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Ryan Cowan - Photographer

Oxford, Oxfordshire

(47)
5 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
Ryan Cowan - Photographer logo
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Ryan Cowan - Photographer

Oxford, Oxfordshire

(47)
5 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

About

Commercial photographer specializing in business branding images for marketing.

Business Portraits.
Headshots.
Architectural exteriors and interiors.
Aerial imagery.
Product photography.
Conference events.

I find real joy in meeting people and getting to know what it is you do!

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Reviews (47)

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Anne

22 September 2019

In September 2016 Ryan was the photographer at my daughter's 21st Birthday Party. He was punctual, courteous and conducted himself in a highly professional manner. Ryan moved among the guests in a discreet manner. The final result was a portfolio of photographs which captured the mood, atmosphere and energy of the occasion. More...

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Graham Pollard

9 August 2019

Very happy with the headshots for my LinkedIn profile. It was a pleasure to work with Ryan

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Erin Simmons

28 April 2019

Ryan has been a wonderful photographer for multiple events in and around Oxford. He has always been very easy to communicate with, flexible, and produces high quality photos. He's also very reasonably priced! We've now worked with Ryan for a couple of years, and will continue to reach out to him for all of our photography needs in the Oxford area. More...

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Lucy Rouse

21 April 2019

Ryan was an absolute legend! I asked him to take fly on the wall photographs for my Mum and Dad's 50th wedding anniversary. Bearing in mind, my parents were quite resistant to the idea as they didn't want a camera being poked in everyone's faces, Ryan was absolute first class. He kept firmly in the background but still managed to capture so many wonderful moments and I really felt he somehow managed to capture the personalities and characteristics of people he had only just met. He was a delight to work with. And when the photos came back, they were even better than I thought. And after only 2 days, Mum and Dad were chasing me to see if the photos had come (which they had as Ryan was so efficient). I would highly recommend Ryan for ANY event. More...

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Gem Latimer

29 March 2019

Ryan was a pleasure to work with on the photography for both our headshots and new website. Very organised and flexible, helping to fit in with our busy agency schedule! We had a clear idea of the style we were hoping for with the website and this brief was followed carefully and with great consideration, helping us to bring our site to life reflecting employees and the office. Being able to get us to relax for headshots and get them right was another bonus that I know the team appreciated. More...

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Lulu Alder

29 March 2019

Ryan did an amazing set of headshots. Which would be fabulous for my online platforms and work profiles. He made me feel at ease, bringing out genuine smiles in a lovely professional manner, which translated beautifully into his fabulous photography. The final edits were beautifully done. I would recommend him for both professional and family headshots and portraits. More...

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Paul Wood

30 September 2018

Absolutely brilliant service. Ryan photographed our company event around Oxford and went above and beyond to make sure he got everything we needed. We're blown away by the quality of the photography delivered and will certainly be working with Ryan again! More...

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Rob Stephenson

31 August 2018

I was a little nervous to have headshots taken, not being comfortable in front of the camera. Ryan is great at making you relax and enjoy the whole experience. Great result, loved the whole process and the shots are fantastic!!! I simply can’t recommend him enough!!! More...

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Symon Leech

25 July 2018

A very professional and talented photographer

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Dom O'Keefe

25 July 2018

Ryan took beautiful photos for our improv theatre group and could not have been more fun or professional to work with.

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Naomi Claire Chauhan

25 July 2018

Ryan was great, a pleasure to do business with. He came to our offices set up and made everyone feel at ease. Would highly recommend to anyone :)

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Principle Global

28 May 2018

Ryan has been an absolute pleasure to work with! We required an Oxfordshire based photographer to shoot exteriors and interiors for a client on multiple sites which needed a very quick turnaround time. We were very impressed with the quality of Ryan's work, his professionalism, enthusiasm and friendliness. We are very much looking forward to working with him again and would highly recommend Ryan to anyone in the region. More...

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Sublimezer0 .

