This year we were commissioned to photograph the Interface Science conference for Tech Week in New Zealand. Speakers from various research and innovation groups spoke on a podium. The key organisations were the MacDiarmid Institute and The Dodd-walls Centre, leading New Zealand research groups. For us, as photographers, we get the benefit of a paid contract as well as being able to dip into other fields and listen to fascinating lectures and presentations.
One of the exciting things we get to do is photography for magazines, especially those magazines that want something a little more creative and arty. It gives us a chance to push the boundaries and experiment a little. In this instance we photographed a number of leading architects and designers for M2 Man Magazine for a 7 page spread they were doing. The photography took place in the studio of one of the architects so we had to improvise quite a bit to get the look and feel we were after. The creative director wantes something moody and dramatic.
Freestyle Event Photography were recently awarded approved vendor status for Auckland Council. It means that our company and our performance have been vetted by Council, and that our legal and financial status is up to standard. So now we are able to be considered for all upcoming photography projects that council have. This is a very exciting milestone for Freestyle. We are delighted.
PHOTOGRAPHING ANZAC DAY EVENT:
Our first assignment for Auckland Council asked was to photograph the ANZAC day events located in Mt Albert and Mt Roskill. In attendance at the Mr Albert event where young cadets, old veterans and our Prime Minister, Jacinda Adern. Continue reading “ANZAC DAY EVENT PHOTOGRPAHY”
We are often asked to do magazine photography. In this instance, M2 Magazine asked us to photograph Sir George Fistonich, founder of Villa Maria Wines. I didn’t want to take Sir George in what would be a predictable shoot – stand between grape vines. Rather I went for a cleaner look. When shooting for magazines, it pays to consider layout and where type might go. Continue reading “PHOTOGRAPHING SIR GEORGE FISTONICH”
The Volvo Ocean Race yachts were in Auckland for two days, and Freestyle Event Photography was asked to provide photos for HCL, responsible for the telecommunications technology for the race. On day one, we took photos of HCL staff with the race trophy during a tour of the HCL facilities at base, including a chance to look inside of two of the boats. Continue reading “Volvo Ocean Race – HCL”
OPRA, one of our ongoing clients, engage us to take staff portraits for their website when they have new people join their team. All their staff photos are black and white, as they like this distinctive look.
Freestyle Event Photography were the official photographers for the ChoiceKids Christmas Party. ChoiceKids provides a fun, safe and educational environment where children will be cared for and valued. Our approach to the photography was more akin to street photography, where we roamed around the area, trying to stay in the background, then picking a decisive moment to photograph.
One of our regular clients, Nothpower, had their Christmas party at the Vector Arena in Manukau City. This year, guests came with a masquerade mask, which added wonderfully to the atmosphere. As photographers we always enjoy mixing and mingling with the people, getting them to pose and having a laugh with them. The event had a prize giving and a performance by a magician. The company speakers presented a culture of caring about people and family and it was great to see such a diverse group of people interacting as friends. We felt like we were part of a community.
Freestyle Event Photography photographed the 5th birthday event of Resimac Mortgages, held at the ANZ Events Centre, Auckland Viaduct. Our photographers took photos of the recipients of awards, guests as they entered and, later moved around the room photographing small groups.
Freestyle Event Photography were asked by Multi Media magazine to do a fashion shoot for local fashion designers and retail outlet ‘The Cupboard’, located in Ponsonby, Auckland. It was tricky at first, to get my head around how the shoot, as we had to take photos inside the shop and this did not leave us much scope for arranging clean backdrops or controlling lighting.