Business League Network Interview

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FROM exhibiting in New York to being a professional photographer based in Rossendale, members of Accrington’s Business League Network got to know a little more about me. It’s true I do spend hours sometimes in a warehouse with nothing more to talk to than the inanimate object I am photographing for a catalogue or the internet, so it was unusual for me not only to be in front of the lens on a working day but to have someone to talk to! Founder of the League Berni asked me five questions to delve into my life and I will admit to being nervous. For me being the Ninja photographer in the background is where I am happiest. That said, it was nice to be able to explain to people a little more about who I am, my experience, my interests and passions.

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Top Gear in Cheshire Requires Top Photography

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Greenwing Motors Cheshire

When a top of the range independent car retailer wanted to improve their web presence, social media and online marketing they asked me – and my camera – to do the job.

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Greenwing Motors Showroom Cheshire

The garage is based in Ashley, Cheshire, and I was tasked to capture images to make sure when it comes to buyers searching to purchase a luxury car, it would be top of the Google list.

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Entrance at Greenwing Motors Cheshire

These images capture both the smart exterior and pristine interior of building.

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Greenwing Motors affiliation with the Retail Motor Industry Federation

Noting such as their affiliation with Retail Motor Industry Federation, keeping it in the background of the image.

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Greenwing Motors Cheshire

Always with a keen eye for detail, I wanted to capture the welcoming feel and ambiance that the garage offers its clients. Through these images you are invited to take a chair and discuss your motoring needs in a relaxed atmosphere with no high pressure salesman pushing you to sign on the dotted line.

Their new website can be found at www.greenwingmotors.co.uk using a variety of images from shoot. They can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Google+

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Corporate Photography for Sainsbury’s in Burnley, Lancashire

Sainsbury's Burnley Store Manager, Mike

Sainsbury’s Burnley Store Manager, Mike

Meet Mike, he is the store manage at the Sainsbury’s store in Burnley.

 

I was approached by The Grocer magazine to photograph Mike as the store had won ‘Store Of The Week’ through their mystery shopper activities.

My brief was to capture a landscape image of Mike looking happy from the store win with store signage in the background.

In typical Lancashire weather, it was raining heavily for this shoot so we used the signage which was undercover at the trolley bay next to the store entrance.

The Grocer magazine with corporate photography by Liz Henson Photography

The Grocer magazine with corporate photography by Liz Henson Photography

Here is the full page from The Grocer magazine to show how the image was used to illustrate this article.

 

If you have a business story you would like illustrating with Corporate Photography please get in touch here.

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PR Photography for Business in Lancashire

Dan Woods at Cassons Accountant, Haslingden, Rossendale, Lancashire

Dan Woods at Cassons Accountant, Haslingden, Rossendale, Lancashire

Meet Dan Woods. He’s an accountant at Cassons in Haslingden, Lancashire. Along with his passion for figures, his other love is cars. To showcase this he has a car review site: http://www.simply-motor.com

This is a great example of the stories Cassons share about their team members to actively promote their employees’ interests.

The article can be seen here on the Cassons website: http://www.cassons.co.uk/news-and-events/cassons-news/accountant-hits-fast-lane

Along with coverage in the Lancashire Telegraph

Cassons Accountant, Dan Woods story in the Lancashire Telegraph

Cassons Accountant, Dan Woods story in the Lancashire Telegraph

And the story was also used in the Summer 2014 issue of Business Life from the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce

Cassons Dan Wood in the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce magazine

Cassons Dan Wood in the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce magazine

The photograph was key to illustrate the story and that is where my services come into play. If you have business story you wish to share and are in need of a creative image to illustrate it, please get in touch!

