Photographer Bishops Stortford Hertfordshire Michael
|Hertfordshire||SWPP LSWPP Qualified Member|
Friday 24th May 2013
HertfordshireMaria T Michael LSWPPThis shows the qualification attained by Maria Michael within the SWPP and BPPA and associated societies.
27 Pynchon Paddocks
tel:- 07956 301 482
mobile:- 07956 301 482
web address:- www.detheo.com/
e-mail:- Maria Michael
facebook:- Detheo Photography
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Type business: Full Time Professional Photographer
My photographic style: My style is mainly natural, candid photography aiming to capture the very essence of those I photograph. I specialise in on-location, pet photography, producing images that preserve the character and unique personality of each individual to be treasured for a lifetime.
My greatest strengths: I have always had an instinctive ability to work with people, especially children, and animals and have found this invaluable during photo-shoots. Not only does it assist me in making my clients feel relaxed, but it also influences the images I take, enabling me to capture those moments that others may not have seen.
I have been in photography: It would be difficult to say when I first started taking photographs as it clearly started very much in my childhood. Even from this young age I felt a strong respect for the ability to preserve memories with my photographs. However, over the past three years the photography became a dominant part of my everyday life and in 2010 I began receiving commissions for photo-shoots and in January 2011 I officially launched Detheo Photography.
How I got started in photography: In 2005 my life was dramatically changed forever and by 2008 I had been forced to medically retired from a professional career I loved. A strong believer in fate, I now know this enabled me to re-evaluate my life and dedicate more time to my family, and my passion for animals and photography. By chance one day I used one of my images to make a card, someone saw it and commissioned me to undertake a photo-shoot of her dog. The rest, as they say, is history!
My photographic skills: My greatest skills are in candid, natural photography with a distinct ability to capture images that draw you in, allowing you to relive those moments time and time again. I also use my creative skills to make handmade greeting cards, postcards, posters and bookmarks with images I take. Clients can order these with the images they choose from their photo-shoot.
My personality: I am a down to earth, honest, trustworthy person who is highly committed to providing an exceptional service. Always smiling and ready to meet the demands of each photo-shoot be it rolling around with children and dogs, or creating a smart non intrusive presence at formal functions and events.
Geographic areas I cover: Although based in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire I do travel often throughout Hertfordshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire and London. However I welcome inquiries from all over the country. Travel expenses are usually incurred when the location is in-excess of 10 miles radius of Bishops Stortford.
Venues I frequently attend: Forests, Parks and open spaces are often great venues when photographing dogs and children. However, other venues are always catered for and I will go to where my clients feel they want to be.
I found inspiration from: The natural world and life itself are my greatest inspirations. It is not for us to know what tomorrow will bring but the preservation of yesterday's memories is firmly within our reach. Whilst not a photographer herself, I have been very fortunate to have had a very special mentor in the last year or so who has helped me to stay focused and true to myself.
Success in photography: My work has received much praise from all sections of the community and has been allocated a prime position within a large business centre close to Stansted Airport.
My interests outside photography: In addition to photography, I am a lover of the great outdoors and have a passion for animals, both domestic and wild.
Testimonials: Dear Maria
Having received the canvas prints of Luke & Hutch we are delighted with the results. You have succeeded in capturing the character of both the dogs and the results have been much admired by our friends. The fact that you came to our home and then out into the forest meant that the dogs were perfectly at ease in their natural environment.
Sadly at 15yrs 4mths (a huge age for a Labrador), we lost Luke over the Easter period. Although he is greatly missed your photographs will provide a lovely memory of a faithful family friend.
David & Janet Green
Why I like the SWPP: As I have only just joined it is difficult to give an informed answer, however for now it is nice to feel part of a society dedicated to what I love to do. It is a great source of information and I look forward to entering the competitions.
Tagline: "Capturing Memories To Be Treasured For A Lifetime".
Future plans: Wow! The aim this year is to make Detheo Photography a familiar name with regards to the personalised photo-shoots. I also hope to get my other images viewed by an international audience with an aim to launch my posters & prints into the retail market.
Maria Michael Qualification Panel.
Maria is also a member of SINWP
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