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ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Hi, my name is Will and I am a photographer living and working out of the old steel-town of Corby in Northamptonshire, UK.

I am married to Rosemary, my wonderful spouse of some twenty plus years and together we are fortunate enough to be the proud and guiding hands to two great, well-adjusted and intelligent young adults – one boy and one girl – who are well on their way to fulfilling their potential as decent, caring and positive contributors to the human race. Well, that’s the plan anyway. It might be best to call it a ‘work in progress’ for the moment!

CAN YOU TELL US A BIT MORE ABOUT YOURSELF?

Apart from taking pictures I am a big music fan, Indie and Alternative mostly. Although I don’t play an instrument myself I do hail from a musical family thanks to my Scottish heritage. My Dad was a professional drummer, singer and all-round family entertainer, especially come the New Year (that’s Hogmanay if you live in my town). Any dreams of me following a similar creative path were soon quashed by my ever-suffering Mother, God bless her. Picking up a camera in my teens seemed a wise choice for a quiet life!

These days my weekends often involve ploughing off-road in the local countryside on my mountain bike, spending time with the kids, walking the dog, watching a film or planning my next photo project to stretch my creative muscles.

AM I THE RIGHT PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOU?

That depends really. If you have taken a moment to look at my portfolio as it currently stands I certainly hope that you will find something that appeals or suits your potential needs/requirements. Full disclosure seems only fair: I am an emerging photographer and do not make my living full time from photography – yet.

WHAT DOES ‘EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER’ MEAN?

This means that I hold down a regular 9-5 job which sustains and nurtures my small family unit and helps to keep a roof over our head’s, and those pesky wolves from the door. The rest of my free time, essentially evenings and weekends at present, is spent with a camera in hand and some hope in my heart of making a worthwhile, meaningful and secure future, full time, from my photography. I believe that all significant journeys in life begin with a single step and the creation of this, my web-based portfolio, is one of mine.

WHAT KIND OF PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICE CAN YOU OFFER POTENTIAL CLIENTS?

I have high standards, decent shooting skills, friendly and relaxed people skills, a warm, genuine and personable nature, decent computer and retouching skills, use professional equipment and can rely on solid technique and creative vision to deliver outstanding images for potential clients. Primarily being an on-location photographer I have a small, lightweight kit that travels easily and can be set up very quickly. This allows for maximum flexibility and full creative freedom to produce stunning images, either indoors or outdoors, that have that 'big studio' feel but can be replicated anywhere to suit the needs of the client. 

WHAT KIND OF PHOTOGRAPHY INTERESTS YOU AND CAN YOU BE HIRED FOR?

Here are some of the areas that I love to work in currently:

General Portraiture - actor/performer headshots, seniors, parents and grand-parents, family get-togethers, special occasions, engagements, anniversaries, birthdays

Environmental Portraiture - placing you at the heart of what you love or what you do for a living

Social Media and Business Portraiture - presenting a professional face to the world where first impressions count

Promotional and Event Photography - recording your story to share with the world

Band, musician or artist promotion – press kits, promo material, conceptual, live event

Photo-narrative and Social Documentary Photography - why capture a single moment when you can record and fondly remember an entire story

Product photography or brand promotion

WHAT DOES PHOTOGRAPHY MEAN TO YOU: IS IT SOMETHING YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT OR IS IT JUST A MEANS TO MAKE SOME MONEY ON THE SIDE?

That’s a fair question and an easy one for me to answer.

People who know me well would be better placed to comment on whether I exhibit any ‘passion’ for this wonderful craft. Personally speaking I've always had a deep seated need to explore my creative side and photography has long been my chosen outlet. Over the years I have tended to be a bit of a generalist when it comes to my image creation but if you were to push me I would say that I specialise in, and enjoy most, shooting people, of all ages, be it at work, at play, at rest or just, well, being themselves.

Some of the most wonderful moments in front of the camera often arise when people let their guard down for a short while, usually as a result of feeling comfortable with the photographer, being engaged in the creative process or just connected to the moment and space they are passing through. These are the moments I seek: those fleeting times when truly memorable or engaging images can be crafted and underpins my whole approach to my photography. My photographic style, such as it exists at present, is simple, bold and true to the craft, devoid of many of the latest stylistic, faddy 'trends' and exhibits an honest and respectful connection with the subject.

As for money: at the moment I am at the portfolio building phase of my photographic career so all potential commissions are considered on a case-by-case basis. At the end of the day any professionally delivered service that provides satisfaction to the end user, whether domestic or business related, is worthy of appropriate remuneration, and that’s all I ask.

My goal currently is to become the best well rounded, multi-discipline photographer I can be and although, to some degree, I have experience in all of the above genres, I am keen to experience more in order to progress my learning further. If you are viewing my portfolio, see something of interest and would be interested in making use of my talents then please feel free to contact me using the details below.

WHAT AREA OF COVERAGE CAN YOU OFFER YOUR SERVICES?

Geographically I'm looking to shoot either within Northamptonshire or the surrounding counties but I'm more than willing to travel further afield for the right project or opportunity.

I enjoy connecting with new people and I'd be happy to discuss any photo related needs you have, a forthcoming event you'd like to promote or record, a potential portrait commission or just to collaborate with you on a new project of mutual interest. Why not get in touch with me using any of the links below.

Thanks for stopping by.

email: will@willguthrie.co.uk

mob: (+44) 07811 178675