 

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Bacup and Stacksteads Carnival 2014 | The Poster

Bacup and Stacksteads Carnival Poster 2014

Bacup and Stacksteads Carnival Poster 2014

It’s that time of the year again – Bacup and Stacksteads Carnival is being held on Sunday 29th June 2013!  The procession is starting at The Hub, Burnley Road, Bacup through the town center and along Market Street to Moorlands Park

A selection of my images from last year have been used on the publicity materials for this year.  The Coconutters on the fun fair ride is by fellow photographer Christine Belshaw.  I am looking forward to photographing the event again this year.  Hope to see you there!

 

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Lifestyle Portrait Photography Lancashire

Simon Holland from Jacob's Ladder Property Consultancy

Simon Holland from Jacob’s Ladder Property Consultancy

Meet Simon, he is the business owner of Jacob’s Ladder Property Consultancy based in Ramsbottom. I met Simon when I was invited to attend a business networking group in Bury where he approached me about this photography shoot.

Lifestyle head shot photography of Simon Holland from Jacob's Ladder Property Consultancy

Lifestyle head shot photography of Simon Holland from Jacob’s Ladder Property Consultancy

Through a short discussion I found out Simon was after some pictures to promote his fundraising efforts for Bury Hospice. He was taking part in the ‘My Hairy Challenge’.

Portrait of Simon Holland - Jacob's Ladder Property Consultancy

Portrait of Simon Holland – Jacob’s Ladder Property Consultancy

These images will be used on a variety of social media platforms to promote his fundraising and also to tie into his business. Simon had a location in mind – Jacob’s Ladder in Nuttall Park, Ramsbottom, due to its connections with the name of his business.

Simon Holland from Jacob's Ladder Property Consultancy  at Jacob's Ladder in Nuttall Park, Ramsbottom

Simon Holland from Jacob’s Ladder Property Consultancy at Jacob’s Ladder in Nuttall Park, Ramsbottom

The interesting architecture of local properties was also used to provide a variety of backgrounds for additional marketing images, which Simon is making good use of.

Outdoor lifestyle photography of Simon Holland from Jacob's Ladder Property Consultancy

Outdoor lifestyle photography of Simon Holland from Jacob’s Ladder Property Consultancy

Now, to the hand in pockets time. He has decided he is not cutting his hair or beard until he reaches his £1,000 target. As he does not want to end up looking like Catweazle, please sponsor him if you are able. His JustGiving page can be found at: www.justgiving.com/SimonHolland7

 

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Dance Show Photography for Dansworks Annual Show 2014

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Senior Ballet Class at Dansworks

Recently I photographed Dansworks Dance Academy’s Annual Show at Burnley Mechanics Theatre. All the dancers were amazing and a credit to Principal Karen and the other teachers at the Academy in Bacup.

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Freestyle Dance at Dansworks

I photographed the dress rehearsal the day before along with the main performance and there were a few reasons for photographing both events.

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Irish Dance at Dansworks

Firstly, it gave me the chance to watch the dance routines in rehearsal stage so I knew where on the stage the dancers would be performing each routine. This meant I was then able to prepare for any special moments within the routines.

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Street Dance Competition Crews at Dansworks

My preparation also meant I understood the stage lighting being used for the event and I could pick the best photography location within auditorium.

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Tap at Dansworks

Dansworks have partnered with Dance College Studios – a dance school from Malta and dancers from both schools were at the show and performed together which made it into the press. Freelance writer Catherine Smyth Media was employed to write a press release for Dansworks and my image of the two dance schools on stage together at the annual show was used to illustrate the story. The article and photograph was used in the Rossendale Free Press and also made it into the The Local Journal.

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Dansworks Annual Show in The Local Journal (Rossendale)

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Dansworks Annual Show in the Rossendale Free Press

All the images from the two days can be seen here: http://www.lizhenson.co.uk/dansworksshow2014

 

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Who is Liz Henson?

Head Shot portrait of Liz from Liz Henson Photography

Head Shot portrait of Liz from Liz Henson Photography

My name is Liz Henson, well Liz Hall now I’m married and I’m a photographer based in Rossendale, Lancashire.  I love getting creative with my camera gear. Whether it be getting the right images for companies to help them be seen and give the business or service the right images for them or capturing those special moments at a one off event. That’s what I enjoy doing.

