In October this year, I spent the day taking photographs for A2Dominon's new website. This has just launched and it is wonderful to see the photographs being used. We took many different options for them, so that they can refresh the site regularly during the year. I look forward to checking back in to see which they choose as the seasons change. Here are a few they have used so far.
It was also very satisfying to see that the site was full of photographs I'd taken on previous shoots. This proves that they get great value for money from each day of photography.
I love a craft programme and was particularly excited to watch episode 3 of the BBC's MAKE! Craft Britain as it featured one of my photographs. This lovely lady takes part in the knitting section and I took this photograph whilst she was at an art class at A2Dominion's Orchard Cafe. The programme makers asked if they could use it a while ago and I was pleased to see that it had made the final cut.
The location of this stock shoot for A2Dominion was a Community Centre which is conveniently next to some housing for older people. The easier we can make it for residents the more people we are likely to photograph in a day. Having access to a garden also gave us more variety today.
This year I met many wonderful people whose photographs I took for the A2Dominion Annual Report. Of course, the photographs won't only be used in the Annual Report. They are added to the stock photo library and used throughout the year on different publications.
Every so often A2Dominion ask me to take some photographs of their residents to add to their photo library. This means that when they need photographs for newsletters, websites, leaflets etc they have a pool to draw from. Of course, they could use the usual stock libraries, but the images are much more relatable if they are taken in A2Dominion homes and feature real residents. Today I was taking photographs of older people and we smiled and laughed all day!
A2Dominion take great pride in their newsletters for residents and this extends to the care they take when planning the photoshoot. It is always such a pleasure to be asked to take photographs for them. I know that the day will be well planned and we'll come away with some great shots. Often we try to base ourselves in one location and ask residents to come to us, which maximises the time spent taking photographs. Today we were at the Orchard Cafe on their new development, Green Man Lane, Ealing, which has lovely light. By using different locations, both inside and out, we were able to get a variety of shots to illustrate upcoming articles in the newsletter. We were also able to visit an art class which was happening in the upstairs room.
I was lucky enough to be one of the first people to see this shiny new cafe today. On A2Dominion's Green Man Lane Estate, it will be run as cafe and community hub.
The Orchard Cafe opened today. Having taken photographs before opening it was great to go back and see it full of people and thriving.
Another great day with A2Dominion. These shoots are always so well organised, so we get a real variety of shots in just one day. Afterwards they join their stock library so they have plenty of images to choose from for their newsletters, website, posters and social media campaigns.
I'm Victoria and I photograph people.