Upping Your Camera Phone Photography Game During Lockdown…

This week we launched the first of our Youtube Tutorials that can help you be creative at home and during the #Lockdown.

First Episode: Getting Started with Lightroom Mobile

 

Thinking about the future, it’s always great to forge forward with a sense of where we’ve come from and the things we’ve achieved and, with that in mind as well as the desire of wanting to give back to a community I’ve learnt so much from, I decided to create tutorials about @adobe’s #lightroomMobile.

Now, though the weather is beaming and many of us are blowing off the lockdown cobwebs and racing outdoors, my aim here is to not just educate people but to also inspire them to go back through the many images they’ve collected on their devices over the years and to relive, enhance and maybe even create something new to share or reconnect with those involved.

Starting off with a quick tour and aimed at all skill-levels, Founder & Director Darren Bandoo guides you through free mobile photo-editing app, Lightroom Mobile. In these 5-min tutorials, you will learn how to enhance existing images making them better before you add your filters, add and create your own style and save presets, and all-in-all up your photography game.

Stop by our channel to check out the first episode and don’t forget to Like, Comment and Subscribe!

 

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Tough times ahead… it’s time to think differently!

COVID-19 is devastating lives, families, communities and economies with no foreseeable end in sight and our hearts go out to all those who have been impacted the most and lost people close and dear to them…

We are in some very uncertain times, indeed. With global lockdowns, social distancing and isolation it seems like civilisation is on pause for everyone. And, while we wait for solutions and vaccines, from something so destructive and painful to us comes just one positive as our cities, industries and lives come to a halt carbon emissions are reducing greatly and Mother Nature gets a moment to heal…  It’s taken this to make that happen!

Could the changes we make now to the way we live, work and play become the blueprint for the future?

Working smarter not only for our personal safety but for the benefit of all, including our planet?

Virtual offices, Video conferences, Virtual Hang-outs, FaceTime and social media are commonplace for those well versed and once frowned upon but the masses are fast becoming important and everyday tools for us to stay in touch and connected. Social Events, Festivals, Concerts are all transitioning to these platforms for live content delivery…

It’s a time for thinking differently.

Do you have content you wish to deliver to your audience? A panel discussion with remote speakers, perhaps?

Let us help you deliver live content,  edit it for your video channel(s) and create bite-sized chunks to get your message to your audiences across your social accounts…

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Gala Dinner at The Savoy Part 1: The Reception

Located The Savoy’s Ballroom, this was set to be a decadent night.  Filled with faces from across the fine dining industry (chefs, foodies and celebs) donning black ties and gowns that set my camera ablaze…

Here’s a peek…

Photography: Darren Bandoo

With sponsors such as:

Overfinch, Mercades, Arla Pro, Frerejean Fréres and more…

Case Study: Our Latest Video – A Fashion Show

Both the end client and ourselves are very happy with this recent video.

Having worked with this client for a few years on Photography, we introduced the idea of creating a highlight video of the event for marketing and, after a few discussions with their marketing team a rough brief was delivered to our inbox.

Brief:
To create an exciting sizzle reel to be used in future promotion of this Toronto based competition that showcases the winning Canadian Designers at London Fashion Week.
Requirements:
Energetic/Upbeat Music
To showcase the event start to finish and back to the front stage.
Modern and slightly edgy but maintaining the finesse and glamour of the competition.
1m30 Final Version
No problem!
Delivery:
We worked closely with our client to draw out more information and was able to plug into what their vision was looking like.  To assist in making this a reality DRGNFLY Productions Ltd were extremely over the moon to teamed up with one of our new creative partners, the super talented Alex Thraves.
Together we dissect their needs and were able to grow and build upon their vision, agree on realistic project scope and deliverables.
Conclusion:
Not only did we provide Full Photography coverage of the day but we also added value by inspiring our client to create more content and we’re proud to say that we delivered content that the client and their partners were very happy with.
 
Additional Content:
As we progressed, new content requirements from the clients marketing team surfaced and, of course, we were more than happy to assist:
– 60sec Social Version
– Onsite interviews with key stakeholders.
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Street Fashion Shoot: Karan Anand

See more models here

London Bridal Fashion Week

 

That feeling when you have just finished editing images from a shoot!

I’ve just finished the catwalk images from last weekend’s London Bridal Fashion Week with FABUK Magazine

 

>>> TALK TO US ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO FOR YOUR WEDDING <<<

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Until I set up a page for all the images here, you can have a peek and the goings on over here…

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What an epic Weekend…

As a freelance photographer, sometimes you look at your calendar and Have the occasional freak out when there are no bookings on the weekend.

Recently (weekend before last) that wasn’t the case. The weekend was empty but I was looking forward to the break as the week had been chocka!

But that changed quickly as I’m happy to help when last requests come my way, so What started as a free weekend quickly escalated with bookings – one for photography at Proud on the Embankment and the other a DJ set at Burlock on Duke St, London (guys souls pop down there!).

Anyway. Enough chat, here’s a sneak peek at the party photos…

 

 

Shoot with – @Red_HeadDJ, Isabelle De Polla

Where to start… Over the past year, we had created so much content together that it is hard to pick out 3 for this post.  To make things easier, I picked at random and you’ll find the link to at the bottom to see more…

International DJ and Business Owner of Starbelle Entertainment Agency, a supplier of top-notch female DJs and Musicians.

Find her on Insta:@redhead_DJ

For photo shoots, get in touch.

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Do you need a Photographer for your next event or social campaign?

Hi,

I’m Darren Bandoo, an experienced and award-winning London-based Photographer.

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I specialise in capturing moments for (but not limited to):

  • Live Events
  • Corporate Events/Parties
  • Private Events
  • Weddings
  • Content for Social
  • Conferences
  • Travel
  • Food – Photography & Recipe Videos

“Thank you so much for the job you have done with the canapes pictures!

We’re extremely happy with the quality. You understood exactly what we were after and managed to capture the best of each element in each image!

We look forward to working with you again and will certainly recommend you!”

– Lilian Fantinatti, Private Dining & Events Manager at Smith & Wollensky, London.

More here: Testimonials / Facebook reviews

Here’s a little taste

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insta: @dbp_uk / FB: @darrenbandoo

A Street Shoot with – Talented Photographer @_Alreadythere

It’s probably normal practice for most people, but I still find it weird reaching out to people via social media to make friends over shared interests or collaborate together…

What can I say, I’m a bit old school sometimes!

However, luckily for me, I met this Instagrammer at a friends BBQ and, to keep it short we didn’t waste too much time locking our first photography Meet-up in London for some street shooting.

Great guy and very talented.  He wouldn’t mind me saying “A King of the MoodyGrams” 🙂

Find him here: @_alreadythere

I’d like to add that usually I did this by myself or with people I’ve known, so this (you could say) was like my first Insta-Meet-up (I know that BBQ happened but the work was on Insta so gimme a break!).

Here’s a few of my favs: