Christmas! Not too early too start thinking about it Hi all and welcome to the second issue my e-zine. Unless you are living somewhere other than the UK you will not have seen much in the way sunshine over the past three months. This has really played havoc with my Tourism photography with a lot of commissioned work now being carried over into next year. Between now and then is Christmas, so now is the time to start thinking about Christmas Cards, parties and promotions. I have already taken photographic bookings for two parties and a pantomime on ice. The lead up to Christmas does get very busy, so to avoid disappointment contact me now for a chat on how my photographic services can help make this next season one to remember with a smile! Large events I really enjoy covering large events so jumped at the opportunity to capture the Hyundai stand at the recent Motor Show for live communications specialists, MMM. My brief was not only to photograph the stand, but to capture the interaction between staff and the public and to show some of the technology in use. MMM has used me on a number of occasions to photograph its events. The use of these images is two-fold , MMM has its portfolio kept up to date and their client has good coverage of their event, which may also include a conference, award ceremony or product launch.
I have been working with the Leeds office of Corporate Document Services (CDS) as a freelance photographer on a number of projects.
They produce publications for Surrey County Council and I have done a number of projects taking me into interesting areas of the county.
CDS also produces a quarterly print and web magazine called CODEX for the MOD. I was asked to cover Grand Challenge, an MOD initiative to find an Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) that could potentially save lives for deployed forces. Two days on Salisbury Plain produced some great shots. Exciting work!
I have had the privilege the official photographer during a number of Royal visits at a variety of locations.
This position allows me to accompany the Royal Party on their tour and shoot very freely without the usual press photographer restrictions. Certain protocol must be followed, which includes not directing a shot in any way. This gives me the challenge of having to visualise the Royals next move in advance and being in position as it unfolds. The most recent occasion was at Brooklands College where Prince Edward officially opened the new Arts and Engineering Block.
I have worked with KIS Marketing based in Aldershot for several years mainly providing location and interior imagery for their client A2 Housing. These images are used in the brochures produced to sell the new apartments. My experience in the Tourism industry and using the general public as models has enabled me to capture realistic lifestyle images economically. Interior photography is a completely different discipline with special attention required for lighting and shadows.
The need to resist simply shooting on a wide angle lens is essential. I love capturing the small details the interior designers have placed in these new show homes.
If you have an upcoming photographic project please get in touch.