Commercial, Editorial, Advertising & Lifestyle Photographer Bristol, Bath and Somerset
You strive to be professional and knowledgeable in the workplace. Shouldn't your company use a photographer who is just as knowledgeable and professional about his own line of work? after all, the chances are that your potential customers first experience of your company will be your website or an advertisement in a publication, and it is well known that it is appealing imagery that will catch their eye and entice their attention to your promotions, so your visual appeal HAS to be more appealing and professional than your competitors.
Whether you're capturing employee portraits, documenting a special work event, shooting your company's product for an ad, or taking photos of a new building, a professional photographer will deliver the best results possible. Professional photographers specialize in areas such as portrait and headshot photography or architectural photography, so you'll know that your employees, your products, or your workplace will reflect the image that your business wants to present.
You wouldn't hire an engineer to head up your marketing efforts, or get your cousins 15 year old son to fix the plumbing in your house, so why expect your employees to capture the kinds of photos that a professional is trained to capture? If your business's image is important, it's important enough to require a professional photographer.
Our photographic studio is set at the base of a stunning valley in the village of Tellisford, near Frome Somerset. Our work space forms the central section of a stunning converted water mill, housing a hydro turbine generating enough electricity, when at full capacity, to power around 62 houses, meaning we are running off one of the most eco-friendly energy sources possible. Combined with our strictly enforced guidelines, using only fully bio-degradable liquids, no detergents, a modern composting toilet and under floor heating utilising the warmth generated from the plant, we are doing all we can to ensure that our working day has the least impact on the environment possible. And it all combines to make the most relaxing and inspiring photographic studio spaces imaginable.
Sat directly above the river Frome on the border of Somerset and Wiltshire, surrounded by trees, fields and the lovely cobbled Tellisford Bridge, the setting alone has the potential to fulfil the needs of many location shoots. Full length south and north facing windows and with a bank of skylights above, there is plenty of scope for wonderful ambient lighting within the studio itself, as well as full studio flash work, just give us the brief and we will find the best combination of lighting to make it look its best. Even on location we are able to power our lighting with a nod in the direction of Mother Nature. Our portable lighting systems are trickle fed in the studio during down time, no 50m extension cords and health and safety issues for us while maintaining our environmentally friendly approach to high end photography. In close proximity to Bristol, Bath and the M4 corridor we can easily travel to any location required to cover your needs.
Having first picked up an SLR camera at the tender age of 8, Tim quickly found himself enthralled by the magic of the photographic process. Running around the fields and woodlands of the west country chasing birds and random things with his good friend Ben, the two of them swiftly developed a more in depth interest, Ben’s scientific mind getting caught up in the physics of the process, Tim getting his first taste of what was to become a heavy addiction to light in all its forms. The duo, being lucky enough to have grown up not too far from Bath where one of the worlds leading photographic authorities, the Royal Photographic Society, was based, attended a few school holiday and weekend courses, learning from commercial and fashion photography professionals the art of black and white photography, learning to compose images, develop films and make wet prints and even some studio lighting work in the stunning Octagon Rooms. This was probably a pivotal point in Tim’s life as he was discovering a way to express himself, a way to interact with the outside world. Little could he have known how important these days may have been to his life, the lessons and skills learnt so early on leading to a skill base that was to become second nature.
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When Tim left university having studied Photographic Art, of course like all good students he took a job in an entirely unrelated field, lifeguarding, but being a commercial and advertising photographer was still the dream, specifically at the time an outdoor sports photographer. Eventually he landed a job working for a series of local newspapers and spent 2 years visiting cake fete’s and small town football matches, not quite the fantasy but all incredibly good experience in the real world. Another 2 years were spent following this working in a contemporary portrait studio where he gained greater skills in dealing both directly with posing and relaxing clients and also developing his skill set in photographic studio lighting. Finally the time came to make the jump and go it alone, to turn freelance, this was not yet the birth of the Watermill Studio, but its conception was beginning. First Tim needed to blow out some cobwebs, and ran away to France to live in the Alps for a few months, honing his snow sport photography skills and generally getting to enjoy one hell of a big adventure in the wintery mountains.
We now skip to 2011 (the intervening years were filled with much irrelevant fun and a number of false starts and rookie mistakes), its a frosty February morning, and Tim is tiring of running his small commercial photography business from his front room, its time to upgrade to a real base, and after scouring the internet and knocking on a variety of doors searching for a suitable home for his business, he stumbled upon a recently completed renovation project which had a good sized space available for rent, it was slightly more expensive than he could afford but the setting and space itself was so unbelievable stunning that only 2 days later he signed the lease and the Watermill Studio was born.
