For some time, I have been freelancing as a wedding photographer’s assistant for Ingrid Weel Media Ltd. I find this a challenging role as there are no second chances, but this keeps things exciting! More than anything, my time with Ingrid has taught me to be an adaptable photographer, to work well under pressure and produce results that make people’s special day memorable.
Each wedding location has its challenges. Whether it is the super contrasty light of a summers day or the dark, gloomy light of poorly-lit churches, I have learnt how to identify the correct settings to get the best results. This combined with my retouching experience allows me to create a collection of images that has a consistent style and balance of colour.
Having spent the past two years retouching property images for other photographers, I have recently began to use my knowledge of architectural photography to create my own eye catching imagery. Above is the stunning Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
Providing quality images for a range of estate agencies and developers across Surrey, my role at Bagshaw & Hardy was to edit a high number of photos to a professional standard on a daily basis. Working to the time constraints of a 5pm deadline, I worked under considerable pressure to produce images that not only represented the company I worked for but also the Estate Agents and Vendors of the properties for sale.
Applying good time management skills and an in-depth knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom were essential for success in this fast paced industry.
As a photographer, I like to continually learn new skills and build upon existing ones. I have completed a full day training course with professional photographer Andrew Mason, focusing on studio lighting techniques. I learnt a great deal during the workshop and I am excited to put these newly learnt skills to good use soon.
I enjoy creating my own independent photographic studies that focus on communities in Surrey and in my university town of Falmouth, Cornwall. These studies capture the every-day people and their stories and hobbies. This study captures Dave Cooper, a Falmouth-based painter and artist.
In June 2019, I embarked on a campervan adventure from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB. During my trip, I travelled through the Rocky Mountains and ski resort towns, Jasper and Banff. My ambition for this trip was to capture the beauty of the ever-changing landscape and diverse range of Canadian wildlife, all the while creating memories that will never be forgotten.
I am avid wildlife photographer who has a passion for travelling to discover beautiful natural spaces. Patience, determination and hard work are essential for capturing the best shots. These traits are something I bring to my daily work life as a photographer and retoucher. Photographing in all conditions, rain or shine at all hours of the day is key for success. This year, I have been fortunate to have two of my photos shortlisted for CUPOTY - Close up Photographer of the Year 2019 and this year I am determined to win!