Headshot Photographer West Midlands

Rebecca Knowles

Photographer Rebecca Knowles

I stumbled upon photographing portraiture after initially finding a passion for capturing the natural world where I lived in beautiful rural west Wales. At this time I was also honing my digital art skills in Photoshop and Corel Painter, just for fun. Not long after I had begun photographing portraits for pleasure my photographs were soon featured in publications around the world after being discovered on sites such as Deviant Art and Flickr.

I grew up near Birmingham and my photography has been heavily influenced from regular childhood visits to view the Pre Raphaelites at BMAG. I also love the Impressionists and Art Nouveau.

I never planned to be a photographer; it was an organic metamorphosis that happened to me in my late twenties. It has opened up a new way to connect with people and uncovered creativity previously untapped.

Creating beautiful portraits that capture the essence of a person, combined with meeting these people is what motivates me to be a photographer. Connecting with the sitter is what leads to a strong portrait. I spend a lot of time talking with my subjects and getting to know them.

I now work as a fine art stock image photographer, producing images that get used on book covers throughout the world, and alongside this I work as an actors headshot photographer here in Leamington Spa. I use a mixture of studio and location for my shoots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Example publications I have been featured in and / or written tutorials for include:

  • Advanced Photoshop Magazine x 5
  • Digital SLR Photography Magazine x 2
  • Digital Photo Pro Magazine
  • Official Corel Painter Magazine
  • Digital Photographer Magazine x 3
  • Photoshop User Magazine
  • Professional Photoshop Magazine

And many, many more. Please see examples of my bookcovers here.

Please contact me for further information about my services.