Excellence Awards 2014

This week I was commissioned to photograph the annual Excellence Awards at the University of Exeter, Penryn Campus. The event celebrates the achievement of pupils from Falmouth School, Helston Community School, Penryn College and Mullion School, and helps to encourage and support students from our local community to engage with, and aspire to, higher education.

The photographs will be used by the university for publicity and promotion as well as for a press release. I was asked to capture the students and their families, the performaces during the ceremony and organise group photographs of each school as well as a group shot of all award recipients. These are some of the images from the evening.

Balloons at the University of Exeter

Musicians and choir from Helston Community College

Award winners from Mullion School

Guitar duet performed by Falmouth Students

3 students from Falmouth School

Siblings at the excellence awards

If you are interested in commissioning this type of photography for your business or educational institution then send me an email or call me on 07979 301741 to discuss your requirements.

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Small business package

It’s been bothering me for a while now that often the businesses that need a professional photographer the most are ironically the ones which can least afford it. Start-up businesses often ‘make do’ with whatever images they have and in doing so do not come across as the successful dynamic businesses they actually are.

To help overcome this, I am  now offering a small business/start-up package. My aim is to be able to produce the essential images for marketing. This includes the crucial business portrait, resized for LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. I will also capture you at work to help give your marketing materials that personal touch. In addition 2 more images of products and services are supplied. This could be done on location or taken away and photographed in the studio setting.

As with all my packages,the final high resolution images can be used by your business for any purpose, in any media, for an unlimited amount of time.

Initially, I’m offering this package at £150, which I believe offers fantastic value for money, improving all of your marketing materials.

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Do You Hear the People Sing?

On Friday, a special one-off musical performance was held, to raise money for the Mermaid Centre, Royal Cornwall Hospital. The organizer of “Do You Hear the People Sing?” wanted a lasting memory of the event and commissioned me to photograph at the final dress rehearsal at the Hotel Victoria, Newquay.

These are some of over 100 processed images I provided her with.

Men drinking during Oom-pah-pah

Jonathan Tucker's solo

"Easy Street" from Annie performed by Steph O'Connor and Tara.

Watching "tomorrow" form the musical Annie

Performing song from the musical Oliver

If you’re organising an event and could benefit from the publicity provided by professional photography or just want photographs to keep as a lasting memory send me an email or call on 07979 301741 to discuss your requirements.

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Photography to exact specified requirements

My first assignment of 2014 involved returning to Smiths Gore in Truro, one of the UK’s leading firms of rural chartered surveyors and property consultants.

The national company had commissioned corporate headshots recently but the local office need to add new staff as they are hired. This meant taking photographs to very specific specifications so they will match with the other headshots taken previously.

Through a combination of following these guidelines, studying the existing photographs and post-processing in Lightroom and Photoshop, I was able to ensure the new images would seamlessly integrate with the other headshots.

Corporate portraiture

In addition, I was asked to produce a photograph suitable for a press release to introduce the latest member of staff.

Handshake for new member of the team

If you are interested in commissioning David Edmonds Commercial Photography for your business headshots, portraits or professional press releases send me an email or call on 07979 301741 to discuss your requirements.

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Children’s University Graduations

Last Saturday I photographed the latest Cornwall Children’s University graduation ceremonies, Held at the Tremough Campus of  the Combined Universities in Cornwall. The Children’s University (CU) Trust offers 7 to 14 year olds (and 5 to 6 year olds with their families) exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside normal school hours. Find out more and how to get involved.

Organised by Cornwall Learning with assistance provided by The University of Exeter and University College Falmouth, two ceremonies were held and the children also had time to explore the Learning Zone.

As well as providing Cornwall Learning with images for their own use, a password protected gallery was set up for parent’s to view images with the option to buy prints or digital copies if they wished. These are some of the many images from the day.

Student Ambassador greeting guests

Children throw their caps in the airGroup of graduates with Mayor of PenrynGirl watches the event in the lecture theatre

Child collects certificate from Mayor of PenrynExploring the University of Exeter's Stand.

If you are interested in commissioning this type of photography for your business then send me an email or call on 07979 301741 to discuss your requirements.

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Cancer Research UK – Newquay Fashion Show

Last week I volunteered to take photographs for the Cancer Research UK Fashion Show at the Hotel Victoria in Newquay. This gave me a great opportunity to try something new while helping a very worthwhile charity with their publicity. The event raised £1700 for Stand Up to Cancer and hopefully my photographs are a record of some of the hard work put in by these volunteers.

