BASES conference and gala dinner

Last week I photographed the British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences (BASES) conference and gala dinner at Nottingham’s East Midlands Conference Centre. The conference discussed the latest research, expertise and thinking to help elite sport coaches, trainers and organisations maximise their potential in competition. The formal part of the Gala Dinner...

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Candy Junction PR photography

PR photography commission I shot for Candy Junction in Intu Derby helping to promote their association with Veeqo inventory software which they use for stock management and mail order fulfillment. Images will be used to promote Candy junction and Veeqo on their social media channels as well as in print.      

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PR Photography Portfolio Video

A little old now as I put this together in 2012 but I’ve been told to get some video on my site so here it is!  Love the format of the video though, so I’ll be doing an updated version soon – watch this space.  

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Mayor’s Official Civic Portrait

Having worked with Rushcliffe Borough Council photographing various events and functions over the last few years I was delighted when they asked me to take the current Mayor’s official civic portrait to hang in the Council Chamber. To be hung alongside around 40 previous Mayoral portraits dating back to the early 1970’s my portrait needed to match the style...

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Todd Kane and Gary Gardner

Images of new Nottingham Forest loanee signings Todd Kane & Gary Gardner’s debut match for their new club. Nottingham Forest were the first club to benefit from the Sky Bet transfer fund where supporters can win a £250,000 Sky Bet transfer fund for their club. Images shot for Sky Bet PR and marketing....

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Ashton’s Party

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Landscape Residential Course

Fantastic weekend staying two nights in Hathersage and teaching landscape photography shooting and editing techniques on the Nottingham Trent University Photography Short Course programme. Hopefully we’ll be running another one soon so keep an eye out on the website and social media for dates and info. Photography Short Courses...

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Darren Ferguson April Manager of the Month

Darren Ferguson won the Sky Bet Manager of the Month award for April 2014 after steering his Peterborough United side to 5 wins out of 7 games to secure a 6th place finish in League 1. This was a remarkable achievement that earned the team a well-deserved play-off showdown with 3rd place Leyton Orient and the chance to secure promotion to the Sky Bet Championship. With...

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Nottingham Law School LEX Ball

This month I had another great opportunity to dust of my black tie attire for a commission shooting Nottingham Law School’s student gala dinner and awards ceremony. Organised by the LEX Student Law Society, the committee wanted some high quality reportage shots of the evenings’ events, which included a drinks reception, awards ceremony and live entertainment including a...

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Mercure Hotel Nottingham

For the last couple of years I’ve been shooting marketing & promotion images for the London Town Group, at their establishments both inside and outside the capital. Having recently completed a five million pound refurbishment of the Mercure Hotel Nottingham, the group wanted some updated photography of both the exterior and interior. The brief included shots of the...

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Leicester City FC Championship Trophy Presentation

With Leicester City FC flying high in the Championship virtually all season I’ve had the pleasure of photographing them a few times for my client Sky Bet. Having built a good relationship with many at the club, I was delighted to be involved in the Championship Trophy presentation party at their final game of the season, at home against Doncaster Rovers. Although...

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Smith & Williamson 1st birthday bash

We were delighted to cover a drinks reception for Smith & Williamson this month at the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester. Celebrating a successful first year in the new Springfield’s office, the museum’s ‘high-tech’ installations provided a brilliant backdrop for the reception. General atmospheric shots and reportage pics of...

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Textile Design Look Book

Commissioned for the 2nd year running this month we spent a week in the studio shooting the Nottingham Trent University Textile Design degree ‘look book’. With work from around 50 students needing to be captured in 5 days, we had just 30 minutes with each student to get high quality product shots of their work. The images will form the centre-piece of an A5...

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NLS Dean & Associate Dean

Continuing our collaboration with Nottingham Trent University, this month we’ve photographed the Dean and Associate Dean of the Nottingham Law School, Professor Andrea Nollent and Jenny Holloway. Destined for use in the Nottingham Law School student planner, this year Andrea and Jenny decided they wanted a splash of colour, having opted for mono portraits last year. With...

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Marco Pierre White

Earlier this month we covered a celebrity appearance from Marco Pierre White meeting & greeting customers at his restaurant at the Alea Casino in Nottingham. Customers were treated to a fantastic lunch menu and importantly an opportunity to chat to Marco and get goodies signed. Despite a tight schedule with press engagements meeting cookery students at New College...

