Honley personal brand photography for Dolphin Heating Ltd
Twenty minutes with Dolphin Heating
The other day I headed over to Honley, Huddersfield to create a few pictures for Fay at Dolphin Heating, this I would probably class as a mini-mini personal brand shoot. Fay is a recently established company although has been working for British Gas for the last twenty years or so, so she certainly knows her way around gas appliances.
I love the idea of capturing someone working and doing their thing and I’d already created the pictures in my head. Unfortunately when I arrived, reality set in. The boiler that Fay was servicing was in a cellar and cellars are notoriously dark and usually in corners so it wasn’t going to as easy as I first thought. I set up a couple of flashes and I was away.
Always think of the end result
The pictures were for the Honley website to go with Fays business listing and I knew I pretty much only required nine pictures. I don’t like to disturb people working but there’s only so many pictures of someone with a head in a boiler that I can take. So, I just asked Fay to do a couple of other things. I’m always very careful of peoples time but I’m also pretty busy myself so there just needs to be a happy medium sometimes, but Fay was very accommodating.
Variety is the spice of life
Fay also needed to service the gas fire so she started to do this, the room wasn’t as dark as the cellar but I still needed a little bit of additional light to get the pictures. So, I set up for the shots and then Fay headed outside to turn the gas off. I knew that my life would be so, much easier in natural light so I jumped at the chance to get some shots outside. Fay also had her van outside so I knew a few shots of her working with the gas box, a couple of shots of her with the van and I would have plenty for what I needed.
Twenty minutes and done
When I’m working with someone like this I am very aware of what they need, getting that and then leaving them to it. I’m sure Fay would have been happy to have more pictures but I would have just been repeating the stuff that I had already done, just know what you want, get it and then run. I’m looking forward to seeing Dolphin Heatings listing on the website once the copy has been written.
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