Alex Sharp Photography: Blog http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog en-us (C) Alex Sharp Photography alex@alexsharp.co.uk (Alex Sharp Photography) Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:13:00 GMT Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:13:00 GMT http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/img/s/v-5/u739453632-o49221054-50.jpg Alex Sharp Photography: Blog http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog 120 90 FlatLay Photography Backgrounds http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/4/flatlay-photography-backgrounds Quite a few of my product photography clients have asked me if I can supply them with their own mini backgrounds for their flatlay social media photography posts and blogs etc and so I have put a small range together, there are 12 in the range at the moment, but it will continue to grow with new textures and colours each week.

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The FlatLay Photography Backgrounds are from photographs of real items, printed lifesize onto board so that they wont fold or curl at the corners and can be pulled out and used straight away without you needing to weigh corners down etc. Above is the Distressed white painted Door and below is Tree Trunk.

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You can use them on their own with your products in true FlatLay Photography style or you can use a couple of them together to create a mini studio set of your own if you have slightly larger items that don't work in a Flatlay situation.

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The Flatlay Photography Backgrounds are £18.00 each plus £5 p&p or £32 for two plus £5.00 p&p.

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They are all available through my Etsy shop and are also available through the shop on this website.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/FlatlayBackgrounds

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They are 40cm square and 3m thick on rigid board, so easy to store behind a cupboard or your sofa when not in use and quick and easy to pull out and use when needed. They are £18 each or £32 for two plus £5 p&p.

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The question is - what will you photograph on yours ?

If you would like more information or are interested in learning how to shoot Flatlay photography with your products for your blog and Social media posts please just get in touch, I will soon be opening registration for the up and coming class.

 

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Equestrian Photography around Worcestershire, the West Midlands and Warwickshire http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/4/equestrian-photography-around-worcestershire-the-west-midlands-and-warwickshire Equestrian photographer worcestershireEquestrian photographer worcestershire

Horses are just starting to lose their winter coats now and over the next month or so they will all start to look stunning again as rugs are removed and the sun starts to show us it's face.  When I photograph you and your horse there are many options, but I come out to you and your horse - or horses at your yard, field or stable and we can take a selection of photos of both you and your horse in a natural way and also some photographs of you riding if you like or if you prefer we can do more fine art style photos on a coloured or black background.

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Don't worry if your horse is worried/spooked by the backgrounds, I work around your horse and we make sure that your horse is happy and comfortable with everything that we do, so if they don't like a new background appearing, then I find another way of achieving the same result for you.

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So whatever type of images you would like to achieve we will try our very best - and if you book in and the weather isn't with us, then don't worry we just move the shoot to another convenient day.

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If you would like to book in or buy a gift voucher for a friend or loved one then get in touch. Gift vouchers make great and different gifts for the horsey lovers in your life.

Tel:07885472010 or Email: alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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alex@alexsharp.co.uk (Alex Sharp Photography) equestrian photography worcestershire horse photography horse portraits photographer wedding photography west midlands http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/4/equestrian-photography-around-worcestershire-the-west-midlands-and-warwickshire Mon, 09 Apr 2018 16:02:58 GMT
Bromsgrove Wedding Photographer http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/3/bromsgrove-wedding-phootgrapher Todays' Blog is about all of the wedding photography that I cover in Bromsgrove. I now live in Dodford, which is half way between Chaddesley Corbett and Bromsgrove and so as you can imagine I cover a lot of weddings in the Bromsgrove area.

 

Venues that I photograph weddings at regularly around Bromsgrove include;

Manor Hill House wedding photography, Grafton Manor weddings, Brockencote Hall wedding photography in Chaddesley Corbett, Dodford Church, St Peter's Church in  Bromsgrove, St John's Church in Bromsgrove, Stone Manor wedding photography in Stone, Red House Barns wedding photography, the Dodford Inn and The Nailer's Arms are venues I have photographed wedding receptions at. I have also photographed weddings at The Bromsgrove Holiday Inn and the Bromsgrove Hilton too.

The Bromsgrove area has many many wedding venues and they all offer different pros and cons depending on what size wedding you are having and whether you are looking for an exclusive venue or if you prefer a large hotel wedding that has the facility of being able to offer lots of bedrooms for your guests etc etc.

