A Swansea photographer who hits the headlines regularly is
Collin Davies of High Society Photography.
Although he has always produced photographs of quality
Collin's work really sprung to life with the commencement of
digital photography. Continuing to capture the same high
standard images he learnt how to alter the initial image
using software and discovered he could produce some stunning
results for his customers.
Whilst he may have been previously rewarded for his
traditional photography the start of digital photography
charged his imagination and his enthusiasm for this new
medium resulted in a very early attendance at Adobe's first
training sessions on producing outstanding images using the
Adobe Photoshop software.
Never afraid to spend money on his business Collin had High
Society's studio filled with this new technology and it
wasn't long before Photoshop helped him create many amazing
images and giving him the opportunity to apply different
techniques which amazed his customers.
Known all over Swansea and South Wales Collin is recognised
as a top quality wedding photographer with years of
experience but this new technology has given him
opportunities denied by conventional equipment.
Convential cameras and the film they used had limitations
due to lighting levels and film sensitivity which meant
capturing images whilst in the church was virtually
impossible as flash would have been inappropriate.
As digital developed specialist companies such as Kodak
developed specialised digital cameras specifically designed
to overcome such situations and although extremely expensive
and cost prohibitive for many people Collin and his company
High Society Photography were one of the first purchasers of
this new technology in the UK.
As a Swansea photographer Collin has always recognised that
his clients want more than a photograph, they want an
experience, and continual investment in the latest equipment
allows him to continue pushing the boundaries.
Professionals have realised that the days of shoot, print,
present and sell have gone.
Digital cameras have the ability to present an image
directly from the camera to the screen resulting in quick
adjustments to composition or lighting for that perfect
However, the opportunities that avail themselves once the
picture has been taken is now endless. From software
manipulation of the image to the medium on which it is
presented, the choices are many.
In days gone by a set of photographs were shot, presented
to the client for their selection and preferred print size,
and the process was complete.
Todays customers are able to have their photographs
presented on any media from paper to disc with top end
studios such as High Society's displaying your finished
image on their wall with a range of picture frames
surrounding the customers image. The ultimate in look
before you buy!