SILVER CLOUD PHOTOGRAPHY
Berkshire Corporate, Portrait, Property & Wedding Photographers in Reading, London & the South East of England
Hi, I am Duncan MacBrayne, professional, principal photographer and owner of Silver Cloud Photography. Based in Wargrave near to both Reading and Henley-on-Thames, I also work regularly in London, Oxford and most of the South East of England. I have over 30 years experience in providing my commercial clients with eye catching and contemporary images which help my clients successfully promote their businesses, property, events or services. Over the same period of many years I have also been honoured & privileged to create exciting and magical wedding photographs for the many bridal couples who have chosen me to capture one of the the best days of their lives. Working as a Professional Photographer has been both a passion and a privilege and has seen me work in many parts of the world.
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Corporate & Commercial Photographers in Reading
Creating eye-catching corporate, Business to Business & commercial photographs from apparently mundane subject matter in all manner of office and industrial settings is something which I really thrive on. Seeing something that others wouldn’t is a skill I have developed over many years working in this industry. Physically creating an image seen in the minds’ eye is not only immensely rewarding and satisfying but is completely surpassed by the delighted reaction of my clients.
As a Reading based Corporate and Commercial Photographer, I have over 25 years’ experience working in the industry who has produced eye-catching and effective photographs for companies and businesses such as the US Based logistics company, UniGroup; Carillion Communications; Fisher Investments International, WJ UK; WJ Groundwater and SkyEx, Skanska, Ford New Holland, Legal & General and many more businesses both large and small. Over the years, I have acquired the ability to communicate with people at all levels to create the results which my clients are delighted with.
As part of my corporate work, I also shoot portraits, head and shoulders, team and people photographs. For more information and sample photography, please click here.
Based in the Royal County of Berkshire, I am very conveniently located within 90 minutes of locations across the South East of England; the London region as well as Oxfordshire, South Midlands, Hampshire and Surrey.
It’s your wedding day. You have planned every detail carefully so that your celebration is as special as possible. That’s why we will always put you first and centre of everything we do. Our photography collections are a creative blend of contemporary, fun and formal photographs. We always strive to create a special and unique collection just for you making your experience fun and fresh! So, whatever kind of wedding you are planning, we’d love to hear from you. There is no obligation, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Based between Henley-on-Thames and Reading, we are delighted to photograph weddings from in and around our own area, London; the South East & the Midlands. We have even worked as far afield as the South of France & The Lake District. For more examples of recent weddings we have been privileged to photography, please view our gallery. For more information please click on our Wedding Frequently Asked Questions page which you will find on the drop down menu.
Combining stunning photographs with excellent service, our aim is to be as unobtrusive as possible. After all it is YOUR day! We will put you and your guests completely at ease making you feel every bit as special as your wedding day. It’s your story and we will create memories as unique as you are. Our photographs will recreate your wedding day for your over and over again ; they will excite you; make you smile & laugh – maybe even make you cry a little!
Property & Architectural Photography
Over many years I have amassed considerable experience in photographing some of the most prestigious interior & exterior commercial and residential property projects around the UK; -projects such as 1 Canada Place in Canary Wharf and the Queen Elizabeth Bridge at Dartford on the River Thames.
When I am commissioned to photograph interior and exterior residential and commercial properties, I always look for exciting visual approaches and angles when photographing buildings regardless of whether they are in the centre of a city or a rural village. I always strive to provide my clients with as many and as rich a choice of images as possible which is key to helping them achieve their marketing and promotional aims.
My photographic approach in creating exciting interior photography is a belief that lighting is crucial if an image is to be eye-catching and believable. The majority of interiors nearly always require supplementary lighting. However, I believe that this should be discreet, enhancing and supplementing what already exists. Too much additional lighting can kill the mood of a room and can also make it look unreal. Of course there are times when strong light can create a dramatic effect and used sparingly if extra dramatic effect helps strengthen your promotional message. I work tirelessly to make sure that I use the most empathetic approach to how I photograph the interior of your property ensuring that it is made to look the most attractive and desirable as possible.
