Wedding Photographer Rotherham South Yorkshire Parkin
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Tuesday 29th July 2014
South YorkshirePhillip Parkin
Philip Parkin Photographer
92 Hollings Lane
tel:- 01709 852342
e-mail:- Phillip Parkin
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Philip Parkin Photographer in South Yorkshire
My photographic style: I am a traditionalist when it comes to weddings although I try to mix some contemporary where I can. Other areas that I try to perfect are nature shots where I take close up photography of flowers and plants.
My greatest strengths: Good communicator and try to give the customer what they want whilst making suggestions on areas of photography that they may not have thought of.
I have been in photography: On a part time basis about 18 months but have been taking involved in "hobby" photography for a lot longer.
How I got started in photography: Having being the family photographer for many years taking photographs at many family gatherings, Christmas etc I purchased my first digital SLR about 2 years ago having used compacts for a few years. I was asked by a friend to do some advertising photographs and then a friend of the family asked for me to do a wedding as the main photographer. The rest is history although I only work on a part time basis and have another job as a research engineer.
My photographic skills: I am an user of Photoshop and other digital imaging software and use these skills to create advertising material for customers. Photography obviously where I use Photoshop where necessary. I am an engineer, which although I haven't targeted my skills to as yet have knowledge of the construction and steel industries.
My personality: I am sometimes described as a father figure, "Uncle Phil" to some because I always try to pass on my knowledge to others where I can help. Very sociable sort of person who likes to work with others.
Geographic areas I cover: Currently based around South Yorkshire but I am sure that as I develop I will spread my wings.
Venues I frequently attend: In terms of weddings I actually prefer non-church weddings because there is more freedom to get up close to the bride and groom.
I found inspiration from: Other photographers. I don't have an issue with studying how others have composed and taken their shots. I am always willing to learn and improve.
Success in photography: Only just started to enter competitions.
Photographic training: No official photographic qualification but attended a number of training courses with the Peak district Photography centre (Wedding and Portrait course, Colour management). Personal education to Post Graduate level (Engineering).
My interests outside photography: I play Crown Green bowls competitively and support my local football team. I enjoy walking especially out of town where there is plenty of fresh air! Take my camera with me of course.
Major events: Family man with three children and two grand children. Need I say more :-)
Testimonials: None written at this time but have had repeat business from a number of customers so I must be doing something right.
Why I like the SWPP BPPA: Learning from others, understanding that there are other people in a similar position as myself (new to the industry). The Forum is packed with knowledge form others. The books are excellent and have bought quite a few to help with my wedding work.
Tagline: If you don't ask you don't get
Future plans: To undertake more wedding work but to maybe investigate how to make money through my flower photography. I intend to remain part time in the short term.
And finally: A new photographer trying to turn a passion into something that earns money to pay for the passion. I only shoot digital and have little knowledge about film photography. I currently shoot with a Nikon D300.
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