Wedding Photographer Catcleugh Northumberland, Shahabeddin
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NorthumberlandJohn Patrick Reid Shahabeddin
2 Reservoir Cottages
tel:- +44 7960 545 164
web address:- www.jprshah-photography.co.uk/
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John Patrick Reid Shahabeddin, is a multiple prize-winning photographer from the North of England. His work has been exhibited both at home and abroad, most notably in New York City as part of the Creatives Rising Exhibition in 2013. He is engaged to Christina Boulter, who joins him on many of his photography escapades, from weddings to the tops of Scottish Mountains. They are getting hitched in 2015 and John has been forbidden from even touching a camera on pain of death.
Type business: Semi Professional Photographer
My photographic style: I feel I have an eclectic visual style that combines strong colours with depth and clarity. I also love monochrome photography and utilising toning to draw out contrast and depth in subjects.
My photography technique is mostly naturalistic reportage. I generally dislike formal 'posed' shots, preferring instead to capture moments and emotions. I usually only ever instruct clients to look directly at the camera when solid eye contact will bring something distinct to the shot.
My greatest strengths: I think my strengths lie in my bold, creative use of colour, my composition, and my ability to capture special moments discreetly. I also feel I develop bonds with a my clients and subjects very quickly, allowing for a much more relaxed atmosphere for shooting.
I have been in photography: I have been a serious photographer for almost four years.
How I got started in photography: I had stopped smoking and needed something to distract and occupy myself with, so I used the money I'd saved after a couple of months to buy a compact-system camera. I think I replaced one addiction with another, and have never looked back since!
My photographic skills: I think my key skills and abilities include camera technique, composition, visualising good shots quickly, perseverance, learning from my mistakes and effective post production. Oh, and people Skills: patience, assertiveness, likability, genuiness and a sense of humour!
My personality: I think I'm passionate about photography and do it for a genuine love of seeing the emotions my images invoke in people. I'm also very sociable, and enjoy engaging with others and sharing their emotions. I'm also creative and have a good sense of humour - essential for working with people, including children and animals!
Geographic areas I cover: I'm based in the North East and generally serve the North of England and Scotland, although I'd always be willing to travel anywhere, at home or abroad, for photography.
Venues I frequently attend: I like the golden opulence of grand stately homes, like Wynyard Hall in Northumberland, but then again, my favourite places on Earth, Bamburgh Beach and Tioram Castle on the West Coast of Scotland, are both outdoors. Each has a unique charm.
I found inspiration from: I'm inspired by nature, definitely. I love walking through ancient forests and imagining what the trees have seen over the centuries. I have also been awed and overwhelmed by the force of the sea from a windy shoreline. When photographing people, I think it's the emotions that inspire me during a shoot. I've shed a tear on a number of occasions watching a frail grandfather give away his grandaughter, or a groom toast an absent mother. These are powerful moments to share in and capture.
Success in photography: I was the winner of the 2013 CBS 'City Love' photography competition. My image of the Tyne Bridge was displayed on large screens on the London Underground. Another of my images, taken on the Isle of Arran, was also a runner-up in the 2014 Woodland Trust's 'Wild Summer' Competition. My image of a bear in the Black Forest, Germany, was also shortlisted in the Telegraph's Big Picture Competition in September 2013.
Photographic training: I am purely self taught.
My interests outside photography: I am currently renovating a Victorian townhouse and am a little obsessed with Victoriana, paint colour, furniture and fireplaces!
Major events: I'm getting married in June and have been forbidden from even touching a camera on pain of death :-(
Testimonials: Absolutely brilliant! We say "this image is my favourite" about every image we see when we flick through our wedding pictures. Thank you so much!
Why I like the SWPP: I like the fact that I have access to other professionals and the backing of a professional organisation.
Tagline: Here at JPRShah Photography, great pictures are our business.
Future plans: To develop my photography business further and continue making people happy with the images I produce :-)
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John is also a member of WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International).
Status. Professional Member
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