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Celebrating World Photography Day By Showcasing The Photography Skills Of Our Team

In celebration of #worldphotographyday on 19th August, we take a look at some of the stunning photographs that a selection of our talented team have personally taken.

Whether on their travels abroad, whilst exploring local landscapes or experimenting with household items, the team at Dead Ready Productions are multi-talented and are always looking to hone their skills. We asked them to provide their favourite photographs and explain the background to each.

The Dead Ready Gallery


Emerald Lake, Canadian Rockies

Creative Director, Chris Tongue, was on holiday at Emerald Lake in the Canadian Rockies when British Columbia was hit by an unusually high number of forest fires. Chris comments:

“The smog messed with the colour spectrum creating a unusual light quality, but I had arrived at the lake early in the morning on a particularly still day and was able to get this almost symmetrical composition.”

Sunwapta Falls, Jasper National Park, Canada

Taken by Creative Director, Chris Tongue, whilst on holiday in Canada, this is a classic Instagram vs reality shot. Chris comments:

“I was surrounded by photographers as I took this photo, but you would never know as I had ducked off the bridge where all the tourists walk past and scaled the ravine. I managed to find the prime spot for the perfect front-on composition.”

Barr Cream Soda Can

Project Manager, Emily Sowerby, was inspired to take this striking image whilst working as a studio photographer. Emily comments:

“I was feeling rather creative and got the urge to experiment with food photography using items from the office fridge. Using my Nikon D7000 and Bowens Lighting Kit, my aim was to use soft pastel colours, like candy floss that you see at a fairground, and a soft aperture to create this ‘pop art’ style.”

Milk Bottle & Straw

Turning mundane items into art is something Project Manager, Emily Sowerby, was inspired to do with this milk bottle and straw. Emily comments:

“Using my Nikon D7000 and Bowens lighting kit, I wanted to experiment with food photography by using soft pastel colours and a soft aperture. I wanted to create a visually striking image from something that might otherwise be ignored. Displayed in our coffee area alongside my Barr Cream Soda Can photo, they bring a playful, fun vibe to the office.”

Painshill, Surrey

This was the first photo taken by Nick Thornthwaite, Head of Live Action, as he explored Painshill in Surrey. Nick comments:

“There are so many viewpoints around the park, but it was Autumn so all the leaves had started changing colour. I particularly loved the way the branches framed the hillside in this view, so I used my Canon 6D and a 24-105 f4 Canon lens to capture the moment.”

Stag, Richmond Park

Using his Canon 6D with a Tamron 70-200 2.8 lens, Head of Live Action, Nick Thornthwaite, visited Richmond Park during rutting season to take this photo. He comments:

“Rutting season is when the stags tend to get a lot more active which often results in them wearing foliage on their horns. The sun had just started setting when I arrived at the park and it gave the whole area a stunning golden glow.”

The photographs adorn the walls of the Dead Ready Productions office in Surbiton, showcasing the skills of the team and creating a bright, colourful and inspirational working environment.

Have You Considered Supporting Your Video Production With Stylish Photography?


In addition to video, animation and graphic design services to help businesses promote their services or products, there are three specific types of photography that Dead Ready Productions provide, all of which can take your video production to the next level. These include:

Event Photography

Our photographers thrive at exciting and dynamic occasions, capturing moments of magic that emphasise the success of your events. Integrate photography with our video services to save time on briefing multiple crews and maximise cost-effectiveness.

Lifestyle Photography

Tell your brand story by adding context to your products with a lifestyle shoot. Our photographers delight in working with clients to devise innovative and exciting contexts that emphasise the benefits you can bring to your customers.

Studio Photography

In the studio, you have complete control of all elements that create a perfect photograph. Whether you’re shooting a product or a portrait, we ensure that your subject is captured with poise and energy that influences your audience.


If you have a video brief that would benefit from still photography, or you would like to find out more about the services Dead Ready Productions can offer your business, simply get in touch via the button below or by calling +44 (0)208 339 6139.

World Photography Day