Corporate Photography

In today’s on-line market place your corporate headshot or business portrait is often the first point of contact you’ll have with a potential client. It’s an integral part of your business brand and is crucial in conveying confidence, trust and a sense of familiarity”
— Kiren, interview for SBS Television

Kiren's Clients

The BBC (London), The Times (London), The Financial Times (London), Fox Searchlight, Channel 10, SBS Television, UBS Bank, OMD, Knight Frank (London), Next Model Management (New York), Ford Models (New York), Opera Australia, Genworth, Mace (UK), B&T Magazine, BRW Magazine, Vogue Magazine, Choice Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald, Random House Publishing, Shakespeare & Co (Paris).

People

Cate Blanchett, Naomi Watts, Hugo Weaving, Julie Delpy, Baz Luhrmann, Darcey Bussell, John Laws, Dick Smith, Mark Bouris, Sandra Sully, George Negus, Erica Packer, Olivia Newton John, Billy Connolly, Maggie Tabberer, Germain Greer,  Kieran Perkins, Susie O'Neill, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Prime Minister John Howard.

Editorial shoot with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop. Photo © Kiren 2016

Editorial shoot with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop. Photo © Kiren 2016

More businesses than ever are choosing to humanise their brand by taking a more casual approach to their business portraits and corporate headshots.

More businesses than ever are choosing to humanise their brand by taking a more casual approach to their business portraits and corporate headshots.

I'm available to both 'business to business' and 'business to consumer' clients. Please contact me by email with details of your up and coming project. All quotes are provided in writing (not over the phone). Headshot photography is charged on a per person basis. Collateral and Annual Report Photography is charged by the half day or full day.

Corporate Headshots

These are head & shoulder portraits used to enhance and personalise your company website, press releases or LinkedIn Profile. Your headshot photography session can be done in-studio or at your place of business. I provide high-end studio lighting to give your headshots a more finished professional look. To be able to control lighting to this extent allows for consistency in each headshot regardless of the weather or time of day. For companies with large numbers of staff I can offer discounts which are based on a sliding scale.

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Environmental Portraits

An essential tool to enhance your brand's identity, these are customised portraits offering more creativity than standard headshot photography. They are similar in quality to the type of editorial style photography I shoot for glossy fashion magazines. Often commissioned for a specific publication or purpose in mind like a prospectus or an annual report. Unlike corporate headshots, business portraits are usually medium close ups or full length shots set in a working environment (for this reason they are sometimes referred to as environmental portraits). As they require a higher level of production and more set up time they are usually charged at a higher rate than corporate headshots. Please contact me by email to receive a quote for your Environmental Portrait.

Collateral Photography

Create customised marketing content with a range of collateral photography from group interactive set ups to architectural photography. Collateral Photography is booked by either a half or a full day. The licensing includes unlimited publicity usage which covers general marketing but excludes advertising which will need to be negotiated separately. 

Annual Report Photography

Having well crafted editorial style images in your next annual report will not only captivate your readership but also provide a valuable background story to your business.   

Corporate Photography
Corporate Photography
Corporate Photography
Corporate Photography

Turn Around Time

Proofs from your shoot are usually ready within 48 hours and can be easily viewed on-line. Hero shots are then selected from these proofs which then go on to be hand retouched. Retouching usually takes 3 business days depending on the size of the order. A same day rush service is also available for an additional fee.

Corporate Photography
Corporate Photography
Corporate Photography
Corporate Photography

Copyright & Usage

In most cases corporate headshots and collateral photography come with usage for publicity purposes across all mediums. This means that you're free to use the images for your company website, press releases or LinkedIn profile. If you wish to use these images for advertising, annual reports, merchandising, product endorsements or pass them on to a third party you will need to inform me beforehand so as we can negotiate an appropriate usage rate and digital file size.

Please be aware that as a photographer I retain the intellectual property rights to all images. This is standard practice amongst most professional photographers world wide. I may also on occasion use the images as samples of my work in a portfolio context. Images of you can not be used outside of this context, sold on to third parties or used in photo libraries without your written consent. You also have the option of buying the images outright. This is known as a 'buy out' and will need to be negotiated separately. 

Retouching

Many corporate photographers use automated software which saves time but can make a portrait appear unnatural and lose the identity of the subject. In order to maintain a natural finish I assess each portrait on an individual basis and hand retouch each image.

All retouched files and supplied as A4 size jpegs at 300 dpi. Please inform me before your session if you require larger files sizes for things like A3 posters. As these files require more work additional fees will apply. 

