Outdoor Portraits for Business. Bure Valley Railway Commercial Photography
Shooting Commercial Portraits allows you to tell a story and convey more about your business, your staff and what you do. Commercial Portrait Photography can be undertaken in a studio, but capturing staff in their natural woking environment opens up a whole new world of creative possibilities and showcases far more about your business than a plain background ever will. Shooting outdoor portraits in a typical environment also helps staff to relax. Familiarity lends itself to putting your subject at ease and this is a huge factor in producing natural portraits. To coincide with a re-branding project, we’ve once again been working in the Norfolk Tourism Sector with one of our regular clients, The Bure Valley Railway.
Bure Valley Railway is a major tourist attraction within Norfolk and welcomes over 100,000 visitors a year. With a small team of dedicated staff and volunteers the railway operates on a not for profit basis. Husband and wife team, Andrew and Susan, head up the management team. Andrew’s love of railways from a little boy drew him to Norfolk and he became involved in the railway as a volunteer in its infancy and subsequently gave up his job in London a few years ago to work at the railway full-time. The Railway is built on the trackbed of the former Great Eastern Railway between Wroxham and Aylsham. Originally opened in 1880 the line survived for passenger traffic until 1952, eleven years before the infamous Beeching Report! The line did, however, survive for the purpose of carrying freight, a role it performed until the line was formally closed by British Rail in 1982. Norfolk County Council had an enlightened policy of safeguarding closed railway routes for use as footpaths. Through a partnership between local government and the private sector a narrow gauge line was built between Aylsham and Wroxham, with a nine mile long footpath running alongside. It is Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge railway which runs between the historic market town of Aylsham and bustling town of Wroxham, at the heart of the Norfolk Broads. The 18 mile round trip runs through the pretty Bure Valley countryside following the meandering River Bure through meadowland and ancient pasture. Along the line are wayside halts serving the picturesque Broadland villages of Brampton, Buxton and Coltishall where you can hop off and explore by foot. Hop back on and continue your journey by train by waiving down the driver to stop.
Bure Valley Railway Commercial Portrait Photography
Shooting Commercial Portrait Photography in the heart of a steam based environment opened up some fantastic opportunities. Set against a background of engineering workshops, oil, grease and steam, we captured daily routines and passionate individuals who together, are responsible for the day to day running of the nostalgic railway. Shooting with predominantly natural light really is hard to beat. Creating ‘modern’ looking Commercial Portrait Photography is a case of working with the best lighting and backgrounds and making the most of having an eye for detail and composition. Working with a nice flat light was also really beneficial when shooting outdoor portraits, reducing harsh shadows and the chances of over exposed highlights. The chances to work with a Northern light can produce an almost soft box look creating a soft, flattering light which fits just perfectly for modern looking portraits. There is a reason why many artists have their studios purposely facing the north.
At Blanc Creative our philosophy is pretty simple. We produce fantastic commercial photography, outdoor portraits and great promo films for the small and large companies at really competitive prices! You’ll see we work across a diverse genre, but everything we shoot is for business. Why? Because it’s ‘been our ‘thing’ for over ten years and we like to think we’re now pretty good at what we do. It doesn’t matter what size of company you own. We have our feet firmly on the ground and working alongside new start-ups, sole traders and local independent companies is just as important as the international or household names we work with. Our website has been built so that you can easily access portfolios for literally every conceivable type of business photography we’ve shot. After all, our website is our virtual shop window and we’re proud to have worked with so many wonderful clients. From the one person independent trader through to multi million pound businesses, show stopping celebrities and members of the Royal Family, we haver a portfolio to shout about our work. Head over to our Blog Page and you will soon see we’re bursting with case studies and Norwich Commercial Video Showreels. Please dig around as much as you like and if you think we can help take your brand or services to the next level with commercial photography, then please, reach out to our team today. We’d love to hear from you! Mob: 07871 364041 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org