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Neil Whittaker

Username:Benton
Status:Off-line
ID Number:265326
Member type:Photographer
City:Bury
Region:Lancashire
Country:United Kingdom
Status:Semi Professional
Level:No Experience
Work Preference:Stock Photo
Fashion
Print Magazine
Glamour
Hair
Gothic
Date Joined:22 March 2016
Last Updated:23 September 2017
Last Login:23 September 2017
 
Experience:
My passion for photography began from an early age. Some of my first memories are of the great shots from the 60’s masters .... Donovan, Bailey, Parkinson and in particular, Duffy’s ad campaign for Benson & Hedges. Even today, it is still considered to be a landmark in advertising photography.

After gaining a degree in Manchester, work has included specialist product photography using large format equipment. This then evolved to a general practice studio covering all aspects of commercial photography - fashion, editorial and portraiture. Music, dance and concert photography have been a constant theme over the years.

New digital techniques have now overtaken film technology and Photoshop now features heavily in producing attention grabbing images.

Being a semi-pro offers me the freedom to be selective with assignments and commissions. Equally at home outdoors or in the studio, I am now recognised as one of Lincolnshire’s leading freelance photographers, working on a variety of assignments across the Region.

My journey into photography continues. Whilst Concert and Portrait photography are my true passions, Travel, Wedding, Glamour - Boudoir, Landscape and Architecture also feature heavily in my workload.





 
Comments:
Evocative ......

Imaging is all about light. Cameras are just tools and virtually any camera these days, will produce technically good results. Attention to light and composition is so important and the end results should always be emotive and beautiful to look at. I like my work to go beyond the conventional and to offer my subjects a unique insight into those moments which define them.

Quality and artistic content is always a priority. Photography should not be disposable, even in the iPhone age. Images should capture a moment in time, that will never come back. It is an art form and something to be treasured.