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Commercial Photography

Hultons Landscapes Photography

_____   The third commercial shoot for Hultons Landscapes saw me travelling around Cheshire and Manchester covering 5 more locations. Those include Moor Hall, Booths Hall, Edge Hill University, Embankment near Manchester Cathedral and Media City as well. In...

Commercial Photography

Commercial shoot for a conference centre

_____ This was a lovely little photo shoot for Penrith Rugby Union Football Club. As with all semi-professional sports clubs in this fine country of ours, they have to diversify and look for revenue streams where they can find them. So it was for this commercial...

Commercial Photography

Interior photography for Stonebridge

_____ s  It was an especially nice treat to be asked to shoot the interior of Bartle House. The offices, located in the heart of Manchester’s legal and financial district in Manchester city centre. Stonebridge had already bought a considerable amount of work...

Commercial Photography

The Bird keeps flying for Andrew Nutter

_____   One year on from the opening night launch at the Bird at Birtle, owner Andrew Nutter asked me if I would like to come to the 1 year celebration party - an event organised by the establishment to say thank you to all their suppliers and friends who had...

Commercial Photography

Lowry and the local Manchester landscape

_____   I was delighted to be approached by the Paul Mellon Centre in London earlier in the year to locate and shoot 5 locations in Manchester that had been painted or observed by the local artists LS Lowry. The article written by Anne M. Wagner, explores a...

Landscape Photography

A helping hand to Focus Clinics

_____ I'm always happy to help out a good cause. So when a business comes knocking asking for a donation of an image for a piece they are working on to promote good health, I'll usually say yes. To begin with, Focus Clinics are a laser eye surgery in London that...

Commercial Photography

Inspiring Awards Ceremony 2017

_____   I spent a super afternoon spent in the grand surroundings of the Midland hotel in Manchester photographing the award ceremony for Inspiring Awards. An incredible event, it is held every year and this year was also their 25th anniversary. The awards do...

Commercial Photography

Handrail Creations Photoshoot

_____ All about the Handrail Creations Photoshoot I especially love doing commercial photography with local businesses. And although I’m very happy to travel all over, there's something nice about keeping the local economy ticking over. As such it was great to work...

Commercial Photography

Haighton Manor Opening

_____   I was delighted to be asked to shoot the soft launch of the refurbished Haighton Manor on Sunday 4th September for Brunning and Price as it joined their family of pub restaurants. Strictly by invitation only, Haighton Manor opened its doors at 12.00...

Paul Grogan Photography identifies several photoshoot logistical problems
Landscape Photography

Logistical problems surrounding photoshoots

_____   At least being a commercial photographer isn't boring. Far from it in fact. Indeed, I'm going to try and write this post in a non-moaning manner. In short, I always try to avoid negative posts - so this won’t be one. However, I think it’s important to...

Commercial Photography

DMM Product and Factory Photography

_____   Two photoshoots for DMM Professional - the arm of DMM International that designs and manufactures working at height safety gear, rather than climbing equipment - but both used in the same catalogue. I had worked on the DMM account from a design point...

PGP's officiaul August 2016 Wedding Photo of the Month
Wedding Photography

August’s Wedding photograph of the month

_____ Later than planned here’s my choice for August’s wedding photo of the month. Taken at Whitehead Gardens in Bury, next door to Bury’s Registry office it just summed up the wedding and the lovely bride and groom. More about the Wedding Photo of the Month I...

Wedding Photography

July’s Wedding photograph of the month

_____   I love Friday weddings. I don't know why but there’s definitely something different about them. On the Friday 1st July, I had the pleasure of shooting Jade and Mark’s wedding. What made me choose this wedding photo for July’s wedding photograph of the...

Wedding Photography

Sarah and Justin’s Bury Wedding Photography

_____   It was a privilege to be asked to photograph the wedding of one of my wife’s best friends a couple of weeks ago. Doubling my responsibilities with being a guest was also fun! But ever the professional, I left the partying until after I had finished the...

Wedding Photography

Wedding photograph of the month

_____   A new feature as I do more and more wedding photography. I thought I would choose a favourite wedding photograph and tell a little story behind the shot. This could be on any of my wedding photos, be it a traditional group shot of a candid or...

Commercial Photography

Let the Bird Fly Event Photography

_____   I truly love what I do. Be it capturing a wedding, shooting architecture or photographing an event like this, it provides me with such a diverse range of photographic challenges (and great nights out as well). So you won’t be surprised to learn I was...

Commercial Photography

Portrait photography with an urban twist

_____   A recent photoshoot for scriptwriter and local poet, Argh Kid (David Scott). Tagged a "thinking man's Shaun Ryder" he combines monkey business, melancholy, grit and wisdom. From hilarious drug escapades 'Tripping with Jackie Chan', to questioning race...

Commercial Photography

GE Robinson location photography

_____ Next up: a GE Robinson location photography shoot. In essence, a timber yard that operates out of several branches across the UK. I was referred via a design agency in Northern Ireland who had been commissioned by the parent company Haldane Fisher to design...

Wedding Photography

Nicola and Richard’s Wedding Photography

_____   I’ve been meaning to share some of the wedding photographs from Richard and Nicolas wedding for a while. Well, what a lovely couple... from start to finish they were nothing but a delight to work with. This wedding was a civil ceremony at the Bolholt...

Commercial Photography

Getting excited about wood photography

_____ About wood photography I often get work via referrals so when I was approached to undertake a commercial shoot which involved photographing a local timber yard, GE Robinson, for a new website, I thought yeah - that'd be fun... With anything photoshoots like...