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The wedding photography above  and below is from Manor Hill House in Upton Warren.

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The wedding photography images below are from Red House Barns and Grafton Manor in Bromsgrove

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The wedding photography below is from The Crown and Sandys in Ombersley, so still very local and another great venue.

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Here are some more wedding photographs from Red House Barns in Stoke Prior below.

The selection of wedding photography below is all from Brockencote Hall in Chaddesley Corbett.

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We mustn't forget of course another fabulous wedding venue in Bromsgrove and that is Avoncroft Museum, a wedding photographers dream :-)

If you have your wedding booked but haven't yet booked your wedding photographer, whether your wedding is at one of the many Bromsgrove wedding venues or elsewhere, please just get in touch and I can let you know if I am available for your wedding day.

Tel: 07885472010  Email: alex@alexsharp.co.uk

 

 

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I have photographed several weddings at Arley Arboretum, the trees and gardens are amazing.

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The church is right next to the gardens and so guests only have a short walk from the chapel to the Italian Gardens and their Reception.

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It is a pretty church with a sloping drive up towards it, makes for a great walk through when the confetti is being thrown ;-)

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The Italian Gardens are a stunning setting for casual photos and also for group shots. Arley Arboretum has had a lot of excellent work done on the Italian Gardens in the last couple of years and so now for Wedding Photography it really is a wedding photographers dream.

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The marquee out on the front lawn is in a truly beautiful setting, huge lawns for guests to walk around and plenty of room for kids to play and run around, quite safely within view of their parents.

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The light inside the marquee was fabulous, very soft and flattering, each time I have been there different size marquees have been used, but no matter how large or small they seem to fit into the front lawned area magnificently.

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If you would like to see more images from weddings and parties that I have photographed at Arley Arboretum in Worcestershire you can email me at: alex@alexsharp.co.uk or call me on 07885472010

 

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alex@alexsharp.co.uk (Alex Sharp Photography) arley arboretum wedding photographer photography wedding photographer arley arboretum wedding photography worcestershire http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/3/arley-arboretum-wedding-photography Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Business head shots for Social Media http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/3/business-head-shots-for-social-media A lot of you don't have great head shots, we try and take selfies, or we get our friends and family to take quick snaps for us to pop on our websites and think "that'll do", but when we put bad pictures of ourselves on our social media sites and websites, what does this say to potential customers ?

To me it says you don't care - and if you don't care if you are represented well in your photograph why should I think that you will care about the work that I might ask you to do ? Think about it... you don't buy products that have bad product images - so why would you buy into a person that can't be bothered to show themselves properly ?

I am currently offering a selection of business head shots - some are done inside some outside, you can have a couple of outfit/suit or blouse changes to create different looks etc. and get all of the images on disc - or you can have them as downloads from my online gallery whichever suits you, but we will get you 10 different photos in colour and then I also put them into black and white for you, giving you a selection of 20 images in total to use on different sites/brochures magazine etc so you're not having to use the same image over and over again for just £100.


Whatever you do, whatever you need your images for I have options to get you a great selection of shots that wont break the bank.

 

Whether you are a musician,  DJ, need them for flyers, websites, social media profiles or emails I have a choice of backgrounds to give you a selection of different looks.

 

If there are a group of you that need images done all from the same office/company you can book me to come to your work place if that's easier, so that your working day doesn't get too disrupted.

Please just call for an appointment or a quote for me to come to your office/place of work.

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alex@alexsharp.co.uk (Alex Sharp Photography) business head photography portraits shots worcestershire http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/3/business-head-shots-for-social-media Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:00:00 GMT
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If you are a craft maker, Artisan, potter, manufacturer of any kind and have products/range that you need to get photographed, I am offering a two hour special at my studio until 15th April. The two hours is £125 and gets you images to use for your website, brochures, printing and all of your social media sites. Having plenty of shots means that you wont need to use the same images day in day out, it means that each day you can blog using different images to keep your pages and blog posts looking fresh and interesting for your potential clients.

If you would like to take advantage of the two hour special, please call as soon as possible to book in,this offer is available from Monday to Friday (not incl Bank Holidays).

Whatever your product and whatever style you would like to have your photos done in I'm sure we can get you a great selection of shots during your time slot.

