The Guest Blog Today is All about Lucy
Tell me a bit about yourself?
Hello, I’m Lucy – I am the Photographer/Director of ShotByLucy. We specialise in supplying product photography for online retailers nationwide. You can follow us on Twitter @ShotByLucy or visit our website at http://www.shotbylucy.co.uk/
What type of photography does your company specialise in?
We specialise in product photography. If you have a website and you sell online, then we want to hear from you. We are creative people and we like to show that through our work.
What inspired you to become a photographer and is this you re first job?
This is a tough one, I had always enjoyed taking photos even from being a child. But when it got to my A-Levels, I ended up taking a serious interest in Photography. Developing my own films and photo prints in a darkroom was brilliant. From there it developed and I went on to work for different companies throughout the UK gaining experience. I got fed up of working for other people knowing that I could do it myself and I always had the ambition to work for myself, I knew I could do it and had wanted to do it from around the age of 16 but something always got in the way. So last year I finally decided to take the plunge, I quit my full time job (as a photographer) and took the risk. It was very difficult to start with but now we supply photography to many businesses nationwide and have many happy customers.
Do you like to photograph people or objects?
Bit of both really! We specialise in product photography, so mainly objects really.
What tips would you give to someone looking for a photographer and what the most important question they should ask before booking?
When choosing a photographer there are a few things you need to be considering. Always check their work and request samples. You want to see what kind of work they do and if their style would suit your products. It’s always best that you choose a photographer that you can get along with, so shop around and chat with your potential happy snapper to make sure that they fully understand your requirements. Most importantly, be careful of hidden costs. Some companies can tend to charge ‘by the hour’, make sure payment details are stated before any work commences and ask for it in writing for your own peace of mind.
What in your make up bag?
A mixture of things including L Oreal mascara, Elizabeth Arden foundation, Clinique powder, a few Avon bits.. Pencil eyeliners, sparkly liquid eyeliners of all colours … I m serious, the list goes on!
What your skincare routine?
I’m not a typical girl, in fact I’m terrible. I have no regime, I wake up, wash my face, whack on some moisturiser and put my slap on. I am really bad for falling asleep without taking my makeup off and it used to make me laugh because my friends used to comment that after a night on the razzle dazzle, my face/make up looked perfect in the morning. No idea how!
What one beauty product couldn t you live without?
It has to be my Elizabeth Arden compact, its ace. Perfect to pop in your bag for those emergencies!
Who do you most admire for their style and beauty and why?
I’d have to say Cheryl Cole at the moment. She tends to look perfect all of the time… Maybe I should invest in a personal stylist? 🙂