Singapore Corporate Photographer

A quick share. This is one of the latest corporate photography work in Singapore. Capture Asia Photography was commissioned to capture pictures of a local employee on location. The pictures were to be used in their company Sustainability Report months later.

Although three pictures were used in the report which is really wonderful! Like any other photo shoot, i put in lots of energy and heart into it. The client herself flew in personally from Thailand office to be involved in the process. I only managed to meet up with her on the photo session day. We quickly got into the business because time schedule was tight, their employee i am working with only got half a day instead of a whole day due to his hectic work commitment. An unexpected twist of an event.

Panic button was not required. One week before, i already did a recce trip at the company to have a better visual understanding of their corporate office environment. Even much earlier, there was​ already discussion about the photo shoot through email and phone discussion. Hence the change of situation was calmly, yet only to be focusing on working out the various scenes i needed. I also constantly checking back with the client to confirm several spots and art direction. While my fantastic assistant was busy preparing the lightings and gears for me, a good assistant rocks!

I somehow always took interest how the final pictures I’ve​ captured will turn out to be in use. Because of the way how the designer will crop the pictures to use it.


My Workflow On Corporate Photography

How do i work on Corporate Photography, my way!

Basically there will be enquiry made. I either talked on the phone or through email with the potential client. Once the fee for my corporate photography service is successfully agreed upon. I will request to do a scouting at the client’s office to understand their office surrounding. This is also an opportunity to build rapport with the client on the ground rather than communicating through the phone or email. Unless the point of contact is not based here, which always happened.

Before the day of the shoot, all my logistic will be prepared and tested. I will also hired an assistant depending the scale of the project and time allocated for the photo shoot.

On the day itself, i will always be on location an hour earlier to prepare. When the shoot commence. I will introduce myself to the person i am going to work with. Shake hand, ask for the name of the person so i can communicate better when directing for poses.

I will give instruction to the person to either stand or sit, depending on the client’s brief, i have a designated spot for my subject to position, at the same time briefed the person what is expected and also share how the picture is going to turn out; i want the person to have an idea what is going to happen.

The first few pictures usually is a warm up for my subject. Allowing the person to get used to my camera or presence. Some people i came across were nervous, scare or stiff. I think is understandable. Posing in front of the camera can be a little nerve wrecking. I always double check to make sure the person is comfortable in whatever pose i request.

If the person is not comfortable during the shoot, i can sense it immediately. That’s what i like about shooting through the viewfinder. It has a hidden power to see through a man’s thought. I have to communicate more to make sure the person is at ease.

Encouragement is very important in the process. People from the corporate are not train models. Most people won’t understand what is main light, how to pose for picture, whether to smile or not to smile. My instruction is simple. Be relax, smile. Easier said than done, trust me.

Capturing a good corporate picture for a person is not only having the best lighting set up, arm with the most expensive or the latest camera model. The key is communication with my subject. Telling the person to relax and smile may seems like a very simple thing to do. But i wouldn’t know what is going through the person’s head. The person may have a rough day, stress in work, or may have an important presentation coming up later. Whatever the reason was. The photographer need to be understanding of the situation yet getting that good picture.

A few even asked me to tell them a joke to make them laugh. Sorry to say my occupation is not to be a clown or entertainer to make you happy. I usually brushed them off politely, show them i am professionalism in my work, of course i never tell the person off, is rude.

Is not hard to make small talk to ease off my subject’s anxiety. My profession also require me to be very good in PR. I was never shy of speaking with various people of different nationalities and industries, different positions from the staff level to the head of the company.

The best compliment i can receive after the shoot was the person came up to me saying: “Thank you for the encouragement.” I feels really good to hear that, knowing i have make someone else more confident about themselves.

Email to check for my availability for your picture solution regarding corporate photography.

What Capture Asia specialize?

After many years in the photography industry, shooting from weddings, family portraits, children parties, event photography as a start for a couple of years. 2 years ago i decided to fully focus my attention on a wider and more challenging perspective, been a commercial professional photographer in Singapore and Asia region.