Whether you have jewellery, handbags, wrought iron work, pottery, or maybe you have a range of items that you buy in specially to sell at Christmas. Great photos help to sell them faster than bad photos.

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For my current availability just drop me a line. alex@alexsharp.co.uk or call me on 07885472010. All photos are supplied in a password protected online gallery that you can download your images from.

If you would  prefer to have your items photographed in-house this can also be arranged for just a small extra cost.

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alex@alexsharp.co.uk (Alex Sharp Photography) photography product photograper worcestershire product photographer bromsgrove product photography hartlebury product photography kidderminster product photography west midlands product photography worcester worcestershire http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/3/product-photography-in-the-west-midlands-and-worcestershire Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:00:00 GMT
How to Make your online store look fabulous :-) http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/3/how-to-make-your-online-store-look-fabulous A lot of people have their own online shops these days, setting up your own business via the internet is becoming more and more popular as more people want to work for themselves and become their own boss and in charge of their own destiny - and who can blame you all :-)

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There is plenty to think about when creating your own website, there is so much competition these days that you have to get your website looking good, with all of the correct information.

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Then of course comes the images, whether you are selling a service or an actual product, you need good images. You also need to have a supply of images for banners and weekly offers, business cards, leaflets etc. This is so that you can update your page regularly and visitors wont keep seeing the same images each week when they come to your website to see what's new.

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When you have your products photographed think about whether you need them photographing on a white background as well as having them photographed in a more interesting way for your own website. Why on white? If you want to sell your products on ebay, NotOnTheHighStreet or Etsy for example they like to have white/pale backgrounds, where as this may be not what you want for your website. Something to think about when you're planning your website.

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Think about the colours you would like in the background and what will work with your website/brand/logo and whether you will want to change the colours with the times of the year.

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010010 If you would like to have a chat about your photography needs whether it is photos of your offices and workforce, factory or products then please call me on 07885472010 or email me alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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alex@alexsharp.co.uk (Alex Sharp Photography) commercial photographer worcestershire photographer photography product photography bromsgrove product photography west midlands worcestershire http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/3/how-to-make-your-online-store-look-fabulous Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Wedding Photography in Worcestershire and the West Midlands for 2018 and 2019 http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/3/wedding-photography-in-worcestershire-and-the-west-midlnads-2017 To all of you getting married this year I hope you have a Wonderful Wedding Day. I cover a wide variety of venues around the country. More local venues to me are Manor Hill House in Upton Warren, Grafton Manor in Bromsgrove, Avoncroft Museum in Bromsgrove, Red House Barns in Stoke Prior, Brockencote Hall in Chaddesley Corbett, a variety of local churches including Harvington Church. Other wedding venues I regularly photograph weddings at include Stone Manor and The Granary, Arley Arboretum, Ribbesford church, all 4 churches in Droitwich and Stoke Prior.

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Sherbourne Park in Warwick, Warwick Castle, Rowton Castle, Birtsmorton Court, the Crown and Sandys in Ombersley, Belbroughton Chruch, Dodford Church, to name a few.

All venues offer slightly different services and benefits, all are beautiful though, for example, Red House Barns in Stoke Prior is a fabulous venue and can accommodate a large wedding of up to a couple of hundred people, but doesn't offer overnight accommodation. Whilst Manor Hill House can't  have weddings of that size, but does offer 5 bedrooms available for hire. Both venues offer exclusivity though. 

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If you are getting married in 2018 or 2019 and would like to have a chat to me about your wedding photography, wherever you may be getting married, please call and check my availability, I have 22 weddings booked in this year so far and am having to turn people away for certain popular dates, so please book your photographer as early as possible.

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Remember when you book your photographer to have your list of questions ready - there are things you should be asking when you book - for example - all wedding photographers should have public liability insurance - and if you ask them, they should be able to show you their certificate. All professional photographers will have more than one camera - so ask your photographer how many cameras they have ? - What happens if one camera breaks ? what happens if a lens breaks ? What happens if the photographer is ill - will somebody else come along to photograph your big day ? will you just lose your money or will they send a qualified replacement ? What is included in the price - Hi res photos on a USB  - if so how many ? How much extra are albums? What happens if you lose your USB is it possible to get a copy - if so how much do they cost ?

