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…

Contact us red

 

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Event Highlights from 2019

Welcome to 2020! Happy New Year and I hope you all enjoyed the festive season.

Wow! Another decade has begun, it’s a new year and an even better time to reflect on the past year and give thanks to our clients everyone who has supported us and helped us make it an amazing first year as DRGNFLY Productions Ltd – THANK YOU ALL!

As an Event Photographer and former Eventprof, I know first-hand how much Events Professionals put into understanding, creating and delivering events to meet client visions, solutions and/or marketing campaigns to help get the desired ROI.

They’re dedicated and all really love what they do and, with them, we’ve covered some amazing events and shot in some wonderful spaces (the UK and abroad).

We’d like to celebrate these people, our clients who work tirelessly for theirs.  Here’s a peek at our year together…


Don’t forget to GET IN TOUCH with us for your photography and videography needs this year. We’re here to help with:

Advertising & Marketing Campaigns | Events | Conferences | Products and Brands Portraits & Lifestyle | Magazine Publications | Interview Videos | Highlight Reels Timelapse Content | Marketing Case Study | Cooking Videos | Online, Web and Social Content | Live Streaming (*New*)


Here are some flashbacks 😉

 

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

Production Managing for Charity

There are those moments in your life when you have the pure pleasure of meeting amazing people who are doing some truly incredible things.  My most recent of these moments was meeting and assisting the non-profit team of A Leg To Stand On, an organisation dedicated to working with treatment providers in Asia, Africa and Latin America to provide free high-quality and continuous orthopaedic care to more than 18,000 children in need within their program.

It was magic to hear how much of a difference this program has made to so many and being a part of this fundraiser was an absolute honour.

Here’s a sneak-peek at the ‘Rocktober’ event complete with a silent auction and billed performances from garage bands from within the financial businesses that support the cause…

Brand/Product Shoot With An NBA Star…

It’s funny how life plays out sometimes and how, by being open and your natural self, opportunities present themselves…

On this occasion, it was the last day of a recent shoot trip to Monaco.  I was doing my last look around before heading to the airport and returning the rental car.  I grabbed a coffee and found the only seat that could’ve been available next to a lady who had her bag on it. She kindly moved it and we got talking immediately – A brand publicist in a little state of distress as her photographer had cancelled last minute for a shoot with a watch brand who was ready to go with a celeb en route…

…Darren to the rescue.

We arrive at this amazing hotel, she shows me where the shoot/meeting would take place and I did what I do to scope out nice places to shoot.  10mins later, in walks one of the NBA’s best Defenders, Rudy Gobert! OMG!

So, in as Adhoc a fashion as anything can possibly get, we did the lifestyle shoot and they got their media release about the Celeb and the brand’s partnership – here’s a sneak peek:

 

We have a Youtube Channel…

That’s right, we’ve been busy creating campaign videos and we would like to officially invite you to view some of our work on our Youtube channel.

So far, we have created videos for social media campaigns and general marketing – Food Recipe Videos, Conferences and Event Highlight Videos. So please get in touch with your video needs…

Pipeline:

  • Event Highlights
  • Corporate Case Study Videos

GET IN TOUCH

Don’t forget to subscribe so we can grow and get more of those Youtube features ;). Enjoy!

#Eventprofs #Marketing #SocialContent #CorporateVideo #EventVideo

Coming Soon: Photos and updates from this Quarter…

We have been (thankfully) so busy lately that I haven’t had the chance to sit down, share and celebrate the work we’ve done this quarter. So, over the next week, I will pull to get some of the highlights from the diverse types of events we’ve been involved with.

We’re talking Private Parties, Weddings, Corporate Events, BBQ’s, Highlight Reels as well as some Onsite Event Production Management for a charity that, as the Director of DRGNFLY Productions, has captured my heart and I’m motivated to do more work with…

As always, massive thanks to our clients, my team of creatives and our supporters, and please stay tuned for this next update 🙂

Progress & Gratitude

As with all businesses, you lay milestones at every key growth point and celebrate still being in business…

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That is the case here as in January we rebranded to DRGNFLY Productions with a sexy new log, we became an LTD, we’ve grown our relationships with some key freelance creatives and have had our biggest team onsite recently for a conference.  If that wasn’t fabulous enough, we’ve been involved with such a variety of different jobs and have just produced our first highlight video with 2 more in production for our clients – You can see this here or at the bottom of this post.

Wow, huh?!

As the Director/owner and developing this from a freelancer transitioning from his previous career, I have so much gratitude every day to be doing something I absolutely love.  There are so many people out who don’t take chances to risk it all to be happy, however, I’m not going to stand here and say (or sit and type) that it was an easy choice because frankly it wasn’t. Certain events happened that were out of my control at the time and if they hadn’t there is a good chance I’d still be doing what I was doing before and not feeling fulfilled. Whoa, now that is an even scarier thought!

Transitions like this don’t happen by yourself and I’m not giving any motivational speeches but literally does take a village to do anything these days if you want it bad enough. I put myself out there and I like to believe that people saw and continue to see how driven and passionate I am about what I do. It is to those who have been on, assured, assisted, enhanced and/or guide me along my journey that I have to thank (family, friends, clients and mentors) most of which know who you are already. But, for my readers, please stop by my Instagram to see who these wonderful folks are in my recent posts 🙂 Oh and don’t forget to follow us all – we follow back 😉

I’ll leave it there for now, so please enjoy this first highlight video…

Don’t forget to discuss your next photography/videography requirements with us!