How to get the best results from your pr shoot
Have you prepared a shoot list? That is the question! When taking PR Photographs, we like to know who are the key people involved and also what are they promoting or why are they celebrating. As professional photographers, we always try and get a grasp on the back story to make sure the images to relate to your copy text.To control the color or size of this text, please change the global colors or text size under the Design section from the left menu of the editor.
Allow creativity. Want to publish something a little different?…Unlike a lot of press style photographers’s we prefer not to rush your shoot nor do we like to drag the shoot on too long. If you require something a little more creative we can achieve this by bringing our lighting equiptment along or if you or your guests are in a hurry we can just take quick snaps. Either way we will talk through the brief beforehand to make sure we get it just right.
Logos & branding We always try and include company logos when taking photographs for Public Relations purposes, if there are no visible logos in the shoot location its always good to have a pop up banner or company brochures to hand.
Image format & purpose Where are the photo’s going? Always a good thing to know this so that we can shoot in the most suitable orientations, if your not sure don’t worry as we try to take photographs in a variety of formats throughout the job. This also comes in handy if the photo’s are going in multiple places.
Schedule After 22 years of practicing as professional photographers we have had lots of experience and know that its not always easy to co-ordinate many busy people but don’t worry we are here to fit in with you and your company and will aim to be as flexible as possible.
As a self confessed lover of Christmas, I (Max) was singing The Pogues as soon as Bonfire night was over. That being said, I cannot believe that this most wonderful time of year is upon us again and here at MC Photography, we've been working on our annual card. The eagle eyed of you (anyone who follows us on Instagram) will know very well we've using our plastic mascots Lego Mark & Max for the past few years to show what we've been up too, and they've made it onto our christmas cards for the past 2 years....
Whether it be carving pumpkins, trick or treating, watching gory horror films, or in our case photographing skeletons at dinner, Halloween is inherently and most importantly, a lot of fun.All the way back in December 2016, yes I know it really doesn't feel that long ago does it, we had the pleasure of being asked to photograph some very particular room sets for our long term friends, and clients, Smiffys for the 2017 catalogue.
Yet again we’ve reached the drab and dreary month of January, and we’re all still a little hungover from the rich foods of Christmas, and richer drinks of New Year’s Eve.
That been said, we’re now well into January, with 2016 not to far in the distant memory.
We had a great 2016 here at MC Photography (so much we didn’t even have the times to write these blogs!)
It has been a pleasure to continue to work with our long standing clients, Smiffys, Record Power & Irwin to mention a few. And equally as such, a delight to be part of new projects with companies like Duro, Evoluted, Quicktrack and IC Innovations.
To thank everyone we have worked with over the past 12 months would take much longer than this short blog would allow, so below weve put together a grouping of some our favourite shots, from some of our favourite shoots.
* Unfortunately due to liscening, we cant post recent Smiffy’s shots, but theres an old one in there to fill the gap regardless.
Again, to mention all the wonderful people we worked with in 2016 would not be the most fun to read, but we would like to extend all of our thanks to our delightful, returning and new clients. We cant wait to work with you all again in 2017.
Happy New Year everyone, we wish you all a prosperous 2017!
In May, 2015 MC Photography started some work for brand new client Progressive Safety Footwear and Clothing LTD. We took a short drive and attempted to show case their brand new JCB Keele shorts.
Progressive Safety Footwear and Clothing Limited is a well known company supplying safety footwear, protective workwear, PPE, business wear and workplace safety products to all market segments across the UK and Ireland and provide a complete in-stock service for all your health and safety requirements.
Collette has been with MC Photography for almost 9 years, from what started out as a small job whilst studying Photography at college, into a full time studio manager, becoming a valued member of the MC Photography team who will be missed.
Collette, who runs her own wedding & fitness photography business Picture Perfect Photography recently had her own wedding on the top of the Rockofellar Centre in New York!
Max, will be taking over Collettes roll within the company.
At the beginning of March mcphotography’s Mark and new apprentice Max took the trip to manufacturers, Sheffield Precision Medical, who specialise in creating precise surgical tools. We depicted their process of making the tools.
Sheffield Precision Medical really set the standard in designing and manufacturing surgical tools, using the most advanced CNC machines, they really do create flawless pieces. Mcphotography were commissioned to leave their Sheffield studio and to go and take some professional photographs of the process that they go through to reach a final product for use in brochures, on their website & flyers etc.
Mixing the old with the contemporary and using bright colours and prints, Sophie has created an ultra modern and comfortable interior and exterior design. We created architectural images and house photography as a record of her hard work for use in PR, magazines and her own website, www.sophiepeckettdesign.com . We feel that the use of photography in business is always helpful to allow prospective clients to visualise what it is you have to offer them.