Airbrushing is a term used for the retouching of photographs before the digital age! Often associated with the ‘cover girl’ magazine whereby a model has been made to look thinner or smoothing of the skin.
Today the retouching is more commonly done through computer software such as Photoshop.
I check and edit every photograph that you receive to ensure the best possible quality. This may include, cropping or straightening the photograph, correcting any colour imbalances and conversions to/from colour and black & white photographs. If requested and wherever possible, I will also remove blemishes from close up portraits and for them to look as naturally as possible.
Ideally the aim of course is to get it right in the camera using lighting and positioning to get the very best out of the scene.
I offer both studio-based sessions at my studio space in Welling (South East London borough of Bexley), as well as location-based or a combination of the both depending on what you’re looking for.
For a headshot photography session, corporate headshots & personal branding photography, I’ll come to your location. I’ve portable studio and lighting equipment that’s very quick to set up in needed and all this would be worked out and discussed with you during your consultation. Remember this is about you so I’m flexible to get the best for your needs.
Note: My social media portfolio headshot service is only available at my studio space at StudioGB Photography.
Yes. I hold full Public Liability Insurance and Professional Indemnity Insurance & my documentation is available to view if required.
I’m also a member of 2 professional organisations, where I’m bound by professional codes of practice and have legal representation for your peace of mind.
I totally understand!
I’m just like you!
I know how sometimes juggling work and life can be overwhelming to fit even more things into your busy schedule. However, it’s also important to step back and look at what your doing; or more importantly need to be doing to be successful.
This is why I don’t just provide the photography. My initial program involves looking at what you’re currently doing towards your ‘visual presence’ and what can be done to make that more efficient – Taking some of the stress and time spent on creating the content in the first place, especially when trying to keep your marketing message on-brand. I work with other brand professionals and I’m always passing their knowledge onto my clients (you) as part of my service. No time from a branding shoot because you’re spending time on creating content or trying to take photographs yourself on a phone… How much time could you save by having that work done for you?
Keeping that in mind.
- I’m happy to work to your schedule whenever possible
- I can break the photography sessions down into smaller sessions spread over time
- Quick Headshot only sessions are also available at my studio space in Welling (London Borough of Bexley)
I’m prepared to deal with most situations and we can still take great shots indoors if need be; it would of course depend on what you need for the session and I would be guided by what you want to do.
Failing that, I’m pretty flexible to reschedule if you prefer.
The beauty of digital over film is that I can take a lot more shots than you will need; we can spend more time being creative and working on telling your story and spending time setting up something specific that fits with your brand values.
There will also be shots where someone has blinked or some other distraction.
I sort through all the photographs taken and delete any rejects and duplicates; then present you with the very best of what you need!
Yes of course! I work with a number of expert hair and makeup stylists and I can arrange these for you if requested.
I use Professional Full Frame Canon DSLR Cameras (5D Mark IV, 5D Mark III) & professional lighting & Audio equipment (for video recordings). I also use industry standard Adobe software (Photoshop/Premiere Pro) for any editing & post processing work.
If I had a £1 every time I heard that, I’d be able to give up photography and retire!
Seriously though you’re not alone… I don’t mean you’re not photogenic of course! I just mean there are lots of people that ‘think’ they’re not! I’ve been photographing people professionally for over 10 years and I’ve seen and heard this all before.
- I provide you with information on what to wear and tips about how to look your best.
- We can talk everything through before the shoot in your consultation.
- I always spend the first part of the session just having a chat, helping you to relax and enjoy the process.
- We take our time, regularly checking to see how you’re feeling and making sure you’re comfortable
- I can even arrange & recommend makeup artists and hairstylists and even style experts too.
- I always shoot way more photographs than you need – giving you more options to choose from.
- Finally, it’s important to remember who the photographs are for… They are for your audience and how they see you.
The best thing, of course, is to just book a call with me and have a chat to see how I can help you and if I’m a good fit to be your photographer.
Yes; I can provide both if requested; I will take consideration over your choices, as some photographs will look better in colour and others may look better in black and white.
I will of course accommodate any specific requests too.
This is can often be misunderstood; I actually own and retain the copyright of all the photographs I take (both prints and digital files).
For my professional clients, where the images are going to be used as part of your business or promotional material you’re provided with the license to use the photographs as you wish both privately and commercially.
For private portrait clients, you’re provided with a non-commercial license to use the digital photographs as you wish and as many times as you wish; including printing, copying sharing with family and friends. However, they cannot be used commercially without written consent.
There are some very rare circumstances where copyright may be required by the client however, please get in contact to discuss.
In it’s simplest terms; you should wear what you are most comfortable in!
To be more accurate, it all depends on what you need and the purpose of your shoot.
I can provide you with a free guide to on what to wear for your headshots, personal branding and portraits. But we also cover this as part of your consultation and planning stage, so although the guidelines are useful, it would still come down to you on an individual basis.
Everyone is different and has different requirements and in all cases, I’m here to help you be fully prepared and comfortable before we even start the photo session.
This is very much dependent on your needs.
My normal working hours are between 11 am and 5 pm Monday to Saturday, but as above I can work to your schedule. For example it maybe convenient for you in the early morning before you get busy, or late at light – Especially if business operates through the night.
The same can be said for how big the commission is – It may take more than one day to complete the shoot, in which case it could be split into smaller sessions to fit around your schedule.
All of this would be worked into the shoot plan as part of your consultation process
If it’s an outdoor shoot then as a guideline I normally recommend, that it’s best to do the session the morning or late afternoon to get the best out of the natural light, but ultimately I will shoot at the best time for you.
I provide a specialist brand photography service that goes beyond just taking photographs. My pricing reflects my experience, quality of work and peace of mind you’re getting a professional service. Pricing is not fixed and can be customised to your needs.
There is a consultation and planning process that involves looking at your existing brand presence and exploring who your ideal clients are. We will work through the process to create an accurate summary of exactly what you need to achieve the goals for your brand.
This is an investment into the grow of your business. It would be very easy for me to just turn up take some photographs and hand them over (like many other photographers), but if they’re not aligned with your brand story then they’re not going to be effective and potentially damaging to your reputation. While there are always exceptions to the rule “You get what you pay for”