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Martin Neeves Photography & Film

With more than a quarter of a century of experience as a professional photographer, photography is (and always has been) my only source of income. It is not a part-time hobby, unlike a lot of my competitors. Despite the fact that film-making is a newer side of my business, I apply the same high standards to video as I do to my still photography work. I have extensive experience to fall back on, which includes photographing the Yugoslav civil war, the 1990 poll tax riots in Trafalgar square, Princess Diana’s funeral, a week-long corporate hospitality event in Venice for General Motors, a multitude of annual reports for large companies and twice being the sole photographer to photograph Her Majesty the Queen in the music room at Buckingham Palace. I have also won a number of international and national awards, so you are in VERY safe hands with me!

Throughout many years as photojournalist serve me well when I am photographing weddings or corporate events, as my reactions are extremely quick. This is essential for true reportage photography. Also, I am a “people” person. I will be warm and friendly towards your guests and I think that you will find that I am good bloke to have around.

My time as a photojournalist has also equipped me with the experience to know what style of photographs picture editors will actually publish. When I worked as a staff newspaper photographer, I saw a lot of PR photographs being consigned to the bin as (despite the fact they may have been technically OK, i.e. in-focus with correct exposure), they were just of a style that would fit in with that publication. Even worse, they may have just been boring shots. A lot of people have digital cameras which will be technically correct photographs, but it is the eye behind the camera that makes all the difference! I will guarantee that I produce visually interesting photographs which will get published. A lot of what I do these days for my commercial or PR shoots is to make visually interesting photographs out of fairly boring subjects. That is where the skill and the experience truly comes to the fore.

Commercial Photographer Leicestershire:

I use top-of-the-range Nikon professional digital cameras and have back up cameras, lenses and flash units which are ready to hand in case of equipment-failure. I have complete public liability insurance as well as professional indemnity insurance.

A lot of cheaper (and less conscientious) photographers just give all the uncorrected digital files straight to their clients or only do minimal amounts of post-production work on them. I am passionate about quality, so I prefer to provide optimised high-resolution digital files to my clients as this optimisation work is the only way to guarantee that the photos are of the highest professional quality. Optimisation includes sensor-dust re-touching, adjustment of levels, tone curves, colour balance, saturation, perspective, cropping, selective lightening/darkening, as well as captioning, so that each optimised file is like a hand-print. Also, I only shoot in “RAW” file format and then convert to JPEGs after optimisation instead of just shooting straight to JPEG in camera (as only amateurs and less scrupulous photographer do). Shooting in RAW provides much greater colour depth and exposure latitude, again guaranteeing that my clients only receive the best quality possible.


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Aerial Photography Portfolio

Aerial Photography Portfolio

Aerial Photography Portfolio are available from our extensive product catalogue, please contact us for more information.

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Aerial Photography Portfolio in Leicestershire

Aerial Photography Portfolio in Leicestershire

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Aerial Photography Services Leicestershire

Aerial Photography Services Leicestershire

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Architectural Photography Portfolio

Architectural Photography Portfolio

Architectural Photography Portfolio are available on request, please email us for more information, or visit our website.

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Architectural Photography Portfolio in Leicestershire

Architectural Photography Portfolio in Leicestershire

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Architectural Photography Services Leicestershire

Architectural Photography Services Leicestershire

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Business Portrait Services Leicestershire

Business Portrait Services Leicestershire

Business portraits have always been extremely popular and there will always be a need to have a fantastic corporate portrait if you are looking to por...

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Business videos for premium brand car servicing specialist iAutoUK.

Business videos for premium brand car servicing specialist iAutoUK.

Business videos for premium brand car servicing specialist iAutoUK. is available from us, please feel free to contact us to discuss this or any other ...

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Children’s Charity Videos

Children’s Charity Videos

Children’s Charity Videos are all able to be purchased from us. Please feel free to contact us on the numbers provided, or visit our website and enqui...

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Children’s Day Nursery Franchise Video

Children’s Day Nursery Franchise Video

Children’s Day Nursery Franchise Video can be purchased from us, please contact us via telephone or email.

