Photographer Manchester Manchester, Shearer
|Manchester||SWPP ASWPP Qualified Member|
Friday 22nd June 2018
ManchesterNeil Shearer ASWPPThis shows the qualification attained by Neil Shearer within the SWPP and associated societies.
Neil Shearer Photography
7 Shawdene Road
tel:- +44 7955 598 163
web address:- www.neilshearerphotography.com/
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Type business: Full Time Professional Photographer
My photographic style: I shoot commercial sports photography with a dynamic and bold style which appeals to a wide range of people and brands.
My greatest strengths: I pride myself on my lighting skills and may ability to work well under tight deadlines which is essential when shooting top athletes.
I have been in photography: Full time for 3 years, and 7 years before that learning my craft.
How I got started in photography: It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to Brazil in 2004 that was the catalyst to buying my first camera, a Nikon F80 which I still have today. That three week trip turned into six months and the images I shot had a profound impact on me. I still look back at them today as a great reminder of where it all started.
My photographic skills: Lighting, organisation and directing when on a shoot.
My personality: Very outgoing! I find I get on well with most people and I always go above and beyond to make a good first impression.
Geographic areas I cover: I'm based in Manchester but travel all ok the UK and Europe for commercial work.
Venues I frequently attend: I shoot mostly in gyms and Crossfit boxes. I am very lucky that in Manchester we have some of the best looking places to shoot.
I found inspiration from: I am constantly inspired by the athletes I work with. Whether they are at the top of their game or whether they are just normal people trying to improve their fitness. I take inspiration from everyone!
Success in photography: I hold an Associateship with the SWPP and regularly enter the monthly comps, not sure my style is so well suited to competition though!
Photographic training: I am mentored by Damian McGillicuddy and the MMOS team. He taught me how to light, how to run a business and almost everything else I know about photography.
My interests outside photography: I train Crossfit... a lot! Its a great way for me to keep fit and also to do some great networking at the same time. Most of my social clients come from with the fitness industry, so meeting new people at the gym is a great way to get my name out there more.
Major events: I have two young kids that keep me grounded! I love working from home because it means I get to spend more time with them. When I worked for a big company previously I would often not get home until 7pm.
Testimonials: Neil is the best photographer I have worked with, and from being in the performing industry for over 10 years I have seen many photographers. He takes great photos in a couple of takes and then you're off onto the next set up. I am so delighted with all the photos Neil has taken for my gym and cant wait for our next shoot. He can make you look like however you want to look and feel so comfortable so you are able to release your inner model. Em Saville - Owner, M Squared Fitness
Why I like the SWPP: It feels very welcoming, like one big family.
Tagline: Life is out there for the taking...
Future plans: To work with bigger and bigger clients, dream clients include Nike and Adidas and shooting global ad campaigns is in my three year plan...
Neil is also a member of WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International).
Status. Professional Member
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