Magenta Photography – Review of 2016
So we are nearly at the end of 2016 and there is no doubt that this has been one of our busiest years ever – which is why you may not have heard much from us lately.
We have worked on a wide variety of projects this year, which have ranged from product photography with Wild Manor to headshots for Velindre Cancer Hospital – so here is a roundup of our favourite projects from 2016!
Central Square Development, Cardiff
Earlier this year we were asked by Heavenly to produce a portfolio of images for the Central Square Development in Cardiff City Centre. Through this project we wanted to display that Cardiff is an ideal destination for work, design, and creativity by promoting the proud new Gateway to the Capital of Wales. The project incorporated little bits of everything that we do, and this variety of different shots is what made it so enjoyable. The project included; business/professional photography, lifestyle shots, people, products, exterior, food/restaurant and on-location photography.
Below are just a few of the images that we shot which includes a picture of an actual office from inside the new building.
We know what they say about working with animals, but when the opportunity to work with dogs is presented to us we’ll grab it – put a lead on it and take it for a very long walk!
Wild Manor, who design and produce high quality, modern & stylish homes for your pawed pal, approached us for a product photoshoot. Along with being beautifully designed, they offer a great solution for modern pet owners who care for the welfare of their furry friends, but who also love innovative design and fantastic quality.
To get your hands on some of these beautiful products and other accessories please visit Wild Manor
The shoot itself was so much fun and the adorable pooches were so well behaved that of course we tried to take them home with us…. this was unsuccessful. But we did manage to produce some fantastic images for the Wild Manor website….
4 Real Creative
It’s always such a pleasure to work with like-minded, hard-working creatives and the guys behind 4Real Creative didn’t disappoint! 4Real Creative offers 3D design solutions including interior & architectural CGI, 360 panoramics, interior concepts/design and 2D/3D floor plans.
The photography was required to capture David and Mike doing what they do best; working together in a relaxed and informal way, making the most of their incredible talents.
We were pretty excited when contacted by Heavenly to shoot a collection of images for Welsh Water – and even more so when informed that we would be working with dogs again!
The shoots themselves involved photographing a dog drinking water after running around a park, for the campaign “For The Thirsty” and capturing a family scene for the campaign “For Our Communities.”
The photography will be used to wrap around the Welsh Water vans – keep your eye out for more in 2017.
Emma Waddingham Consulting
Magenta were so excited to be working with our good friends at Emma Waddingham Consultancy, not only to fill their brand new website with fantastic imagery but also to provide EWC with a bank of bespoke images for present and future marketing campaigns.
Emma Waddingham Consultancy offers marketing consultancy and business strategy to legal brands. Brand is very important to Emma and it’s essential to get it right. Emma advises her own clients the same, and using low cost stock images just wouldn’t have worked for the website.
And here are a few of our favourites from the shoot…
Diwali @ WMC
The events at Wales Millennium Centre are always exciting and entertaining, the Diwali Festival was no different! This was the third time we have shot Diwali at the WMC and it feels like a different experience every time.
Diwali is the most well known Hindu festival and also known as the festival of lights. With the photography, we hoped to capture this and reflect the positive energy and vibrancy of the event.
Stokes Case Management
Stokes Case Management provides case management and rehabilitation services for individuals and professionals in Wales and the UK.
We worked with Rhiannon to provide new headshots and group shots in order to update their website. Directly below are some of the photographs we took for Stokes Case Management.
We love working with Rhiannon and her team at Stokes Case Management they are always a pleasure to work with; a professional and friendly bunch!
Little Kings Holiday Park
Little Kings is a beautiful family run holiday park in Pembrokeshire, who got in touch with us to capture the improvements made to the their holiday site. The images were to be used to showcase the beautiful park on their new website.
We wanted to photograph everything the holiday park has to offer, which is a lot and so perfect for a family break! The landscape at Little Kings is simply beautiful and the photos below display this perfectly.
Tidal Lagoon Power
Tidal Lagoon Power is a power station that generates electricity from the natural rise and fall of the tides. Tidal Lagoon Power wanted a more consistent approach to their staff headshots, they were open to ideas and a professional opinion but wanted a fresh, clean and modern look to their headshots.
Everyone at Tidal Lagoon Power are very friendly and co-operative, and were a pleasure to work with.
Spindogs were building the new website for Tidal Lagoon Power, so again, this was a referral from ‘our digital friends’ Spindogs.
Velindre 60th Anniversary Headshots
As part of the Velindre 60th anniversary celebrations, we were asked to take headshots of each of the members of staff, some 600 plus headshots later we then instructed a designer to make a collage out of all of the staff portraits. The image now takes pride of place on the wall at reception.
It was a privilege to take part in this work and loved the idea that the staff formed part of the celebrations. The work that Velindre and all the staff do is fantastic and should truly be acknowledged and marked.
PHS Greenleaf and Data Solutions
We thoroughly enjoyed working with CR-eative for PHS Greenleaf’s new product portfolio.
PHS Greenleaf are a plant service company that rents plants to businesses, the genius is that you simply choose what you want, they deliver and then continue to look after the plants for you! What a fabulous idea – especially if you are not the green-fingered type like us at Magenta!
The shoot included in-situ shots where we travelled to a number of hotels and offices that Greenleaf currently supply to, we also took the individual product images in the studio; which was lovely when coming to work felt like entering a jungle for a couple of days, and we had great company and assistance with the PHS Greenleaf crew!
They have a stunning range that features a basic collection, a designer collection and then they offer a bespoke service.
That’s it from us for now, we won’t leave it so long next time!
We would like to take the opportunity to wish you a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and thank you for all the support in 2016!
Special thanks to Jessica Davies for writing this blog on behalf of Magenta Photography.
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