River Studio Commercial Photography
River Studio is an advertising and commercial photography studio, established in 1990 by photographer Richard Battye (B.A. Hons) based in The Custard Factory, Birmingham UK. Shooting for a diverse range of clients in the studio or on location nationwide.Creative and performing arts, model portfolios, B2B, product photography, live events, dance. I DON’T shoot weddings, check out my website for full range of services. Also, tuition, studio hire.
I set up River Studio in 1990 having worked in professional photography in Birmingham since graduating in 1986. I work as a commercial and advertising photographer and have over the last few years begun to specialise in photography for “the creative and performing arts”. This has included work for musicians, dancers, theatres and performers. Iâ€™ve photographed major campaigns for the CBSO and recently the new marketing campaign for Birmingham Royal Ballet. I work with the public sector including Birmingham City Council covering events / conferences etc.
I shoot product photography, from cars and motorbikes to handbags, food, clothing etc. for advertising/design agencies and direct clients. The last few years has also seen a lot of fashion photography â€¦ I have 3 shoots on the Vogue website. I frequently shoot model, dancer and acting portfolios.Studio or location based I work all over the UK and Europe and have worked in the Middle East and USA.Specialties: I try to “shoot it right 1st time” Sounds obvious but I work to a high standard so little or no Photoshop is required.
I pride myself on creative lighting and run lighting workshops, give talks and mentor up and coming photographers. I also lecture on a freelance basis ; locally at Birmingham City University on MA Photography and MA Visual Comms courses. Have worked as a visiting lecturer at Sandwell and Bournville Colleges and I teamed up with Kodak after my first touring exhibition “This England” in 2001 when I spent a year visiting various Universities and Colleges throughout the UK talking on my exhibition and advertising work.I have a fully equipped pro studio (available for hire) DBS Enhanced Certificate 23rd Jan 2014 ; 001432543887