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The list of questions goes on and on and I will cover more questions that you should be asking your photographer in my next wedding photography blog post. In the meantime, if you would like to chat to me about your wedding photography call me on 07885472010.

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alex@alexsharp.co.uk (Alex Sharp Photography) photographer wedding photographer manor hill house wedding photographer red house barns wedding photographer worcestershire wedding photography wedding photography west midlands worcestershire http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/3/wedding-photography-in-worcestershire-and-the-west-midlnads-2017 Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Wedding Photography - What Can I Do For You http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/3/wedding-photography---what-can-i-do-for-you This blog is about Wedding photography,but from a slightly different perspective.

This blog is just about What I Can Do For You.

I don't want this blog to be about me - but about what I can offer you, what I offer to you as a wedding photographer.

The First thing that I offer you is Stress Free Wedding Photography - so one less thing to worry about on your wedding day.

We meet a couple of times before your wedding day, if you would like a pre-wedding shoot to feel comfortable in front of the camera we can do this, as you need to feel comfortable in front of the camera - whether it's my camera or another photographers camera, ensure that you are comfortable with your photographer and that your not going to be pulling a strange crazy smile every time you realise that the camera is pointing in your direction.

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I can show you photographs from hundreds of weddings that I have photographed to help show you my style and also to help you see what type of images we can capture throughout the day at a range of different venues, both locally and countrywide. I discuss with you before your Wedding day which type of images you like and don't like, so that I know exactly what you would like. We can go to the venue and discuss your favourite spots and also back up locations if the weather is not as dry as we had hoped - as even if you are getting married in the Summer - having a back up plan helps keep the day stress free.

I go through with you exactly what you are going to get from me - which is a memory stick or DVD of all of your images - Hi Resolution - with everything in colour and also a selection in black and white and if you like the mixed colour photos - you can have some of those too.

If you decide you would like a wedding album, after you are married you can come back and we can sort out a wedding album. The reason why I don't include this in the price - is simple -  not everybody wants an album. So what I include in the price is ALL of the edited images from your wedding - i do not limit the number of images -I take out the blinkies and the ones where auntie Lulu doesn't look great, but all of the others - you get. Some photographers will tell you they give you 100 photos from your day - how do they know which ones are the most important?  Who chooses those 100 ? Surely if you are paying me for - however many hours you choose to pay me for, then you need to be getting ALL of the photos that I take for you during that time. That's the fair way of working. The images on the DVD or memory stick are then yours to have as many prints or canvases etc done as you wish. They are not for commercial use, so you can't sell them to magazines etc. But you can use them for your own personal use to do with as you please - make wall paper out of them if you wish ;-)

OK so let's get to the money part then. What can I do for you when it comes to the money part???? I try and make this as easy as possible for you. if you decide that you would like to have me for the whole day - and we need to have my assistant there to, to cover groom prep as well as me covering bride prep and all the angles in church covered from two points of view etc etc. and you want to spend £1500 with me, then what I say to you is, you don't need to pay me a 50% deposit, if you would like to pay me monthly you can, or 3 monthly ,we can work out what works for you. So long as you pay a deposit and the balance is paid 30 days before your wedding, we can break the rest down into smaller payments - at no extra charge - this isn't any kind of credit agreement, it's just about making life as easy as we can for you.

Weddings are expensive times and stressful times and all I want to do for you is make it as Happy and stress free as I possibly can for you.

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Remember to ask your photographer plenty of questions when you book them - what happens if their car breaks down on the way to your wedding?

Are they insured ? What happens if they get sick/have an accident and can't come ?

What happens if you have to cancel or change your date ? I know most couples get insurance for this these days, but it's still worth asking the question.

There are lots of things to discuss, so make sure that when you go to meet your photographer - or when they come to meet you, you have a pen and paper and are ready to take notes, and ask the questions you have noted down.

The last thing I will mention in this blog. Once I have seen a couple, often people will meet a few photographers before they book, if they don't book me and in the meantime I meet another couple for the same date who want to book me - I let them book me - I don't go back to check with the other couple first - I work on a first come first served basis - the first couple to complete their booking form and pay their deposit gets the day.

