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Behind the scenes at our Birthday photoshoot.

Fri 7 Aug 2015

Photoshoot

A little glimpse behind the scenes as we shot the pictures for our recently released 2015-2016 concerts brochure.

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The making of the 2012-2013 brochure – behind the scenes

Wed 4 Jul 2012

not all audiences are the same teaser

In our latest video we take you behind the scenes at the photoshoot for the 2012-2013 brochure, and also talk to designer Chris Harrison and photographer Eric Richmond about how the not all audiences are the same idea came about how how the shoot went.

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Photographer Eric Richmond on the OAE’s new season brochure

Wed 12 Oct 2011

Eric Richmond

Photographer Eric Richmond talks about how the photoshoot for the OAE’s  new season brochure was inspired by his fridge, and how each photo requires you to get to know, a bit more, the person behind each player.  Click here to view our 2011/2012 season brochure here

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Waste not, want not

Thu 10 Mar 2011

As you know we’re currently very keen on being green here at the OAE. It’s even extended to our recent photoshoot, where we indulged in a bit of recycling.

One of the ideas for next season’s photoshoot was to use white cut outs of instruments as we thought the projections would work better on them than real instruments. Rob, from designers Harrison & Co, had spent a long time making some fantastic cut outs of all the possible instruments we would need. However, after a few test shots this idea was ditched and we decided to go with the real thing. The cut outs lay discarded and unloved in the corner…

However during a break between photographing players the designers Chris and Rob and photographer Eric had a bit of a play with the cut outs and with the aid of some nifty lighting and what looks like some fishing line they made some really interesting shots.

The pictures didn’t really fit into the theme of the brochure though, so for a while we thought they might just remain interesting curiosities, destined to live in some far flung corner of the OAE’s server. But then – we came to design a brochure for our week of events at Kings Place, Baroque. Contrasted. and realised the pictures would be perfect. The designers added some colour to the pictures and they look fantastic. Below is a selection of them, and if you’d like to see a virtual brochure with them in you’ll find it here.

William Norris, Communications Director

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Projection pics. Day 1

Wed 15 Dec 2010

Well, it’s that time of year again. Ok, not quite *that* time of year exactly as we’re actually doing this years photoshoot much earlier than usual. The 2011-2012 season gets launched to the press in late January so we’re rushing to get everything ready for then. As with last year’s pictures we’re not going to give too much away, but this year’s shoot is about projection and personalities. We’re working with photographer Eric Richmond again, and designers Harrison. Today was the first day of the shoot, and it’s always a bit nerve wracking, seeing if the concept is going to work in reality. I can report that it definitely does. I’ve just got back to the office from the studio and here are a few pics from day one – taken on my phone so not top quality…

William Norris, Communications Director

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Photoshoot offcuts

Mon 29 Mar 2010

We had a great couple of days the other week at the photoshoot for next season’s brochure. As we speak the photos are being processed and the brochure designed so look out for it later next month. In the meantime here are a few offcuts from the shoot we thought you might like to see.

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Gaffer tape: the time has come

Wed 17 Mar 2010

Today we had a preliminary meeting with our photographer (Eric Richmond) and designer (Chris Harrison) to prepare for the photoshoot for next season’s brochure which we’ll be shooting Thursday and Friday. We were experimenting with the gaffer tape (pictured!), and trying to perfect the lighting – it’s amazing how complex it is – trying to avoid shadows while also avoiding glare off the tape.  More from the shoot soon…

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Photoshoot

Mon 9 Mar 2009

Last week we had the photoshoot for our new 2009-2010 brochure, which will come out in April (I hope!).

We’re going for quite a different feel this year with the pictures – after a number of seasons where we have tried to capture movement with the pictures this season we are going for more formal portraits. The concept was developed by our designer Dominic Carroll, and is based on the pictures of Disfarmer, a photographer working in 1920’s and 30’s America. The photographer this year was Jane Hilton, who we’re working with for the first time. Here are a few pics of the shoot in progress – we had found the optimum light was to be had by taking the pics not in Jane’s studio but in the garage of her next-door mechanics!

William Norris, Marketing Director

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