Welcome to Luminous Blog - I am a Professional Photographer based in Maidenhead, Berkshire and I use this page to showcase both my professional and personal photography plus anything that I find interesting or informative on my photographic journey! 

I hope you enjoy the entries.....

Interior Photography for Therapy Clinic

One of my recent jobs was for a therapy clinic in South London. They required internal and external photography of their new premises but were concerned about the lack of window/ natural light due to the restrictions of the location. I was able to discuss with them options from bring additional lighting equipment with me or to use photographic tech...
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London Street Photography Exhibition 2016 at Norden Farm in Berkshire

Locally born photographers Tom Waller and Andy Nethercleft present a collection of images inspired by London’s Street Life. The free exhibition takes place at Norden Farm in Maidenhead from 12th April to 15th May - you can find more details about opening times for the exhibition here plus directions here. It would be great to see you there, but in...
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Bathroom and Interior Photography in Berkshire

As we know, everyone has a camera these days and this democratisation of technology has enabled the almost anyone to take a photograph where ever they are. Not only has it become ubiquitous, its also become easy to simply point and click, and, yes, for selfies and fun memories these photos are just fine, but for your business…probably not. In to...
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Dental Practice Interior Photography and Headshot Photography

Every business needs to make sure that they make the right impression, whether this is in person when a client visits your premises or when they visit you online via your website or social media. Therefore its essential to provide online visitors with imagery that correctly reflects your business, its quality, authenticity and approachability in or...
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Custom Motorbike photography

As a professional photographer I get invited to photograph an almost unlimited variety of people, places, products, events etc etc etc but one thing that usually connected them all is passion. Passion for the people in the photograph, the places featured or the products they have created. One this occasion the passion is for motorcycles and in par...
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Why does an actor need an amazing headshot photograph

The headshot is one of the most important marketing weapons in a actors arsenal. But what separates the good from the bad? For me, the most important criteria in any headshot is honesty, as a casting director will expect to see the person at audition who they see in the headshot so excessive make up, lighting or photoshop tricks will only work aga...
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Maidenhead Wedding Photographer shoots Beautiful Wedding at South Hill Park

Last month saw yet another new venue to add to my list of amazing wedding venues that I've managed to photograph, it must be a record year! Sarah & Steve's Wedding Photography started at a wonderful church (St Joseph's Catholic Church) tucked away in the centre of Bracknell which provided such beautiful natural light it really made the images pop o...
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Maidenhead Photographer shoots beautiful wedding at Tylney Hall

Its been busy summer of wedding photography in Berkshire this year. I've even made it out to Hampshire to shoot a wedding at Tylney Hall which is a beautiful venue dating back to the 16th century and offers couples a wonderful location for their special day. As a wedding photographer its always great to find new and exciting venues that offer a re...
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Thames Valley Adventure Playground in Berkshire gets a Google Maps StreetView Trusted Virtual Tour

This week saw the shooting of my latest Google Maps StreetView Trusted tour for Thames Valley Adventure Playground in Maidenhead, Berkshire. As Google tours go, this location was one of the most fun to do as the playground is so imaginative, creative and, most importantly, fun. I know I would have loved this place a kid so I'm sure today's visitors...
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Headshot Photography for Entrepreneurs and Start Ups

As a commercial headshot photographer in Berkshire its always great to great to work with other start ups/ entrepreneurs in the local area. I've successfully worked with Centrica for a few years now and they run program called ' Ignite ' whose aim is to provide funding and business assistance for social entrepreneurs in the energy sector. This is I...
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Wedding Photography from The Compleat Angler in Marlow

As a professional wedding photographer in Berkshire its always fun to photograph a couples special day at a venue that I've not shot at in the past. Although I've done many locations across Berkshire, The Compleat Angler in Marlow was a fresh challenge for me, so a week or so before the wedding day I went into Marlow to scout out a few locations in...
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Summer Vegetable Food Photography

Summer is an fantastic time of year to be a food photographer as the fresh produce coming out of the ground is at its best. I was lucky enough to get my hands on some of the most vibrant, colourful and delicious produce this week.....so it was an ideal time to take some pictures whilst working out the best way to eat them afterwards. Luminous Phot...
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Windsor Butcher gets Google Maps StreetView Virtual Tour from Luminous Photography

For over 30 years J Hunt Butchers has been serving the finest quality meat to the local residents of Windsor and Maidenhead. However, times are changing on the High Street and the need for all businesses (regardless of size) to improve their digital marketing and online presence is essential. As a certified Google Streetview Trusted Photographer i...
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Launch of New Copyright Logo

As many fellow professional photographers know, the digital age has presented so many advantages over traditional photography from being able to take 1000's of photographs on a single memory card with instant playback of images to the endless possibilities of Photoshop and Social Media. However, as with many things in life, this can be a double ed...
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Why is it essential to have good headshot photography on your linkedin profile

When I discuss this subject with clients, many of them offer the same resistance as to why its taken so long to upload a profile headshot to LinkedIn. Its mainly because they prefer to be invisible or want to ‘protect their privacy’, both of which are completely understandable motive but both counter-productive if you are considering using LinkedIn...
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