Website photography trends for 2019

As highly visual beings, us humans are drawn to the imagery in a website before anything else. This means website photography has to be top notch. It needs to tell the story of the brand. It needs to showcase products or services. It needs to create an emotional connection with consumers. Great website photography can […]

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Lifestyle Photography: St Petrocks, Exeter

Who are St Petrock’s? I recently conducted a lifestyle portrait shoot for a wonderful charity based in the heart of Exeter – St. Petrock’s. Their heart is to bring hope to people who are homeless or vulnerably housed and to help them rebuild their lives. For over 20 years, they have been committed to providing […]

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Spencer Cobby: Underwater Photography and Water Babies

There’s something almost magical about underwater photography. Whether you’re snapping sea-life in the open ocean or capturing treasured family memories in a sun-soaked pool abroad, there’s a sense of exhilaration that comes from being able to take photos underwater. From amateur to professional level, the attraction to this type of photography is clear. Someone who […]

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Natural vs artificial light in commercial photography

The word ‘photo’ means ‘light’, so it’s not surprising that the single most important factor in commercial photography is, of course, light. Light is the foundation of photography – of this, we’re certain. However, something that people aren’t so sure about is which type of lighting is best: natural or artificial? There are many arguments for and against […]

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10 tips to get started with product photography for your ecommerce website

There’s no disputing the power of product photography for your ecommerce website. The better your products look online, the more you will sell. Good product photography enhances visual appeal, attracts the right customers and increases conversions. As ambassadors for your business, it’s crucial your product photos are of the best quality.    If you’re just starting out […]

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Q&A with Spencer Cobby on product photography basics

Product photography can be intimidating for beginners. There’s a whole plethora of terms to get your head around before you start snapping, and plenty of decisions to make about which camera settings to use. Whether you’re new to the world of product photography and eager to master the basics, or you’re simply curious about the techniques used […]

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Impact through imagery: why is professional photography so important for charities?

We live in a world that’s saturated with information. News stories vie for our attention at every opportunity whilst businesses overload us with content through multiple platforms. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that professional photography is a hugely powerful medium for getting a message across quickly and effectively. With our busy lives charging full steam ahead, it’s […]

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What is commercial photography?

Put simply, commercial photography means taking photos for business use. It’s about creating images to help promote and sell products and services. These images can be featured in adverts, brochures, leaflets, merchandising and menus, to name just a few of their uses. A commercial photographer understands how things sell. They have the skills to create images that […]

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Corporate headshots for Exeter’s Swanky Agency 

Following on from our recently published ‘guide for professional headshots’ (check it out here), we’re taking you behind-the-scenes of a local corporate headshots shoot. We recently had the privilege of working with Exeter’s very own ecommerce experts, Swanky Agency, to capture some professional headshots of their team. Here you can find out about the prep, the shoot and how we worked […]

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A glossary of photography terms and techniques

New to the world of photography? All the technical jargon leaving you feeling frazzled? Fear not, for we’ve created a helpful glossary of key photography terms and techniques, perfect for mastering the basics. Whether you’re just starting out as a beginner photographer, or simply want to learn more about this fascinating field, our glossary will […]

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