Photography in Brighton covered for Hixon Green

Photography in Brighton covered for Hixon Green by Barney Warner Photography. Prior to the grand opening back in October. The commision was to capture imagery for not only their new website, but also for social media content too. With Social media being a massive part of all industries nowadays, people are becoming more and more submersed into the wide world of social media. The need for great photography is becoming more common for social content and we seem to be getting more and more companies requesting this type of photography. Typically, social media is one of the fundimental aspects a new company look to employ. With smart technology and access to all the social sites, it’s an obvious reason to get the very best imagery to support your business. Even if it’s a long standing company, they too are approaching us for more and more imagery. Being well rehearsed with food photography, interior photography, photographing people and also photographing exteriors, we felt extremely comfortable at Hixon Green, especially as it really lent itself well to being photographed. The trick though is making the imagery look as natural as possible yet creating a look that is clean and crisp with a […]

West Pier in Brighton Photography

As most photographers know there are a few key shots to be had in the south east of the UK. Everyone knows that West Pier in Brighton Photography is one of them. It’s iconic and if you get there at tyhe right time with your camera and tripod you can get some amazing shots using some known effects and techniques. I’ve always wanted to get down the coast to get this iconic shot but never could scrape myself out of bed early enough…until today. The weather yesterday was stormy and there was a slight calm in the air. However to get the smooth motion look across the sea we needed a bit of movement and a long shutter speed. I popped up the tripod, added a 8stop ND filter and a graduated colour filter over the top. Then came the technical adjustments in camera to get that smooth look and an HDR effect. I’m really happy with the outcome and all the effort was worth it. Next stop will be Tower Bridge in London or the Seven Sisters in Kent, we’ll see!   If you’d like a digital high resoultion copy of the shot to print yourself, please get in […]

A Brief History Of Family Portraits

Commissioning a family portrait is as popular now as it’s ever been. Some families want a one-off portrait that they can cherish forever, while others get one done every year to mark the changes in their ever growing family. However, having a family portrait done professionally, is by no means a modern experience. Family portraits have been around since the ancient civilisations. Here’s a brief look at the history of family portraits and how methods have changed throughout the ages. 16th Century Oil paintings of dynastic families were popular in the 1500s but only for the very rich and powerful. One of the most famous family portraits in history can be seen in the Haunted Gallery at Hampton Court Palace. It depicts Henry VII in a dominant and central position surrounded by his children and Jane Seymour, the mother of his only son, Edward. The actual artist is unknown, yet it’s believed that the family wouldn’t have posed together for the portrait. The children were rarely at court during the same time so the artist would have used other portraits as reference and taken sketches from memory. 19th Century The first type of commercial photography was introduced in the mid […]

5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs A Professional Photographer

The most crucial and fundamental aspect of any business, no matter how small, is marketing. Ultimately, you have a product or service that you want to sell. Good marketing involves making your business visible: getting out there and increasing your brand awareness, while using methods to make you stand out above the competition. That’s why using the right images to promote your brand and sell your products is essential. Professional photographs grab attention, display your company and your brand in the best possible way and boost your credibility. You may have the best business idea ever and offer amazing products and services. But if they aren’t marketed effectively, your business will suffer and ultimately, fail. So before you start snapping away with your smartphone, consider these 5 good reasons why your business needs a professional photographer. 1. Your Website Every business should have a website. It’s the first place prospective customers will go to. You will be judged by your content so the first impressions need to be positive. Written content is important, but the eyes are immediately drawn to images. That’s why they need to be professional and relevant. 2. Quality An amateur photo screams “unprofessional”. Images should help, […]

Wedding Photographer Brighton

What Makes Brighton So Special? It’s known as the most hippest city in the UK or even London by the sea, but there’s no denying that Brighton has its fair share of fun. It’s the university town that students never want to leave, while being one of the most popular cities in the UK for weddings. So what makes this once, typical seaside town so special that it’s not just seagulls that flock to it? Nightlife Whatever you’re into: pubs, clubs, trendy coffee bars, bespoke cafes or swanky eateries, Brighton has something for everyone. Food Talking of eateries, every type of food and international cuisines that exist can be found in Brighton.  Whether you enjoy fresh seafood in an elegant location or prefer salty, crunchy fish and chips while walking along the seafront, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out. Quirky Shops The seafront is host to a wide range of quirky tourist shops with a typical seaside resort feel taking you back in time to childhood holidays. Wandering down North Laine, you’ll find a wonderfully eclectic treasure trove of independent shops run by local business owners. Here you can spend hours discovering bespoke homewares, hand […]

Barney Warner Professional Brighton Photographer

The Royal Pavilion, The Perfect Venue For Your Brighton Event If you’re planning a wedding or corporate event in Brighton and you really want to impress, in terms of grandeur, you can’t get much better than the Royal Pavilion. With its marvellous, oriental-style architecture and beautiful Regency gardens, the Royal Pavilion is one of the most exotic locations in the UK. Rich with history, elegance and style, the Royal Pavilion has all the ingredients for an unforgettable event and truly memorable photographs. Here’s a look at why the Royal Pavilion, Brighton is the perfect location to give your event that all impressive ‘wow’ factor. History The Royal Pavilion was first constructed as a modest seaside residence for the then Prince Regent, George IV in 1787. He had been advised by his physician that he would benefit from the healing powers of the sea air, so the building was initially constructed to be used as a therapeutic refuge. The building was lavishly decorated to suit the Prince Regent’s love for ostentatious designs. However, he wanted something even grander and in 1815 commissioned John Nash to transform the modest villa into the majestic oriental-domed, exotic building we see today. Function Rooms Popular […]