Here's my favourite from a portrait shoot in Bristol for a corporate publication. I wanted it to look very natural, but its actually lit with two portable studio heads. One is in a medium soft box just to left of camera and the other is in the background giving that edge light that looks like its coming from the sun. Combining a very shallow depth of field and heads that will sync at high speed, I have complete control over the direction and quality of light whilst still keeping it looking "real".
The subject liked the pictures so much he asked to use them for his own marketing purposes, and then sent me this glowing testimonial!
“I had the pleasure of working with Simon on a photoshoot whilst working for a previous employer. The shoot was for a magazine. Simon immediately put me at ease - his warmth, professionalism and expertise shone through - and made the whole process hugely enjoyable. Not only that - but the images that were taken have since been used to build my own personal brand as a speaker - and that amplified my profile and contributed to the current day where I am now full time - and Simon’s work is right across my marketing materials. If you are looking for a photographer who captures natural visual images - amplified by his skill - to produce an amazing result - look no further than Simon Ridgway.”
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