Some people asked me, what does a commercial photographer do? Commercial photographic work is mainly done for commercial usage such as magazine, advertising, corporate publication, brochure, restaurant menu, fashion, etc. Using my years of experience specialized skill and eye for detail to make their images to look the best. On client end, they are able to create better business profile, product attraction, and sending a strong message across their targeted consumer market.

Currently Capture Asia company direction is 100% focus in B2B relations. Mainly commercial photography for target clients. Commercial photography fall into various type of categories such as annual report, corporate photography, editorial, lifestyle, architecture & interior, food and industrial.

Below are the type of photography images i am capturing in Singapore and Asia region.

Singapore Annual Report Photographer

Singapore Corporate Photographer

Singapore Editorial Photographer

Singapore Lifestyle Photographer

Singapore Architecture Photographer

Singapore Food Photographer

Singapore Interior Photographer

Singapore Industrial Photographer

With an end, i hope viewers have a better understanding of what i specialize in. If you have any enquires drop me an email. Myself is available for booking in Asia and world-wide.

Commercial Photography by Capture Asia

Capture Asia is a Singapore based photography company specializing in annual reports, corporate, events, editorial, food, interior & architecture, lifestyle, travel stock images and documentary photography in Asia region.

Beside taking exciting pictures for client. My website offers secure downloading access for the capture images in our website. Client can either hired us by assignment. Or purchase of images with minimum photographic fee charges, we will advice accordingly what works best for the company.

Capture Asia is working with the founder of Imp studio, a Creative Director who has more than 10 years’ experience in the media industry, ranging from designing newspapers, magazines, books and marketing collateral. Targeting to produce the best result for you. All the resources are already under one house for production.

Below are the links to my portfolio, if your company is in need of professional photographer do drop me an email for enquiry, or even a hello.

Singapore annual report photographer | Corporate annual report photography | Annual Reports images

Singapore Corporate Photographer | Asia photographer | Business Headshots & Executive Portraits

Singapore Editorial Photographer | Asia Editorial Photographer

Singapore Food Photographer | Asia Food Photography | Singapore commercial photographer

Singapore Interior Photographer | Asia Interior Photography | Interior Photography

Singapore Architecture Photographer – Architecture Photography

Singapore Industrial Photographer – Asia Industrial Photography

Singapore Event Photographer | Event Photography Singapore

Annual Report photography introduction

This is the first time am going to share my experience shooting annual reports photography through a blog. It will be divided into a few blogs to share my thoughts and details regarding annual report photography.

What is an annual report? Annual report is a detail report of a company’s activities throughout the preceding year. Annual report information are compiled in a thin magazine size book, giving it to the share holders and people who are interested in the company’s activities and financial performance. Most jurisdictions require companies to prepare and disclose annual reports, and many require the annual report to be filed at the company’s registry.

It was a pleasure working with the art director during my overseas stint. Probably the best man for the job when dealing with clients, understanding local languages, and type of annual report images envision in his mind. Starting from marketing, receiving enquiring interest from clients, concept planning of the book, photo execution that can take days to complete. All these are done on the ground, later stage would be the choosing suitable images for the design, how the layout is be in view, chunking in all the financial statements, final approval by the client, and lastly print in mass. All this takes about few weeks or longer to complete depending the time allocated.

This is not any typical daily photography shoot for beginner and amateur photographers to be call easily and later call it off a day. A proper professional photographer requires good dedication, focus, technical skill and experience to achieve the objective wanted by the client. There are always many different situations popping out, such as bad location, time limitation, dealing with different characters, bad light, poor stylist and make-up, over crowded situation etc, those are some of the examples that will ruin the photo shoot. I will touch on these in my next blog why i enjoy shooting annual report and overcome each challenges.

Whether the company excel for the financial year, or not projecting well as expected, maybe due to economic depression. A good annual report book should not do it for the sake of doing due to strict regulatory. By looking at the book, people will understand how much effort the company put into this project, how serious the company is projecting their image to the public. Is either a make it or just do for the sake of doing it. Depending on individual company.

Capture Asia specialize in corporate and annual report photography. Capture Asia is working together with Imp Studio. Staging from planning to final print of company annual report book, all under one house. For Singapore and Asia companies that requires our services or requires further enquires do drop us an email.