Blog - Latest Assignments

Here I will add the latest projects that Graham Davies Photography gets involved in.
St David's Day Business Breakfast
01st March 2013 - 0 comments
On March 1st 2013 at The Vale Resort I had the pleasure of working
once again with Bridgend County Borough Council.

This mornings shoot was the very successful annual Business Breakfast
hosted in partnership between
Bridgend Business Forum of BCBC , Business Club of Rhondda Cynon Taf
and Business Network Wales

The morning begin beautifully with music from Ros Evans 'National Opera Soprano'
The inspirational Guest Speakers were David Roberts CBE 'who is the greatest male Paralympian the UK has ever produced' and Kevin Green 'self made multi-millionaire, who featured recently on Channel 4 "Secret Millionaire"
The Mayor visits Cwtch & Vintage Welsh Textile Shop in Bridgend
27th February 2013 - 0 comments
Today I had the pleasure of following the Mayor on her visit to Cwtch, run by Claire Jenkins a local independent trader here in Bridgend.



This is a stunning little shop tucked away in Nolton Arcade, perfectly placed, reflecting its name and the real welsh homely feel of the shop and its staff.



Visit Cwtch Web Site: Cwtch

"At our new Cwtch shop in the heart of Bridgend you will find many handcrafted products that are unavailable on our online shop. Textile gifts made from vintage Welsh blankets and bespoke re-upholstery by Clare Jenkins. We have a selection of driftwood mirrors created by David Jenkins from driftwood mostly found at Ogmore by Sea on the South Wales Heritage Coast.

In addition we have Welsh chocolate by Black Mountain Gold, woven willow by Out to learn Willlow, turned wood by Willow Workshop and many more handcrafted items.

You will also find a good selection of craft items such as cross stitch embroidery threads, wools, wood and much much more.
N-Ergy Consortium
13th February 2013 - 0 comments
Donna Turner-Kot, the Managing Director of N-Ergy, which creates training and work opportunities for ex offenders is going from strength to strength.



I just had the pleasure to photograph the Directors of N-Ergy at their new offices in Charnwood Park, following the expansion from Bocam Park from where they continue to operate.



To book Graham for your Commercial Portraits contact Graham on 07968208076

Red Cell Films
12th February 2013 - 0 comments
Just had the pleasure of meeting Kimberley Epton from Maesteg the owner of Red Cell Films.



Kimberley recently received funding from Bridgend Council to support her business development.



Here is a link to Red Cell Films: www.redcellfilms.com

If you need great publicity shots or Professional Commercial Portraits contact
Graham at 07968208076
HW Powder Coating Ltd
11th February 2013 - 0 comments
Just had the pleasure of photographing Gavin Walters in action for the forthcoming Business publication for the Bridgend Council.



Gavin was working on a large order from the new Ynysawdre Comprehensive School at the time of my visit.



HW Powder Coating is based in Ogmore Vale and after two years trading, following redundancy he is going from strength to strength, we wish him every success.

You can reach Gavin at: www.hwpowdercoating.co.uk
Baby Paignton First Photo Shoot
03rd December 2012 - 0 comments
I had the delight of photographing Paignton's first photo shoot this weekend.

I arrived at 12 and set up in their living room, moving back the settee which gave me enough space to set up my first scene.

Christmas Present from santa!


The rest of the scenes then flowed from gorgeous hat box and flowers to large garden tub and our gorgeous teddy.


We hope you like the samples we have here for you and look forward to helping you capture pictures that will be memorable reminders of your gorgeous little baby.

Shhhh baby Paignton has had a hard day at the studio!
First Minister visits Clinithink
23rd November 2012 - 0 comments
I recently got invited to photograph the First Minister Carwyn Jones paying a visit to the recently opened branch of Clinithink a software producing company based in the medical field.



They have taken excellent office space on Derwen Road Bridgend. Here are just a few of the images produced for Clinithink
GEW Week at Bridgend College
13th November 2012 - 0 comments
Tuesday 13th November 2012 I had the privilege to photograph the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) on behalf of the Bridgend Council.
Business breakfast and exhibition - A celebration of enterprise and entrepreneurial people

Guest Speaker Michelle Dewberry, the winner of The Apprentice
Berry Smith Solicitors Head Shots
06th July 2012 - 0 comments
Just completed the head shots for Berry Smith Solicitors in Bridgend. From set up to completion (using two speedlights and umbrellas operated from a wireless transmitter) took just under an hour.

