Welcome to Philip Yale Photography - specialising in fine-art equine and dog portraiture.
Most people don't realise just how stunning a top-quality professional portrait of their horse or dog can be. I will work with you to produce a set of images that exceeds your expectations and which will provide treasured memories of your beloved companion for ever.
I will photograph in a number of different styles, but one of the most popular is horse photography with black background. This style of image looks stunning when done properly and printed in a large format - it really does impress everyone who sees it.
I'm based in Cheshire, which means I have access to all the beautiful countryside that this county has to offer. It also means that other beautiful areas such as North Wales, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, are within easy reach as well, so there is plenty of scope for fabulous location shoots.
I've been passionate about photography since I was a child, when my Dad first gave me an old folding camera. That taught me everything about the fundamentals of photography, and I discovered that I had a good eye for spotting and composing a shot.
Dad also showed me how to develop black and white roll film and to print the negatives. We put together a small darkroom next to my bedroom, and I spent many happy hours in there, fumbling around in the dark or with a red light for illumination, smelling of chemicals, but loving it nonetheless.
Today, the photographic process is much cleaner and very different, but that simply opens up more creative challenges and opportunities than previously.
To anyone who says that photography is easy now because of digital, I must disagree. Yes, pressing the shutter button and getting an image is easy, but because photography is so much more accessible to so many people, photographers like myself have to work that much harder to impress.
I do believe, though, that I'm able to offer something that people can't get for themselves in most cases. I've been a photographer for more years than I care to remember, and that experience, combined with top-quality cameras and lenses, allows me to deliver the most beautiful portraits to you.
My finished prints are all individually and painstakingly edited by me, and only me. Some photographers sub-contract their print editing to dedicated companies, but I believe that editing is an integral part of creating the final vision that you and I will have discussed from the outset. To exclude that element from my work would demean it in my eyes and I wouldn't be able to call them "my photographs".
Having invested so much of myself into them, I believe that that will help to make them more special in your eyes, too, and that is so important to me. You, too, are making an investment in a work of art that is going to take pride of place in your home for many years to come. It needs to be able to stand the test of time, so I use only the best professional printers and framers to ensure that this happens.
Do get in touch via the Contact form to discover more about what I can do for you, or call me on the number below.
I look forward very much to hearing from you.
Phone: +44 (0)7764 586026