I hope this helps you in your search for your photographer to capture your Wedding day. Don't forget to ask plenty of questions. Have fun. Alex

 

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Wedding Photography At Avoncroft Museum http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/3/wedding-photography-at-avoncroft-museum Today I am going to blog about Avoncroft Museum as a Wedding Venue.

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I have photographed several weddings there, both where couples have used it just for the reception, but also where couples have had their Wedding Ceremony there as well as their Wedding Reception. It is an amazing wedding venue, with all of the wonderful buildings it has, the windmill, the post boxes, the old houses and barns, the small train, it has some amazing backdrops for wedding photography in a very small space which is excellent. The last couple of weddings I have photographed there the couples have hung bunting through the main room where the wedding is held and also n the trees outside and it was so incredibly pretty it was really lovely.

 

The textures of the buildings give amazing backgrounds n black and white or colour at Avoncroft and the place itself is really interesting for guests to wander around and look at and enjoy in between the Wedding ceremony and the sit down meal.

 

Avoncroft Museum also has some really fabulous angles and shapes and textures for backgrounds which are a wedding photographers' dream.

 

 

 

Avoncroft museum is a very different venue, where you will get photos that are not possible anywhere else because of the amazing historical buildings that they have, go and have a look round and see what you think and if you decide you would like a photographer that has worked there several times before, then please feel free to give me a call and see some more of my work, on 07885472010.

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Wedding Photography at Cleobury Mortimer http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/3/wedding-photography-at-cleobury-mortimer I have photographed lots of weddings at St Mary's Church in Cleobury Mortimer. It is a stunning church. Really pretty.

 

The church of St Mary’s is situated right in the centre of the town of Cleobury Mortimer (Shropshire).  St Mary's church dates from c1160 with rebuilding and extensions during 14th and 15th centuries.  It was restored in 1874-5 by Sir Gilbert Scott and its prominent features are the leaning walls and twisted spire which forms a distinctive local landmark. 

The above photograph was taken in the doorway of Cleobury mortimer church - as the happy couple were leaving.

 

If you want to go and have a look at the church and see it if is the church for your special day it is open between 10.00 – 16.00 each day, so why not pay a visit and see how special your wedding day would be with this church at the centre of it.

Their reception and first dance below was at Rock village hall, decorated beautifully and a great place to have your reception after getting married at St Mary's Church in Cleobury Mortimer.  I have covered wedding photography in Cleobury Mortimer for several years now, if you would like to see more of my images from Cleobury Mortimer weddings please just get in touch.

If Cleobury Mortimer church is where you are getting married and you would like to have an informal chat about your wedding photography please just give me a call on 07885472010 Thank you.

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alex@alexsharp.co.uk (Alex Sharp Photography) cleobury mortimer wedding photographer cleobury mortimer wedding photography photography wedding photographer cleobury mortimer wedding photographer st marys church cleobury mortimer wedding photography wedding photography west midlands weddings worcestershire http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/3/wedding-photography-at-cleobury-mortimer Fri, 09 Mar 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Working Dog and Pheasant Photographic Greeting cards http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/3/working-dog-and-pheasant-photographic-greeting-cards I am just in the process of launching a series of greeting cards with images of working dogs and pheasants etc on

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They will be available on this website and also a new website that I am currently building, which will be just for products that have my images on them. The new website is www.theluckypheasant.co.uk

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Mugs, Coasters and matching Placemats will also soon be available.

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I attach a couple of taster images for you.

If you would like to purchase the full set of greeting cards, the set of 10 cards including P&P are £20.00

A pack of 5 cards incl P&P are £10.00  (You choose which 5 you would like)

Individual cards are £2.00 each plus £1.00 P&P.

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All of the cards are blank inside for your own message, they are 14.8cm square and come with a brown envelope.

Each card & envelope are cellophane wrapped. All cards are printed in the UK.

Please get in touch for more information.

Email: alex@alexsharp.co.uk

Tel:07885472010

 

 

 

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Product Photography To Increase Your Online Sales http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/2/product-photography-to-increase-your-online-sales Today's Blog is really for those of you that want to show your products to the best of their ability, to ensure they sell as well as they possibly can.

We all know that bad photographs do not show your products off to their best potential and therefore cannot achieve the sales that you want from your products.

