Category Archives: Commercial Photography

Commercial photography by Stuart Coleman.

Commercial photography for A2 Solicitors in Rochdale

Commercial photography for A2 Accident Solicitors in Rochdale

The challenge of shooting commercial photography at a busy solicitors office in Rochdale.

A busy working office is not the easiest environment in which to produce commercial photography. Staff are rushed off their feet focusing on their tasks and the last thing they need is someone pointing a camera at them. The lighting is mixed and there is always clutter in the shot. Paul, the owner, said he wanted my photographs to be honest and show how welcoming and hard working his team are.

I’m happy with real and to be honest, it’s what my eye is drawn to. Of course I can see the photographic value of a cheque being signed or  a handshake with a client but, for me, it’s pretty obvious when this has been staged. If you look at the shot on the left, it’s a group portrait and you might argue it is staged but, it’s in the office where they work and the staff are wearing their normal work clothes. I asked them to gather for the photograph so they stopped working, stood for two shots, in ambient light, and then went back to work. Believe me, I can think of easier ways of getting this shot but at what cost? Look at their faces, they are ‘real’.

 

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Portrait photography with singer songwriter Kieran McMahon

Portrait photography singer songwriter Kieran McMahon.

Portrait photography for Saddleworth based singer songwriter Kieran McMahon.

I’ve been watching Kieran for some time after photographing him playing at the Saddleworth Folk Festival. He’s a talented singer song writer and, considering he is still at school, has bags of confidence and a strong set. He asked me to help him promote his music with a few portrait shots which I was glad to do. We settled for something simple with attitude and a touch of grunge. Urban grunge isn’t commonplace in Saddleworth but, if you can find places where authority doesn’t hangout, you’ll find it.

The portraits were taken at a location close to the Satellite Centre in Greenfield, Saddleworth.

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Concert photography Saddleworth: Diggle Blues Festival 2013

Concert photography SaddleworthConcert photography Saddleworth for the 2013 Diggle Blues Festival in Diggle, Oldham, Greater Manchester

Producing images for the Diggle Blues Festival is straightforward but choosing which to use to promote the event is a challenge. I usually pick out my favourite photographs then delegate the job of choosing to someone else. It’s good for me as it allows me to see what others find interesting. With some artists like Victor Brox, photography is easy as his presence and personality go hand-in-hand with his music. Just point and shoot, you’ll always get the shot.

Follow this link to see photographs of the festival.

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Commercial photography: Saddleworth Monthly and West Saddleworth and Lees Guide

201206_bandcontest-470Comercial photography: Saddleworth Monthly and West Saddleworth and Lees Guide

20/04/13

Front cover photographs for Mary Booth, editor of the Saddleworth Monthly and West Saddleworth and Lees Guide

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Commercial portrait photograph: Uppermill Therapies

Karen_portrait_stuart_colemanCommercial portrait photograph: Uppermill Therapies

11/4/13

Uppermill, Saddleworth, Oldham, Greater Manchester

“I would like to thank Stuart for the photographs he recently produced for my business portfolio. He is an all round professional, advising me on what he thought was best for my business right up to the final professional and high quality prints. He is very relaxed to work with and I am extremely pleased with the results. It was no problem to contact him and ask advice at any time. I look forward to using his services in the future and I will certainly recommend him to people I meet.” Karen Atkinson, Uppermill Therapies

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Portrait photography for Boltight Limited

201303_boltight_portrait-4-EditPortrait photography for Boltight Limited

1/03/13

Boltight Limited, Unit 2, Junction 10 Business Park, Bentley Mill Way, Walsall, WS2 0LE, West Midlands, UK

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Commercial photography for Audiocounsel

201212_audiocouncil-70-2Commercial photography for Audiocounsel

18/12/12

Audiocounsel, Sam Road, Diggle, Saddleworth, Oldham, Greater Manchester

I’m not normally one to write testimonials but we are delighted with the photographs Stuart took for us. We are so impressed with the quality and attention to detail that we have used them to revamp our website and, I can honestly say, they have transformed it!!

It was a chance meeting that led to Stuart doing some photography for us. From the outset we liked his personality; friendly, confident, easy going and relaxed. He is genuinely interested in his work and will do whatever is needed to make a project work.

Before the shoot we discussed what we wanted to achieve and in response, he built a photographic story around who we are and what our business is about.

On the day of the shoot, he made us feel relaxed and provided insightful advice using our ideas. After the shoot, we met to discuss his images and work out which would best meet our requirements. The meetings were constructive and really helped us to focus our thinking.

Before meeting Stuart we held the belief that commercial photography was too expensive for a company of our size. He has definitely altered our opinion on that one, he was a pleasure to work with. We think his work has helped to transform the image of our company. We cannot recommend him enough.

Dave & Andy – Audio Counsel

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Portrait photograph for Premier Foster care

Portrait photograph for Premier Foster Care

7th August 2011

Premiere Foster Care, Denshaw, Saddleworth, Oldham, Greater Manchester

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Commercial photography for Audiocounsel

A commercial photography shoot for Audiocounsel

14th August 2012

Diggle, Saddleworth, Oldham, Greater Manchester

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Commercial photography for Audio Counsel

Commercial photography for Audio Counsel
11/6/12
Diggle, Saddleworth, Oldham, Greater Manchester

www.audiocounsel.co.uk

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