This Thing Called Photography

This Thing Called Photography

This Thing Called Photography is a verified pro service provider Certificate of Excellence 2019

This Thing Called Photography locationManchester City Centre, Manchester, Cheshire

(25 Reviews)

Photography services.

Film and TV Unit Stills.
Family Portraits
Pet Photography
Event - (Parties, Corporate, Weddings, Premieres)
Headshots - (Corporate, Actor, Model)
Model Portfolios

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This Thing Called Photography Reviews


Review of This Thing Called Photography by Nathan Chesworth
5 12/06/2019 Nathan Chesworth

Mike is an excellent photographer. He's produced very high quality images for us and it's been great working with him.

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Review of This Thing Called Photography by Clare Ryan
5 15/10/2018 Clare Ryan

Mike photographed for my new business. His photos were excellent, even in challenging lighting for an outdoor shoot in the woods.

He is very friendly and patient...nothing is too much trouble.

I am very happy with his work and wouldn't hesitate to book him again.

Review of This Thing Called Photography by Vicki Thompson
5 12/10/2018 Vicki Thompson

I would 100 % recommend using Mike as your Photographer!! Mike was our photographer for our tongue and cheek Cancer Research calendar . He made all the ladies feel comfortable whilst taking some revealing shoots . Professional and a great laugh to work with ... I will always use Mike for any other projects I have

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Review of This Thing Called Photography by Chris Turner
5 11/10/2018 Chris Turner

Fantastic photographer, Carrying both Behind the scenes and stills from the film set of "Day One". The results speak for themselves Excellent

Review of This Thing Called Photography by Sherry Richardson
5 11/10/2018 Sherry Richardson

Great communication -great results -really pleased I used Mike

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Review of This Thing Called Photography by Sherry
5 06/10/2018 Sherry

Mike helped put me at ease for my photographs as initially I was not very relaxed. I needed some good solo shots of me , I had discussed what I wanted and Mike listened before delivering lovely photos - suggesting ways of sitting and posing which definitely contributed to great results .

Review of This Thing Called Photography by Mark Logan
5 04/10/2018 Mark Logan

Mike has an uncanny eye for the shots that you were not expecting, and wouldn’t have thought of, producing dynamic, evocative shots that perfectly capture the essence of a scene. I have gone out of my way to ensure Mike is available for every shoot I have and I never cease to be impressed with what he produces. And this he does, regardless of the tightness of a schedule or difficulties of a set up, Mike’s photography never fails to deliver.

I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Review of This Thing Called Photography by Katherine Lynch
5 04/10/2018 Katherine Lynch

Mike photographed our wedding and we are eternally grateful for the fantastic work he did.

He captures the spirit and essence of people within his photos which are of the highest quality and greatest composition.

He made capturing our special day so easy, we walked through locations and shot lists before the day. He communicated with us throughout the planning period in a friendly and timely manner.

On the day he made our guests feel at ease in front of the camera and made the day enjoyable, snapping photos of us and our family as they chatted and enjoyed themselves.

To say we are happy with his work is an understatement, he really has an eye for capturing those special moments.

Review of This Thing Called Photography by Damon Rickard
5 04/10/2018 Damon Rickard

Mike is a fantastic photographer. Very easy and pleasant to work with. Excellent end result. Have worked with him a few times now and will continue to do so!

Review of This Thing Called Photography by Laura Toseland
5 14/08/2018 Laura Toseland

Mike was a wonderful photographer, he made my daughter feel very comfortable while having her photographs taken..1st class...would highly recommended...Thanks Mike

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Review of This Thing Called Photography by Oliver Malam
5 Oliver Malam

Great chap. Knows his stuff and is just a lot of fun as a human person.

Review of This Thing Called Photography by Samantha Elliott Brody
5 Samantha Elliott Brody

Mike is a true professional and extremely talented, very happy with his work x

Review of This Thing Called Photography by Damon Rickard
5 Damon Rickard

I've worked with Mike a number of times on film sets and he continually produces top quality stills and BTS.

Review of This Thing Called Photography by Mollie Ashcroft
5 Mollie Ashcroft

I'm very highly anticipating the second shoot we have booked for later this month, if you want high class images with an experienced photographer, I would recommend Mike 100%.
Mike was very professional throughout the shoot and this showed In every aspect of his work; he was friendly and we had a laugh, all the while taking amazing images!