Commercial Photography

Nuts about photography

_____ Getting to shoot one of the best restaurants in the North West was an absolute joy. That’s one of the things I love about photography - meeting new people and making new friends. Nutters Restaurant Photography I met Andrew Nutter, celebrity chef and the...

Commercial Photography

Galloways Print location photography

_____   Going into a working business to photograph it’s working day is always a challenge. Particularly when it’s a deadline driven company like Galloways Print is. This photoshoot was part of a larger project that involved the redesign and build of their...

Commercial Photography

Corporate portrait photography for Greyland

_____   A morning’s photography for Greyland, a Manchester based cleaning product company. I was approached via my website to see if I would come to their head office and take 8-10 head shots for their new website. When I turned up with all my equipment they...

Commercial Photography

Amaze 20th Birthday Event Photography

_____ I was delighted to be commissioned (via a third party Marketing Agency - Bluestar Marketing) to shoot an important event for Amaze. Amaze is a 20-year-old digital agency that works with some of the world's leading brands. The event was the Amaze 20th birthday...

Commercial Photography

NG Bailey team and event photography

_____   I love the variety being a photographer and designer brings to my daily life. Gone are the days when I was chained to my desk, sometimes spending 12 hours or more staring at a Mac. Sure, I still have days like that. The main difference is now I get to...

Photography

Exhibitions, PR, Media and my TV debut

_____   It’s been a few weeks since my last post. This is mainly down to not having enough time to blog. Anyway, enough of the excuses... I thought I write today’s blog about my Industrious Manchester exhibition that is still one at the great Bay Horse Pub on...

Commercial Photography

Hotel and B&B photography for Amazon

_____   One thing that hotels and bed and breakfast establishments need to do is sell rooms. A lot of hotels and b&bs use the likes of laterooms.com or Groupon for example. Regardless of which platform they do use, one of the best ways to do this is for...

Industrious Manchester photography
Landscape Photography

Industrious Manchester

_____   A bit of a preamble to the main event, but I thought it was worth sharing with you all. From 31st July, I'll be exhibiting a selection of my Manchester landscapes in the Bay Horse Pub on Thomas Street, in the Northern Quarter.  How did this come about...

Tina and Derek's wedding
Wedding Photography

Tina and Derek’s Wedding Photography, Bury

_____ The story behind Tina and Derek's wedding is a lovely one indeed. Childhood sweethearts reunited so they finally got the wedding they always dreamed of. About Tina and Derek's Wedding It was a pleasure to photograph their wedding, and really, I can't say much...

Landscape Photography

Always turn around…

_____ It’s been a really quiet few weeks photographically with Christmas and the weather being so bad. I thought I’d reflect back at over the last two or three months which were anything but quiet. Firstly, my landscape photos published once again. Landscape photos...

Landscape Photography

The Great British Coast

_____   As a landscape photographer I think I'm pretty lucky to live in Manchester. A great city, full of top people, loads of superb architecture, both old and new, and gritty urban scenes to shoot. But it's also a great location to have as a base. I'm an...

Landscape Photography, Photography

RAW vs Jpeg for beginners

_____   My good friend Mat Robinson, a Visit Peak District Destination Photoprapher and genius in all things mathematical has agreed to pull together a short piece on the benefits of RAW over Jpegs for photographers just starting out. Over to you Mat... It may...

Landscape Photography, Photography

A spring in the step…

So spring is in the air and the Bluebells are starting to carpet our woodlands with a bluey-purple haze... I got out a couple of weeks ago for an hour to the local nature trail, the woods surround the old railway line from Radcliffe to Prestwich. Less well kept...

The Grand Hotel Llandudno Wales - discover our eight tips on the SEO minefield you need to overcome
Photography

The minefield AKA SEO

_____ I'm pretty new to this, and as such would always accept any advice or help from anyone who knows more about it than me. But during my website overhaul (which has finally started to sell some prints as a result) I did some research on the best top tips on how...

Anita and Andy's Wedding Photography, done by Paul Grogan Photography
Wedding Photography

Anita and Andy’s Wedding Photography

_____ This, in summary, was one of the quirkiest weddings I've had the pleasure to photograph. Manc themed together with Vimto cakes were one of the memories I brought away from it. I loved being part of the day. Moreover, I couldn’t ask for a nicer couple than...

Photography

The Story of the Creative – part two

_____   It’s been a busy few weeks for me recently, which is why I’ve been so quiet, but I’m happy to say that despite having missed the opening night in July of the Story of the Creative Exhibition in New York, I was able to fly out last Thursday as the...

Photography

Each day brings an opportunity to learn photography…

_____   I learnt something new this week, proving that everyday really does provide you with opportunities to improve yourself. What did I learn you might ask?  Well it all started with my attempts at a sunset and a long exposure of a seascape to try and get a...

Photography

The Story of the Creative

_____   Now I'm not going to lie. I'm a creative person at heart. I always have been. My qualifications in art based subjects totals seven across various media. I'm also a photographic enthusiast who secretly coverts a desire to be much more than an...

Photography

Camera Bags: Shoulder, rucksack or swing?

_____ This is my first ever blog post, so please bear with me... Anyway... where to start. Ahh yes, the eternal search for the perfect camera bag... I mean, let's be honest. I got back into photography a few years back and my the number of bags I've owned since...

Photography

Designing Manchester

_____   As I've said before, my day job is a graphic designer. And I love combining the three things I love, typography, design and photography. Doing my own stuff helps me do this. Anyway, I work in the area of Manchester known as Ancoats, near the more...