Museum and Heritage Photographer
I love working as a museum and heritage photographer but even when working as a staff photographer for a newspaper I would regularly cover stories about new exhibitions at museums and country houses or recent finds at archaeological digs. Growing up in the historically rich town of Whitby I have always been an enthusiastic scholar of history and understand the value of museums, heritage and tourism. I remember as a press photographer the thrill of going behind the scenes at a museum to photograph a new find or exhibit and be allowed to carefully handle Roman jewellery, an ancient Illuminated book and even the solid gold Newark Torc.
As a keen visitor to museums and historical sites myself, it seems I am especially lucky to get commissions in this area. Holding a Civil War coat or a Roman coin in your hand is an amazing experience. Hearing the passion and history from conservators and curators is also a wonderful accompaniment to any photo shoot.
Telling the Story
In addition to still photography I provide video projects for museums, heritage, tourism and the leisure sectors. Social media is becoming increasingly important and using video content is a very cost-effective way of getting real results online.
Have a look at the following posts for further samples; National Civil War Museum, Doncaster Council and Canal and River Trust.
If you work within the museum and tourism sectors and are looking to commission a freelance photographer for still and/or video then please do get in touch for a chat.
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