Alan Millin – 1st for professional photography

Professional photography that delivers the best return on investment!

  • Newcastle-Gateshead based, a local business with global coverage scope.
  • Commission exclusively licensed images that support your business, and deliver optimized ROI.
  • Find out more, and get the competitive edge you need…
Professional photography - Environmental portrait - A date farm worker pollinates a female date palm

Env. portrait

Professional photography - Product - Omega Planet Ocean watch

Product

Travel photography - Railway Street - Hanoi - Vietnam

Travel

A short introduction...

Many thanks for stopping by! If you are looking to get best value in return for your commercial imaging investment you have come to the right place. I specialize in architectural photography but, as you can see from the above images, I am not bound by any single genre. I hold an MA in Photography from Falmouth University, and am an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS). I am also a Chartered Manager, so not only do I understand my own business, I have a finely honed appreciation of your need to achieve maximal ROI for any investment you make.

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Made to order...

Architectural photography comes in many forms: interior, exterior, detail, abstract etc., but there are also city skylines and cityscapes to consider. Whether your requirements are for documentary, approvals, or fine art images, by agreeing the brief beforehand, you can be confident you will get the images you need, whether that’s an early morning, mist laden, evocative fine art image, a blue hour cityscape, a night scene, or stand-out architectural detail when light and shadow combine to create the most drama. To find out more about architectural photography, please take a look at our “Architectural photography – Introduction” page.

Product photography presents its own challenges; scale, lighting, props etc. If you have an in-house artistic director, that’s great. If not, my imagination, macro lenses, and post-production software can provide you with images you probably haven’t thought of yet.

Environmental portraits provide great insight into the world of the person photographed. This type of image is perfect for in-house projects, annual reports, wall art, framed gifts etc. On the other hand, if you need corporate headshots, whether standard or cinematic, you have come to the right place.

Why not promote your locale as a must-see travel destination? Unique, creative photographic art let’s you stand out from your competitors!

Training and mentoring

I’ve been a professional trainer for around 30 years, and am delighted to offer training to individuals and corporate clients.

I am always happy to tailor a course to specific needs, while having a range of standard courses available at all times. These include:

  • Composition and exposure
  • Moving to manual – master your camera
  • Architectural photography
  • The mindful photographer
  • Lighting people
  • Macro photography
  • Post-processing 
  • Retouching

I am also happy to offer mentoring to students and aspiring photographers. Please get in touch if you would like to learn more about this.

Portfolio reviews

Portfolio reviews are an essential part of improving your photography. Independent reviews may sound scary, but they are something we all need to accept as part of our development as photographers. When we look at our own photos we are often emotionally attached to them, we  took them, and we naturally think they are good. Family members and friends also tend to offer biased reviews as they often do not want to offend.

Similarly, posting images to social media and getting “likes” or “faves” should not be taken as a signal that an image cannot be improved. A portfolio review provides independent, frank feedback on your images, helping you to really advance your photography through constructive critique. I use a structured format for portfolio reviews that mandates engaging with the photographer to help me identify the intent behind the images. This enables me to offer objective feedback, rather than the much more common subjective opinions that photographers often get. Please use the Contact form to enquire about this service.

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