I take photographs sometimes for pleasure and sometimes for profit but always with the intention of capturing a mood, a moment, or a thing of beauty and, in many cases, all three.
My mode of operation might be considered to be unorthodox. You might approach me for a photographic session or I might approach you to ask if I could take your photograph for my portfolio. These measures are explained in detail under the About menu.
My name is David Beamish and I might be described as a Photography Journeyman as I only got seriously involved with photography when I retired from full-time work in marketing although I had been intending to for the previous twenty years or so. Therefore, I now hope to reach professional perfection before the final shutter comes down.
I have already attained a Diploma in Photographic Lighting from the Institute of Photography and currently in the process of working for a Diploma in Street Photography. For client security purposes concerns, I am fully CRB (Now DAB) checked, having previously worked with children. Every aspiring professional photographer has a 'Santa's Little Helper' and I am married to mine; Stevie, my lovely wife .
Although I currently do a small number of professional shoots, my main priority at this time is to build up a portfolio of pictures to both enhance and hone my skills, and for future presentations. There are two main consequences to this plan of action; firstly my fees for undertaking a shoot are substantially lower than most full-time professionals. Second, I might approach people that catch my eye to ask whether they would allow me to photograph them on the spot or by arrangement, in which case I would supply them with copies of the finished product free of charge.
Although there are many beautiful places to photograph, my main interest is in capturing shots of people people and their activities.
Please see my page showing some of the hundreds of portraits that I have taken either by arrangement, or whilst out and about.
Having already attained a Diploma in Photographic Lighting from the Institute of Photography I am currently in the process of working for a Diploma in Street Photography. Please see my Street photography page.
Street Photography doesn't necessary require a specific subject because it's concern is daily life and everything that happens in a public space. The image could be a social or economic observation.
I am mobile which enables me to bring my camera and lighting equipment to a client's home or to a location of their choice (within a 30 mile radius of Guildford).
I am accessible from 8.00 am to 8pm, from Monday to Saturday. If engaged, please leave your number and I will call you back.
Any queries, please call me for a chat, with no obligation whatsoever.