28 May 2018

Working with Ryan was a pleasure! We were in the process of branding and launching our latest healthcare system. Ryan assisted by undertaking some fantastic ‘in action’ environmental shots - along with some great static hardware images. These were for use on our website, brochures, and other marketing materials. Throughout the process Ryan was easy to work with and always highly professional. I would happily use Ryan again for any future requirements. Rich B More...

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Jack Schofield

28 May 2018

I hired Ryan for a charity dinner that I run in memory of my brother. Naturally this brings high expectations on my behalf and I could not be happier that I asked Ryan to take this job. He was thoroughly professional, arriving early to scope out the room and get set up, and staying later than planned so that everyone who wanted a photo had the chance. Ryan is such a lovely guy too, taking the time to learn the reasoning behind the event and engaged so brilliantly with guests. And the photos were amazing!Highly recommended! More...

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Heather Darwall-Smith

28 May 2018

Ryan is a star. His patience and focus on taking my picture really helped a camera phobic me to relax. Especially appreciated his art direction on how to engage with the camera. Excellent job and I would 100% recommend Ryan and his work. More...

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clive taylor

24 January 2018

We have used Ryan for a number of cover shots on the Witney letterbox magazine.His attention to detail is second to none.
When dealing with some of our more testing customers he has provided great customer care skills ensuring the client gets what they want.
We would recommend him to any commercial or domestic client wanting a great set of photos.
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Naomi Chauhan

23 November 2017

Ryan was great, he came to our office set up and made everyone feel at ease. the images we got were very professional and we have received a lot of compliments on them. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking for company headshots. More...

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Max Allen

16 November 2017

I really enjoyed my first headshot session with Ryan. He is very professional and personable and soon put me at ease. Ryan took time to explain the whole process, provided great tips via email on how to prepare for the session and gave clear direction during the shoot to help me achieve the best photo. He was very easy to work with and responsive throughout the process, arrived promptly and delivered great images on time. I would not hesitate to use his services again and recommend him to friends and colleagues. More...

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Sarah Dark

27 August 2017

Ryan was recommended to me when I required headshots to be taken for marketing purposes and I’m very glad he was. He was a pleasure to work with and made the photo session fun whilst remaining professional throughout. Ryan gave superb direction (I loved the tip about ‘squinching’) and at the end of the shoot produced several photos that achieved the ‘look’ I was aiming for – professional and approachable. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Ryan to anyone looking for a commercial photographer. More...

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Peter

1 August 2017

I have had two training sessions on photo editing so far. Ryan has been extremely eager to please and clearly knowledgeable about his subject. A pleasure to work with.

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Rory Chaplin

5 July 2017

Ryan has photographed our events for many years now with stunning shots of our guests enjoying themselves which makes for very happy clients!

He's always in the right place at the right time to capture the moment as well as being on time and being willing to stay well past his contracted hours if things run over.

I would highly recommend him!
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Integra Marketing

5 July 2017

Having worked with Ryan, I can highly recommend him as a photographer. His technical skills and creative flair are excellent, and the energy, commitment and diligence that he brings to every project sets him apart from the many other photographers that I’ve worked with in the past. Ryan’s friendly and engaging personality, make him well suited to portrait work and a broad range of assignments involving people.

Here his natural ability to put people at ease brings out the best of every person featured in his photography.
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John Lee

29 June 2017

Ryan has taken great, really professional photos of our team, was a pleasure to work with and understood our requirements exactly. We have worked together for a while and the results of his work are always fantastic. More...

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Kiran UPS

26 June 2017

Ryan was very professional and worked according to our brief, offering helpful suggestions when needed.

30 December 2016

Ryan is great to work with and produces beautiful photos. I've been meaning to write up this review for months... Last July my parents were visiting us in Oxfordshire for my dad's 80th birthday and my sister and all her family (husband and 3 children) were over from Canada on a rare visit to the UK. I wanted to arrange a family photo without having to travel too far from home as my dad can't walk far without assistance. Ryan delivered exactly we needed, was great value and lovely to work with. He came out to my village and took photos of our family on the village green. The photos were lovely and my family will treasure these rare images of us all together. We all felt that Ryan was very professional but also was trying to help us to get what we needed rather than being focused on making us spend the highest amount. I'm very grateful to Ryan for all his help and the wonderful photos. Thanks again Ryan! Amanda and family. More...