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A lot of sales these days are through the internet and in order for people to see your products and achieve the urge to want to purchase your products without being able to touch and feel it, they need to be photographed well to create that need from the person viewing.

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When I photograph products I make sure that I get a few different view points and angles to show people the product in different situations and settings.

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Each product needs thought and some discussion as to what you are trying to achieve with the images. Whilst a lot of companies need their products to be on a white background, they also need photographs that are prettier for brochures, magazines and their own websites.

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Whether you are photographing your products yourself or paying somebody else to do it for you, make sure you put plenty of thought into what will work  for your company and your website - will the photos work with your branding - do you need to use a model - have you thought about the colour of your website and the colour of the background you are using for the images ?

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If you have products that need photographing, I can photograph your products on a plain background if you need these to sell them on sites like Amazon etc., but I also offer more creative images to use on your own website.

If you need your products to be photographed on particular colours to go with your company colours/logo I can do for you too.

Products can be photographed from a variety of angles to show them off to their best, thus giving you a selection of images of each product to show to potential clients to create a better overall view of what the client is potentially buying.

I have 20 years experience with product photography and commercial photography and have photographed products for a variety of companies from Holland and Barrett and Julian Graves to small one person businesses. It doesn't matter how big or small your business is, if you have a product that you want to sell either to other businesses or in an online shop to the general public, they need good photographs, as this also reduces returns on your items. If people can see good images of what they are buying, you will get better sales and less returned products.

 

If you would like to have a chat about your product photography and commercial photography needs, please feel free to get in touch, either by email - alex@alexsharp.co.uk or by phone : 07885472010

Whatever your product just let me know and we can have a chat about what we can do for you.

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Did you have a DSLR for Christmas - Would you like to Learn How to Use it ? http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/2/learn-to-use-your-dslr-camera If you had a DSLR for Christmas and would like to learn how to use it and get more from it then why not book a one to one training session.

A 3 hour one to one session is £95 and we can have a chat before we meet up to see what you most want to get from your session. We can cover off composition and framing, Aperture, focusing, ISO and anything else that may help you.

You also get notes on everything that we go through so that you can remind yourself what we have covered.

You can buy vouchers for loved ones as a gift if you would like to give a voucher to a friend or loved one as a gift.

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You can learn a lot in just a few hours and have some fun too.You can come to my studio and so during the session we can assess your images and you can see what you are learning and see your results as we go along.

 If you would like to book a session, I run these sessions 6 days a week from Monday to Saturday, subject to availability, payment is made when booking. To book a session and learn how to get more from your camera please just drop me an email to alex@alexsharp.co.uk or give me a call on 07885472010

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alex@alexsharp.co.uk (Alex Sharp Photography) photo training in west midlands photographer photography photography training in worcestershire http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/2/learn-to-use-your-dslr-camera Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Equestrian Photography and Mother's Day - A Calorie Free Gift http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/2/equestrian-photography If you are struggling to think what you can get your Mum for Mother's Day, then why not get her a gift that contains no calories but that does include a lovely experience and a two photos to create a lasting memory.

If you Mother is crazy about her horse or dogs, then why not get her a photo shoot voucher as a gift that includes two prints for her to keep. Extra prints can be added to the gift  if you wish.

The price includes me driving to your/her chosen location, if you are further afield please just ask about mileage charge.

The voucher is gift wrapped and can include a message of your choice and can be posted out to you or her.

During the one hour photo shoot we can do portraits of your horse, plus portraits of the two of them together, and if she wants to do an outfit change too we can, plus your Mum will also get an online gallery and two 9x6 inch prints of her choice.

All for £60.


If you would like to include other gifts to the package - mugs, keyrings, mouse mats or a canvas these can all be added on to the gift.

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Whether you are wanting a Fine Art style Portrait for her of natural images of her and her horse or dog the choice is hers :-)

Equestrian photo shoots make great gifts as do Dog photo shoots and they create memories with our four legged friends that play such a huge part of our lives.

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vouchers are giftwrapped and posted out to the address of your choice.

Equestrian photo shoots take place either at your yard/home/stables or favourite place that you like to hack out at - maybe a blue bell wood or field full of poppies?

Dog photo shoots can be done on your regular walk, local park or in my field in Dodford, Bromsgrove.

