“I am a people person”.
I hear this all the time and often it just means that people like to socialize but in the world of photographers it marks a pretty clear divide. You either like photographing people or you don’t, it’s quite simple.
I enjoy engaging with new folk especially strangers, the variety of meeting different people and getting the chance to take their picture is what drives me as a PR Photographer in Hull. I don’t like solitude so I can’t spend my time trudging across the countryside looking for the next good landscape panorama, I have tried it and have produced some really nice images but I need to be able to talk to people so I don’t specialise in it. Here’s a little sample from my time in Scotland.
Being relaxed with people isn’t easy though and I think you have to have a certain temperament and a great deal of experience. I’ve being photographing people for a long time so I’m quite adept at reading folk and the situations they’re in so when it comes time to encourage them into the pose you need or to react in a way that you know will work for a particular newspaper or magazine it’s a skill more learned than taught, if that makes sense.
I make my living as a Commercial Photographer in Hull so looking slightly beyond my enjoyment of the job I do I need to make sure that I’m focussed on what my client’s needs are at all times. So whether I’m shooting for a feature magazine or a PR agency on one day then commercial products for a company the next I’ve always got their best interests at the top of my shot list. It’s something else that comes with experience, knowing how my photography will help them achieve the best publicity for their campaign or show the best aspects of their product to potential buyers. More often than not I’m working with my clients as a specialist in my field providing advice where necessary to get the best out of the assignment.
I am available for commercial assignments. If you’d like to book me call 07989 984643 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’d like to know a little more about me or see some more of my work head over to www.dcimaging.co.uk