The BBC (London), The Times (London), The Financial Times (London), Fox Searchlight, Channel 10, UBS Bank, OMD, Veda, Knight Frank (London), Next Model Management (New York), Ford Models (New York), Opera Australia, Genworth, Mace (UK), Elixr Health Clubs, B&T Magazine, BRW Magazine, Vogue Magazine, Choice Magazine, Random House Publishing, Shakespeare & Co (Paris).
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.
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.
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 offer high-end studio lighting for a more finished professional look or natural light which has a softer and more natural quality. For companies with large numbers of staff I can offer discounts which are based on a sliding scale.
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.
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.
Turn Around Time
Proofs are usually ready within 3 business days. Proofs are low resolution digital files that you can 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.
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 your advertising, 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.
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.
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.
Coming from a fashion photography background where I've worked on the cutting edge for magazines such as Vogue, my aim is to offer businesses and brands an innovative and fresh alternative to conventional corporate photography.
Creating a Great Business Portrait
Corporate photographers need to offer more than just a technical service where they stand you up against a wall and get you to smile. Your clients are more savvy than ever now and will see these kinds of images as cliché and outdated.
Photography has the potential to go beyond a technical trade (where one simply documents an image) to an art form (where one creates an image).
I come from an editorial background. I've spent many years shooting feature stories for art and fashion magazines. I believe that any portrait whether it's a magazine cover, business portrait or headshot for LinkedIn is only doing half it's job if it does n't connect with it's audience. Without this very human element such an image would be nothing more than just a nice ID photo. One of the main differences between an ID photo and a great portrait is in the quality of direction that is provided to the sitter. It's a skill in itself which I think is greatly under-utilised by most corporate photographers.
Most people having their portrait taken in a corporate environment will understandably feel nervous. Creating a relaxed environment while making everything else appear effortless is an essential part of the process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Headshots In-studio||Headshots On-site|
|Head and shoulder portrait at my studio. Single out fit||Head 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 dpi||25 proof images edited for exposure, colour and contrast. Supplied as A4 size Jpegs 72 dpi|
|Additional people in succession $100 per person||Additional people in succession $100 per person|
|Perpetual image licensing for publicity||Perpetual image licensing for publicity|
|Total $390||Total $490|
Editorial Style Business Portraits
|Editorial Portrait In-studio||Editorial Portrait On-site|
|Editorial stlye portrait at my studio. Sinlge outfit||Editorial 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 dpi||30 proof images edited for exposure, colour and contrast. Supplied as A4 size Jpegs 72 dpi|
|Perpetual image licensing for publicity||Perpetual image licensing for publicity|
|Total $450||Total $550|
Hand retouching $96 per hour