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Interior Photography | Architectural Photography

Interior Photography | Architectural Photography

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One area of photography that I seem to do a lot of other which is related to weddings, though can be completely separate, is interior photography.  I have often been asked to photograph interiors and architecture as part of putting a portfolio of work together for a client to use to promote a venue for weddings.  This week however was a little different.

Working for an architect (Peter Bentley of PEB Architects), a kitchen manufacturer (Dave Parry of David N Parry Kitchens & Furniture), and an interior designer (Zena Bentley of Inside the Box) I was asked to photograph a house project in Stokesley.  It is an impressive barn conversion with numerous bedrooms, and guest annex, along with stunning galleried kitchen.  I was more than happy to do the work as all three, Peter, Dave, and Zena, are people I have worked with in the past on other work and have referred work to me.  The purpose of the photoshoot was for them all to put together a portfolio of work to help promote their own respective businesses and the house was an impressive example of their work.

I am happy to take on this type of work as often it complements my wedding photography, and it is always useful to work with other business of high calibre.  Working for interior designers, architects, kitchen & bathroom companies, home and lifestyle magazines, and boutique hotels would be very beneficial to me to help build a portfolio of interior and architectural work, and like I say often complements my wedding photography business leading to further wedding work.

Here is a small selection of the photographs taken.

Damian J Bramley, Wedding Photographer in Yorkshire

Old Photographs to Digital | Scan Old Photographs | Scan Negatives to Digital | Photograph Restoration

Old Photographs to Digital | Scan Old Photographs | Scan Negatives to Digital | Photograph Restoration

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Despite specialising in wedding photography it is often not realised the other services we offer and have done in the past for our clients.  Working as a wedding photographer over the years you learn an awful lot, not only about photography, but digital imaging and image editing.  It is therefore worth posting to inform you of some of the other things we can do, from scanning old photographs, scanning negatives, photograph restoration, to photography training. 

Whether you are an artist, a media company, or private individual, we can offer a range of photography and digital imaging services to help you achieve your goals.

Old Photographs to Digital

One service which is very popular is our scanning services.  Scan old photographs to create a digital image, whether it be to JPeg file format, as a print, or a DVD of images to music, we have top of the range equipment and software to do this to the highest possible standard.  We can scan negatives to digital, scan slides to digital, as well as scan old photographs.

We have the facilities to create a DVD with menu facility of photographs in a slideshow, either with or without music accompaniment, and can create not only DVD’s but PC EXE files, screensavers, MP4 & AVI files.  MP4 files can be played on most smart phones including the iPhone.  Please contact us for more information and quote.

Photograph Restoration

Another popular service we offer is the restoration of old photographs.  Old photographs and negatives deteriorate over time, so it is often worth creating a digital copy of the photograph.  This allows you to keep the original safe and to limited its further deterioration whilst having a digital copy to print and hang on your wall.  We can repair the digital version of the photograph to how it used to look, removing creases and marks if required.

Again we can supply the image in digital image format, or as a digital print.  Our digital prints are light-fast guaranteed for 75 years under normal lighting conditions, and use nothing but the highest quality paper and inks.

Image Editing

We can offer image editing services for photographs and digital images that require work to create a desired effect, or to clean up or remove parts of the image.

Please use the contact form on the contacts page for more help, information and prices.

Rise Hall – Sarah Beeny

Rise Hall – Sarah Beeny

Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing the home of Sarah Beeny, Rise Hall, for its promotion as a new wedding venue in East Yorkshire.  Rise Hall was a delapodated house which was rescued several years ago by Sarah Beeny as a renovation project, and home for her and her family to live in.  The house is to be promoted as a wedding venue and has had to have extensive work done to get it in to some sort of shape ready for wedding couples to enjoy their special day.