Basic hand retouching

This is included in most sessions. It covers a light clean up for stray hairs, minor skin blemishes, the softening of minor wrinkles and iris enhancement. 

Advanced hand retouching

Includes cleaning up acne, more detailed facial blemishes, deep wrinkles, double chins, detailed hair, refining jaw lines, facial reshaping, clothing, sliming arms and legs, smile enhancement.

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Why Successful Brands Trust Kiren

"The corporate world has changed dramatically in the last few years and businesses both large and small have had to adapt to this change. My aim is to provide my clients with a look that will enhance their brand and help them form a stronger connection to their client base". 

I've had the pleasure of working along side major global brands, niche businesses, communication companies and freelancers on a variety of creative projects spanning two decades working between Sydney and New York.

Hair & Make Up

For men, it's important that you look fresh and healthy. Try to drink as much water as you can well before your shoot day and moisturise your skin. This will help your skin and eyes look clear and healthy. On the day I suggest you bring along your favourite hair product and some lip balm.

For women it's best to avoid heavy powder and foundation as it can flatten out your features. As a guide, you only need to wear as much make up as you would to a business lunch or meeting. Your skin should look clear and healthy so I highly recommend hydrating well beforehand. 

Should you prefer to go with a professional hair & make up artist let me know in advance and I'll organise one for you for an additional fee.

Editorial portrait of Australian television journalist George Negus. Client: Foxtel © Kiren

Editorial portrait of Australian television journalist George Negus. Client: Foxtel © Kiren

Wardrobe Advice

Aside from choosing clothing that is industry appropriate, consider taking it up a notch and choosing an outfit that has an aspirational quality to it. I say aspirational because good corporate photography is n't about documenting reality, it's about crafting imagery that will inspire others to want to be associated with us. If you would like help in deciding what to wear I've provided a few industry tips below. 

 Darker colours will streamline your figure. Where possible avoid wearing large areas of white as this colour has a tendency to blow out and loose detail in certain lighting situations. Unless you're slim it's also best to avoid white clothing and horizontal stripes because it will make you look larger and draw attention to those particular areas. This reminds me of one of the first lessons I learnt while studying photography at university, lighter colours in a picture precede while darker colours retract.

Corporate Photography
Corporate Photography
Corporate Photography
Corporate Photography

For men, wear a jacket over your business shirt. I know in Australia men like to take a more informal approach when it comes to dressing, however a jacket will define your shoulders better and also create a very flattering 'V shape' from your face down to through your torso. Avoid wearing shirts with busy designs or loud patterns unless of course it's part of your work wear. This is because you want the person viewing your photo to be drawn to you, not your clothing. Neck ties are a personal choice but be aware that even in more traditional industries more men are opting for the more casual open collar look (think George Clooney).

For women with fair skin, be aware that strong colours like yellow and orange can wash out your skin tone. If you're worried that your arms are not as slim or toned as you'd like them to be consider wearing long sleeves or a jacket and avoid shouderless tops. Keep jewellery simple (think less is more). If you're unsure about a certain piece it's best to leave it out. 

Price Guide

As requirements will vary from business to business please email me for an individual cost estimate. As a guide I've listed some popular options below.

Corporate Headshots

Headshots In-studioHeadshots On-site
Head and shoulder portrait at my studio. Single out fitHead and shoulder portrait at your place of business using high-end studio lighting. Single out fit. Travel expenses not included
25 proof images edited for exposure, colour and contrast supplied as A4 size Jpegs 72 dpi25 proof images edited for exposure, colour and contrast. Supplied as A4 size Jpegs 72 dpi
Additional people in succession $100 per personAdditional people in succession $100 per person
Perpetual image licensing for publicityPerpetual image licensing for publicity
Total $390Total $490

Editorial Style Business Portraits

Editorial Portrait In-studioEditorial Portrait On-site
Editorial stlye portrait at my studio. Single outfitEditorial style portrait at your place of business using high-end studio lighting set up. Single outfit. Travel expenses not included
30 proof images edited for exposure, colour and contrast supplied as A4 size Jpegs 72 dpi30 proof images edited for exposure, colour and contrast. Supplied as A4 size Jpegs 72 dpi
Perpetual image licensing for publicityPerpetual image licensing for publicity
Total $450Total $550
Commissioned by The Financial Times, London. Portrait of Swiss robortics professor Mari Velonaki. .

Commissioned by The Financial Times, London. Portrait of Swiss robortics professor Mari Velonaki. .

When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.
— Steve Jobs, Apple