The main photographer, Ian Birdsey, first picked up a camera at the age of 10 it was from this that his love of photography grew. From that first Kodak Instamatic camera to his first SLR camera took a few years but he got there. With his first SLR camera things really developed and he attended many courses and night school not just on taking photos but also on developing them. Not content with Black & White, Ian went on to develop all his own colour photos in the loft of his parents house. Coming back after a wedding and developing the proof prints and getting them back to the reception was a regular occurance. Ian then took many different paths during that time and eventually came back full circle and he is now back "in the saddle" taking his love of photography still further. The digital age has bought in many changes not least having no darkroom to worry about.
Ian has a BSc (Hons) Degree (2:1) in Business & Computers from Brunel University, along with "LCGI" from the City & Guilds Institute and is now a Certified Domestic Energey Assessor (Cert. DEA).
Karen Barker is the second photographer within the business, as well as being tasked with new business acquisition for the business. Karen is also the main editor. Karen has worked for many years in the automotive industry and comes from a customer care & finance background.
We are based in Towcester in Northamptonshire and will travel as required for any client requirement. We can easily cover commercial requirements that are not just in Towcester but in the wider area covering Bicester, Buckingham, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Brackley and Banbury to name just a few. Recently we have been fortunate to be hired to shoot property in Gloucestershire and Cambridgeshire
Our equipment is based upon Nikon Professional camera bodies and the vast majority of our lenses are also Nikon. We use the fastest lenses that are available for our work, with a varied selection of studio lights and props as required.
We are proud to be members of the following organisations;
Royal Photographic Society
The Society of International Event & Schools Photographers
The Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers
The Institute of Videographers