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Children’s Day Nursery Franchise Video in Leicestershire

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Commercial Photography Services Leicestershire

Commercial Photography Services Leicestershire

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Corporate Asphalt Recycling Videography

Corporate Asphalt Recycling Videography

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Corporate Car Servicing Videography

Corporate Car Servicing Videography

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Corporate Care Home Videography

Corporate Care Home Videography

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Corporate Charity Videography

Corporate Charity Videography

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Corporate Childcare Videography

Corporate Childcare Videography

Corporate Childcare Videography available with past experience with rapidly-expanding franchise of UK children’s day nurseries.

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Corporate Coach Hire Videography

Corporate Coach Hire Videography

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Corporate Dental Videography

Corporate Dental Videography

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Corporate District Council Videography

Corporate District Council Videography

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Corporate Editorial Photography & Business Portrait Portfolio

Corporate Editorial Photography & Business Portrait Portfolio

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Corporate Editorial Photography Services Leicestershire

Corporate Editorial Photography Services Leicestershire

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Corporate Exhibition Videography

Corporate Exhibition Videography

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Corporate Experience Videography

Corporate Experience Videography

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Corporate Housing Association Videography

Corporate Housing Association Videography

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Corporate Mental Health Videography

Corporate Mental Health Videography

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Corporate Railway Videography

Corporate Railway Videography

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Corporate Social Media Videography

Corporate Social Media Videography

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Corporate Solicitors Videography

Corporate Solicitors Videography

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Corporate Stop Motion Videography

Corporate Stop Motion Videography

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Testimonials

Testimonials for a Professional Photographer

Testimonials for a Professional Photographer

Here are some of the nice things my commercial clients have said about me and my work. I am very grateful to all of them, as everyone likes a pat on the back from time to time. ** Some company names have been removed for commercial reasons. Please CLICK HERE to view testimonials from my WEDDING CLIENTS.

“Martin Neeves is one of the most professional photographers I have worked with in ten years in journalism and public relations. From the outset, Martin studied our brief and understood our needs and always delivered the photography we needed to promote our business. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him if you want the comfort of knowing that the job will be done right and the images that come back are of the highest quality.” (from Matthew Moore, PR Executive, Carillion Energy Services)

“I’ve had both portrait work and a corporate video put together by Martin, both are of a standard well above what I had expected, and believe you me, I have high standards. The other thing that surprised me was the speed with which I received the finished article – even I realise that there’s a significant investment in time needed after the on-site work has been done. For me Martin gets a 10/10 and if you’re after a quality finish, don’t waste your time going elsewhere, use Martin.” Rob Abell, Will Planning Solutions.

“I needed a photographer on location in Rugby at short notice and had to resort to yell.com as I didn’t know the area. Martin responded professionally and promptly with a quote and I met him on my customer’s site to talk him through my requirements. He was very knowledgeable, both professional and reliable when dealing with my customer and the results were great. The subject matter for the photos was very industrial and not at all interesting, but he had some creative ideas for injecting colour and movement and really brought it to life. I have since hired Martin again and can reliably leave him to work alone and liaise directly with my customers.” (from Rachel Waring, Chep UK Ltd)

“I found Martin Neeves from an internet search and was impressed by his website and the quality of his photography along with his years of experience. As a new business, it was very important to me to get the right publicity photographs for my marketing materials. When I met Martin, he listened carefully to my preferences and what I was trying to achieve with my marketing, and then produced fabulous photographs that were exactly what I needed. He was extremely professional throughout but also so friendly that I found it easy to relax with him which was essential given how hard it can be to feel at ease in front of the camera. He also came up with good ideas that I had not considered for my marketing which I have been able to use. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone whether it is for business or important social occasions. Don’t bother looking any further for a fantastic reliable photographer” (from Glynis Wright, Family solicitor and mediator)

“I have used Martin for all our professional photography for a number of years. His work is of the highest creative quality whilst including good value for end product. I would recommend Martin for any photography work.” (from Caryn Cooper, Randstad Education)