Review of This Thing Called Photography by Nicholas Burman-Vince
5 Nicholas Burman-Vince

I've worked with Mike on a few indie films where he's taken BTS shots. He's very good at working with actors, and catching both the unguarded moments off camera and high definition stills for publicity.

Review of This Thing Called Photography by Ted Gibson
5 Ted Gibson

Mike took some truly amazing photos for our wedding day, persevering through a horrendous thunder storm!

We continue to get compliments about the photos from our friends and family.

10/10 would recommend!

Review of This Thing Called Photography by Barry Fahy
5 Barry Fahy

Mike is an Amazing Photographer, A great eye for detail, a master of light and most importantly, an absolutely amazing guy to get on with on a shoot! Would always recommend Mike!

Review of This Thing Called Photography by Alice Da Costa Dias
5 Alice Da Costa Dias

I though that he was very positive, fun and a relaxed person to work with.

Review of This Thing Called Photography by Jessica Messenger
5 Jessica Messenger

One of my favourite photographers to work with. He knows how to make you feel comfortable and is always professional on set. Mike works really hard to achieve his best which means his photographs are of a great quality. The number 1 person I call upon in times of photography need! ���

Review of This Thing Called Photography by Hanna Letch
5 Hanna Letch

I have worked with Mike on a number of occasions, on university projects and also on independent projects. Mike is a great photographer who let's you explore your own ideas, whilst adding his own creativity! Would highly recommend working with him as you have a fun time whilst doing so! And end up with some fab shots!

Review of This Thing Called Photography by Raquel Davizz
5 Raquel Davizz

Iworkes with Mike on Bridal shoot very relaxed and professional to work with. Look foward to working with you again Mike.

Review of This Thing Called Photography by Anete Erdoğan
5 Anete Erdoğan

I have worked with Mike on range on shoots. First it was quite creative beauty shoot for some make up students and later a project. I'm going to be working with him quite soon again on editorial fashion shoot. So he is a versitile photographer. He is also friendly, helpful and has a vision for which he puts 100% effort to capture best shots. Altogether that makes him one of the best photographers I've worked with and hope to continue working in future.

Review of This Thing Called Photography by Anita Cannon
5 Anita Cannon

I worked with mike on a styled shoot for a lingerie brand; Emma Harris, mike was so easy to get a long with and made me feel comfortable throughout. He organized the whole thing with a fab team. We got some really good images too and I can’t wait to see the rest!
Highly recommend him!

Review of This Thing Called Photography by Bethany Suthers
5 Bethany Suthers

Mike is a fantastic photographer and wonderful to work with. He takes such beautiful photographs with ease and has so much talent. I would 100% recommend working with Mike on any project you may have!

Review of This Thing Called Photography by Katie Smith
5 Katie Smith

Mike is a extremely good photographer!! I have worked with him on a number of shoots now for university and other things, he’s makes you feel comfortable and at ease. And you always get some amazing images! I would highly recommend mike to anyone!

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This Thing Called Photography Q&A

Company Q&A

What’s the secret to taking a great photograph?

It's not the camera, with the right conditions you can create amazing pictures on a smart phone, but if the light is wrong then it's a case of using your skill to produce a great image. Knowing your equipment and understanding light are the main factors, but then understanding composition, and telling a story in a instant are the key things in taking great images.

What questions might you ask a client when starting a new project?

I like to know the location of the shoot, it allows me to access the lighting conditions.
How the images are to be used, are they online for Instagram or are they to be printed, used as posters, flyers etc.
How many images they require
Turnaround of the project from Shooting to Post Production of the images.

What do you love most about your job?

Creating an image, that people love is very rewarding. Concepting ideas and creating something with like minded people is also very rewarding, seeing the finished product on a poster, online or in a magazine is amazing.

What inspired you to start your own business?

Having been in IT and behind a desk for 20 years I decided after working on a short film doing the BTS/Stills photography that I need a drastic career change, after a year or doing work on films and some fashion I moved to create This Thing called Photography. 3 years experience now behind me it's time to push forward with my new career.

Why should our clients choose you?

Sounding very cliched but I am easy to work with, will deliver what you need when you want it. If you are not sure then we can discuss and together we will get the images you want. If the image needs it I will go the extra mile to get it for you (well within reason).

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