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Posted by: In: Photoshoots 14 Feb 2018 Comments: 0

Building an image library

Did you know you can normally book our commercial photography services for a full day for probably less than you think.

So why not make the most of it? For modest additional expense on a image job you can begin to build a library of commercial photographs that you can use for many numerous purposes for very slight incremental cost.

For illustration, you’re putting together a press release and need some photographs of the Managing Director and Happy Customer. Well make the most of it, just with these two alone you’ve got lots of opportunity:

Both of them:

– “Grip & Grin”
– Informal chat with laughs shows how personal the client relationship is
– Showing customer around shop floor
– Helping customer decide which product to purchase
– Showing customer entire product range

 

 

 

MD on his own:

– Looking official (for annual report)
– Looking cheerful (for website)
– Looking casual (he’s a nice guy)
– Looking traditional (he’s a serious business man)
– Chatting with staff (he’s got a cheerful workforce)
– Standing or using product (knows what his business is about)

Happy Customer on his own:

– Using your product
– Discussing with staff.
– Selecting which product
– His old one which lasted 30 years

But then, just consider all the other opportunities ignoring these two:

– Headshots of staff for security, web-site, brochures, business cards
– Working images of staff, how dedicated they are
– Working pictures of factory / shop etc
– How the product is made
– What the product is used for
– How to use the product
– Other happy customers (or staff dressed up)
– Images of the office with logo & signs

 

The checklist only goes on, and of course you’ve got those pictures, so your website, your mailshots, your brochures, your adverts, next instance you need an photograph, you’ve got it to hand and without needing to call the photographer in again. Saving you time and money and enhancing your marketing. for more information call Tony on 01376 330322 or visit our commercial page here: https://tmphotography.co.uk/commercial/

Posted by: In: Photoshoots 14 Feb 2018 Comments: 0

Here is the results from the fundraising from all the RMG Group studios that took part in the National Child Portrait Awards 2017

Thank you so much for the fantastic support you’ve provided for The Lullaby Trust by taking part in the Children’s
Portrait Awards 2017 and helping to raise a staggering £13,000!

Your amazing donation will go a long way in helping us to continue to provide specialist support for bereaved
families, promote expert advice on safer baby sleep, fund research and campaign tirelessly by lobbying government
to keep sudden infant death on the public health agenda.

Not only have you helped to raise essential funds for our work, you’ve also raised awareness about The Lullaby Trust
locally and this is invaluable to the charity. We are all grateful for your willingness to inspire others to support our
work.

Our work is only possible thanks to fundraisers like you, and on behalf of the many families who will benefit from
your generosity, we thank you.

Best wishes,

Hannah Pinchen
Fundraising Team

 

To enter the 2018 Awards and help this great Charity see here. https://tmphotography.co.uk/childrens-portrait-awards/

Posted by: In: Photoshoots 23 Jan 2018 Comments: 0

Keeping Children Happy at Weddings

For most children weddings actually turn out to be very boring – they get bored, tired, crotchety and downright grumpy. Now whether you care about the kids or not, think about their parents too. Now option one is to have a no children wedding – lots of people do and as far as I can see parents are very happy to have a day (and a night) out without their children.

Option two is to provide entertainment for the children.

Outdoor entertainment can be as simple as a couple of footballs, indoors – especially at dinner – can include children’s fun packs. Silly games such as Twister are fun – and the adults will join in too.

For larger groups of children think about special entertainment. Victoria arranged for a pottery painting room at her wedding, kept 15 children very happy for hours and they had something to come home with. Hazel had street entertainers teach children simple magic and juggling tricks.

Children get tired too, often they can fall asleep anywhere. But sometimes they might need a little quiet space to settle down in.

In general kids don’t need much before their own ideas kick in and they keep themselves happy, but a few simple things around for them to get involved in can really help.

 

For more info on our wedding photography packages please view https://tmphotography.co.uk/weddings/  or call the studio on 01376 330322.

 

 

 

 

Posted by: In: Photoshoots 16 Jan 2018 Comments: 0

Frequently Asked Questions for Boudoir Sessions


Do I need to be able to pose?

No, we’ll talk you through that, there are a few tricks we will show you for posing in any photograph and as we go along we will guide you to the best and most flattering positions.

Can I bring alcohol?

Please don’t, being tipsy doesn’t help. You will relax and feel comfortable anyway, Promise.