Berry Smiths now have numerous shots of each member of their team for use on their web site or to use for brochure and articles.
The shoot is completed with a disc produced and edited to full 300dpi jpeg size, for print versions, and a sub folder containing low resolution 100dpi size for internet use. This is delivered with 2 working days.
New Styled Engagement Shoot
21st November 2011 - 0 comments
Just enjoyed working with Francesca & Lloyd on their engagement shoot. The images will be shown in their Signing Book.



If you would like a similar shoot for either an engagement shoot (inclusive of a 20x16in framed printed) or even adding the images to a stylish Signing Book the cost is just £250
Marooned Hair Salon Photo Shoot
17th November 2011 - 0 comments
Just completed an amazing shoot for Marooned Hair Salon in Cowbridge. The aim of the shoot was to provide Marooned with a series of images they can use for future publications using Leah their 'Face of Marooned'



The hair designs were by Blaise one of the top stylists and daughter of Claire one of the directors of Marooned. We did both a studio shoot and a location shoot around the Physic Gardens of Cowbridge.

We shot over 400 images and her are just a few of my favourites
Thank you Gavin
25th October 2011 - 0 comments
Recently I helped with the installation of an amazing handcrafted 12 seater Dining Table & Chairs for a friend and sculptor Craig Sheppard to the home of Gavin Henson.



I was commissioned to take some commercial shots for Craig and only in passing I asked Gavin would he pose for me for my web site. I was so impressed with his relaxed demeanour and his willingness to help us out. I hope he likes his picture now!
Fitness Shoot for Esporta Personal Trainer Victoria rawes
06th June 2011 - 2 comments
Had a great shoot with one of the latest members of the Esporta Fitness Training Instructors at Esporta Bridgend. Victoria is soon to become their latest Personal Trainer.
Lovely Ruby Celebrations at Coed-y-Mwstwr
25th April 2011 - 0 comments
What a lovely day for Mair & Ron to celebrate 40 years of marriage at the Coed-Y-Mwstwr with the close friends and family.



I was a surprise guest organised by the children of Mair & Ron. Mair a former Registrar has conducted many weddings at the `Coed-y-Mwstwr, so I felt very honoured to be asked to capture them both as the centre of attention for a change.



Very shortly Mair & Ron will be receiving a Loxley Exclusive Wedding Anniversary Book filled with lovely memories from their special day.
Latest Portrait Shoot
20th April 2011 - 0 comments
Lauren needed a decent head and shoulders image for her college portfolio as a dancer.



So we took the opportunity of shooting outdoors at Coity Castle on a brilliant sunny day.



With such a strong sun we had to shoot in the shade which really gives such soft colours and great natural tones.



Whilst we were there we thought we might as well shoot some extra poses.
Colgau Gold Promotion Shoot
20th April 2011 - 0 comments
Colgau Gold are providing the rings for the Royal Wedding and in an effort to publicise this event they are carrying out a promotion up at McArthurGlen Bridgend Outlet. On 29th April the first couple through the doors and propose on the stool will get their rings for free!



Here's a few shots of the models carrying the stool to the shop and carrying out a proposal.



There is a possibility that one of our images might make national press this week!
Dough Sandwich Bar Commission
15th March 2011 - 0 comments
I have just completed a series of images for 'Dough' a successful sandwich bar in Cardiff. The remit was to produce some images for their menu drop down list on their web site and a few incidental 'fill in' images to compliment the site.



Here are just a few samples from the shoot. Shot with just one Canon 580ex Speedlite (bounced high above the subject matter to create an even soft light over the item. Plus several reflectors placed at the front and side to bounce back the light to fill in any shadows which were too harsh and were not providing enough detail of the subject.

All the images (food and shop) were shot handheld to allow for greater freedom and speed

All the images had a post edit of a slight sharpen and the 'overlay' blending mode set to 50% to increase contrast.
Quaranta Sei Bar 46 Menu Assignment
12th February 2011 - 0 comments
The really popular successful Tapas Bar on Broadlands have just employed our services to take one internal and one external shot for their new menu.



We decided on a Tapas layout of some of the fine food that is on offer at Bar 46 along with an external shot of the bar.



The new menu will be produced as stylish A3 style cards utilising the pictures as the backdrop to the menu lists on both side.
Won Contract for 8 Sport Centres for Bridgend Borough Council
08th February 2011 - 0 comments
Graham Davies Photography has recently won a contract with the Bridgend Borough Council to photograph all 8 Sports Centres in the Borough over the next few weeks.

Internally and externally these images will be used in all future publications for the borough.

Samples of these images will appear in our Commercial Section shortly but we have included a few samples of some of the centres shot so far