Corporate Headshot Photographer, Nottingham, Newark, Stamford, Grantham and Lincoln

Much of my work involves supplying images, and text, to the Regional and National media. Over the years I have been commissioned to photograph many events and send the images to the Press and for many years I worked directly for the Newspapers and PR Agencies. Occasionally I still shoot for the Press but more often than not I am being commissioned to shoot directly for the client, to promote their event or service.

On this occasion I was commissioned by Waterloo 200 to cover an event at 11 Downing Street. Although not the first time I had been there, this was definitely was of the most high profile events I had attended at Downing street as it was graced by numerous high profile celebrities and politicians.

All Rights Reserved. Copyright Paul Saxby Photography 2015. Photograph by Paul Saxby.

All Rights Reserved. Copyright Paul Saxby Photography 2015. Photograph by Paul Saxby.

On this sort of event I aim to cover the bulk of the event by photographing the primary attendees networking and chatting. These events are often more about people interacting with only a short segment being dedicated to the main event, normally a statement from a representative of the organisation hosting the event.

All Rights Reserved. Copyright Paul Saxby Photography 2015. Photograph by Paul Saxby.

All Rights Reserved. Copyright Paul Saxby Photography 2015. Photograph by Paul Saxby.

 

On this occasion I used the time available to get headshots of the principle stakeholders. Simple portraits suitable for a Press Release, statement or website.

All Rights Reserved. Copyright Paul Saxby Photography 2015. Guests of the Waterloo 200 event, held at No11 Downing Street. The event was held to celebrate the announcement that the Government is to help in the funding of commorative projects that help remember significant events in the Nations history. The event was hosted by Chancellor of The Exchequer George Osbourne, Rt Hon Ed Vaizey Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Major General Sir Evelyn Webb-Carter Chairman, Waterloo 200. Waterloo 200 is the official body recognised by the UK government to support the commemoration of the Battle of Waterloo during its bicentenary in 2015. It can bestow official status upon organisations that it feels would make a valuable contribution to the bicentenary commemoration and, indeed, the general good of the countries involved.
 Waterloo 200 is supporting a diverse range of activities, from a service of commemoration at St Paul’s Cathedral to the restoration of Hougoumont Chateau on the Waterloo battlefield in Belgium. Waterloo 200 is also working in partnership with the National Army Museum and Culture 24, with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, to promote all bicentenary events and exhibitions across Europe. Photograph shows : Major General Sir Evelyn Webb-Carter Chairman, Waterloo 200 The Chairman of the Waterloo 200 committee served in the British Army 1964-2001 and was the last 'Colonel of the Regiment' of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) (1999–2006). Photograph by Paul Saxby..

All Rights Reserved. Copyright Paul Saxby Photography 2015.
Guests of the Waterloo 200 event, held at No11 Downing Street. The event was held to celebrate the announcement that the Government is to help in the funding of commorative projects that help remember significant events in the Nations history. The event was hosted by Chancellor of The Exchequer George Osbourne, Rt Hon Ed Vaizey
Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Major General Sir Evelyn Webb-Carter Chairman, Waterloo 200.
Waterloo 200 is the official body recognised by the UK government to support the commemoration of the Battle of Waterloo during its bicentenary in 2015. It can bestow official status upon organisations that it feels would make a valuable contribution to the bicentenary commemoration and, indeed, the general good of the countries involved.

Waterloo 200 is supporting a diverse range of activities, from a service of commemoration at St Paul’s Cathedral to the restoration of Hougoumont Chateau on the Waterloo battlefield in Belgium. Waterloo 200 is also working in partnership with the National Army Museum and Culture 24, with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, to promote all bicentenary events and exhibitions across Europe.
Photograph shows : Major General Sir Evelyn Webb-Carter Chairman, Waterloo 200 The Chairman of the Waterloo 200 committee served in the British Army 1964-2001 and was the last ‘Colonel of the Regiment’ of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (West Riding) (1999–2006).
Photograph by Paul Saxby..

All images were shot on either the X-E2 or X100s. Both are simply outstanding cameras, ideal for almost any press job. The only jobs where the cameras tend to lack are those that need the use of flash combined with a rapid shoot sequence, such as sport or the typical Pap chase down the street. In those situations the cameras struggle as you can only use the camera in single shot drive mode when using flash…. I know many press photographers who claim this is a deal breaker. They need that rapid drive combined with flash, but in my case I use my experience. In the 1980’s there were no cameras that shot at high speed. The invention of the motor drive that shot 3 frames a second was a novelty and caused as many problems as it solved. We only had 36 exposures to play with, so it was easy to run out of film at a prime moment if we weren’t careful. In those days we tended to shoot sparingly, saving film and only shooting at the exact moment we needed to. I regularly processed rolls of film with only 4 or 5 exposures on it, simply because I hit the shutter button at the right moment….thats exactly how I try to work now. Things have changed a bit. I can now shoot hundreds of images on a job…I try not to, as it means more images to filter through, but on most jobs like this one I don’t shoot more than a couple of hundred and every single one is shot at the right moment, so no images are wasted…