Summary

My love for photography began at an early age. From as early as I can remember my godfather, a professional photographer in Sheffield, was always snapping away.

At the age of twelve, after an evening I’ll never forget at Sheffield City Hall taking snaps of Roxy Music in 1972 I sold my first images at school for a few shillings! Further non-official ‘commissions’ quickly followed from Queen, Elton John and others.

Moving on forty years I find myself gazing dreamily at Helmut Newton’s battered old Billingham bag and selection of Leica rangefinder cameras in the Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin. I can’t believe it …. I have my own Billingham bag now and my pride and joy Leica M9 rangefinder camera complete with Noctilux 50mm f0.95 lens.

Although the Nikon D4 is my choice of camera for most jobs the Leica M9 has really changed the way I work over the last few years and I never go anywhere without it. Many of my corporate clients include keen photographers who love trying out this great camera during the coffee breaks. It has also allowed me to take the most personal portraits ranging from a recluse in Kathmandu to a multimedia entrepreneur on the 7pm from Euston to Piccadilly ….. who is now a friend, supplier and client.

I bought the Leica M9 to make me ‘think” about my photography again. My Nikon equipment is both reliable and bulletproof and so easy to use whatever the conditions. The Leica is also reliable but requires test shots and then makes me think much more about my surroundings, the optimum mix of aperture (more test shots), shutter speed (more test shots) and ISO (more test shots). Then after manually focusing I have it! The difference in pointing the Nikon at someone (a frown) or pointing the Leica at someone (a smile) is incredible.The North West's premier events photographer

Specialising in high profile, senior level events

Client driven, unflappable, unobtrusive and can be relied upon to capture the essence of your conference, exhibition or event.

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At David Lake Photography Limited we want to offer you complete peace of mind and to make the shoot a pleasurable experience for you and your colleagues.

We have years of experience covering events, conferences and exhibitions at a senior level and are also available for headshots, interiors and architectural photography.

We have extensive experience working with FTSE 100 companies, charities, corporate AGM's, political Party Conferences, government bodies and even small, private dinners with members of the Royal Family. We are equally comfortable working with senior politicians, business leaders or members of the public and well versed in working with in-house or external corporate events teams.


Key clients:
Co-op Group | Barclays | UNICEF | British Council | Royal British Legion | Conservative Party | BUPA | LabourParty | Manchester City Council | Visit Britain | Stagecoach | Novotel | Marketing Manchester | Comic Relief | Arnold Clark | Royal Society Of British Architects | RED | Roche Bobois | National Trust | Marriot Group | Insider Media | Malmaison | Salford City Council | Manchester Central | Tangerine PR |

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