Robert has been taking photos for over 30 years and has always enjoyed the process of producing images that are engaging and different. Robert has completed many courses in photography over the years which has enhanced his natural talent and aptitude for getting great shots. Because Robert finds it hard to stand by and watch people fumble with their camera, he also now teaches photography to beginners and has produced an informative e-book on how to get the best from your camera and how to take your photography to the next level.
I love to capture memories for people and seeing their smile when they look at their photos. I try to capture the persons character and so the interaction between myself as the photographer and my client as the subject is crucially important.. I work hard to get them in a relaxed and comfortable frame of mind which allows me to do my job. I just love taking pictures and then turning them into great images that everyone can love and admire for years to come.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done a lot of portrait shoots for families and individuals. I always work on getting them in a relaxed and comfortable state of mind, so this usually means we do a lot of talking and bantering before I even get the camera out. Then I am able to make comments and remarks that gets the reactions I am after and captures their true character and relationship between them. Its important to establish that rapport and take the time to get to know them a little and allow them to get to know me as well .... then we can have a great session that captures the best images.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I haven't entered a lot of competitions, but those I have entered have been fruitful. I have won a peoples choice award in 2018 First place The York Photographic Awards - Mono category 2019 and highly commended in several other categories.
A fun fact about this photographer
when I'm not taking photos, I am usually down in the shed working on my latest automotive project. I have rebuilt and restored many classic cars and bikes over the years.