We wanted to go for a futuristic look and have ended up with Snow Queen/Game of thrones kind of feel! Thats why I love creating shoots with other people as once the process starts it has a life of its own and the outcome can often morph into something different if you let it.
Hair & Make-up: Camilla Legg
Model: Rhiannon Fancett
Pack shots and cutouts lifestyle and model shoots – Email me at email@example.com or call me on 01206 823299 to discuss your requirements.
One of my favourite things to do is go and wander around galleries and take my camera with me in case I see something I want to capture. Here are few shots from my recent visit to Tate Modern…
I sometimes get asked to take a series of images for a client to go on a professional website which they are having built. Often my clients do not want to use ‘stock photography’ and instead opt for a tailor made collection of images to suit their style and their brand. For more info contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am currently on my Xmas break and will be returning to work on Monday 7th January 2019. Feel free to email me or leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Happy New Year :))
I was really chuffed to be asked by the Diagnostic Centre in Colchester to provide some images for their walls in the new centre. This evening was the official opening so I took along my dad as my wing man. He looked so smart in his suit, thanks for coming with me dad. Another moment and memory to treasure.
I welcome all Photographers to come a long and share my studio, I only charge £25 p/h this includes use of all the equipment and a black or white backdrop. If you are not a pro but are interested in finding out more about studio lighting then I also offer tuition to help you get set up. All you need to bring is some enthusiasm and your DSLR camera.
You can book via my website or call 01206 823299 if you have any questions or just want to chat about your requirements.
So sorry if I deleted you, but my Blog has recently been targeted by Spammers advertising their wears on my blog, over the last few days I have had to delete over 900 posts and delete over 7000 subscribers! For now I think it’s best I block everything until I can see the new Plug-in I have installed works. Please be patient if you visit my Blog and see unrelated posts it’s spam which is somehow sneaking in I am closely monitoring my site and finding out more about tools which will help me block these horrible bots.
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.
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