Alistair Grant (bokeh photographic) - Freelance Photographer, St Ives, Cambridgeshire. Food Photographer; Food Photography; Food & Drink Photographer; Food & Drink Photography; Commercial Photographer; Commercial Photography; Event Photographer; Event Photography; Portrait Photographer; Portrait Photography; Corporate Photographer; Corporate Photography; PR Photographer; PR Photography; Business Photographer; Business Photography and Photography Training Courses in Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire and across East Anglia.    
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   Alistair Grant 

Freelance Photographer Cambridge & London

     

bokeh photographic: Great images sell great products

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... so don't leave (potential) customers to watch paint dry!

It doesn’t really matter whether you are just starting out on the route to market or whether you are have already established an industry presence; the indisputable truth is that great images sell great products. In the food & drink sector good photography is absolutely everything!

However, great images are probably more ubiquitous in the highly-competitive food & drink sector than in any other industry. Moreover, food & drink photography has a reputation for being tricky and is full of pitfalls for the inexperienced (which explains why most photographers don’t offer it and why you probably shouldn't attempt your own photography!). Quite simply, if your images aren’t up to the mark you might as well leave your (potential) customers to watch paint dry.

As an experienced professional photographer who specialises in food & drink photography I can help you gain the edge over your competitors through compelling images that showcase your food & drink products and/or services in the very best light. I make great food look as appetising as it tastes by creatively highlighting form, colour, texture, context and ultimately, an evocation of taste so that customers are motivated to make a purchase.

It is important to have trust and confidence in a photographer. I adopt a different approach compared to most photographers; one that my clients regard as providing an all-round better service. In particular, I provide an alternative to the generic ‘production-line’ of large commercial photographic studios. As well as being friendly and approachable I offer: i) Convenience; ii) Individuality; and iii) Quality.

  • Convenience

Although I operate a product studio for clients that prefer studio-based photography or where working on-site would be difficult I offer the convenience of comprehensive photography services on-location (i.e. at your workplace). If you are a chef, baker, chocolatier etc. this means that you can use your regular production facilities whilst also avoiding the difficulties and risks of transporting perishable, bulky or heavy consumables and equipment to the studio. I work quickly and efficiently with minimal disruption to workplace routine and can supply (or can source if I do not have relevant items in stock) a wide range of photographic surfaces, backgrounds and props.

  • Individuality

Unlike many photographers I realise that clients’ wishes, not my own, are the most important aspect of any photography shoot. I place great emphasis on attention to detail and thoroughly research each assignment so that I am knowledgeable about products and/or services and crucially the sector(s) that individual companies operate within; this helps produce images that showcase important features and thus that will help sell products and/or services. For clients who do not have a finalised photographic brief (or those who have no experience of writing a brief) I am able to provide input at the design stage to produce a bespoke photographic brief individually tailored to client need.

  • Quality

I always ensure that I fully understand a job before even picking up the camera and regularly check back that clients are happy with the way a shoot is progressing. With years of experience as a 'white-label' photographer I can be trusted to work under conditions of strict commercial confidence where this is necessary. As a Canon Professional Network photographer I shoot only on Canon Pro L-marque (‘red-line’) equipment and have invested in an extensive range of cameras, lenses and lighting so that I can select the best combination for whatever I am photographing. I deliver fully-finished ready to use print/electronic images and/or scalable vectors for clients to incorporate into their own artwork and routinely supply both high (for print applications) and low (web applications) resolution files in the file format(s) preferred by the client. I never outsource or sub-contract photographic work (not even post-processing & retouching) so I am able to personally guarantee the production of first-rate images to the highest standards.

Finally and in direct contrast to most other food & drink photographers my policy is to never shoot fake, contrived or artificially doctored products. This is because I respect the skill, time and effort that clients put into their product(s). To substitute, for example, sunscreen lotion for milk, to add WD-40 to impart a sheen, or to paint fruit to make it more vibrant (I could go on at length) doesn’t exactly signal appreciation of the food & drink that has been lovingly produced. Therefore, I only ever shoot products in their ‘natural’ form. Anything added for photography purposes must be edible and within context. This is probably a good point to declare that I think it important to sample the food & drink that I photograph. Admittedly, it might seem a perk but in all seriousness tasting food & drink really helps decision-making about how best to photograph the product.

   

→ Call Alistair Grant on 07775 365507, Email alistair.grant@bokehphotographic.co.uk or click Booking Enquiries if you have any questions or would like to make a booking.

   
     

bokeh: "the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens"


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