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Portraits with Purpose

As commercial photographers capturing engaging portraits for profiles, websites and brochures is an important part of what we do. Whether you’re trying to engage personally or commercially, great portraiture has the power to grab hold of the viewers attention. It takes some thought though, as the style, location and lighting all have a bearing on what and how a portrait...

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Rushcliffe’s ‘Hands for Peace’ project

Continuing my collaboration with Rushcliffe School, last week I photographed the unveiling of their ‘Hands for Peace’ art project by Holocaust survivor Simon Winston. Year 12 students, including and head girl Chloe Worts, visited Auschwitz in 2013 and were inspired to create a memorial to raise awareness amongst pupils. Covering almost an entire wall in the school hall,...

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Show-me Boards TV advert

This week we’ve been shooting stills on the film set of a TV commercial for a range of range of educational products from Show-me Boards. Commissioned by the production company Skeleton Productions we took over a local primary school on a Saturday for a full day of filming and stills. With a cast of around 15 kids, a couple of teachers from The Actors Workshops,...

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Rushcliffe School Collaboration

Paul Carroll Photography is delighted to announce a new collaboration with Rushcliffe School in West Bridgford, Nottingham. It’s exciting times for Rushcliffe who are an academy school specialising in Science. Not only have they  been awarded Outstanding in their latest Ofsted report, the Local Authority has also asked them to sponsor Farnborough, a Nottingham City...

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The Cricketer Magazine Good Gear Guide 2014 feature

If you’re a fan of cricket you can’t beat a good day out at the home of cricket Lords, even if it is a day in the nets at the Lords MCC Academy, and that’s exactly what we had last month whilst shooting a massive editorial feature for The Cricketer Magazine. The now annual Good Gear Guide testing day sees editorial staff, competition winners and coaches...

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Rudimental blog #7

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Rudimental in America

In September I headed out to Philadelphia with Mischief PR and journalists from The Sun, FHM and Rewind magazine to get some coverage of the Budweiser Made in America music festival, curated by Jay-Z. Brit lads mag FHM wanted a piece on British dance act Rudimental and how they were getting on cracking the US scene (pretty well as it turns out!) and with a few strings...

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The text “Ellis” Leicester to Nottingham charity bike ride

The text”Ellis” campaign is attempting to raise £100,000 to pay for research and treatment into a rare condition called MECP2 Duplication Syndrome. A little 4 year old boy called Ellis suffers from the condition and without treatment or a cure being found, he is unlikely to ever walk or talk. So his dad Richard has come up with a crazy plan to raise the money to help...

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Answer 4U marketing & PR

This month I shot a fresh batch of images for the telephone answering service Answer 4U, to support their PR and marketing activities throughout 2014. Shooting for a full day at their Nottingham offices an extensive shot list included portraits & team pictures of their key members of staff and board, together with more stylised promotional shots using models...

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Ramtech Electronics Product Photography

Paul Carroll Photography has expanded into it’s own dedicated studio space where we offer high-end product, catalogue and fashion photography services. Our latest studio commission has been for Ramtech Electronicsphotographing their range of portable alarms and safety equipment, which they sell into the leisure and construction industries. Having struggled to use their...

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SkyBet Manager of the Month

Paul Carroll Photography is delighted to have been commissioned by SkyBet – the sponsors of the Football League – to photograph a player or manager of the month award each month. Covering three leagues, with a player and manager awarded in each, SkyBet require promotional images of all the winners snapped on the same day for simultaneous press releases. Based...

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Riverbank Bar & Kitchen launch night

Although January is understandably a quiet time for events, this month we were commissioned to photograph the launch night for the Riverside Bar & Kitchen’s new house band – The Joe Strange Band. A packed house of regulars & VIP guests were treated to a canapé and champagne reception before the lights were dimmed, announcements were made and The Joe...

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Rushcliffe Community Awards

For the second year running Paul Carroll Photography was commissioned to document the Annual Rushcliffe Community Awards at the Becket School, Nottingham. Celebrating the hard work ‘unsung’ heroes of the community, who undertake on a voluntary basis to support initiatives in their neighbourhoods, this years event featured 10 awards including ‘Protecting...

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PayPal Here Event Photography

Last week PayPal took me down to Sandown Racecourse to get some promo shots for their new service PayPal Here, which they were promoting at Toolfair 2013. PayPal Here is a mobile solution for small businesses to take credit or debit card payments while out on the road via a card reader and mobile device.  Out of a branded ice cream van (which, disappointingly, was no...

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Bentley Birmingham Advertising Shoot

Paul Carroll Photography was recently commissioned to take a series of images of the Bentley & Lamborghini Showroom in Birmingham. Destined for advertising features in the local press the showroom were keen to promote both their comfortable showroom and service area.                ...