Can you do my make-up and hair style?

Yes, absolutely, in fact we recommend that you use one of our in-house professional make-up artists and stylists.

Do you provide clothes?

You need to bring your own outfits. The outfits need to fit you and make you feel good. We will provide drapes and some props, you will also be provided with a dressing gown.

I don’t want loose prints, what is the best way to give these to my partner?

We have a range of options including small books, large albums, presentation boxes and digital copies. There will always be something right for you to gift to your partner.
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I want the session for myself?

And quite right too, nothing wrong with that all. Lots of our clients just want to feel good about themselves or have a memory of when they were feeling great.

I am very nervous, will it be ok?

That is quite normal, thinking about a boudoir session can be quite scary. But trust me when I say most of our clients find it empowering and liberating. Our staff are completely professional and you will find the whole session much more comfortable and easy than you expect. Remember, you are in control throughout the shoot – if you do feel uncomfortable, or you want to go for something stronger – just let us know.

Can a friend come with me?

Yes, that is fine if you need some security. They can watch your shoot in the studio. You may find when the shoot starts that they are a distraction, in which case they can sit in our waiting area.

Will I have a female photographer?

Your photographer will probably be a male. While this might sound intimidating, they are very professional and you will feel entirely comfortable and safe.
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Do you airbrush the pictures?

Yes, we offer a range of retouching options. All temporary skin blemishes will automatically be cleaned up. We can also offer body re-shaping and tuning and skin smoothing. It will still look like you, but you at your best!

I have some scars, is that a problem?

Probably not, we all show ravages of time and marks of our adventures. Birth marks, stretch marks, scars and tattoos can nearly always be worked around. We can also retouch them as required. It does depend on what your particular issue is, so please have a chat with us beforehand.

If you need to know anything else or wish to make a booking, then please call on 01376330322 or book online here : https://tmphotography.co.uk/boudoir/ We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

Posted by: In: Photoshoots 16 Jan 2018 Comments: 0

Photographs for your business cards

Photographs for your Business Cards

First question is should you or shouldn’t you?

My belief is that this is an under-used tactic, I suppose there’s a sort of British reserve that says its a bit vain to put your own face on a business card.

But, if you’re like me, you’ve got 1,000’s of cards and frankly I can’t put a appearance to most of them.

I think your photograph on a business card will help you stand out and be more memorable with the recipient of your card.

There’s also really powerful evidence that when your marketing materials present you as a individual you get a greater rate of return of your marketing.

For years Viking Direct (one of the biggest suppliers of office supplies in the UK) featured Roger Halford, the one time|owner of Viking, because it personalised the business.

Second question: formal or informal?

That’s going to depend on your business, for women that’s less of an issue, a single outfit can cover both bases. For men, it’s more complicated, with or without jacket, with or without tie. I think you have to position this in the context of your organisation and whether you want to present a more formal image or not.

If your style of business involves a specific work attire, let’s say a plumber, then use it. For more info on our Corporate headshot packages please call the studio on 01376 330322 or visit us here: https://tmphotography.co.uk/headshots/

For Actors & Models please view our portfolio page here: https://tmphotography.co.uk/modelling/ 

Regards  Tony

Commercial and Event Photography

Tony Meehan LBIPP LMPA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: In: Client Galleries 11 Apr 2017 Comments: 0

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Working With Children

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We have photographed a lot of youngsters over the years and we like to think that we do it rather well.

One of the things our photographers have learned is how to make youngsters feel relaxed.

Every age is different and every youngster is different. Some will come bursting in looking forward to seeing you are organized for anything. Others might be a little more retiring and need some coaxing.

We will meet them at their level, chatting with them about what they like, what they have been doing and general getting them comfortable.

If it means playing about and acting the idiot we can do that. If it means taking everything a little slower and quieter then we can do that too.

For the first element of the session we will typically be photographing you and the kids together. This helps them feel okay and understand the process. They still have their Mum or Dad for moral support.

Pretty soon they will be happy and chilled and up for the whole photoshoot.

We know it’s working because so many youngsters remember us when they come back for their next shoot.

For more information on our shoots please see the link here: info here

Valentines Boudoir Treat

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Give the gift of yourself for Valentines
Explore your naughty side with a Boudoir photoshoot, Want something fun but naughty?
Exciting, glamorous and happy boudoir images for you and your partner to enjoy.