You may be wondering why there is a picture of myself at the top of this blog post. Well, I realised I didn’t have a great profile picture that allowed you to put a face to my name. Below are two images, which I have been previously using which I like as they show me in ‘action’, but my face cannot be clearly seen. I felt updating the image and was very important, as it will allow people to recognise me for my digital presence on Twitter and LinkedIn and if we were to meet in person.

Liz Henson Photography in Action

Liz Henson Photography in Action

Your next thought may be how does a photographer get a profile picture of themselves? As my Mum asked me, “Is it a selfie?” Actually it is! I set up my background and lighting in my conservatory at home. My camera was poised on the tripod which was connected to my laptop to see how the images were turning out. 120 images later I had 4 that I was pretty happy with.

Head Shots by Liz Henson Photography

Understanding how the sitter may feel when posing for a head shot portrait

So I can empathise when sitters are nervous and are wanting to get the best images possible.

If this is a service you or your business would be interested in please get in touch!

 

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New Website for Liz Henson Photography

New website for Liz Henson Photography

New website for Liz Henson Photography

Welcome to the new look at Liz Henson Photography.  Please have a browse around my new website – www.lizhenson.co.uk and let me know your feedback.  Thank you for taking a look at my work I undertake and if I can help with your photography needs please get in touch via the contact page.

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Behind The Scenes Photography on Cassons Christmas Video 2013

Behind the scenes photography on the Cassons Christmas Video Shoot 2013 by Shooters Media

Behind the scenes photography on the Cassons Christmas Video Shoot 2013 by Shooters Media

When people ask me to take a photograph it is usually clear the angle they wish me to take, but this job provided an interesting one. I had to become a voyeur…

Behind the scenes photography on the Cassons Christmas Video Shoot 2013 by Shooters Media

Make-up being applied on set at the Cassons Christmas Video Shoot 2013 by Shooters Media

I was asked to take the pictures ‘behind the scenes’ and capture the fun of the Christmas 2013 Video shoot for Cassons as if I was a fly on the wall!

Behind the scenes photography on the Cassons Christmas Video Shoot 2013 by Shooters Media

The meeting room became the video set for the Cassons Christmas Video Shoot 2013 by Shooters Media

These images were used throughout the week prior to the release of the video as a teaser to their followers across social media platforms such as LinkedIn and Twitter – a sort of what is coming next.

Behind the scenes photography on the Cassons Christmas Video Shoot 2013 by Shooters Media

The board room became the make-up room for the ladies for the Cassons Christmas Video Shoot 2013 by Shooters Media

Photography such as this, provides many challenges especially when you are with working with and alongside a video crew (they are great guys at Shooters Media I may add) and the spontaneity that presents itself on a parody project such as this.

Behind the scenes photography on the Cassons Christmas Video Shoot 2013 by Shooters Media

Dressing up props were used on the Cassons Christmas Video Shoot 2013 by Shooters Media

I feel this is where my reportage style of photography comes into play. It is where I thrive by documenting what’s going on around whilst finding the unusual angles to tell the story in an interesting way.

Behind the scenes photography on the Cassons Christmas Video Shoot 2013 by Shooters Media

Green screen technology was used in the production of  the Cassons Christmas Video Shoot 2013 by Shooters Media

You can check out the video here on Cassons YouTube channel. They are a forward thinking company and understand the need to use social platforms to communicate with their clients while also attracting new ones.

Behind the scenes photography on the Cassons Christmas Video Shoot 2013 by Shooters Media

Behind the scenes photography on the Cassons Christmas Video Shoot 2013 by Shooters Media

Kit: Nikon D700 with Nikon 24-70mm F/2.8 and Nikon 70-200mm F/2.8

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