Firstly welcome to UKequine.com
I am a qualified professional craftsman photographer , with the Guild of Photographers uk . I have over㺞 years photographic knowledge and experience . All my commissions are documented on professional film / emulsion , which ensures only the very ultimate of image quality and photographic reproductions . I cover a wide photographic area , from portraiture , weddings , corporate , social , sport and more ...In 1998 my company Perfect Images UK was established . The gate-way to my professional photographic organisation , can be viewed at S E Smith . co . uk
Being a equine owner my self , combined with my photographic expertise , you can be sure i will capture the images that you require . I will do my reasearch before any event commission , prior to the shoot . I will build a relationship with your equine friend , before I undertake any reportage or portraiture commissions . I will listen to my clients image needs , before planing my approach and shoots , for advertising / commercial images .
I will travel throughout the United Kingdom and Europe . I can offer on location natural light photography , and portable professional studio lighting facilities , for the un-spooked equine , or commercial commissions . My studios are located in the Leicester and Manchester were I undertake product photography and people commissions . Of course I can offer the same studio facility on-location . Our London Head Office is the backbone of the company and all of our customers urgent enquiries are dealt with there. Telephone 0207 183 0221 with any important issues.
Commissioning a Film Professional
I do not just turn up at equine shows , expecting people to buy , quickly printed ' there and then prints ' recorded on consumer equipment and printed on consumer equipment ' in 99% of cases '
All my commissions are carefully executed and pre-booked , so to acheive only professional results for my clients . My intension is to make every frame / shot count , so composition , light and subject content is recorded to the best of my professional ability . I will not shoot 300 / 400 images , like a digital enthusiast , who is looking for 20 or so , exceptable images to present to the client ?
My photography packages include colour and black and white photography . Real black and white images , can only be produced on BW film . Digital conversions from colour are not BW and digital at it's best can only offer mono digital files and settings .
My services are only professional , from equipment , to photographic papers , film , developing , printing and myself . I think it is important that potential clients , understand that film produces real traditional photographs as we know them . Digital imaging can only produce a electronic file ? ' There is no material image '
Film photography is far more expensive , than digital imaging , so your commission costs should reflect this . ' How ever it is up to the individual , on how much they charge for there services ' Film images can be reproduced to a very large format , with little loss of quality . Digital images in most cases are not ideal for large format reproductions , due to image data / quality loss . Top photographic stock image libraries , still only except film images , with the majority of libraries , still prefering film image submittions to digital .
Every photographic reproduction is possible when the photographer uses film . The material negative / positive image is pure quality , so any reproduction from the film image , is of the ultimate ! Every photographic reproduction is only available from film ?
My work in most cases can be turned around in 3-5 days , for viewing or completion . Of course in exceptional circumstances , my work can be presented within 24 / 48 hours , for a additional fee .
Regards Simon .