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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 [...]

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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 a professional [...]

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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 [...]

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12 inspiring ecommerce sites with amazing product photography

Product photography is a crucial element of any ecommerce site. First off, product photos attract the right customers to your site. They provide consumers with much-needed information about the product, making up for that lack of physical shopping experience. Good product photography also manages [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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A guide for professional headshots

In need of some new professional headshots for your business? Not sure what to look for when it comes to finding a photographer? Our handy guide will shed some light on what it takes to get the best business headshots, and even provide some [...]

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Food and Drink Photography: The Flat, Exeter

Interview with co-founder, Chloe Whipple We recently ventured on a food and drink photography expedition to The Flat restaurant: a bustling vegetarian/ vegan restaurant located on Fore Street, the hub of all things Indie in Exeter. Having just celebrated their first birthday, we sat [...]

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