Based in London, I have been working as a freelance professional photographer for seven years, with experience both on location and in the studio. A background in fine art painting has enhanced my photographic and post production work, informing my use of colour, composition and attention to detail within still im… Read More
Based in London, I have been working as a freelance professional photographer for seven years, with experience both on location and in the studio. A background in fine art painting has enhanced my photographic and post production work, informing my use of colour, composition and attention to detail within still imagery. Constantly striving to capture a moment with creative composition, pushing the boundaries of digital post production, and seeking the highest quality output of the final images.
Working on location I look to capture moments which communicate to the viewer a sense of being there, to feel as a fly on the wall. Often working to tight deadlines during events, from photographing, selecting images, processing and making the files ready for print and web use.
I have been commissioned to photograph an eclectic range of subjects in a studio environment from portraiture to still life. Working with both medium format digital cameras and high end digital SLRs, providing the client with a seamless workflow from shoot to post production of the images.
As well as a great knowledge of basic RAW file conversions, I have also produced more creative high end retouching work from digital montages to digitally restoring vintage photographs. I believe this allows for greater creative possibilities and input after capture. Being well versed in still image post production and the possibilities informs my decision making process during shoots.
As most clients require the back up and storage of images taken during the shoots it is now important to create an archive system that is clear and sustainable for the future. With a clear understanding of metadata and key wording of images, I am able to organise, create and maintain archives for large image databases.
As a visual artist I have been involved in group and solo exhibitions, working with photography, drawing, mixed media and video installation. Some select works can be seen on my website and more recent works on the tumblr blog - http://jadoakes.tumblr.com. Read Less