I also offer a fast, efficient and cost effective property photography service for Residential & Commercial clients such as Landlords, Letting and Estate Agencies, Construction, Housing Developers and Marketing businesses.
Based close to Reading, Berkshire, I am ideally situated to work throughout the South East of England; the London region as well as Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Surrey and less than 90 minutes from Birmingham, Bristol and Southampton.
Every small to medium sized business can really benefit from great, high quality team photographs. They are a really effective way of presenting your talent to existing and potential customers. It is well known that people prefer to do business with companies who they like and trust. Putting faces to names is a really effective way to build long lasting relationship with business partners. After all, people are the business and a great team shot is the first step.
During my long career working in corporate photography, I have worked with people from all backgrounds and professions, the boards of large global companies to small single person businesses. The goal is always the same: create a business-like photograph that conveys a friendly, approachable and above all, likeable appearance. At the same also maintaining an air of professionalism and expertise. I sincerely believe a good corporate team or individual head shot portrait says a lot about somebody. I will therefore always tailor my corporate head shot photography style to suit his or her profession. For example, a CEO of a large FTSE 100 company will want to appear more professional, whilst a Personal Trainer or Counsellor may want to appear warmer and more approachable. My aim is always to put the people I am photographing at ease, make them relaxed and enjoy being photographed.
Based close to Reading, Oxford and London, as Head Shot, Portrait and Event Photographers, we are ideally located to undertake work throughout the south east of England, the south Midlands, and Hampshire.
As specialist portrait and head shot photographers I can photograph your staff either in studio or in your business premises.
Best of all, you will find my prices are very reasonable indeed. It’s what I do.
Headshot & Portrait Photographers
Everybody needs great, high quality, creative head shots, team and portrait photographs for both business or personal purposes. For businesses, individual team and group shots are a really effective way of presenting their company to their clients. People prefer to do business with companies who they like and trust. Putting faces to names is a really effective way to build long lasting relationship with business partners. After all, people are the business and a great head shot is the first step. For personal purposes, you may be considering having professional photographs taken of you for your Linked In or other social media profiles. Either way, Silver Cloud Photography provides you with cost effective, convenient portrait photographs of your individual staff members or teams designed to meet your needs perfectly.
I am happy to photograph staff in their own premises or in studio – I find that photographing people in their place of work or in an appropriate natural environment tends to produce the most natural results. Also interested in Event & Public Relations Photography or People in Commerce or Business?
Conference & Event Photography
Another of my specialities is Event Photography. I have many years of experience photographing all sorts of events from Corporate Functions and Conferences, Product Launches to private events like Christmas & Birthday Parties. What is crucial to understand is event photography needs to concentrate on making sure that all the VIP’s, speeches and presentations are covered as well as recording the impression of an event.
Whatever the event photography needs, I work hard to be creative and adaptable to meet whatever your requirements on the day ensuring the entire “feel” of your event is captured perfectly. For more information on any of my event photography packages, please click the links below.
Whether it is food, motorized luggage, a ceiling mounted microphone, shoes, or as something as large as a room sized video wall, we have it covered.
In studio? On location? Not a problem!
I also shoot Amazon Product shots and Lifestyle Product Photography. Both are particular favourites of mine!
Whatever your product; wherever you need it photographed, you can be absolutely certain that I will photograph it beautifully. Working to an open brief or to your particular requirements, you can be certain that I will photograph your product in context ensuring that it communicates your marketing message; creating exactly what you need. Based close to the centre of Berkshire near Reading, I am ideally situated to work throughout the South East of England; the London region as well as Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Surrey.
Food & Drink Photography
Food, glorious food…..Whatever or wherever you need your food and or drink photographed, you can be absolutely certain that I will photograph it beautifully. Working to an open brief or to your particular requirements, I will create mouth-watering images that will have your customers lining up to feast on! Lifestyle Food & Drink Photography is a particular speciality and favourite of mine! In studio? On location? Not a problem!
My photography of food and drink are ideal for Pub and Restaurant Menu’s; websites for Hotels, Bed & Breakfast establishments, Clubs as well as Air B’nB establishments.
Based close to Reading in the centre of Berkshire, I am ideally situated to work throughout the South East of England; the London region as well as Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Surrey.