“I’ve known Martin for years and years (lost count)! I would say that Martin is an extremely flexible photographer who understands what you want/need, fulfils the brief and then gives you more. Martin is very good with people – he puts them at ease and manages to extract that little bit extra from them. I have no hesitation in recommending Martin.” (from James Boulter, Marion James Design)

“Martin undertook some business photography for me. As well as providing stunning photographs, he took time and care to ensure the portfolio I required matched the business need. As well as this the photos were delivered to me the next day! Highly recommended.” (from Chris Jenkinson, Jenkinson & Associates Ltd)

“Martin took portraits of most members of our networking club for use on our websites. I was most impressed with the way he brought so much equipment with him, in order to ensure that he got the lighting just right. I was extremely happy with the photos he produced for me, and use them on my websites and social media pages. I can confidently recommend his work, and let’s face it, if the Royal Family were happy to pose for him he must be good.” (from Ian Warren, Go Cruise)

“I used Martin as a photographer for Jeans for Genes Day in 2008. He wasn’t known to me at the time but I was delighted with the photographs that he took on the Day. His work met the brief I gave him, it was creative and his pictures are still among our favourites for illustrating the fun of Jeans for Genes Day. He was very flexible in travelling to different locations and I am keen to use him again should I need a photographer in the Midlands area.” (from Lisa Pettifer, Jeans for Genes)

“Martin has handled our photography needs since 1999. We return to him time and time again because we have never failed to be impressed by his understanding of the brief, the professionalism in the photography he has undertaken for us and the creativity he brings to every assignment. He constructively challenges our initial requests where appropriate, ensuring that we finish up with images that exactly meet our requirements. Last, but not least, Martin is always a pleasure to work with.” (from John Dunn, Randstad Education)

“Martin what else can I say other than ‘amazing’. These shots are so brilliant, I know they’re going to give our release even more of a boost and increase the chances of the story being used in the press.” (from Laura Downton, Carswell Gould)

“Just a note to thank you for the images, you gave us a wide selection and Ben was really pleased with them. We will most certainly use you in the future for any shoots we have in the Birmingham area.” (from Debbie Hill, Retail Internal Communications, **(F) Bank plc)

“Just a quick email to let you know we received the CD and images this morning – and they look FAB! I’m really keen to use a couple of the ones with the blurred, moving guy – they fit perfectly with the new brand image, so thank you for such a great shoot – they look great.” (from Jenny Wilson, B&V Creative)

“…I would just like to say thank you for the fantastic work you have done over the years, on behalf of everyone here. Without you we wouldn’t have achieved the 98% satisfaction rating from our readers when they were surveyed on what they think of our pictures. You have also profoundly affected the look and feel of the ALI brand over the years and it has been a great help to me to be able to depend on you so often to come up with the goods and elicit plenty of smiles from whatever models we threw at you!” (from Cecilia Mackay, Adult Learning Inspectorate)

“A very belated note to say thank you for all your hard work in Venice.

It was a pleasure to work with you and hope that we will be able to work again on future events.” (from Pat Rogers, The MINT Organisation)

“Fantastic. I love them. I’ve only quickly been through them on my phone but I’m really happy with what you done Martin. Really great job. Thanks again. I’ll be in touch next week.” (from Matt Tomlin, Work Design Consultants Ltd)

“Hi martin, I have had the opportunity to look at the images in something bigger than a thumbnail and they really are superb quality. We are working on our web site and at some point I will need another day to capture the areas that we didn’t do last time. I like the fact that they are such incredibly good images of the students, they look happy, positive and contemporary….” (from Margaret Taylor, **(B) College, Coventry)

“Marvellous work, Martin. Just what Stannah want. Thank you very much for your services.” (from Helen Berners, Copywriter & PR Executive, B&V Creative Limited)

“Nice choice Martin, these are definitely suitable….. Our designer will be happy with such a good variety.” (from BEN CHAPMAN, Lloyds Banking Group)

“Thanks for doing this shoot. Love the pics. Really nice selection.” (from Graham Welch, Publications Manager Housing Corporation)

“Thanks for doing another fantastic job – I was quite worried that this might be a difficult shoot, but there have been glowing reports on how quickly and unobtrusively you worked, well done once again.” (from Cecilia Mackay, Adult Learning Inspectorate)

“By the way, I have had feedback from Lisa that she thought you managed the photoshoot in her office very well, putting her totally at ease.

