Commercial Photos

It’s fair to say that if I can be said to specialise in anything, it’s photos of people. But that can come in all sorts of situations and for many different purposes.
Here are a few of the bookings I’ve completed recently – including one where there were no faces!

Housebuilder Products Awards

London based national magazine held this event at Edgbaston Stadium and a recommendation by a mutual client brought them to me to cover the event.

Krean Property Maintenance.

A rapidly growing company based in the Midlands but operating very succesfully in London as well. They wanted before and after photos for their website, marketing materials and PR. 2 assignments completed and more to come.

Arden Photonics

This was the “no faces” engagement. A local company who make equipment for testing lasers needed photos of some new products. Having read descriptions of the products, it might as well have been written in Swahili for all the sense it made to me! However, that didn’t prevent me from producing a portfolio of images that they were delighted with.

My Solihull, Knowle & Dorridge

A well established magazine in 4 areas of Birmingham launched in Solihull and I was engaged as the “house photographer” for the editorial section. Amongst the assignments undertaken so far are an animal rescue centre (lots of animal photos, as well as the owner), unsung heroes, local celebrities (Jasper Carrott is in the next edition), and landmarks for a “where is this?” section.

Food & Freezer Stores

    Two store openings – in Dudley and Droitwich. As well as taking the photos, I inadvertently became a PR spokesperson at both events, when they were a bit late opening and I was taking photops of the queue outside.

Private Parties

Maybe I can thank “Who Do You Think You Are?” for this. I’ve seen a big increase in bookings from people who want to celebrate something significant and also people who just want to put down a professional record of their families and friends, for future generations.
What they all have in common is a recognition that although everyone has a camera in their pocket these days, engaging a professional photographer will allow everyone to concentrate on enjoying themselves – and I’ll capture the feel of the occasion, with a mixture of posed and unposed photos, formal and fun and those photos where you just have to dream up a caption!
The photos I take will become part of your family history and a source of entertainmaent and reflection – for everyone present and anyone else who sees them.

Greenscreen photos

A widely used technique in film, video and television productions, we joined forces with Rogue Productions to provide a lady celebrating her 50th birthday with a unique record of the occasion.
Guests were able to choose a background for their photo – a snowy park, Times Square, The Strip in Las Vegas, or a selection of film posters. Within seconds of taking the shot, the guests could see themselves in their chosen setting and within a minute, the photo was being displayed on a video screen inside the party room.
Greenscreen has many applications – corporate, commercial and private. Just tell us what you’re looking to achieve and we’ll find a selection of backgrounds for you to choose from.

Admin free school photos

If you work in a school and have ever thought that the annual photos are a bit of a pain, talk to us. Proofs on the day, no cash or orders to handle, no photos to hand out, a free cd of images for the school information system (compatible with SIMS, Cmis etc) and a competitive commission rate.

Lords Taverners fundraising events

We were delighted to be selected to cover 3 events held to raise funds for Macmillan, Marie Curie and the Lords and Lady Taverners.

Teams of people from Investec and Berrymans Lace Mawer, together with former England Cricket captain Mike Gatting, cycled 350 miles from Durham to Lords, taking in the 5 Ashes Test Match grounds.

In the Midlands, 3 events were held and Seven Star photographers were there to record the occasions and contribute to the fundraising.

Wednesday 5 June – a Wine Tasting Evening at The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Monday 17th June – a Golf Day at Olton Golf Club

Thursday 27th June – a Sporting Dinner at Edgbaston Stadium.