Urban Team Photographs for Sweetman and PartnersSunday February 05, 2017
Headshots and Team Photos With A Difference
There is nothing better than when a client asks for a photoshoot that produces something different. As soon as Chris and Rosie from Sweetman and Partners told me that they had some great ideas for headshots and team photographs with an urban feel, I knew this was going to be a great photoshoot.
Sweetman and Partners provide support and guidance on developing people and organisations in ways which benefit individuals, business and wider society. They do this through a combination of training, coaching and consultancy. They are based in Cardiff, South Wales.
I first worked with Rosie when she was the Head of Business In The Community (BITC) Cymru where I photographed some of their business events and the annual Wales awards evenings. Her enthusiasm was infectious and I also became a BITC member.
The photoshoot was arranged to take place in Callaghan Square in Cardiff, at the end of St Mary's Street. The square is an island in the middle of several busy city centre roads. However, when you are in the square the traffic is hidden behind the bushes and trees cleverly planted around the outer perimeter. There are also water features and the design of the square provides people working in the near-by offices a strange place of tranquillity in the heart of a busy city.
For any outdoor photoshoot, you need the weather to co-operate and we had fluffy white clouds in amongst a bright blue sky. We then worked on a variety of photographs, bringing together more relaxed and candid images along with classic team and headshots. In the images you would not believe that they were standing on a busy city centre roundabout. One of the photographs taken in Callaghan Square featured in a Wales Online article on Sweetman and Partners.
Chris had some great ideas for another set of photographs using the arched railway garages just off Hope Street. The boarded up storage units were covered in graffiti. At the location we then took another new set of team photographs and headshots, bringing in the arches and the old brickwork, as well as the graffiti art. This worked particularly well in black and white.
Working with Chris and Rosie was an absolute pleasure and produced some of my most creative team photographs and headshots which can be seen in the Business Portraits and Headshot Photographs section on my website.
Paul Fears is a commercial and industrial photographer based in South Wales and covering the whole of the UK. For further information or to discuss a specific photography project, please contact Paul on:
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