Rise Hall is managed by Dine Services, who I have quite a lot of contact with through my work photographing weddings.  It was therefore my pleasure to photograph the venue when I was asked by Matt and Daniel.  The press shot as you can see below is Sarah and Daniel toasting their new partnership in promoting weddings at Rise.  It truly is a stunning venue set in private grounds in the sleepy village of Rise near Beverley.  If you are looking for a unique and different venue with accommodation and even the possibility of a church wedding then Rise Hall just about has it all.

Below is a small selection of the photographs I took yesterday, and I look forward to the opportunity of photograp

Ampleforth College – Schola Cantorum

Ampleforth College – Schola Cantorum

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This weekend I was asked to photograph the Schola Cantorum performed in Ampleforth College Abbey.  This was the 40th anniversary of the concert and was absolutely fantastic.  Obviously during such a performance I am limited in being able to move around so was restricted to the back of the main isle, but captured some great photographs that can be used for the promotion of further concerts at Ampleforth.

 Lighting is challenging in the abbey especially at night, with very low light levels.  I was specifically asked to take a photograph of the entire choir and orchestra at the end of the performance, which required a relatively long shutter speed as I was too far back to use flash.  The use of a lighting rig could have been adopted, though would have taken time to setup and really it was not practical at the end of the performance.  The photograph worked out great as you can see below, along with a selection of other photographs taken at the performance.

Spa Travel – Shop Refurbishment

Spa Travel – Shop Refurbishment

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This morning I was again photographing Paul and his team at Spa Travel following the redevelopment of their high street shop in Boston Spa.  It looks great and very sophisticated.  Much more inviting than it did when I last visited.  I photographed Paul and the staff last year when Paul was initially wanting to update the website and overall look of his business, and the shop redevelopment is one of the last aspects of the business to receive a makeover.

The people at Spa Travel are very friendly and helpful in assisting their customers in their travel requirements and will go out of their way to ensure people have a very positive experience in booking through them.  They have won many awards over the years, and I would highly recommend Paul and his team in finding and planning your holiday and travel, and a visit to their high street premises is a must.  Have a look at the photographs to see what you are missing out on:

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Ampleforth College – Handel’s ‘Messiah’

Ampleforth College – Handel’s ‘Messiah’

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Yesterday evening I have the privilege of photographing a performance of the Messiah at Ampleforth College.  A stunning performance, and a photographic commission which was both interesting and a little challenging.  With such a performance the click of the mirror in my camera was noticeable so I had to pick my moment to take a photograph very carefully.  It was also very noticeable if I moved around so had to choose my location very carefully and stay there for a while, before a suitable moment arose to be able to change location.

The performance was held in the Abbey at Ampleforth which is a stunning location.  The architecture is superb, and despite the lighting not being great, I captured some great photographs.  I thoroughly enjoyed the evening both from a photographic point-of-view, but also as a spectator to the event.  Here is a selection of photographs taken for you to have a look at:

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Ampleforth College – Alumni Reunion

Ampleforth College – Alumni Reunion

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This weekend has been particularly busy photographing something a little different to a wedding.  Friday evening and all day Saturday saw me at the Ampleforth College Society Weekend, photographing a reunion of past pupils of all ages.  A variety of events was planned for the weekend including a welcome buffet on Friday evening, with Saturday beginning with a rugby match, followed by lunch, a hockey match, cider tasting, and concluding with a formal dinner in the evening.  It was a great weekend and I was honoured to be a part of it, being made to feel very welcome indeed.  It was also interesting to photograph something different allowing me to use my artistic and creative skills to produce a selection of photographs that captured the weekend.  With the autumnal weather being particularly mild, the colours in the trees and the soft light made for some lovely photographs, a selection of which is shown below.  A thoroughly enjoyable event indeed.

