Working as a commercial photographer in Devon and Cornwall really does provide me with a varied and diverse working life; every day is very different!
Although the purpose and the techniques are always similar, the subject matter and location environments can be assorted and very mixed. I meet lots of interesting people, go to places I never realised exist and learn about all sorts of organisations. I love my work.
Last week my work as a commercial photographer in the South West included: Antique chairs in a country house, a health & safety director in a petrol terminal, contemporary kitchen interiors, working portraits of trainees in a college, some corporate business headshots and product images of horse riding boots!
Environments & People
The environments for these locations are all so different – from industrial docks in Plymouth, to a rural Dartmoor home, to a factory in Cornwall, to a large college campus, to a modern office complex. And the people involved can be anyone from trainee to CEO – all fascinating in their own way. So I never get bored or tired with my work and the people I work with.
The common link to all of these apparently different commercial photography projects (other than Devon & Cornwall) is that we are capturing brands. All of my work is for marketing & communications purposes, commissioned by marketing professionals or business owners. So my job is to create images which use the environment, the people and the subject matter to give power and reality to a marketing campaign.
Where do the Images End Up?
The petrol terminal images will end up in an annual report, the headshots on a website team page, the kitchens in a brochure, the boots on an e-commerce site and the trainees in an apprentice event promo poster and social media. Just a few examples of different ways to use images as marketing assets.
Commercial Photographer – Who & How?
Professional commercial photographers like me are trained and experienced experts at getting the best out of subjects, locations and people, no matter what and where they are. We create marketing assets to get your organisation and message noticed.
See more of my Devon & Cornwall commercial photography and many more varied images on the Tony Cobley Photography website. You can also see more examples on this youtube video on photographing people in business.
Please feel free to Get in touch if you’d like to discuss creative ideas for photographing your unique organisation and creating new, powerful marketing material.