ABOUT US

Our talented, creative team love what they do, love a challenge and love creating the perfect image.

Our boss, the man himself, Michael Sewell our Senior Photographer.
With over 35 years experience in commercial and corporate photography, covering sports, weddings and events in between. Michael is known for his creativity and lighting skills, his attention to detail and patience for the perfect picture. Michael is an Elinchrom Ambassador and also an Olympus Mentor.

Keeping everyone in line, Anne Sewell our Studio Manager and Business Development Manager is extremely well organised and very much a systems person. She has an eye for detail and often sees opportunities others miss.

“We needed strong editorial imagery for print and social media so Michael was the obvious choice. With minimal briefing he just ‘gets it’, knows what we need to achieve and delivers.”
Heidi Kettle, Group Marketing Manager, James' Places
“A very professional and friendly team. Great service, great product. Highly recommended.”
Roza Romanowska, Franchise Marketing Manager, Lloyd Motor Group
“I just wanted to let you know how delighted we are with the images you took. You’ve made everything look stunning and thank you so much for the really quick turnaround too. I am sure the images will inspire us all to use them in different ways to showcase the collection. I do hope we’ll be able to work with you again in the future.”
Rachel Terry, Curator, Gawthorpe Textiles Collection.

Black and Light

As a commercial photographer, I often find I’m switching backgrounds at a fair rate of knots. White, black and grey being the usual suspects. Not really an issue with most things, but anything that needs to be wall mounted is definitely a challenge.

Speedlighting a Bridal Portrait

This was one of those settings that on the face of it, should have been great. Farington Lodge Hotel had recently built this gazebo at the far end of their grounds, with electricity supplied with the intention of some lighting to provide a nice romantic ambience to the setting.

Small Things!

This was an interesting project. Very small, highly detailed and meticulously painted miniatures from the Games Workshop range. The images were to be used to promote the painting and build skills, and showing the detail was paramount.

Unlocking Olympus

  This is a departure from my usual posts, as it’s not a lighting tutorial or a review of a piece of equipment. It is, however, of use to every Olympus shooter.

Appealing High Resolution Product Images

In a previous post, I discussed the problems of triggering studio flash when using the E-M1 mkII in HiRes mode, and the fact the Elinchrom HS trigger actually worked fine. This image is part of the high resolution portfolio for a client, and the reason I needed to find a solution to the issue of non firing studio heads.

Strawberry Splash

This image was developed for use with the food photography side of the business and has become quite widely recognised since we started using it a few years ago.