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Kate

28 December 2016

Ryan was fast and flexible and has provided top quality work. He has made himself available at very short notice. Pleasure to work with.

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Hanna Tarhonskaya

15 August 2016

Ryan did business headshots for us, that we needed for German CV and LinkedIn, and we couldn’t have made a better choice of a photographer! We were thoroughly impressed: he is very easy-going, extremely professional, talented and very experienced. Ryan knows how to put a person in a right position, help to ease nerves in front of the camera and to create the right mood for a shoot. He also cares to have the best possible result in every case.

Thank you Ryan for the amazing pictures! They surpassed all our expectations! We couldn’t have been more pleased with the result and we would definitely recommend you to others.
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Eugene Kolychev

15 August 2016

Ryan did business headshots for us, that we needed for German CV and LinkedIn, and we couldn’t have made a better choice of a photographer! We were thoroughly impressed: he is very easy-going, extremely professional, talented and very experienced. Ryan knows how to put a person in a right position, help to ease nerves in front of the camera and to create the right mood for a shoot. He also cares to have the best possible result in every case.

Thank you Ryan for the amazing pictures! They surpassed all our expectations! We couldn’t have been more pleased with the result and we would definitely recommend you to others.
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HannaT-1

15 August 2016

Ryan did business headshots for us, that we needed for German CV and LinkedIn, and we couldn’t have made a better choice of a photographer! We were thoroughly impressed: he is very easy-going, extremely professional, talented and very experienced. Ryan knows how to put a person in a right position, help to ease nerves in front of the camera and to create the right mood for a shoot. He also cares to have the best possible result in every case. Thank you Ryan for the amazing pictures! They surpassed all our expectations! We couldn’t have been more pleased with the result and we would definitely recommend you to others. More...

30 June 2016

Ryan took some photos for my website, he really made me feel at ease and took some good shots that looked natural and professional, which was an achievement in the short time I booked him for.
I would definitely hire him again and can thoroughly recommend him.
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Brett Adams

30 June 2016

Ryan is a real credit to his profession. The consummate professional within his trade. My headshot portrait photo's were of the highest quality and well exceeded my expectations. In only an hour and half of being with Ryan on our shoot he made me feel so relaxed. I got to know him really well and is someone who I can only describe as a real stand-up guy and hopefully a good friend. I cannot recommend Ryan highly enough for his excellent work. Thanks you very much fella... More...

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Paul Horseman

27 April 2016

Ryan made us all feel very relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera, his attention to detail and the quality of his images is excellent. I will be asking Ryan to take some family portraits next. More...

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Jo Smith

18 April 2016

Ryan is very attentive to our business needs, and produces excellent results for Kingerlee Ltd

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Toni Kendall-Troughton

18 April 2016

Excellent service!
Ryan ensured all my team felt comfortable in front of the camera.
I would be very happy to recommend Ryan and use Ryan's services again.

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John Hewitt

18 April 2016

Ryan went out of his way in order to meet our corporate deadline. Made my 70 year old face almost presentable. A good conversationalist too! Recommend highly.

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Liz Grierson

17 April 2016

Ryan worked to a very tight deadline ... and with children to produce the perfect photo.

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E. Buchanan

16 April 2016

We thought Ryan was superb. He took some brilliant pictues of our party, managed to capture everyone, got wonderful group shots, missed nothing, stayed until about 4and then spent many hours editing and putting several hundred photos online. He was thoroughly professional but at the same time very easy to accommodate, not intrusive, and we would thoroughly recommend him. More...

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Kirsty Vallance

15 April 2016

Really pleased with Ryan's photos and he was great to work with - efficient and professional. Thanks!

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Phill H

15 April 2016

The best

Such good quality and a great chap to deal with too!

