Wedding Photographer Nottingham Nottinghamshire, Assad
Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Verity Assad Photography
13 Torbay Crescent
tel:- +44 7735 403 952
Specialist Photographer for :-
Type business: Semi Professional Photographer
My photographic style: I really am not sure how to describe a style. I like trying things out sometimes. Other times I like to stay safe with what I trust.
My greatest strengths: I would hope how I relate to people are my strengths. Sometimes I feel I think on my feet when things don't go to plan. Learning to improvise is a good way to go. There is always more than one way to anything.
I have been in photography: I have been taking images since I was a child, but I have had a studio for the last three years. I may be giving that up soon as I get stuck with marketing.
How I got started in photography: I was always being photographed by my late Granddad. I wanted to explore the other side. I learnt about shutter speed and F stops
whilst my friends were out picking bluebells. I learnt some of it on an old voight lander camera
My photographic skills: I think there are many things technically that can be learnt, especially with lighting but expression is key, Presuming the lighting is good to go. I would like to meet models and clients before a shoot as it's always good to know something about their personalities. I think they may feel more relaxed to as they will know what to expect more.
My personality: wow, I find it really difficult to assess my own traits. My Dad said once I haven't got a bad bone in my body. I would disagree but it was nice to hear anyway. I haven't developed wings or a halo yet so I think I have a little more of the Devil in me than my Dad can see.
I like to think on the whole I am a calm person, I appear to be confident and outgoing but I will let you in on a secret, I am really not. I love people and I think this helps me overcome my lack of confidence as I am naturally curious. If I know I am right about something you would see a very arrogant side to me that may shock. If I see a mis justice I will fight harder for someone than I would for myself.
Geographic areas I cover: At the moment only Nottingham. It would depend what the job is.
Venues I frequently attend: I like the shabby chic Woodborough Hall. I also like Colwick Hall, for the light. Newstead Abbey as the grounds are wonderful and we have a family connection with the place. One of our ancestors ancestors worked there. We were once told their was a connection to Lord Byron as we had items passed down the family but we are not sure how, or if their is a blood tie.
I found inspiration from: So many here. Some amazing Photographers. I love the great olds, Bob Carlos Clarke; Irving Penn; Helmut Newton; Richard Alvedon' who was well ahead of his time, I could go on and on but I have to acknowledge my mentor Gordon McGregor who is so dramatic in many of his images. They shout at you look at me, in a good way.
Success in photography: Ohh ley me think, I really should keep a track but not that many. I have not been successful with the society as of yet. I had a two silver awards in 2011, as far as I can remember. I have an o.n.d in photography. I got an award in Germany and the print went in an exhibition. It was called The Body Clock. I have had a few acceptances in the F.I.A.P and also the G.B.A.P and also gained a credit for a panel of 10 images. I have also had a selectors award with the G.B.A.P. An honourable mention from the photo awards, an honourable mention from the International Monochrome awards; one ages ago of a self portrait from Lord Litchfield, about 25 certificates from Arnold camera club, plus 5 trophies and a third place cup from Rolls Royce camera club which I will cherish when I receive this year as this club is one of the best in the world for winning images.
Photographic training: O level in Photography and a diploma.
My interests outside photography: Sounds strange but anything weird like numerology, astrology, the after life and Law of Attraction. I also do weight training, classes and swimming to keep fit.
Major events: Too many to mention. I have moved home 40 times. I have 3 daughters, 4 including our foster girl who always comes home now she is 25 soon. I lived in Cyprus for a while and that is where I met my husband. I worked on a Lord Byron Project with Nick McCann, who is an immensely talented artist and Photographer. I was Byron's half sister in the images and he even had me swimming with him in Newstead Abbey's lake. I also shot some of the images in his book and also for the exhibition.
Testimonials: They are mainly in my Facebook.
Why I like the SWPP: I like meeting inspirational people, seeing who is fortunate enough to have talent and win awards; the mentoring scheme;
the conventions, Face book page, the opportunity to get awards.
Tagline: Expression is everything, make the most of it.
Future plans: I would have hoped to have kept the Studio running. I did start out with a business partner but he didn't have the patience to put the hours in and was sat at desk, while he was out doing personal stuff. I really did want a team but that hasn't happened. It's a shame as the rent is really low. I am hoping I will be able to have work from it but I will need to be more creative with venues. Thanks for reading.
And finnally: Only that there may be a possibility that I may keep the studio. I have asked the Council six months ago if i could buy it, they were considering but after lots of hassle I am thinking it will never happen.
Studio portraits images
Location portraits photos
Friendly And Personable Professional Photographer
Modern styled images
Picture framing Service
Other wedding photographic services
Civil Religious weddings
Greek Orthodox Weddings
Choice of wedding albums designs
Verity is also a member of WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International).
Status. Professional Member
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