corporate headshots manchester

October 24th, 2011

Not all corporate headshots have to be taken in an office and involve someone in a suit. Many are the different business photography needs of my clients. I try to provide customers with business headshots that reflect their personality but that ultimately work for their individual business needs. These business portraits are of corporate trainer Zena, she wanted headshots for her business that reflected her relaxed approach and personality. We took a variety of portrait photographs around Manchester’s Castlefield basin. This is a favourite location of mine as it is filled with interesting architectural features to use as backdrops.

These corporate portraits were obtained as part of one of my standard business headshot packages. Follow the link for pricing and package options or alternatively get in touch to discuss your individual requirements.

family portraits in manchester

February 10th, 2011

Family portrait of you and your children do not have to be formal and staged. I specialise in relaxed lifestyle portraiture and for portrait photography of families and couples I work primarily outdoors. The key to great portraits is getting the subject relaxed and not self conscious in front of the camera. If you can achieve that then great photos always result. Consequently to get great photos of children we go somewhere they like and do things they enjoy and then having their photo taken becomes part of the game. After the session I put a gallery of your family portraits online for you to review and you choose your favourites. We then meet up again and I go through the range of contemporary presentation options that I can offer for your portraits. These include large acrylics and box prints, and pictures printed directly on to wood and metal. Booking a session is as easy as giving me a call or sending an email, so please get in touch.

headshots for singers

February 4th, 2011

Here are some more recent headshots of musical theatre performer Nicki. At the moment you can see her on the television every Saturday evening on Take Me Out. She approached me because she needed some good black and white headshots for her new west end agent. So unusually for me these days the portrait photographs were taken in a studio environment.

Lighting here is a very simple one light set-up albeit with the fantastic profoto beauty dish and grid. Once you have used one of these it is difficult to see how you would ever go back! Both of these shots were just one light above and to the left of the sitter with no other reflectors. I was very pleased with the results. Nicki has used them for her agent and on singers pro and casting call pro.

headshots for business

February 4th, 2011

Here are a couple of photos from a recent business portrait or corporate headshot session in Manchester city centre. Darren wanted a portrait photograph taken for his author page in a book and journal articles.

The point of this post is really to show that not all business headshots involve a man in a suit and tie, and in fact many are the people and their respective business needs that can benefit from a stylish portrait. As usual the key to a good portrait is getting the client to relax and feel at ease. For the technically minded again this was taken with an 85mm f1.4, light typical manchester cloudy day, giving me very large natural softbox and nice soft light.

manchester portrait photographs

September 17th, 2010

A few selected photos from a recent portrait and headshot session for Nick in Ancoats and Castlefield in Manchester. Thanks for your patience Nick and sorry about having to push the car! Interestingly it has now fixed itself and no fault can be found! All of the portrait photographs were taken on a Nikon D700 with a Nikon 85mm f1.4 AF-D. Thanks to Manchester’s fabulous soft diffused light (ie wet and overcast!) no external lights were used just the available light and open shade. Comments are always welcome.

manchester city centre portraits

May 8th, 2010

Here are some shots from my recent city centre Manchester portrait photography shoot with Jaki. All photos were taken in an around Manchester city centre, using natural light and available backdrops. The difficulty I find when you get a lot a good shots is how to choose the ones you like! This is just a small sample of the photos from the set, hopefully chosen to be representative. I am particularly pleased with the backdrops which were available. I like the way shooting wide open on my 85mm f1.4 turns the background into abstract shapes, isolating the subject. I am also pleased with how the background and her clothes compliment each other so well in some of the shots.

If you want to look at some more of my portrait work feel free to browse the gallery on my website, and to find out more information about what is involved click here.