About Michael Sewell

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 also an Elinchrom Ambassador.

Wedding Photography at Eaves Hall

  I do enjoy working at Eaves Hall, whether it’s photographing their food, their rooms, or as in this case, a wedding. The venue allows a vast array of opportunities for the creative photographer.

Photographing Lindt Chocolate

  Chocolate. The one thing I have a hard time resisting when I’m photographing food. And this is particularly good chocolate, I have to say. Besides, if I didn’t eat at least some of it, my wife would grab the lot, never to be seen again!

Simple Two Light Portrait

This is a very simple and quick portrait setup, giving quite a nice three dimensional feel to the image.

VW Camper Van Photography

This was a bit of a bonus shoot. The morning consisted of headshots for Saving You, an independent mortgage advisor. The usual corporate headshot kinda thing. However, the Managing Director is a huge camper van fanatic, doing his own conversions and getting away most weekends. And I just couldn’t miss an opportunity to have a bit of a play.

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.

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.

Product Photography on White

  Yes, a product shot on white. I think this type of shot is possibly the bane of any photographer’s life. There’s no allowance for creativity, and clients ask for it because they see it on their competitors website. And of course, there’s the fact that a number of the large e-commerce sites demand white backgrounds. We could do so much more for the product, if only we were given the opportunity. Which reminds me, I’ve had such an opportunity just lately, and will follow up with a blog showing a comparison “on white” and a more creative setup.

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