I feel privileged in my photography to work alongside some wonderfully creative companies, who are not only supportive of my work, but make great strides to make photographers lives easier. This is achieved by innovative and forward thinking design that has photography at its heart, and thankfully I am in a position to be able to share my experiences within the photography community. Moving forward, these relationships that I am developing with these companies put me in an ideal position to be able to discuss new products as they come to market, keeping the community informed of products that may be an ideal fit for your camera kit.
I have been working with Vanguard for some time now in a multi-faceted way, from using gear to blogging and making stand appearances at The Photography Show. They are a company that has been steadily gaining a worldwide reputation for product innovation and reliability in the field since it's inception in 1986. Their product range caters for not only photographers, but outdoor enthusiasts generally, helping make sure those special moments are captured. Speaking from personal experience, I have always found their camera kit to be innovative, extremely well made and hard wearing.....just a pleasure to use.
My working relationship with Kase UK started in the early part of 2019, when I was honored to be invited to work alongside the company as a 'Kase UK Champion'. Kase is fast becoming the go to company for very high quality camera filters, a reputation that is well founded from personal experience. The Kase 'Wolverine Series' of lens filters are gaining a fearsome reputation for an exceptional neutral optical quality, tough and and scratch resistant lenses, a perfect fit for rugged landscape photography trips.
Thankfully I was able to be involved with 'The British Photography Awards' as an Ambassador quite early in it's inception, with it now fast becoming one of the premier events on the UK photography calendar. There is a lot more to this event than just an awards ceremony though, as it is about giving a voice to photographers across the board, and not just at a professional level, this coupled with building working relationships and donating proceeds to charities, and helping raise awareness of environmental issues that affect us all. It is all these reasons that I consider myself privileged to be a part of this.
Initially a working relationship with a Sunglasses & Ski Goggles brand as an Ambassador may appear to be a strange fit for a photographer, but good optical quality and protection is vital for us as photographers, as our eyes have just as important lenses as our camera ones! I have personally found that they have become a important part of my kit, as will most who spend anytime outside, making the low sun on Sunset & Sunrise shoots more manageable, and negates the problems snow and water glare can cause. It has been a pleasure to work alongside a forward thinking company, supporting through not only use and promotion of products, but providing promotional photographs for some branding needs.