Photography means writing with light. To make great photos you need to be able to 'write' and you need to use the best 'light'. Anyone can write, but few can write well. There is plenty of light, but it must the correct, appropriate light and it must be applied to best effect. This takes years of experience (or beginner's luck) and a plethora of very expensive equipment unless you only use sunlight (and that is scarce and unpredictable). You need studio lights, strobes, speed lights, reflectors, modifiers, backdrops... the list is endless! And that's before get to the camera(s), lenses, triggers, cables, tripods... and after all that we have the time-consuming, computer-system-intensive processing: Lightroom, RAW and Photoshop; and you could study Photoshop for 3 years and still not know everything it has to offer.
So, lets cut to the chase. You want great images. Nothing is guaranteed, but I have what it takes to give you the best chance of success and these are my terms.
I charge £250 per hour.
Anyone can press a button and take a photo. It takes the best equipment and a lot of experience to create a great image. Photographic equipment is very expensive. Experience is priceless.
Concept and theme
Just firing off shots does not produce results. It is important to have a vision of what you want. Please think carefully about how you'd like me to capture you for eternity. Google search for images and send me examples.
Photography as Art
Ultimately, photography is art - it is a visual expression of an emotion, a moment in time that will never be repeated.
Great art is highly prized because it is arduous to create, it transcends the mundane and it speaks to the soul.
Art is eternal, emotional and inspirational - and so is a great photograph.
"Ars longa, vita brevis"