Freelance photographer specializing in news, reportage, travel, stock, celebrity etc..
I am an experienced photo-journalist with over 15 years experience. I have covered a wide range of stories and have had photographs and stories published worldwide in books, periodicals, newspapers and on television. I have throughout my career, acquired many technical and specialized skills in audio visual production and have provided accurately captioned high quality photographs to clients. My work as a photographer for both local and national newspapers as well as private and commercial clients, has required strong communication skills and adaptability to new situations. Good interpersonal skills have also played an important part of my engagement with clients and those I come into contact as part of my work. As already stated within my profile I have a strong technical background and am fully proficient with the use of digital photographic equipment as well as electronic editing software. This includes Adobe Photoshop and Fotostation amongst others. Additionally I am adept at learning new skills and can adapt to new and changing software quickly. Being self employed, I have had to acquire skills in post-production, photographic manipulation, captioning and dispatch as well as sourcing stories and providing newspapers or agencies with images and copy. In addition to modern photographic techniques I am also well versed in the use of traditional 35 mm photographic equipment. This includes the ability to process and print black and white film stock. Outside my professional interests I have strengths in other skills including internet research, running a news oriented blog and playing the piano. I also have a strong interest in cooking, particularly French, Japanese, Chinese and other oriental cuisine.