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Biography

Richard Awbery LRPS LSWPP
I am a Professional Portrait Photographer living in Elstead, Surrey. I cover the area around Elstead, including Farnham, Godalming and Haslemere. Commissions further afield also covered by arrangement.

I am an active and qualified member of both the RPS (Royal Photographic Society), and the SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers). I hold Licentiates in both of these prestigious Societies (LRPS and LSWPP respectively).

My preference is to work with controlled lighting both within a studio environment and in outdoor locations. This does require some additional skill and knowledge, but means that the end result is more predictable and it enables more creative options to be explored. All of the images you see on this website have been taken using this type of lighting. This may not be obvious on some of the oudoor images where I have used additional lighting and carefully blended it with available natural light.

Training is an essential part of Professional Photography to learn new skills and to keep current with the latest photographic styles. I have attended many specialist workshops on portraiture with both the RPS and the SWPP.