The guy behind the camera
My name is Leon and I'm a UK events photographer based in Cardiff, South Wales.
I have around 5 years experience behind the camera and have worked with many clients and professionals during that time. My main focus over the last 5 years has been in the events industry where I have worked with a number of high profile clients in the South Wales area, capturing a wide variety of event types!
Alongside these events, I have also been asked to work on number of bespoke projects which include modelling, blogger and product shoots which tend to be the most popular.
Due to the above experience I classify myself as an events and creative photographer!
What’s the secret to taking a great photograph?
Capturing great photographs is more than just holding a camera, there's an element of seeing the future, understanding people and paying attention to the finer details. It's there, in that detail, where perfect moments are born and vanish in the blink of an eye.
What questions might you ask a client when starting a new project?
When starting a new project, it's all about the client and what they expect from their photographer. I like to begin by gathering some high-level details to make sure we're working on the same page.
Then we elaborate on those details, I'll provide some examples and even opening things like a Pintrest board to collectively gather ideas.
This allows me to really pin down what the client likes and expects as well as get to know them, making sure they get the most for their money and are truly happy with the service they've received.
What do you love most about your job?
I have always been a creative person, studying a range of creative subjects but photography has really allowed me to let that creative side out, push the boundaries and not just capture photo's but see moments for how incredible they truly are!
What inspired you to start your own business?
It was never an option not too... growing up I had all sorts of crazy ideas for what I wanted to be and the types of things I wanted to do, from a fireman, to an inventor and all the way up to landing on the moon but one thing was certain, whatever I did, I'd create my own path and never be average!
Why should our clients choose you?
There's never an easy way to answer this, there are amazing photographers out there who's work I absolutely adore.
I'd choose me because I'd never give a client any less than my all. I'm a people person, somebody who always makes the effort and has dug deep to hone my skill with camera, to not only click the button but capture that single moment and really believe in what I do.