What next ???

Published on Tue Mar 24, 2020 by

Work for a freelance photographer is never easy and in recent days has got much tougher. I've had pretty much every job cancelled, or postponed until this health crisis with the Covid 19 outbreak is over and under control.

In between home schooling my son, I'm trying to be productive.

Keeping social media channels updated - I recently bit the bullet and started an Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/davidjcolbran.photographer/ and continuing virtual networking with LinkedIn.

Also I am spending a lot of time going back through my photo archive, revisiting older work and uploading images to various stock libraries. The financial return isn't what it used to be, but better something than nothing, with images hidden away on backup drives.

With all the extra free time, I'm learning some new video skills and techniques, in particular live streaming software and broadcasting platforms. Events will come back eventually and if I can offer additional services, that can't be a bad thing.

Finally, of course creating some new work. I have a small home studio and have a series of coloured light boxes. So a little personal project continues at pace. No doubt to be featured in the next blog post.

Until then a small selection of images from a recent commercial shoot down in London. Thanks for reading and stay safe !

Commercial photographer on location in London

Corporate portrait photography - great value

On location London portraits

Photography for business profiles - portable studio

Team photography on location

 

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Tags: business, portraits, headshots, actor, corporate, headshot, mobile, studio

Author: David J Colbran
David is one of the Liverpool photographers undertaking documentary photography projects - this looks at energy sites and wildlife implications.

Photo project around energy sites

A few years ago I started a project about energy sites and power stations in the UK, examining the boundaries of these sites and impact either side on the natural environment. Read more...

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Photographers Review of 2020

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Liverpool photographer David J Colbran ongoing project photographing leaves with a macro lens and making leaf skeletons project

Leaf skeleton art

Finding leaf skeletons in the woods out and about is fairly rare. I have a couple but thought I'd have a go and making some of my own. Read more...

"I have employed David for conferences, presentations, social engagements, marketing materials, open days, portrait shots, official document signings amongst many others. David has always been amenable to our sometimes short notice and has delivered our photos in a quick time frame as agreed and sometimes much quicker depending on our needs. He has always been very helpful, he follows and delivers on the brief and is able to give additional value to jobs with minimal briefs. I am more than happy to recommend David and he will no doubt deliver the same quality he provides us."

 

Michael Humphreys

Development Officer at Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool photographer - image example for a University client

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