Pixangle blog on our photography, floor plan and EPC experiences in London and the South East

Decorative Lights: Night Photography.

It is not really on to go around mentioning the C word before time… and especially while we’re still in November. However, in preparation for the festive time of year, the team at Pixangle have already begun writing cards and delivering gifts to our lovely clients. We like to get ahead of the game (especially given we were late to the party last year)

Speaking of being ahead of the game, the lovely people over at Emma’s Estate Agents in Streatham have been busy making their shiny new office all festive. We’re not talking just throwing some tinsel around either. No, this is stylish and sophisticated. We were only too happy to help capture their pretty creation. The one good thing about shorter days is you don’t have to wait until 10pm to get some night photography on the go! And you can use the low light to easily capture movement with blurred lights on vehicles travelling along.

Here is a small sample of the results! (just promise not to play any festive music, just yet!)

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Alternative photography

As much as we enjoy property interiors, sometimes it’s nice to mix things up a bit and photograph something different. Luckily for us we have a very exciting new-ish client, Lavastar! ( They are an award winning signage company and produce large format printing, stunning site hoarding and bespoke building wraps all around London and nationwide. They have a background in marketing and design and it shows!

We’ve been on night shoots, to Wembley, to Bracknell and even all the way to South Wales to capture their work. No one shoot is the same and we really like it that way!

Here is a brief sample of their work (and ours) to date:

Night Photography - Vauxhall Tower

What’s better than astonishing views over London from the forty-first floor of an iconic building?

Why, astonishing views over London from the forty-first floor of an iconic building AT NIGHT, of course!

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We had the total pleasure of shooting a spectacular 3 bed apartment in St George Wharf Tower, otherwise known as Vauxhall Tower. And after a daytime shoot of perfect weather we returned after dark for a night shoot.

Here are some of the resulting photos:

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The living area, comprising a living room half-partitioned off from a kitchen/dining room, is wall to ceiling glass for the entire external wall, providing the most extraordinary views.

Speaking of which, who would like this view from their bedroom?

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Or even their study… Though the distraction potential is high here…

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This amazing flat is currently on the market with Prime London Residential for a cool (gulp) £9,950,000, and can be viewed here. Now we all just need to win the lottery.

We’ll leave you with one more photo, the “this is why I became a photographer” shot:

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Oh, London, you’re so pretty.

Night Photography: Hoarding and Signage in West Ealing

We do love the variety that our work provides!

We were recently asked to do some night photography of some illuminated hoarding and signage in West Ealing for our friends at Lavastar.

Night photography comes with its own set of challenges and rewards. Among the best features of this kind of work is playing with lights and long exposure for blurred and streaked effects, and the timing is crucial. It is also an unfortunate fact that the right kinds of vehicle never come along when you need them to provide the light and movement, and so patience is essential!

Nevertheless, the outcome was worth it. Here is a selection of our shots from the West Ealing night shoot.