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If you would like to get a voucher for your Mother drop me an email or call me and we can have a chat about exactly what you would like on your voucher.

Email: alex@alexsharp.co.uk         Tel: 07885472010

 

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Equestrian Photo shoots Over Easter http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/2/equestrian-photo-shoots-over-easter I've had a few enquiries for Equestrian photo shoots over the Easter break, please book in as soon as possible if you would like one as my availability is running low.

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Whether you would like natural photos of your horse running in its' field, or some Fine Art Equestrian photographs, get in touch and let me know. Packages can also be bought as gifts to any value you wish.

Call me or drop me an email to book in for you and your horse.

Email: alex@alexsharp.co.uk     Tel: 07885472010

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alex@alexsharp.co.uk (Alex Sharp Photography) equestrian photographer west midlands horse photographer horse photographer bromsgrove photography http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/2/equestrian-photo-shoots-over-easter Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:01:08 GMT
Working Dog and Pheasant Photographic Greeting cards http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/1/working-dog-and-pheasant-photographic-greeting-cards I am just in the process of launching a series of greeting cards with images of working dogs and pheasants etc on

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They will be available on this website and also a new website that I am currently building, which will be just for products that have my images on them. The new website will be launched hopefully by the end of this month.

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Mugs, Coasters and matching Placemats will also soon be available.

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I attach a couple of taster images for you.

If you would like to purchase the full set of greeting cards, the set of 10 cards including P&P are £20.00

A pack of 5 cards incl P&P are £10.00  (You choose which 5 you would like)

Individual cards are £2.00 each plus £1.00 P&P.

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All of the cards are blank inside for your own message, they are 14.8cm square and come with a brown envelope.

Each card & envelope are cellophane wrapped. All cards are printed in the UK.

Please get in touch for more information.

Email: alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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alex@alexsharp.co.uk (Alex Sharp Photography) canine portraits dog photography dog portraits pet portraits pet portraits worcestershire working dog photography working dog portraits http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/1/working-dog-and-pheasant-photographic-greeting-cards Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:50:30 GMT
Jewellery Photography in Birmingham, Worcestershire and The West Midlands http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/1/jewellery-photography-west-midlands Jewellery Photographer WorcestershireJewellery Photographer Worcestershire

I have been photographing jewellery for nearly 20 years now, whether you need some new images for different seasons, or to advertise special days coming up  - Valentines Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, or if you have a new range of products that you want to launch, you need to make sure that your products look good. They need to look their absolute best to catch peoples eye, to stop them jumping from your website off to somebody else's website.

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It doesn't matter if your jewellery is silver with no gemstones, high end diamond jewellery, or something in between, it still needs to look its' best to attract attention. I also recommend that you have 3 or 4 images to show customers of each piece, this way your potential clients can get a good feel of how the piece of jewellery really looks. 

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Jewellery photography can be done at your shop or workshop if you prefer or if your products are high value and need to remain on your premises that is fine I can come to you to photograph them.

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If you need a mix of photos for social media, for your website banners, blog posts, Instagram, facebook and Twitter feeds, I can also shoot plenty of images for this purpose too for you.

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Jewellery can be photographed on any colour background you would like, black, white, texture, or in a lifestyle set up, whatever you need for your website and other uses.

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If you need your products photographed on a model, I can arrange that for you to, male, female models of all ages can be organised.

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To get a quote for you jewellery photography let me know how many products you have and a rough idea of how you would like them photographing or if you prefer to have a chat about it you can call me on 07885472010 or email: alex@alexsharp.co.uk

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your jewellery, if you would like to have a couple of test shots done before you commit to having many pieces of jewellery photographed that can be arranged too.

