I’ve been taking pictures professionally for about 18 years, since 1998 when I had my first commercial job which was an advertising campaign for All Bar One whilst doing my BA Hons. degree in Photography, Film & Video (University of Westminster). I wasn’t very confident with studio lighting at all back then so I opened the window blinds as wide as possible and used natural light. Which was a shame as Spring Studios had a wealth of lighting kit available.
Since then I try to be an inspiring and creative sports photographer and have managed to shoot in the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia.
My work ranges from high-profile promotional shoots with professional athletes at the top of their game, to grassroots projects with local communities that share a passion for sport and healthy living.
I also really enjoy helping other people to take great pictures and understand lighting by sharing my skills and knowledge or anything I have learned on my journey. From my college and university days, the 5 years living in Spain assisting on big-production advertising shoots around Europe (Annie Leibowitz, Getty Images, Craig McDean), shooting submissions for fashion magazines in Madrid and Barcelona, to returning to London (2006) and making a name as a commercial (sport, advertising, lifestyle) photographer.
Vince’s one-to-one tutorials and workshops train you with all the necessary skills to take better images and get to grips with lighting by understanding all the technical sides of the equipment photographer’s use on shoots everyday.
Anything you need to know about any part of a small personal portrait shoot (and video) to big advertising shoot.
Either come to a themed workshop or better still arrange for a personal one-to-one tutorial to work together on specific issues you are having or new skills you want to learn and master.
Photographer’s Assistant Workshops:
Whether you have passed an A-level, Diploma, HND, Degree or have studied no course at all – to become a commercial
photographer you need experience assisting and working alongside other professional photographers. These workshops provide you with the skills, experience and confidence to approach photographers for assisting work immediately.
For more detail on previous workshops see photographer’s assistant workshop flier in Portfolio > Workshops.
Editorial Workshop – Using Flash with Daylight:
The emphasis for these “shooting for magazines” workshops is to provide you, the photographer, with the necessary skills to shoot portraits, fashion or sport photography on location with confidence using mixed (daylight and flash) lighting. The workshops are usually set in both inside and outside locations, and designed to replicate the briefs usually given for a magazine photoshoot of a celebrity, model or athlete. This helps you get to grips with all the different camera settings and how they change in different situations to get fresh, clean, well lit commercial photographs to submit to your editor.
Previous workshop flier with more info at Portfolio > Workshops.
Vince worked for 8 years as an assistant in the fashion and sports worlds on shoots with Craig McDean, Annie Leibowitz, Alexei Hay and David Beckham, Kate Moss, Gisele Bündchen and many other worldwide photographers, models and athletes. From International Vogue, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan shoots to multi-set ad campaigns for adidas, Pepsi, Renault etc.
Free 20 minute Skype, Whatsapp or Phone call to identify your shoot needs and find common goals.
Stock imagery photoshoots for Image Source. See some of these shoots here – gallery. If you would like to be involved in a stock image shoot please get in touch. The shooting arrangement is usually for the model or athlete to bring 3 or 4 sporty friends along for an afternoons shooting in a sporty location like a gym, sports track or by a river for example.
Models and athletes are required to sign a model release form (link) so that the images can be submitted to the picture editor. In return for their time and energy models and athletes are allowed to use images from the shoot for their own websites and social media.
Any ideas for shoots or enquiries please Get In Touch.