Since opening the doors officially on the 1st of March 2011, the business has grown healthily, despite its remote location which has proven to be so much more of an asset than a hindrance. In the last few years Tim has worked for some amazing clients, has shot world famous chefs in the Ritz, been taken by Aston Martin to France to meet, shoot and dine with the owner of Louis Roederer Champagne, conducted fashion shoots on the sunny beaches of Spain, been kicked off Somerset beaches by the police, met Liz Hurley in the Houses of Parliament and flown in a hot air balloon with Cameron Ballons over Bath and Bristol. Its certainly been a fun ride so far. You can view some more of Tims more recent escapades on his personal web site www.timjbaker.com
The Watermill Studio covers a variety of Commercial and Editorial photography projects for local (Bristol, Bath, Somerset and the West Country) business’ and larger national and blue chip companies. Offering a variety of services from studio product, fashion and lifestyle photography, location photography for interior designers and furniture manufacturers, editorial photography for print based clients such as the food and restaurant photography for the Daily Mail, automotive features, editorial portraiture and high end private event photography for Billionaire Magazine, being featured in Professional Photographer Magazine and getting multi page spreads in the international Toni and Guy Look Book. We also shoot fashion catalogues and look book photography for companies such as Dickies Street Wear Europe, Peregrine Clothing, Brown Cow Organics, River Cottage and Masato Fashion studio in London.
We're not focused on price (though of course we still have mouths to feed and bills to pay), we're focused on providing a high quality photography service to meet your needs, and hopefully paying for a trip to the snow every year or two. Our job satisfaction comes from making great lifestyle and advertising photography, the buzz of seeing the image you have been striving for appear on the back of the camera is still one of life's finest pleasures for our photographers.
We offer total flexibility, and tailor our shoots and services to your needs and to complement your brand, a photograph is capable of saying so many different things, stirring so many different emotions and desires, so I will make sure we know how you wish your customers to feel when they view your fashion photography catalogue or brochure of multi million pound yachts, and capture the essence of it in our images.
Our clients appreciate the benefits of our personal approach, quality and high standard of photography and service, and our coffee and tea making skills match many of the lower quality cafe's frequented by photographers in Somerset and Bristol.
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Bath, Bristol and Somerset Commercial Photography Studio and Food, Fashion, Product, Headshot, Lifestyle, Editorial and Advertising Photographers. Bristol commercial and fashion photographers are amongst the best photographers in the world, the fast pace of the editorial photography world means that mistakes cannot be afforded, so Bristol Fashion Photographers need years of professional experience behind them, as well as a great team of fashion stylists, models and production team. In our Somerset based commercial photography studio we have not only all the experience and knowledge required, we also have a network of contacts within the Somerset and UK fashion and photographic production circuits so we will bring together the perfect team to deliver on time and hopefully within budget.
Bristol is a pivotal international city filled with commercial, fashion, advertising and fashion photographers working in the editorial, fashion and commercial photography sector. The competition is fierce for the work, which is why many photographers desire to have an agent, someone who clients, advertising agencies and design agencies will come to to commission their photography as a known quantity in the commercial photographic industry. We are just like all the others and would love this luxury, but as it stands we must attempt to market ourselves in order to gain a more illustrius client base. We make sure that our photographic work does this for us.
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Bath and Bristol may not be as important a business hub to the world as London, so local photographers in Somerset will be fighting for a smaller pool of work than Commercial and Fashion Photographers in London, but equally there less of a saturation of them around, luckily the cows don't seem to have mastered SLR's yet so the competition is lighter.
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For more information about our work, and to find out how we can help you achieve your photography requirements, get in touch.
We currently use exclusively Fuji X System and Hasselblad camera systems as we have found the give us the finest quality images
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The world of Somerset editorial photographers is broader than the narrower array of techniques used in Bath commercial photographer work. The Bristol Lifestyle and Advertising Editorial photographer uses a wide variety of photographs to sell not only products but lifestyle, concepts and ideas. The Somerset Lifestyle and Advertising and editorial photographer has greater photographic creative freedom to interpret how products, services, Bristol lifestyle photographers and ideas can be presented photographically. Bath editorial photographers are often experts at marketing, layout, business management and sales trends. An estimated 80 percent of all Somerset editorial campaigns use Bristol commercial photographer, as of 2011, according to my Nan.
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