Thanks

Alex

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alex@alexsharp.co.uk (Alex Sharp Photography) birmingham jewellery photographer jewellery phootgraphy west midlands jewellery photographer jewellery photographer birmingham http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/1/jewellery-photography-west-midlands Sun, 07 Jan 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Family Photo Shoots and January Portrait Offer http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/1/family-photo-shoots When people come to my studio I try to make it as casual and fun as possible - when I start asking your kids what they've been up to and where are they going next when the photo shoot is over, it's actually a form of distraction - it's distracting them from the fact that they are possibly somewhere they don't really want to be..... Of course once we start if they aren't comfortable having their photo taken I generally take them outside and we have a look for ducks on the lake or look at the sheep in the field - this way I can get some natural shots of them doing things they are more interested in than me and my camera and once they have then realized I am taking their photos whilst they are doing something else it all seems a lot easier for them. The biggest thing I try to achieve by talking about lots of different things is to get people to relax, I might tell them a funny story - something that has happened to me, making people laugh and smile tends to put them at ease and relax a situation, showing kids photos of my dogs is always a help too - I have huskies - kids love seeing their photos.

They key is very much about chatting to the kids on their level, asking them about what they enjoy, computer games, PS games,what they've been up to at school or what hobbies they might have, once I have them chatting to me and smiling and telling me about themselves life at the studio becomes a lot less worrying for them, which I guess is why so many people keep coming back :-)

Of course bringing your pet along helps massively too, kids love bringing the dog along - I've even had cats and hamsters in the studio too, if they're part of your family I always say bring them along and get them in the photos.

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Family Portraits at my studio in Hartlebury are relaxed and fun.

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I am offering a Family Photo shoot voucher for £75, this includes a one hour photo shoot at either Bromsgrove Park or my studio in Hartlebury, an online gallery to view your images plus you have a choice of either 10 High Res images on USB memory stick or a set of prints including one 12x8 inch print and four 7x5 inch prints. The voucher needs to be purchased before the end of January 2018 and is valid for use until 30th June 2018. The voucher specifies all options and you can choose location at time of booking and then choose print or digital file option once you have seen the images. Vouchers can be purchased as gifts if you would like and can be sent gift wrapped for you.

If you would like to book in for a family portrait session, or take up the January Offer you can call me on 07885472010.

Best Wishes

Alex

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alex@alexsharp.co.uk (Alex Sharp Photography) family portrait shoots kidderminster photographer photography portrait photography worcestershire portraits worcestershire http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/1/family-photo-shoots Sat, 06 Jan 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Wedding Photography Manor Hill House http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/1/wedding-photography-manor-hill-house Manor Hill House Wedding Photography is the topic for today's blog.

Manor Hill House is an exclusive wedding venue - so if you book it for your wedding that means you wont bump into anybody else at the venue apart from your wedding guests, they do not have anybody else staying there whilst you are there, it's all yours :-)

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This is great as it means I don't have to worry about who is with the wedding party - as everybody there is there for your wedding.

They have 5 rooms for guests to stay in and there is also a Holiday Inn close by for anybody else that would like to stay over.

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I love the people at Manor Hill House - they are friendly but professional, so you know that your day will run like clockwork and your food will be served on time - piping hot and will be very tasty too.

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There are plenty of photography options at Manor Hill House too, both inside for Bride Prep and on the Dance floor too of course, but also outside in the fields, lanes and gardens that surround the venue.

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Jack is also very popular and features in many weddings that I have photographed at Manor Hill House - Jack of course is the owners horse, he's a lovely lad and always poses very well for his photo with folks. Bride prep at Manor Hill House is always lovely to photograph too, the room is beautifully light and before people start arriving brides can often be found having lunch or breakfast out on the front lawn, which is such a fabulous way to start your wedding day preparations.

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Manor Hill House is in Upton Warren near Wychbold. You can see from the photos above it is a well kept house set in really pretty grounds, it also has space on the front lawns for games, bouncy castles and the like to keep the kids entertained and also the balcony that looks down over the front lawn is a great spot to do the big group shot from, which is always useful :-)

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You can also choose to have your Wedding Breakfast in the marquee, which from a photographers point of view is once again very light for photographs - and if it's hot in the summer, the sides can be rolled up too.

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For My next wedding photography blog I will blog about Grafton Manor.

In the meantime, if you have set your date and would like to have a chat about your wedding day - wherever you are getting married, please just give me a call or drop me an email and I can let you know if i'm available and we can have a chat about exactly what you would like  for your wedding day.

Best Wishes

Alex

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alex@alexsharp.co.uk (Alex Sharp Photography) manor hill house manor hill house wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography at manor hill house http://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/1/wedding-photography-manor-hill-house Fri, 05 Jan 2018 09:00:00 GMT