With  our boudoir photoshoot to include makeup and hair styling, you can have a terrific up to date, glamorous look.

Images for you, your wall, or something private for your partner.

You will have a makeover and hair styling in a modern approach for that fantastic and glamorous ever lasting look.

Boudoir photographyThis is followed by a photo session on our special sets, where you can be as naughty or nice as you want.

You choose how saucy you want your photographs to be, we’ll apply full airbrushing and retouching your shoot.

At your chilled viewing session you will be able to choose your complimentary A4 print and any additional prints, albums or digital images you want.

For more options on our Boudoir service please see here: https://tmphotography.co.uk/boudoir

Fashion Photoshoot

You want to appear your best on your Fashion Shoot. You understand that the images will be seen by all your friends and family for many years. So we’ve collected some advice for you on beauty, fashion and photography.

1) Think about your hairstyle in advance. For our make-over photoshoots we normally suggest straight or curly for long hair but this always depends on the look you wish to achieve . You will have one of our in-house make-up and hair stylists do this for you, but it is fine to have an idea about what works for you.
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2) Don’t do anything major immediately before the shoot. No extreme hair cuts or hair colouring. You don’t want to be in the position where you don’t like your new look.

3) Please no fake tans two weeks before your shoot. Fake tans need a long time to settle in. Recent fake tans do not come across very well in photographs.
4) You should avoid big or whacky accessories. They will tend to detract from you in the photographs. Simple but sophisticated accessories work much better.

5) Don’t forget the details, make certain your nails, locks and skin are all cared for. Drink plenty of water for the few days beforehand. Have a manicure close to the day. Don’t pick at spots, we will re-touch them away for you.

6) Make up works very differently in pictures compared to in real life. You will be treated by a professional make-up artist. She will make sure you appear your finest.

7) Have fun.

8) Everyone is different so wear outfits that reflect your personality. If you are sassy wear sexy outfits, if you are not sassy you can wear sophisticated dresses or urban looks etc.

9) Studio or location photography is a big decision depending on the look you wish to achieve. One of these images was taken in studio and the other on location, can you guess which ?

10) Seasonal changes also have to be a big part of the decision when to shoot, if you are after a lovely warm summer look with a flowing white dress in a field of blooming flowers you will not obviously get this in the winter, so think ahead.

For more information on our make-over fashion shoots or model portfolio’s please visit our pages here: https://tmphotography.co.uk/makeovers/  https://tmphotography.co.uk/headshots/

 

 

1) Get In Close – it’s the faces you’re interested in, not the shoes. Fill the frame with the face or faces.

2) Keep it natural – don’t over-pose pictures – natural pictures are often the best ones. Keep your camera ready and take peoples pictures when they’ are not looking. This is especially true for children.

3) Get down with the kids: while your children are playing with the Christmas presents you want to be down on your knees or tummy photographing from their height.
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4) If you are posing to be in a photo – guys face square forward and look big. Girls should turn slightly sideways and kick the hip out for a more feminine shape.

5) If you’re a couple, girls should rest their head on the fella’s shoulder for a nice relaxed, but loving and joined portrait.

6) If you’re shooting one person, then put them off-center in the frame rather than bang in the middle – it makes a more interesting picture.

7) If you’re shooting a couple make sure your camera is not focusing down the gap in the middle of them – leaving you with an out of focus picture.

8) If you’re shooting three or more people, try and arrange the heads into a triangle, or a circle if there’s lots of people – this makes a much stronger composition.

9) Lots of Christmas pictures are taken at parties – but try and keep the drinks out of shot – they look messy and ruin many a good photo.

Studio Christmas Photoshoot10) If you can, try and shoot without flash – many new digital cameras can shoot in quite dark places without flash – the images will look much more natural.

11) If you have to use flash – see if your camera has a “night” mode – this will make sure your subject is properly lit, but will also show the background well too.

12) Backgrounds are interesting too – and let you remember where you were when the picture was taken.

13) If you’ve got an add-on flash unit that fits to the top of your camera – tip it towards the ceiling to “bounce” of the ceiling – it’s a much nicer light and also stops red-eye

14) See if you can find a plain wall as a background, doesn’t matter what color – but if you get a choice blue works best for faces. Look out for fire signs, plant pots, etc. Don’t stand the subject right against the wall though – the more space between your subject and the background the better.

15) Take a second picture straight after the first – often the moment when people relax after they think the picture has been taken is the best one.