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Commercial Photography – Aquarius

Commercial Photography – Aquarius

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Yesterday I was asked to take some corporate photographs for a company north of Ripon called Aquarius.  They build Land Rovers that have the capability of going on the rail tracks to clear leaves and for maintenance purposes.  I was recommended to them by Peter Beresford of Redsky, who have done work for me and I subsequently have done some photography for them.  Redsky offer business support, including financial analysis to small and medium sized enterprises.  The photographs of their team on their website were taken by myself and as a result the team at Aquarius wanted something similar.  It was a great photo session as they are a great bunch of people, and again I captured some interesting photographs.  Please see some of the photographs I took:

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BNI Annual Conference 2009

BNI Annual Conference 2009

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I have just returned from a very inspirational day at the BNI Annual Conference held at the Magna Science Adventure Centre in Sheffield.  A very well organised event for business owners with plenty of opportunity for networking, the event exceeded my expectations with quality speakers who really got everybody motivated at a time when the economy is quite suppressed.  With several hundred attendees it is somewhat difficult to identify who to network with, but for the most part the people who I spoke to were enthusiastic to find out about me and my business, and similarly I found it interesting to hear about their businesses.

Speakers for this years event were  Geoff Liberman, Penny Power, Andy Bounds, and Allan Pease.  Geoff Liberman is a motivational speaker believing that fun leads to success encouraging you to step outside of your comfort zone, and make something that feels uncomfortable to feel comfortable.  Focus on your goals, believe in yourself, and do things that others are uncomfortable doing.

Penny Power talked about the future of social networking in order to grow your business.  A joint founder of ‘Ecademy‘, a business online social networking site for business owners, she believes that nothing replaces face-to-face contact, but online social networking adds another facet to get referrals.  It helps turn strangers into friends, who can then become profitable relationships.  Online social networking helps you keep in touch with everyone you meet, and share knowledge to your network.

Andy Bounds is the writer of ‘The Jelly Effect’, a book about how to make your communication stick.  Speaking very enthusiastically about having the right mindset, speaking to the right people, and saying the right things, and how working on these three things helps to make your what you have to say remembered by the people you talk to.  Focusing on your ‘Afters’ as opposed to what you do as a business will help people not only understand what you do, but will also lead to increased sales.

Allan Pease really got everyone laughing with his very animated approach to body language.  Writer of several number one best selling books including “Why men don’t listen, and why women can’t read maps” and “Why men don’t have a clue and women need more shoes”, he talked about hand gestures and body language and how to tell the signs of whether someone you are talking to is interested in what you are saying.  He also talked about the difference between men and women and the way each communicates.  It was an interesting and very funny speech.  If you were to ever get the opportunity to listen to him I would recommend making the effort to.  In fact if you ever have the opportunity to listen to any of the speakers above you will not be disappointed.  All were extremely interesting and well worth taking the time out of a business day to do so.

The BNI organisers have done a great job pulling together this event and I am pleased to have been able to attend.  Anyone who missed it missed out BIG TIME.

Next year’s event is scheduled for the 10 June 2010.

Goodwood Festival of Speed / Goodwood Revival Festival

Goodwood Festival of Speed / Goodwood Revival Festival

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I thought with the pending Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Revival Festival that I would share with you some photographs that I took when I covered the 2007 Revival.  If you have never been then the Revival Festival is an experience not to be missed.  It is literaly like stepping back in time in every way shape and form.  For the most part everybody who attend takes part in dressing in period clothing, and anything modern day is hidden away.  Everything is from no later than the late 60’s, and even if you have no interest in motorsport, there is so much to do and see.  The displays are fantastic, and if you are interested in the racing there is plenty of on track action.  It is seriously competitive stuff.

I would highly recommend you considering attending simply for the experience.  I was very fortunate to have been granted a press pass in 2007 so gained access to areas not accessible to the public.  As such I photographed a whole array of celebrities including Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart, Murray Walker, Tiff Needell, Derek Bell, Rowan Atkinson, Patrick Stewart to name but a few.  It would be great to get the opportunity to attend again.  Please see below a small selection of photographs that I took in 2007.

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