We have commissioned some photographers in the past that somehow seem to alienate clients, so we know the importance of treating them well, especially if they are a little camera shy. So keep up the good work! I’m more than happy to use you when I have future shoots in your area…” (from Richard Horner, **(G) Publishing)

“Many thanks for sending these over. Toyah [Wilcox] was very impressed with you so thank you for looking after her so well!” (from Rebecca Healey, Champneys Health Resorts)

“Hi martin, thank you for sending all the images so promptly. We are delighted with them – they are going to give the college a real uplift!” (from Margaret Taylor, **(B) College, Coventry)

“Thanks so much for sending the contacts through. I’ve only had a chance for a quick look, but they look great. A really good selection of shots. Thanks very much…..” (from Karen Douthwaite, Picture Research, Adult Learning Inspectorate)

“Thanks for all the shots…. ….They look really good and I’m very pleased with the results….” (from Ian Lovatt, The FenningLovatt Partnership Ltd)

“Photos are amazing martin. Well done. Will get back to you with our choices shortly. Thanks” (from Jo Nairn, **(E) Healthcare)

“…..The pictures are bloody fantastic, you have covered everything. They are great….” (from Tom Howell, Picture Researcher, Chat magazine)

“….Thanks for the Chelmer contacts and for being so innovative as usual in making fairly run-of-the-mill activities look eye-catching AND interesting!” (from Cecilia Mackay, Adult Learning Inspectorate)

“Thanks Martin … and thank you for all your fantastic work!” (from Jo Tilley, formerly of *(C) Homes Housing Association, currently of *(A) Housing)

“Just a note to say thank you for your work on the *(A) report. It has come together fantastically and your photographs have really brought it to life.” (from Natalie Grantham, *(H) Ltd)

“…Totally spoilt for choice and Bosa was really pleased with them to the point that she couldn’t decide between them….” (from Julie Horwood, **(J))

“Thank you for getting the photos back to us so quickly! There’s some really good ones on there that will make great stock shots.” (from Jessica Wood, **(K) University)

“…Great Martin, thanks; you always come up with the goods!…” (from Louise Bamford, **(K) UK)

“…These are super shots. Really lively and cheerful. There are some lovely shots of a very photogenic ESOL tutor, a really good mix of faces. Thank you…” (from Karen Douthwaite, Picture Research, Adult Learning Inspectorate)

“I would like to say a big thank you for the article that got front page on Inside Housing. Could you please extend the thanks to Martin Neeves whose photography is excellent.” (from an e-mail from Nikki Chawda of Foundation Housing Association to Julie Horwood of **(J)). Julie then added, ” Well done Martin, another great pic!”

“…Thank you so much for getting the contacts back to me so quickly. They look fab! Just

having a good look through now and then better get writing!…” (from Jenny McKeown, Burgis & Bullock)

“…Thanks for being so quick with the pics…they’re smashing.” (from Colin Plucknett, Royal Mail)

“Just to let you know that all the artwork has gone to the printers…

…You will be pleased to know that your files were great and needed very little extra work on my part….” (from James Boulter, **(M))

“…All the pix look great – thanks for doing such a good job. Look forward to receiving the CDs….” (from Beth Maher, Orbit Housing)

“Thanks very much for your time yesterday. These look great and are a good variety of the shots we needed….” (from Debbie Robbins, Communications Officer, **(N) UK & Ireland)

“Many thanks for the high quality photos you have produced for us this year.” (from Graham Swain, **(O) Consultants)

“Having looked through all the pics it appears that they were having far too much fun!! The pics are great and am spoilt for choice, so many thanks.” (from Anna Donaldson, Beacon PR)

“Many thanks for sending the image and cost through this morning, client’s v happy with all the pics you’ll be pleased to hear, so many thanks for your help.” (from Becky Young, Linney Design)

“These look brill – silk purse, sow’s ear and all that! Thanks v much!” (from Helen Salisbury, Splash PR)

