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A little bit about me 

Good photography takes time to learn, it’s actually very little about the camera. However it is everything about the person using it.

I have 30 years of professional experience, 15 of those years working on my own business and building a reputation as one of the best portrait photographers there are. I have a genuine interest in people and Art. I love to combine the two and create images that surprise and enthral. For me it’s all about the subject, I am merely there to make things happen and to capture it. My easy going personality means I’m great with kids and company CEO’s . I’ve worked for numerous high profile clients and every one gets treated with respect and the best work I can possibly do. I don’t fake it, I always come up with the goods, on time. With a great attitude and outlook on whatever project I’m working on. I also have a secondary commercial business which is www.creativeheadshotsuk.co.uk please take a look

Family Portrait Photography

Family Portrait Photography

Creating lasting memories 

I believe I am in the business of creating memories. Nothing is more important to me than my family and I know from photographing over 3000 families over the past 15 years I am not alone in this feeling. Our Children are the most precious things in our lives and as they grow they change in character and looks. My  personal mission is to produce artistic images that you will be proud to hang on your walls as pieces of art. Pieces that are timeless but also evoke a memory of a time and place that you’ll remember forever. It is so easy to forget !

I have a wealth of experience from my early days as a advertising photographer 30 years ago and I’m still loving what I do. My greatest thrill is to present you with images that you’ll love forever. Photographs that will tell a story and will become part of your families history.

I know I’m lucky to do what I do and I never take it for granted. I have clients that have been with me since I started and only want me to photograph them. You will get the best personal service available and I always give every shoot everything I have ! You will look back in years to come and think this was one of the best things you ever did. Family portrait photography is not easy to do well, it is so much about a good rapport and an understanding as much as it is about knowing about light and composition. It takes years to master and although it may seem easy, 30 years of experience makes allot of difference.

Commercial Photography

Commercial & Editorial Photography

Photographing your team, your brand, your people and your business. Please visit my commercial site which is www.creativeheadshotsuk.co.uk

My photography style is natural and contemporary. I offer you an exceptional level of service and will give you a stunning set of images. I’m really easy to work with and used to tight deadlines and difficult situations.

 I am a Lightroom and Photoshop wizard and can offer you creative effects on your images.

My prices are competitive and I can produce acrylic artworks, frames and canvas’s for your office space to lighten the area and make the work environment colourful and fun.

I am always happy to get the images to you as soon as possible so you have no waiting time. Even if it means working through the night !

James is commissioned to create images that say something and sell something. I am a specialist in making my subjects feel relaxed and getting the best from a team.  I have a love of art – constantly seeking to push boundaries within the constraints of the brief. With 30 years of experience I can really make a difference to your companies public profile. So visit www.creativeheadshotsuk.co.uk for more information

I am based in Kent just outside London but I work worldwide.

 

Wedding Photography

Wedding and Special Occasion Photography

Capturing your special day

Is it really worth talking a risk with your wedding photography? With so many more photographers in the market place how do you know your day will be recorded with real expertise? I have been a professional photographer for 30 years and have yet to have had a disappointed client. I have a deep appreciation of art and a natural empathy with people that can’t be taught. I know the technical side inside out and will create beautiful images for you with ease and without impacting to much on your day.

You will find me very easy going and very respectful, I love people and realise how lucky I am to do the job I do. As well as creating stunning images I can also create stunning albums using the best album manufacturer in the world. All bespoke and designed by me.  I work creatively on each album to make it a one off piece of art you’ll treasure forever. I work mostly in the UK but sometimes travel abroad depending on the clients wishes. Why not send me an email and I’ll call you back and we can chat about your day and how you would like it to be ?

I have had so many of my portrait and commercial clients say to me they had wished they had booked me or an experienced photographer to shoot their wedding. It really isn’t worth the risk, I have won many awards for my work and am considered one of the best photographers in the country.

 

Photography Courses

Photography Courses

I offer 4 different photography courses, Beginners, Intermediate,  Advanced and Photo shop and Lightroom,  giving you 1 to 1 tuition. The idea is to get you from complete beginner up to professional standard within 4 easy to follow lessons. 

Beginners Photography

If you are new to Photography it is essential you have the correct understanding of how the camera works and how you control your camera. Unless you have a solid foundation of this basic knowledge you will always struggle to be able to work the camera effectively.

Learn the basic functions of the camera. Understand what they do and how they effect each other.

Aperture
Shutter speed
ISO Speed settings
White Balance ( Colour temperature )
Metering
Image quality settings
Exposure Control
Auto Focus settings
Aperture priority/Shutter Priority/Progamme Mode.
Learn how to control exposure and understand some of the different functions on your camera.

Price:£295 +Vat.

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Intermediate Photography

This is based on the assumption you have either done our basic photography course and would like to move forward.

What You Will Learn

Composition
Natural Lighting for Portraits
Indoor natural light
Outdoor natural light.
How to compensate for difficult lighting conditions.
Where to find backgrounds for portraiture
How to get the best from your subjects.
Landscape photography.
Lenses, why certain lenses work better for certain subjects.
How to shoot in low light conditions and still get an effective shutter speed.
When to use flash and how to use fill in flash.

Price: £395 +Vat.

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Advanced Photography

If you have completed our courses one and two we recommend before you start shooting professionally yourself we do a shoot together. For this we hire a model, you will actually learn how to pose people as well and understanding the creative process a lot more.

What You Will Learn

Preparation for a shoot
Dealing with Models and clients
Making sure your camera is set correctly and ready to go.
Looking over a location to find the best places to shoot.
What to look for and how to utilise any given situation.
What settings will I use on my camera
What is my final vision for the images
Learn how to be creative in difficult circumstances.
Learn mental techniques to help you stay focused and calm during a shoot.
How to be relaxed and creative.
Take your photography to a new level !!
Price: £495 + Model Fees

Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom Courses

Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom Course

Learn to master the industry-standard software for Photo processing and development

In this course you will learn

Colour management
Storage solutions to keep your images safe.
Workflow
Lightroom creativity
Retouching in Photoshop
Create special creative pre sets in Lightroom.
How to balance images
Exposure control
Contrast control
White balance
How to balance shadows and highlights
Effective use of split-toning
Noise reduction
And many other features and some dark arts known only by a few .

Price:£295 +VAT

 

Pricing

Each commission I do is very different so I like to quote for each new client on it’s own merits. If you like my work and you can tell me a bit about where you are, what you would like, I’d be very happy to quote for you. Prices for family photography are very reasonable taking into account the time I take with each client and the amount of work that goes into creating the images.

Contact

My Contact Information

 

Email: james@jamesbignell.co.uk

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