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Rushcliffe Business Partnership Showcase 2013

Continuing my collaboration with the Rushcliffe Business Partnership this month I photographed their annual showcase event held at Nottingham Forest Football Club. With this year’s title of ‘What Every Business Needs To Know’ there were excellent presentations from Macildowie’s James Taylor on using LinkedIn, resilience and stress management from...

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Manu Tuilagi

Commissioned by M&C Saatchi I photographed a guest appearance of Leicester Tigers and British & Irish Lions rugby player Manu Tuilagi at his old secondary school, John Cleveland College in Hinckley, Leicester. Manu was promoting the Natwest Rugby Schools Cup, which is seen as a platform for aspiring playersLeicester Tigers and Lions rugby ace Manu Tuilagi visits...

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Jessica Ennis-Hill

Working on behalf of M&C Saatchi I recently photographed Jessica Ennis-Hill at The English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.  As a prize for Powerade competition winners Jess and her coach Toni Minichiello put 12 budding athletes through their paces for an hour followed by a Q&A session as well as a chance for autographs and photos.        ...

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Brit Asia TV Music Awards 2013

Working on behalf of DMX Productions I recently photographed the Brit Asia TV Music Awards 2013 held at the NIA birmingham. A slightly unusual commission the client was looking for some behind the scenes and photography of the lighting and sound set up, rigging crew as well as the sound and lighting engineers.           Brit Asia TV Music Awards...

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Brit Asia TV Music Awards 2013

Working on behalf of DMX Productions I recently photographed the Brit Asia TV Music Awards 2013 held at the NIA birmingham. A slightly unusual commission the client was looking for some behind the scenes and photography of the lighting and sound set up, rigging crew as well as the sound and lighting engineers.      ...

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The Corner House Nottingham

Week 2 of my Improvers Photography course at Nottingham Trent University saw my gang budding photographers take to the streets on Nottingham for some low-light urban landscape. Braving the cold weather and the constant questions from the good people of Nottingham about what we were up to we spent a few hours photographing The Corner House, Theatre Royal, The Council...

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Jessica Ennis-Hill

Working on behalf of M&C Saatchi I recently photographed Jessica Ennis-Hill at The English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.  As a prize for Powerade competition winners Jess and her coach Toni Minichiello put 12 budding athletes through their paces for an hour followed by a Q&A session as well as a chance for autographs and photos.        ...

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Samsung NX10 in Digital Photo Magazine

Technical review feature published in Digital Photo Magazine using product photography capture by Paul Carroll Photography Ltd.          ...

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NTU Textile Degree Show

Screen shot from the online PDF version of the Nottingham Trent University 2013 Textile Degree Show ‘look book’ with the vast majority of photography shot by Paul Carroll Photography Ltd.      ...

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Eden Bea Vintage website

Screenshot from the Eden Bea Vintage e-commerce website featuring product photography shot on location at the Eden Bea Vintage premises.          ...

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Sherwood E-Act Acadamy pop-up banner

One of the images from a days photography at the Sherwood E-Act Academy School used on a pop-up promotional banner designed by Alpha Graphics.      ...

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Sherwood E-Act Academy promotional leaflet

6 images shot during a day’s photography the the Sherwood E-act Academy in Gelding Nottingham were used by their graphic design team at Alpha Graphics for the school’s latest promotional leaflet.      ...

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Sherwood E-Act Academy Prospectus 2013/14

All of the photography for the latest Sherwood E-Act Academy School prospectus comes courtesy of Paul Carroll Photography. No fewer than 18 images across 12 pages all captured on a days shoot back in July have made it into the brochure and help portray the school as a fun, lively and engaging environment to study. Big thanks to the team at Alpha Graphics and everyone at...

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Beck’s Live facebook page

Screen shot from the Beck’s Vier Facebook page utilising images taken for the Beck’s Live series of intimate gigs.        ...

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UK Beatbox Championships poster

Paul Carroll Photography images shot over the last 4 years are used to promote the UK Beatbox Championships in a variety of media.    ...

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Screenshot from the Chance to Shine website

Screenshot from the Chance to Shine website using my Michael Vaughan charity bike ride promotion image captured at the Mercure Nottingham.      ...

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Screenshot from the StreetChance website

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Fire & Ice promo

  Promotional campaign for Fire & Ice bar in West Bridgford featured in Focus magazine. Shot by Paul Carroll Photography.

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