More about the photography director
Michael Ellis studied to a masters level at Glasgow School of Art, working across a range of media, including photography, film, video, text and sound. He has been photographing professionally since 2002 and his specialism is architectural photography. His photography has been published in the award-winning World Whisky, Betjeman’s Churches, the popular Londoner’s Diary series and Dragons’ Den. Occasionally Michael brings other photographers and assistants to shoots. See the blog on “all the work that’s not work” for Michael’s thoughts on architectural photography and related subjects.
Photography price guide
Location shoots start from £200 + vat. The costs depend on your requirements, so we need to know how many images you need and the context (e.g. for PR and marketing, web only or for print and web). We shoot digitally, and the price includes a level of post-production to optimise colour and tonal balance. We can discuss whether the project would benefit from a higher level of post-production, as this is where digital photography really proves its worth.
For studio photography, many clients want objects shot on a plain background or as cut-outs (i.e. no background at all). For this kind of product photography — often called packshot photography — our standard rate is just £15 + vat per object, including post-production. See our Slippery Fishes website for details about our packshot photography services. More complicated studio shoots involving stylists and set-building will be quoted as a package.
Other media services
Thameside Photography is part of Thameside Media, which is a small boutique agency delivering high-quality media production services. This means that we fully understand the technicalities of photography within both digital and print production and can tailor the output of images accordingly and give our clients advice about colour profiles and optimisation for different uses. Why not consider us for creating your next website? The Thameside Media site has more details.
Every commission is different, every subject has its unique conditions of light, colour, texture and scale, and each client has their specific set of needs. The best place to start is with a conversation. Please phone or email us:
020 8255 9623