Best Food in Havant are a commercial food distributor supplying food service providers and retailers with top quality products. I was invited to shoot their food in a lifestyle setting for use in catalogues and online POS materials. The brief was to make the product stimulate the tastebuds and convince buyers to invest in the products for their outlets.
HMS Spirits based in Southampton ask me to photograph their new bottled range of Gin and Rum spirits for use in marketing and online point-of-sale.
Working on behalf of Hall & Woodhouse (Badger Brewery), I visited one of their Business Partner pubs, The Halfway Inn in Newbury, to capture a few interiors and photograph their new menu.
Derek Lewry, Marine Managing Director at Shield Services Group, was in need of a headshot for the company website. As Marine MD Derek wanted to be positioned in a marine environment, so we headed to Port Solent to grab some quick headshots in front of the boats.
Hall & Woodhouse (AKA Badger Brewery) asked me to visit and capture a couple of their new partnership pubs. I’ve been privileged to work with H&W previously so it was great to be offered the opportunity.
Edgcumbes coffee roastery and tea blender near Arundel asked me to join them onsite to capture their products for their new ecommerce website. Capturing packaging and a range retailed products as well as photographing detailed close-ups of their beans and tea blends. The images then prepared with white backgrounds.
Conzuri came to me asking for futuristic photography of their range of elevating shoe insoles. Designed to increase your height from within the shoe. Some of the shots were taken on a flat surface while others were captured floating in the air. Futuristic backgrounds were added in post production.
It’s not all glamorous studio work with top end chefs when shooting food. The Beach Hut Cafe in Hamble asked me to pop down and grab some shots of the their takeaway food for their new online takeaway menu. I decided to spice things up with these colourful backdrops, simple coloured art paper. Although the menu is simple, these look great all together.
The Pavilion Tearoom near Chichester asked me to pop in and shoot their new afternoon tea and special valentines tea for general promotion. Having developed a really nice relationship throughout 2019, I was thrilled to be asked back and look forward to the forthcoming year.
Spanish luxury foods wholesaler, Andalus, asked me to photograph a range of their new products for catalogue and online. They wanted simple white background product images with subtle natural reflections.
Famous pub and restaurant chain, Hall and Woodhouse (otherwise known as Badger Brewery) asked me to visit their Blandford development kitchen to produce some food photography demonstrating some of their new dishes.
Premium bar snack producer and wholesaler, Snack Revolution, commissioned me to capture a series of product photographs for their website. They asked for a dark, rustic feel with smoke and were very pleased with these.
The Pavilion Tearoom near Emsworth, Chichester asked me to capture some festive food images of their mince pies and afternoon tea for social media promotions and future marketing.
I enjoy the challenges product photography presents. What may seem simple at first glance never is and this project was no exception. Getting this product to stand upright in order to light and compose correctly was a bit of a fiddle. For products available in multiple colours I sometimes prefer to shoot and retouch one, then digitally manipulate the colours to represent the alternatives. This way I get perfect reproductions consistent across the range.
Commissioned as part of a wider project for the Pavilion Tearoom at Stansted Park near Chichester, I have been visiting and documenting the amazing work of butchers, fishermen, and farmers who supply the tearoom in effort to promote and celebrate locally sourced produce. In this series I visited Starr Butcher in Emsworth to capture some images of Paul and Roger hard at work. Thanks fellas!
As part of a wider commission for the Pavilion Tearooms at Stansted Park near Emsworth, capturing the stories behind some of their most valued local suppliers, I visited Crosslands Flower Nursery and specialist of British Alstroemeria. The autumn sunshine blessed us with light which really gave these plants a wonderfully vibrant colour.
I had an afternoon of eggcitement at Hallgate Egg Farm on behalf of the Pavilion Tearoom at Stansted Park in West Sussex near Emsworth. As part of a wider commission for the Pavilion, my task has been to create a series of images to highlight the fantastic produce they offer while promoting the ‘local’ suppliers. What’s a ‘cracking’ idea!
The weather was perfect for my recent shoot at Garsons’ garden centre and pick your own fields in Esher. Commissioned by marketing agent The Marketplace to capture a series of images for use in promotional materials and press releases for the forthcoming seasons.
Commissioned by the Pavilion Tearoom at Stansted Park in West Sussex to produce a series of images that tells the story of their produce and where it comes from. The first in this series showcases Selsey Crab. I had the privilege of spending some time at sea with Toby who works for the family crabbing business, D&D Fisheries, based in Selsey, to capture him in his work hauling in crab and lobster pots before heading into the shop to see how the crab is extracted and presented.
The Pavilion Tearoom, at Stansted House and Gardens in Rowlands Castle near Portsmouth, commissioned me create a series of images to use throughout updated marketing materials and online. Over a number of sessions we focused on food photography, family fun and supplier stories. It’s been great fun.
It’s wonderful to see your work in use, especially as in this case, when the image is so good it’s used again and again. Here’s a shot a produced for Billy’s On The Beach in Chichester in 2017, in the weekend i-news.
‘Care Home Professional’ magazine asked me to shoot their July cover story down in Bournemouth. I had a half hour window to capture some nice relaxed shots of Nuno the business director for the cover and centre spreads. Thumbs up!
Care home management company, Aster, asked Tidbury Photography to capture images of their four nursing homes scattered across country.
“I have looked at the photos this morning and they are really good”
PR agency, The Market Place, based in Surrey, asked me to visit their client, Billy’s On The Beach, at Bracklesham Bay in West Sussex, to capture some images for use in their PR work including press releases and online coverage for the café. Teaming up with a local artist who created a special commission for the café with proceeds supporting the Selsey Lifeboat Association - my job was to capture images of the artist in context.
‘These are fantastic Dan…as always. Thank you so much’
Hard Hat Media, based in Newbury, commissioned me to photograph their range of electronic screens for use within construction projects, offering information and advice to people working onsite. A challenging job capturing the products in their workshop environment with restricted space. With the backgrounds removed the products cleaned up they work well for catalogue and online.
‘They look great!’