Enjoying the chance to do a bit of modelling

Newquay Rowing Club Singers

The Newquay Rowing Club singers entertained the audience between each part of the fashion show with traditional and humourous songs.

Model on catwalk

Posing on the catwalk

Model on Catwalk
Model on Catwalk
If you’re organising an event and could benefit from the publicity provided by professional photography send me an email or call on 07979 301741 to discuss your requirements.

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Beechgrove Bed and Breakfast

Last week I was working with Beechgrove Bed and Breakfast, luxury accommodation in Launceston, Cornwall. The owners of the business are updating their web site and wanted photography that showed potential guests the beautiful suite they have to offer.

Entrance to Beechgrove

Main double bedroom

Beechgrove single bedroom

Private lounge for guests

Modern bathroom

Main lounge for dining and breakfast

 

As well as providing a perfect place to relax, rest and enjoy what Cornwall has to offer, outstanding home-cooked meals are prepared for guests and examples of these were also captured.

 

Close-up photograph of freshly made food

Dessert of ice cream and rhubarb

Beechgrove B&B can be contacted by telephone on +44 (0)1566 779455 or by email at [email protected]

They have a website, Facebook page and Twitter account as well as outstanding reviews on Tripadvisor

If you are interested in commissioning this type of photography for your guest house, hotel or bed and breakfast then send me an email or call on 07979 301741 to discuss your requirements.

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Urban Active Fitness

Many, many miles from Cornwall, last week I did some commercial photography for Urban Active Fitness. They are preparing to update their website and are constantly active on their Facebook page and Twitter account and needed images for all three of these channels. Francesca Craske, owner of the company is also launching Boogie-Tots Norwich, Toddler & Preschool Dance Classes in Norwich, Norfolk UK described as “Weekly classes full of groovy moves and funky fun!”.
In the morning I captured the children’s classes held at The Brook Hotel Norwich, ensuring all parents consented to the use of their child’s images on here and in any Urban Active Fitness promotional materials.

Urban Active Fitness kid's zumba

 

Frankie Craske, dance teacher

Girl dancing in dance class

In the evening I joined Urban Active Fitness at City Academy Norwich for an high-tempo and energetic adult zumba session.

Frankie leads the zumba class

Zumba at City Academy

Active workout

Urban Active Fitness can be contacted on: 07968 7514814 or by email at [email protected]

Alternatively visit the Facebook page or website.

If you are interested in commissioning this type of photography for your business then send me an email or call on 07979 301741 to discuss your requirements.

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Launch of “Type”

Jess Collins, formerly Jess Billington, approached me when she needed a commercial photographer to cover her launch Event at Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa. This was the official announcement of Type, her new brand offering Marketing , Copywriting, Content Strategy and Creative Communications.

Invite only, the launch was attended by many influential people from Cornwall’s business world. Jess asked me to cover the entire event including the guests relaxing and enjoying the hospitality, her presentation and the food and drink provided. These are a few samples from the images provided for her.

 

Jess with her web developer, Ryan.

Jess presenting

Guests networking

Brownies supplied by the Fistral Beach Hotel.

THe event suite at the Fistral Beach Hotel

 

More images are on the brand new Type Facebook page

If you are interested in commissioning David Edmonds Commercial Photography to cover your corporate event in Cornwall or further afield then send me an email or call on 07979 301741 to discuss your requirements.

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School Photographs

As part of my work as a commercial photographer in Cornwall, I have been working with Trenance Learning Academy and Newquay Junior Academy to capture images of the great work they do. School photography does though pose its own unique challenges. Children are great fun to work with but their welfare is always the highest priority. I hold an enhanced DBS certificate for working with children which can be checked online.

Girl in school uniform

As an experienced and fully qualified ex-teacher and parent of two, I understand the importance of child protection and safeguarding as well as a parent’s right to decide how images of their children are used.

School photograph of Siblings

The solution I’ve devised is to have password protected galleries for individual school events where only the parent’s and teachers of the children involved are given the password to access them. Even with this level of security, all parents are given the opportunity not to have their child’s image included.
Girl posing for photograph in smart school blazer
Photographs are available for purchase by PayPal or credit/debit card and then delivered through the school (or by post in school holidays). Images featuring children will never be used for marketing purposes without written consent from parents or guardians.

If you are interested in commissioning me to carry out photography for your school, either posed or for an event then send me an email or call on 07979 301741 to discuss your requirements.

 

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