Buxton and Leek College

Here is a recent shoot I did for Buxton and Leek College,
the focus was on capturing some new images of students
undertaking their studies. I also had to capture full length portraits that could be used as case studies
in their next prospectus. 

I have worked with young people for twenty years now, so I can gauge how they might react to the camera. The young lady in the triptych above was quite shy at first, so I’m really pleased with the results.  I like the limited colour palette and also
the movement. I think the sequence would work well as an advert.

The double portrait was a great find, I had just finished capturing their peers recreating a dance sequence and I turned around to find them positioned like that.  The portrait has a very natural feel to it, at the same time as looking fresh and modern. It would work really well in an editorial discussing student well being. 

On photo shoots I like to mix it up, the two shots are of the same group of students but each one has its own mood and atmosphere. I like shooting both
staged images where the subjects are aware of the camera, as well as candid, natural images
which really help to tell a story.


The portraits below were all taken for case studies, I really enjoy photographing people and I love the challenge of creating something interesting just with three elements, the person, a prop and the background.

I really value feedback from my clients, I wish to build a long lasting professional relationship with all of my clients. I personally wish to continue to develop my photography and creativity and receiving positive feedback is the icing on the cake to any job.

Here is what the client had to say about the project.

“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Richard for future photography work - his attention to detail and the quality of his photos are excellent. Richard is really easy to work with (on a commercial shoot with tight deadlines, several locations and lots of different people), extremely professional and takes the time to understand the job and requirements fully. Really happy with the end result!”

Lucy Thorpe, Marketing Officer, Buxton and Leek College.

Here are more examples showing the variety of images captured on the shoot.

Hope you enjoyed this blog post, the education industry is one of my specialisms. If you would like to see more of my educational portfolio please look at this gallery. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any feedback you may have and or if you wish to discuss a project.
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