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14 Mar 2018

Headshots

Something that we supply a lot are headshots, usually taken the studio. There are 2 examples below taken in the studio in the last few days

You will see complementary comments from Fiona Campbell who is going to be using the portraits on her new website, (that we are working on), and for profiles on Linkedin etc.

Morning Neil, ….
Love the photo’s so thank you – so much better than the ones I’ve got ….
Have a lovely weekend when it eventually arrives.
Regards, Fiona Campbell of HR-FM

I also received a positive testimonial  from Dotimi who wanted the photographs to promote his website or coaching business:  www.timcoaching.com.

Hello Neil,
I just want to thank you to the photographs you took of me for my coaching business. They have had a very good impact for my website and our social media pages. The feedback I have received from the photos have been very good, especially the head shots and the action shots.
I highly recommend Aberdeen Photos and will surely pass on referrals for anyone that needs any type of photography service.
Yours Sincerely,
Dotimi Egbuson
(Life Coach)

For both of these portraits, I included landscape compositions with “negative space” which can be an effective look, and the space can also be utilised for a logo or text, when used for a profile.

The studio photographs above was for a press release for Kore Solutions, announcing promotion for Martin Kerrigan:

www.kore-solutions.co.uk

Alongside the studio shots of Martin is a shot of the Duncan the Managing Director on site at one of their clients, KCA Deutag. In each case, the Kore Solutions branding on the clothing has been included.

Apart from individuals, we often work at client offices and take all the staff in  a “studio set up” or at work at their desk, and we have lots of samples of different approaches for clients including Hydrasun, McArtney, Aquatic, Halliday Fraser Munro, Vroon, and many others.

We recently photographed staff in Fochabers, Aberdeen, and Brechin, for Savills. They were getting all 4500 UK staff photographed and wanted matching styles for everyone so supplied us with 4 backdrops to use and a very detailed guide on composition, and even the lighting to use.

For Studio headshots, I would usually use two backgrounds, and also have a change of look (formal and more casual). The best images are selected, edited, and presented in a password protected gallery, where you can download the images at different resolutions.

Our custom designed studio is very conveniently located on the main Wellington Road dual carriageway, where we have car parking. 

This is very competitively priced at £75 (+VAT)

We have very flexible availability from early morning to evening. The link below will let you access my diary and choose a time to come to the studio.

http://aberdeenphoto.com/contact-us/book-appointment/

If you are looking to book an appointment in the next 24 hours or cannot find a suitable time, please email me (neil@aberdeenphoto.com) or call me on 01224 877499.

Once you have made a booking, you will get confirmation of your appointment.

If you need a team photographed, then please contact me for a quote.

22 Feb 2018

Laura and Dean

Laura and Dean Saturday 17th February, 2018
St. Machars Cathedral and Norwood Hall

Saturday was a beautiful day but the low winter sun created a lot of challenges, particularly at St.Machars Cathedral. The day started with shots of Laura and her bridesmaids, Bev, Emily, Rachael, and Joni, getting ready and having champagne. The stunning make up was done by Julia of Platinum Pro Make Up.

I also photographed the dresses (Laura’s dress by Kenneth Pool, and the bridesmaids by Melle Cloche), accessories, flowers (by Xoxo florists), and Laura receiving a special gift from Dean.

18 Feb 2018

Photography for Ulster Carpets

Photography for Ulster Carpets
at The Residence by Marriot
at Marischal Square, Aberdeen

I had a shoot this week for for Ulster Carpets at The Residence by Marriot at Marischal Square. There were several uses for some new equipment I have recently added. I used both the Nikon D5, and the new 45.7 mp Nikon D850 which is seen by many as the best 35mm DSLR ever made. The tiltable screen with live view was very useful to take shots of the carpets with the camera on the floor.

When working on the floor, I also used the focus shift option where it was taking 20 shots with tiny differences in focus point, and then we combined them in Photoshop to give sharpness throughout the shot.

15 Sep 2017

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15 Jun 2017

Nicola and Richard at Jurys Inn Dyce, 10th June 2017

I have not posted about weddings recently and will do a catch up post soon, with some of the great weddings photographed recently.

Last Saturday I photographed Nicola and Richard’s wedding at the Jurys Inn at Aberdeen Airport. Nicola is a friend of Laura and Lesley Allan, and I photographed both of their weddings, and they recommended me. The weather was not great but luckily, it stayed dry and we got the photographs taken outside at the hotel.

When Nicola and Richard danced up the aisle after the service, it was obvious they were a fun couple, and were very easy to photograph.

We had hoped to go to a garden for bridal portraits which was not possible, but after the meal, the sun came out and I got nicer lighting for a few more photographs. This highlights one of the advantages of booking the evening service.

