Original photography | Why it matters

Brand advertising photography Manchester

How does original photography improve SEO performance?

Many businesses and organisations of all types fall into the trap of using library stock images instead of commissioning original photography to create their own unique content. I think that’s OK if you need a photo of something that you cannot have taken for you. Things like the moon, space flight, flying planes and marine life are all goof examples.Read More

Website photography with Swimtime

Brochure and website photography of swimming lessons in Manchester

Taking photographs for a website is always great fun. Getting to know a brand’s identity and capturing it in pictures is what it’s all about.

But, what if the photographs were to be taken inside a humid swimming pool? Yes, it was fun, but it did more than test my skills as a photographer, it tested my knowledge about the equipment I use too!

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New website photography for The Outbuildings on Anglesey

Food photography by yourcommercialphotographer.com for The Outbuildings, Llangaffo, Anglesey

One of our favourite clients is in Anglesey, a beautiful island off the north west coast of Wales, with a well deserved reputation as a foodie paradise. Although we’re based in Warrington, Cheshire, yourcommercialphotographer.com has commercial photography clients all over the North West of England and North Wales. Our lead photographer, Andrew Collier, has been photographing at The Outbuildings since 2014.Read More

Corporate headshots in Warrington, Cheshire

Staff photos in Lancashire
This blog post is about a portrait session we did for the UK arm of an international engineering company based in Warrington, Cheshire. The headshots had to fit a corporate style and were photographed on a wet day in February. As with all staff photos, they have to follow a style or format and they have to look right when they are seen on company websites, in documentation and in marketing literature.Read More

Architectural Photography at a Manchester Volvo dealership


At the beginning of April I was asked by Manchester Architecture practice, Northmill Associates, to photograph a recently completed project for Lookers plc’s new Volvo franchise in Stockport. We had to document all aspects of the new building, from workshops and offices, to the all important car showroom and exterior shots at night.Read More

The Prosecco Pot – a location commercial photography shoot in Lymm, Cheshire

Prosecco cocktails for the Prosecco Pot by Commercial location photography in Cheshire by yourcommercialphotographer.com

In June we were asked to do a commercial photography shoot for The Prosecco Pot. It’s a brilliant new business based in Lymm, Cheshire. Dan and Amy have a beautifully restored 1970’s Rice Horsebox which has been converted to a mobile Prosecco bar. Read More

Head shots in Liverpool with the author Mike Hughes

Environmental business portraits in Liverpool by Andrew Collier Photography

Mike is writing a book about a psychological condition called anhedonism. The Swing Brick, an anhedonist’s memoir is Mike’s story about living with a condition where sufferers lack the ability to experience pleasure. Anhedonism comes from the Greek ‘an’ -lacking, and hedone – pleasure. Imagine not getting excited about anything. As he says in his book, Mike’s the guy who won’t talk to you about how his football team is doing, what happened on his favourite TV show last night, the latest gadgets or celebrity gossip. Read More