• Why you should consider working with a business photographer…

    Industrial Photography - Spraying Fibreglass moulding

    Commercial photography is hugely important in telling the story behind your business. Words can play a significant part, but as the idiom goes: “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Whether you are looking for images for promotional, industrial, advertising or catalogue work, across web and print use, a business photographer is able to bring […]


  • Photographing really shiny things

    Photography Chrome

    When a manufacturer has taken the time to create their product and make it really shiny, you can’t just cover it with a matt spray and pretend that it doesn’t really look shiny! In fact, you need to ensure that the product shines and stands out from the crowd. Chrome is an absolute pain to […]


  • Chroma Key / Green Screen – What is it for?

    Chroma Key / Green Screen / Blue Screen is a way for the sold colour background to be edited out in post production and replaced with some other video or information. Have a look at the video below as I demonstrate how green screen can be used in your marketing videos to make them stand […]


  • How photography can help you to create a memorable brand

    We’ve all heard the old adage: ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’. The truth is, it really is. Conferring the ability to convey a complex idea in a single snapshot, the right image can help to encapsulate what your business is all about more succinctly and successfully than pages of words will ever do. […]


  • #studiolife – Photography studio set build for a waterfall

    An advertising product show which involves a waterfall build.

    Advertising photography requires all sorts of creativity and this day was no different. We wanted to create a waterfall background and instead of buying one, which probably wouldn’t do what we wanted anyway, I decided to build one. When thinking of this design in my head, I purposely didn’t build in a pump and decided […]


  • 10 Top tips on hiring a photography studio

    An infographic on 10 top tips on hiring a photography studio.

    ** Download the infographic at the end of this post ** There are plenty of benefits to hiring a photography studio. Not only are you in a purpose built space that is designed to optimise the quality of your photography, but you get to enjoy privacy, props, lighting and a creative space built entirely around […]


  • The importance of light in photography

    A selection of 4 images showing how light is used on the subjects

    Photography is all about light, and ways of using it to present an image. If we had no light then we would just have a black picture and if we had a flood of light, the picture would be pure white or at the very least, washed out.  Obviously I’ve taken that to the extremes, […]


  • Tips for your perfect headshot

    A selection of business headshot images to show styles

    Getting the right headshot is paramount for many professionals, especially actors and performers as well as those looking for business portraits. While the photographer endeavours to do everything right when it comes to angles, photographic quality and lighting, there are still a few tips you as the sitter can take on board. Whether you choose […]


  • Product Detail – Why, and what matters?

    A split image shot showing how dust was removed in the before and after image of a steel air filter.

    If your image is just destined for the internet and it will only appear small, then it probably doesn’t matter if there is a bit of dust or a few scratches on it, however if you are going to provide a zoomed view (like most websites offer), or you intend to use it in print […]


  • Kidderminster Town Hall – Before and After

    A split image with a before and after of how the town hall in Kidderminster was cleaned up for the finished shot.

    Getting commissioned to take a photograph of the new paving around Kidderminster Town Hall, for my home town, was a great honour, but it was not without its problems. The problem being that the photographs were needed for a deadline and we wanted the weather to be on our side, after all we live in […]


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