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 40 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.

Review – Olympus FL-900R

This review basically came about after a number of conversations I’ve had regarding my “run n gun” setup, which to date, was a Metz 64 AF-1. My original reason for choosing the Metz was the ability to use an external battery pack for reduced recycling times, whereas the current Olympus lineup have no external power option. It kinda came to a head when I did the review for the Quadralite Reporter 200 TTL (Godox AD200 variant), as I found the Reporter 200 to be far more consistent in TTL mode than my Metz. There was a brief conversation with a commenter onLighting Rumours, and it made me reassess my “run n gun” kit. Hence the Olympus FL-900R.

Review – Quadralite Reporter 200 (Godox AD200)

My location kit consists of high powered battery strobes. That said, I do tend to pack half a dozen speedlights for fill and the like, and it’s surprising what you can get out of a speedlight when needs must. Now, considering my location kit is “mature”, and does everything I need, it doesn’t stop me casting a sidelong glance at some of the gear that I see advertised online, such as the Quadralite Reporter 200 TTL and it’s various incarnations. This one came from Pixedo, [https://www.pixedo.com/en/] and arrived extremely quickly and well packed. What made me push the button after so long? Well, I’m an Olympus shooter, and the possibility of radio linked TTL was intriguing. The Reporter 200 is not system dependant, as it has no hotshoe. Instead, it receives it’s TTL instructions, or any communication, via a system dedicated transmitter, such as the Navigator X. Obviously, mine was for the Micro Four Thirds system.

Fujifilm GFX 50s, Why?

I’ve contemplated medium format for a good few years now. I disliked it in my film days, because it was just far too cumbersome. I possibly didn’t persevere for long enough, but should you really have to adapt yourself to become accustomed to a tool of the trade? I much prefer when a tool can adapt to my particular style of shooting, and meet my needs without unnecessary drama.

Food Photography in Wirral

I was asked to visit a young lady by the name of Kathryn Whitehill, in Heswall, Wirral who needed some food photography. She had been a contestant on Masterchef, and has a food blog entitled Simply cooked with love. She felt she needed some new images to help kickstart her new site revamp. A lovely lady, and her site is a good resource for home cooking recipes.

Review – Elinchrom ELB 1200

I had the opportunity to use the ELB1200 ahead of it’s release at the start of September 2017, and it was something I’d been looking forward to since Elinchrom’s announcement earlier that year. My location kit comprises of 4x ELB400 with an action head and a HS head for each one. And I have to say, they are just superb. They’ve done everything I’ve asked of them and more. So whilst I was keen to road test the ELB1200, I did have that little nagging voice at the back of my mind, quietly whispering “What can it do, that the ELB400 can’t?” I brushed those thoughts aside with the obvious reply “Power!”, but is there more to it?

Food Photography in Barrowford, Lancashire

Quite often, when presented with a dish to be photographed, I want to isolate a specific part of the food, rather than present the whole thing. This could be derived from the main ingredient, or the most photogenic item amongst the whole platter.