Richard’s nieces, Jessica and Olivia, were the beautiful flower girls and Nicola got some funny shots with them.

 

It was a full day service and I finished with the grand march and some dancing photographs.

You can view the photographs and slideshow here

As always we had the photographs on-line very quickly and Nicola and Richard have already viewed them and emailed me

Evening Neil, had a chance to look at the photos and they are brilliant……couldnt be happier.

Thank you again for making our wedding such an amazing day and being so efficient, friendly and professional all day.

Looking at getting one of the albums made and already picking my favourites………how many pics cank the different album sizes have?

Shall arrange to pop over soon and get all the pictures and things ordered and things once we are back from honeymoon.

Thank you again to you and Sandra for everything

Nicola and Richard xx

5 Jun 2017

Stewart Spence’s 70th Birthday Party

I was delighted to be asked to photograph Stewart Spence’s 70th birthday on Sunday 28th May, when over 300 people enjoyed a fantastic afternoon and evening at the Marcliffe.

Having worked for, and with Stewart Spence for 40 years next month, I was delighted to create a record of his special birthday. Knowing so many of the people made it easier to try and get the photographs during the hectic celebrations.

Doreen, Stewart’s partner arranged the event along with Mandy, Stewart’s PA. When I started as a photographer with Martin Johnston in 1977, I was working with Doreen, who was herself, a very capable photographer.

As you would expect the food, drink and entertainment were all top notch, especially the amazing London Essentials. Their ability to play all types of music around the tables creates an amazing atmosphere. There were some speeches, and a great song by Dr Fiona Kennedy Clark OBE

The brief was to take informal shots with no formal groups, I took over 1100 images, and I also got roped in to video the speeches.

Doreen and Stewart were both very pleased with the images, and their comments are below

Afternoon Neil

Wow, what a job you have done. Thank you so much.

Have forwarded everything to Mr S
Will let him push the button as far as making the link available. !!!
Hopefully he will do that quickly and everyone can remember a fun day.

Regards
DD x

(Doreen Douglas)

Just got round to seeing your photos, just amazing, reminds me of one of the best nights ever! The feedback has been brilliant, and I even enjoyed my own party and to see so many of my friends having a memorable time. Now because of you, I can be reminded forever,

Thank you so much Neil, you are def. the best!!!

Regards,

Stewart.

7 May 2017

Spring Print Sale

12 Apr 2017

Photography for Hall Morrice

The Hall Morrice partners with clients on location.

The shots are for a new website and the message (story) is that Hall Morrice work closely with their clients, and understand their businesses. Here we can see Des Petrie visiting Neil McDonald of Eblast, and Laura Cummings of FIS. Bob Bain is being shown a 3D printer by Andy Dare of Andrews Hyrographics Ltd. Shonagh Fraser is with Graeme Paterson, Chief Executive of Transition Extreme, and Derek Mair is with Gerald Smith at Drumsleed Farm in Laurencekirk.

10 Apr 2017

Studio shots for Tain Silver

Unlike a jewellery shoot for SilverStory, Tain Silver, a repeat client, wanted a black background, as we had used previously. Our studio is tiled in black gloss tiles and we used a spare floor tile which added a little interest with the reflection.

Gordon from Tain Silver wanted the shots to match what was taken previously as he was very pleased with these and used them on his re-vamped website  – see above and his comments from the first shoot, and from last week.

“We have been getting lots of very positive comments about the photographs on our website, especially regarding how clearly you can see the products so thanks very much for those ! I’m not sure if you have had a chance to look at the site yet: www.tainsilver.com. Each product has a magnify function and you can click on the image to enlarge it as well so you really get to see the images properly.
Kind regards
Carrie, Tain Silver”

“Good morning Neil,
Thank you for sending the shots I am delighted with these so please send me the link to download .
….
Kind regards, Gordon Tain Silver

17 Mar 2017

Silver Fin – photography for t.i. tiles international ltd

Last week, I was asked to take some photographs of the new Silver Fin building on Union Street for t.i. tiles international ltd.

It is a very impressive building of 132,611 sq ft arranged over nine occupied floors with a feature reception hall with four storey atrium.

I did some work for t.i. tiles in 2015 including photographs of the GDF Suez building on North Esplanade West (now Engie) and Prime Four at Kingswells.

Apart from this shoot at Silver Fin, they have several other project for me to photograph which is good news.

The site is still very much in progress so careful viewpoints and cropping were required.

Fortunately they were very pleased with the shots – as per the email below:

“They are fantastic Neil !
Thank you ! “

Jordan Harwood, Company Director

Technical info: Nikon D5 with 24-70mm f2.8E AF-S ED VR, 14-24mm, and 24mm f3.5D ED PC-E Nikon lenses.

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