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.
Today I was back at Lansdowne Green with Optivo. We were photographing a fitness club that they have been running for older residents, but whilst we were there also took the opportunity to photograph a resident in her home. Stock photographs of residents are always so useful for newsletters, posters, social media etc.
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!
I was out in the sun last week taking photographs of Phoenix Community Housing's repairs team, whilst they continued with their days work.
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.
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.
Whenever I take photographs for Phoenix Community Housing we always try and incorporate some shots of their housing and local area into the schedule. I love the fact that we are creating the photographs that will be used to map their history in years to come. Since Phoenix was founded in 2007 they have brought about great changes. Not least of these is the Green Man building itself, which is both the office for staff and a community hub for activities and services. It's a real beacon and establishes them at the heart of the community. Today I thought I'd post just a few of these 'out and about' shots, starting with the Green Man.
Keniston Housing Association is launching a new website soon and wanted some photographs of residents. Here are some of my favourites.
I'm Victoria and I photograph people.