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Louisa Maybury

7 December 2015

I haved hired Ryan a few times to photograph my interior design store and products in Woodstock and I am very happy with his professionalism and attention to detail. I will certainly be sharing your details with fellow shop keepers. More...

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LouisaMaybury

7 December 2015

I hired Ryan to photograph my interior design store as well as various products in Woodstock and I am very happy with his professionalism and attention to detail. The Kilims have already been selling a lot better and I will certainly be sharing your details with fellow shop keepers. More...

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Kayleigh Hilsdon

11 May 2015

Ryan was incredibly accommodating when photographing some artwork I brought to him. He prepared the images for web and never lost patience with my lack of expertise. Beautiful photographs and really professional service, I highly recommend his skills. More...

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HermanV

30 April 2015

Ryan Cowan was tasked to provide a full product portfolio as well as marketing video for B-Cam Ltd. Working closely with Ryan in getting the desired results was a very professional and rewarding experience. Ryan captured the vision and the message of the product through a lens that only a seasoned professional is able to do with a sharp eye for detail and delivering outstanding results within a short time frame.B-Cam would recommend Ryan at the highest level.Herman VermaakFounder B-Cam Ltd More...

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TKT321

13 April 2015

An exceptional service that made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera. Very happy with the outcome and Ryan will be our first stop when we need more photo's.

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Toni Kendall-Troughton

13 April 2015

An exceptional service that made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera. Very happy with the outcome and Ryan will be our first stop when we need more photo's.

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rokesmith

16 March 2015

I had the pleasure of commissioning Ryan to do a photoshoot for a book we are producing. Ryan did a fantastic job for us. He has a real eye for photography and a passion for getting just the right angles, lighting and composition. He showed great attention to detail and was easy to work with. Ryan was accomodating of our schedule and a pleasure to work with. We will definitely be working with him again in the future and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to boost their project with high quality photography. More...

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Tombut1

12 March 2015

Ryan came to my house to do a photo shoot I needed to go with an article I had written for a magazine. He was friendly and a real professional, and went to some lengths to make sure we got the images I wanted, trying lots of different things. The final image quality was amazing, and he was very reasonable with what he charged. I believe he does a wide range of photography jobs and would highly recommend him. More...

Q&A

Being a photographer introduces me to awesome people and interesting places that I would ordinarily not have had the pleasure of experiencing otherwise.
As a Commercial Photographer, I have found no two projects the same. Every job I'm called to do has its own unique challenges.
The locations are very rarely convenient for a picturesque scene but I absolutely love troubleshooting until we´re left with great lighting and engaging subjects.
With all of that, I'm never bored and I'm excited by every project that comes my way.
Quality is definitely more important to me than money, to my financial detriment, but I love the entire process.
Supporting other small businesses in our area is the best thing we can do to help make our local economy stronger.
I am really passionate about photography and having the ability to empower others with it.

I have had the desire to create images for a living since I was a teenager.
I realised that photography was something I would never be able to stop doing.
I thought to myself, "If I was told that I'd never earn a penny from photography again, would I continue to do it? YES.
If I was told I had £1,000 000 in the bank and I'd never need to work again... would I still do this job? YES!

Business is just as much about people as it is about making a living.
I am a people person. I think my clients stay with me because I am interested in them and we form a friendship.

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Services

Environmental Portraits, Corporate Portraits & Headshots. Please contact me with your specific request so we may discuss ideas and arrange an appropriate style and location for your portrait to be made.

Architectural Photography includes the exterior and interiors of commercial & industrial buildings and complexes as well as fine residential real estate. There is an artistic approach toward making the buildings and their assets stand out in the best possible way. Colour correction and compositing techniques help in accomplishing the highest quality images.

Corporate and Party Events can be accommodated for. Please get in touch with details of your event.

Company branding and image stock portfolios for all business marketing uses

Marketing, interviews and product video production. Lighting, Filming, Video editing and processing.

Headshots for large corporate business, small businesses, for artists and actors.