If I ever get to a point when I am struggling with my mobility I am going to get me one of these beauties. It was a pleasure to shoot this scooter and find out more about Britannia Mobility in Colchester. Furkan is passionate about offering a really good service to his customers and seems to go out of his way to make sure they get exactly what they need.
So I drank one too many Vodkas on Saturday after hearing the news of another the lock down. I knew it was coming but still felt surprised when it was announced, so now like everyone else I have come to terms with the fact that I can’t do anything about it and just have to make the best of the situation like last time but still it’s so arrrrgggghhhh!
I can’t have people in my studio but I can continue to do product photography, if you have a product or products you sell online and are looking for some cut out or life style shots then please get in touch on: 01206 511986 Please leave a message if I don’t answer and I will ring you back.
You can drop your product off to my studio in Colchester or send via courier and the same to get them back to you.
and I have a new website for my family photography.
One of the good things to come out of this strange and worrying time is that I have had time to focus on one of my websites and with fantastic IT support from Tony Merryfield I have created a new site for The Family Photographer. Please take a look if you want to book a shoot or have any questions about Covid 19 (you will see info on each page of the website).
Apparently these days you only have 15 seconds before your potential customers leave your website. That’s why professional photography for you, your website and your products is important to make you stand out from your competitors. If you need product cut out or on pure white backgrounds or lifestyle images please get in contact.
Call: 01206 511986
The year started off mega busy with a mix of studio shoots and visiting premises. I share my Colchester Photo Studio with other Photographers & creatives for a nominal fee of only £25 p/h. To give more info about the studio I have updated the studio website here. I hire the studio out to film makes, pro photographers, students, amateur photographers and also offer tuition if needed. If you want to have a chat or find out more please call me on 01206 511986. Thanks
My head shots start from £75, the shoot takes about 30-45 mins during which I will take various pictures, some with jacket on some with jacket off some of you smiling some of you less smiley. I can take anywhere between 30-70 images during your shoot which I then send you afterwards via email. There is no having to return to my studio, no hard sell just check your email for the gallery link look through the images in the comfort of your own home and let me know which images you would like.
In todays digital world most of us have some sort of digital identity especially if we use Linked in, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram our images are out there they are the modern version of an old business card.
Why is it not good enough to get my other half to take a pic on their phone or use one of my holiday snaps?
Because your headshot is representing your business this includes the background, the lighting and the clothing you are wearing. In order for people to take your business seriously you want them to look at your image and see that you have taken the time to present yourself in a way which reflects your business in a professional style and not taken any short cuts.
I had a shoot 3 years ago why do I need to get another one done?
I think you should get a fresh image taken every year because we all change, we grow our hair, we grow older, we have beards and then we dont (well I don’t but you might). Styles change, it used to be the thing to always wear a tie now its more modern to be shot without a tie with your top button undone. You may also of had some website changes, colour changes so need to keep your image in keeping with the design of your new site.
What colour background should I have?
You can choose a colour or colours if your website is pop art in style! I prefer grey either light grey or dark grey, I just think it’s flattering for most people and will fit well on most sites, its clean and subtle.
What should I wear?
I always say bring along a few items, with jacket without jacket, with necklace without necklace. I do like to keep the style of the image clean so would not advise people to wear loud crazy patterns or lots of jewellery unless it is part of their look and style every day. The key is to create shots of you looking your best, looking natural and showing a glimmer of who you are. I like to take shots of people smiling but also of them having a straight face as sometimes people see something which they like in both one for Linkedin one for a gift for your other half.
What should I look for when choosing a Photographer?
I think it’s important that you feel comfortable with your Photographer as they are going to be the ones to relax you and coach you on how to pose so you need to feel at ease with them. Talk with them or visit their studio before hand to talk through your shoot and any concerns or questions you might have. I would also look at their work make sure they consistently take good images but have a range of samples to show you of different people. Also check the process once you have had your shoot what happens next, I always send my images over as a gallery so my client can look at the images from their shoot in the comfort of their own home and ask for opinions from the people they live with before choosing. Also make sure you know exactly what you get for your fee, double check that there are no hidden costs maybe get your Photographer to outline in an email so you have that to info refer to.
For more info click on my image above to see prices or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org