Military & Uniformed Services

Passing Out parades and visits by Royals and dignitaries. The Regimental Sgt Majors' conventions. Overseas exercises and deployments.

We’ve been providing photography to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for the past 20 years and have a permanent office on the campus.

We also provide our services to the Army Training Centre at Pirbright, providing Two Dress and Final Exercise group photography and also studio portraits for cadets and their families to commemorate their Passing Out. We also create a professionally edited high definition video, offered to cadets and their friends and families as a stunning DVD product.

Throughout the year we work with Sandhurst and Pirbright to deliver additional bespoke services and products on request to provide coverage of deployments, events and celebrations. And in addition to our long-standing association with the British Army, we also provide photography to the British Transport Police and to RAF Brize Norton.

In recent years we’ve also had the pleasure of photographing the royal staff and residents of Buckingham Palace. We're immensely proud of our on-going association with these prestigious establishments and institutions.

Military portraits

Combining quality, value and choice, our classic studio service offers an excellent range of products from great value combination packs and traditional presentations to striking contemporary frames. Mounts are foil-blocked with the appropriate crest or insignia.

 

Our innovative system allows images to be viewed instantly in the studio, guaranteeing satisfaction with any photographs ordered. Passing Out parades are the primary occasion for studio photography, allowing cadets and their families to commemorate this proud day with a lasting memento to treasure forever.

 

Studios are set up at a suitable communal venue within easy reach of the Parade Square and at larger parades using two studios reduces waiting times.

Location photography

When it comes to basic training, there are few experiences more memorable than the final exercise.

 

We attend teams on location to provide both group photographs and individual portraits.

Video services

Our staff are trained in videography as well as photography and film in HD using the latest generation equipment. To capture a Passing Out parade we typically use two roving cameras and one static camera. We also have additional microphones capturing the speech and prize-giving as well as enhancing audio captured of the regimental band.

 

We currently film all Passing Out parades at ATC Pirbright and this material is edited into a commercial product, which cadets and their families order immediately after their parade. Finished DVDs (Standard Definition) and USB flash drives (High Definition) are despatched to customers within 4-6 weeks. We also have aerial capability using quad-copter-mounted camera technology and can deploy this service by arrangement, either to enhance parade video products or as part of a separate project.

Military groups

Tempest have taken over 25,000 large groups over the last 20 years. Our patented purpose-built staging allows us to capture up to 1200 people in a single photograph. The expertise of our Digital Imaging department then means we can also create even larger group images by seamlessly combining shots. 

 

Our high-spec aluminium staging is a unique patented design, developed by Tempest to provide the safest and most efficient solution for large group photography. The staging meets all modern safety requirements; has components checked regularly and is inspected annually by an independent Structural Engineer; distributes weight evenly over a wide area to protect playing fields and artificial surfaces. This service is underwritten by comprehensive liability Insurance.

If you would like us to be your official photographer, please get in touch.