…and other useful information
Most shots on this site were taken using natural light; some inside by a window, some inside houses, some out in the city streets. Some were shot in studios with studio lighting. My only concern is making the best image. You can depend on me and my gear, but typically in this country not always on the weather. I am happy to shoot indoors or outdoors. In your home, at a studio, or on location.
Do you use film or digital?
What is most important is you getting the best image possible. I am more than equipped to do this. Up until recently I was working in medium format, using Mamiya cameras mainly. Now I use Nikon professional gear and well, I love it. If I could get results shooting on toast I’d use toast (wholemeal bread), I’m only interested in getting the best results. For the record, for the grumpy photographer types reading this… Canon make great gear too, and no doubt others too. Against my flimsy principles from University days I went digital.. and you know.. the only difference is I can shoot to my hearts content at no extra cost to you.
What can you do then?
Weddings, fashion, beauty, head shots for actors and models, products, corporate events, music shows, parties, you name it! if it is visible I can shoot it.
Are you imposing and loud?
Well as a schoolboy I had a lot to say but nowadays – I’m allegedly mostly quiet and unassuming. I get the job done without becoming the focus of attention.
I don’t have enough money.
Get someone to invest in you, go busking, sell your car, skip a meal. For a small outlay you get what you need and more… your face, your personality, charm, wit, and panache… all ready to be printed as large as a wall or as small as a key ring with the power to make people stop and gasp. And yes, I can feel your pain too. It’s a struggle in this day and age but at least you don’t have to spend what extra you happen to find behind the sofa on new camera equipment!
Do you give student/ nus/ oap/ luncheon voucher discounts?
I’m the best price as it is but if you’re desperate you can tell me your budget and I’ll see what can be done.
How long will it take?
Depends what you’re after.. if it’s a wedding you can book me for anything up to the whole day, if it’s a portrait shoot it can be up to 4 hours. Whatever I need to get the results within the time limit agreed, I don’t rush off, or watch the clock. we can take our time and you can relax. You’ll be surprised how many photos I’ve taken by the end of it.
Where does it take place?
It can be at your home, on location, at a hired studio, a park, around the city.. on the beach if you fancy the extra petrol charge (25p a mile). Whatever the weather, we’ll get the shots you need. If you want to do it abroad, I have my passport at the ready.
Can I have the high-resolution files of my shots on Disc?
Yes, for a fee of around £275 this is not a problem. These images come without watermark or borders unless requested.
How should I prepare for the shoot?
Don’t get drunk the night before and do try to have a good night’s sleep. Don’t cut your hair the day before – do it a week in advance if possible, to allow your hair to settle. Unless of course you’re bald; like I will be by the end of this website. Bring simple tops, medium to dark. Simplicity is the key. Bring some with texture and some interesting collars or necklines. If you’re unsure, bring it.
Retouching – can you make me look like Beyonce/ Brad Pitt/ Enrique Iglesias/ Anne Widdecombe/Lt Worf?
I’m a photographer not a miracle worker. But you’d be surprised what can be done now. If you’ve got a blemish that you can’t conceal or remove I can zap it on the computer afterwards. If you really want to look like Lt Worf I can recommend a good fancy dress shop but don’t ask me to remove any strange facial features afterwards.
Ps… the important, possibly less interesting, bit:
I am fully insured and CRB checked. I use professional equipment and have back up equipment to avoid disappointment following technical failures… however so far not even British Weather has beaten me!