photography, boudoir photography and many more. You name it, and we will do it for you.
Female Photographer – Event Photography Birmingham
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.