“Just thought you’d like to know Andrew Clarke was really impressed with the photos you took and you overall – he said you did an excellent job and that “you knew exactly what you were doing and seemed a nice guy.” (from Helen Salisbury, Splash PR)

“These are excellent – thanks! You’ve done a great job with….let’s say, slightly less than inspirational, subject matter!” (from Ruth Harman, Tangerine PR)

“You are a star – as always” (from Jenny Thompson, **(A) Housing Association)

“Loving your work as always :o)” (from Sara Luker, **(G) Publishing)

“Well done with yesterday’s photoshoot – you did an excellent job with limited resources!” (from Julie Horwood, **(J))

“Thank you so much for your help on Friday. The contact sheets look wonderful, we especially like the ones with the Sainsbury staff and the ones of the children with Woolly. The women in the leisure centre crèche are very brave, I’m not sure you’d have got me to do that pose!

Kathryn, who was doing the collection at Fosse Park, wanted me to pass on her thanks for the way you dealt with her brother, Howard. He had a wonderful time having his picture taken and that really comes across in the photographs. We’ll now have a look at which ones we want and I will let you know.

Thank you for being so easy to work with at such short notice.” (from Lisa Pettifer, Communications Manager, Jeans for Genes)

“Thanks again for your help and some wonderful photos. We will keep you in mind for future projects as it’s been a pleasure to deal with you.” (from Lisa Pettifer, Communications Manager, Jeans for Genes)

“Thanks for doing such a fab job last Friday week at Ingleby – it was really good to work with you.” (from Flair Gougoulia, **(P))

“We thought the pics looked great.” (from Mark Stretton, Leicestershire County Council)

“Many thanks for sending over the contact sheets. The shots you got were brilliant….. Thanks for all your help with this….. I look forward to working with you again in the future.” (from Chris Mitchell, Account Executive, MCG PR)

“The pictures are brilliant! Thanks so much.” (from Liz Goodman, Leicestershire County Council)

“Thanks very much Martin. They’re great pictures.” (from Pauline Foster, pfkcreative)

“Contact sheets excellent you’ve done a fabbo job as always” (from Mairead Bradley, Media & Communications Dept, **(R) Union)

“Thanks for these and the high res images Martin – they are great. Good to meet you today and hope to work with you again in future.” (from Kath Harding, Freshwater Northern)

“Thanks for sending over the contact sheets, all the pictures are fantastic.” (from Lisa White, Communications Officer, **(N) UK, Ireland & South Africa)

“Hi Martin. These are great. Many thanks for giving us plenty of variety. When this feature comes into design I will contact you then to ask for a selection. Thanks also for getting them to me so quickly.” (from Sara Luker, **(G) Publishing)

“Excellent. Thank you. …… I may well be in touch about some more shoots. I was genuinely very pleased with this one. Thank you. (from Graham Welch, Housing Corporation)

“These are all great – thanks so much!” (from Sarah Bryars, **(S) PR”

“Thank you so much for managing to get such a nice selection of shots under the difficult circumstances of the evening.” (Jane McCarthy, **(J))

“These are fantastic – thanks Martin.” (from Faye Baker, **(O) Consultants)

“Many thanks for the images – as ever – of an excellent standard.” (from Nick Murray, Communications Manager, **(Q) Express Services UK & Ireland)

“Thanks for the pics, they look great!” and in a separate e-mail: “Very happy with the pictures!” (from Chris Barber, Times Higher Education)

“Thanks very much for all the pictures, they look great.” (from Heather Campbell, Headlines Corporate Communications)

“Thanks for your help with these. The pictures look great by the way!” (from Lisa White, Communications Officer, **(N) UK, Ireland & South Africa)

“Many thanks for sending through the contact sheets for the Worcester depot shoot – I’m really pleased with them.” (from Louise Stobbs, **(Q) Express)

“Excellent photos! Has been tough to choose actually. …. Was good working with you again.” (from Chris Barber, Times Higher Education)

Call me now on 07973 638591 or CONTACT ME for an estimate or if you wish to discuss your photography or video requirements.

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