TOP RATED PREFERRED FREELANCER
Professional British-born Commercial Photographer, Translator, Writer and Proof-reader. I am now based in France, in the town of Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche, south of Limoges, but undertake work for clients worldwide.
If you are looking for commercial photography, whether in the studio or on location I have all the experience you seek. I also offer written work covering travel, fiction, marketing and a range of other subjects as well as offering proofreading, and I am a FR-EN(GB), IT-EN(GB) and Latin-EN(GB) translator of official, commercial and historical documents.
I am one of the highest rated commercial photographers worldwide on this site. Over 450 references, all positive, on Purpleport. Highest rated local photographer on Yell (UK) 2016 - 2022 (when I moved abroad). Listed in the UK's top 5% most trusted photography studios on Safebuy 2015 - 2021.
Internationally published: fashion, products, dance/fitness, portfolios, glamour/fine art/erotica, architecture/interiors, sport, virtual tours, travel, HDR, commercial studio facilities, photo event management. Models/stylists available.
As far as I know I am the only photographer worldwide that offers multi-exposure virtual tours suited to the fashion and modelling industries.
I am fully operational for commercial work where COVID restrictions apply and all necessary procedures are in place at all venues that I use.
Please note that in-house studio pack-shot and still-life product photography for Amazon, eBay and for clients' websites and social media in my studio is charged per finished fully edited image on a sliding scale, reducing per image with quantity, and not per hour.
700+ positive references available on this and other websites. EUR 5m p/l insurance.
Twenty years in the advertising and marketing industry including a period in high-end specialised satellite TV equipment supply.
I believe (but not yet confirmed) that I am the longest established member of this website, joining in April 2004.
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Barney Douglas, HL-Studio Commercial Photography, in France (formerly based in UK)
Please note that scammers trying to hire me will be reported and that I only hire other people on this site through projects I post. Please do not create a project as a means of seeking work from me.
I had the pleasure of working with Barney on a product shoot for one of my products and can say he certainly went above and beyond throughout to ensure I was 100% satisfied with the results. He took the time to communicate on his progress at each step, explained the challenges he was facing and proposed solutions. It took a little longer than expected to complete, which I don't mind because the quality was there. Much better to take your time to deliver great results than do a rush job! 5*
We worked on a project together for almost two years. I was very impressed with Barney’s communication skills and attention to details. Barney delivered high quality work and I give him my absolute best recommendations.
Former sales and managing director of a company in France in the satellite television industry. I speak, read and write excellent French. I pride myself on perfect UK English grammar, spelling, syntax, semantics and idiom and undertake copywriting, (particularly with a marketing element), in UK English, and translation from French to UK English. I can also offer US English if required.
I also translate from Italian and both Classical and Medieval Latin.
BDFoto / HL-Studio / Euronues / HLS-Art
Jun 1984 - Present
Professional photographer - products, fashion, dance, fitness, tourism, architecture and erotic-artistic stills; over 35 years experience. Based in West Sussex, UK till July 2022 and from then in Haute-Vienne, France.
Before returning full time to photography in 2008 I worked within the UK advertising market for over 14 years.
I trained as a dancer & choreographer in my youth.
EUR 5m professional insurance.
Member of SIFGP, Purpleport, Bookfoto etc.
Sales consultant rising to Area Sales Manager
BT Phone Books
Nov 2004 - Jul 2008 (3 years, 8 months)
Rose to become a member of the Sales and Credit Control team managing the really difficult customers.
University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom 1983 - 1985
Computing higher national diploma
Master Photographers Association
Certificate of professional photography
Sensory Experiences Reflecting The EYLF
Curriculum Kids (Australia) 2017
Author: Samantha Kyrelses. ISBN 978-0-9943906-9-1
Sensory exploration has an important role in children’s development, it can be a child’s way of examining, discovering, categorising and making sense of the world. Research shows that if we provide experiences that engage children by using their senses, they are more likely to have a deeper understanding and make meaning of what they are learning.
Three of the seven cover photos, plus content photos
The Wicca Queen
Stephen's self-published novel - cover images and several storyline illustrations for this story of a white witch.
Nella Miartusova, Czech Republic
Almost 1,000 images published of the iconic glamour model Nella Miartusova on her own website
Body Shape Design - Germany / Saudi Arabia
Stills photography of fitness training.
This was a project on this website
Calendars for publication
Annual calendar production, published on BD-Shop and also sold through EBay and Amazon
The Audience - Channel 4 TV documentary
Garden Productions, London UK
Stills photographer on a television documentary series about two weeks in the life of a glamour model.
Fotogenic website, Australia
Fotogenic, Sydney NSW
Almost twenty articles on photography and accompanying photographs
This was a freelancer.com project
Various websites within group
Exposure 2000 Ltd
Rebranding images for their entire suite of 150 websites
Jade International Magazine of Erotic Art
Twice published photo spreads.
May 2012 - twelve pages
December 2010 - eight pages