My name is Mark Allen and I live in Winchester, United Kingdom, with my wife and two young sons.
In previous lives I worked as a Psychiatric Nurse, Project Director (in Clinical Research), General Manager, Recruitment business owner and now, a Professional Photographer.
I have been a keen amateur photographer for about 30 years before taking the decision to follow my passion and turn professional.
I am predominantly a Nikon man (full frame digital SLRs) but I also occasionally shoot with an old Rolleiflex and a not so old, Hasselblad (both medium format film cameras) as the situation requires. These old cameras really are engineering marvels and a pleasure to behold.
The vast majority of my work is created using digital SLR cameras. The finally delivered images are the result of the initial RAW images captured by the camera followed by fine tuning in post production on the computer, so that they look the best they possibly can.
The flexibility offered by high resolution digital photography makes it highly appealing and it offers possibilities that could only be imagined just a few years ago.
I like to spend quality time with my clients before the actual shoot to find out exactly what the 'pictures in their head’ look like and then to exceed their expectations with something that completely ‘wows’ them. Something that they will be proud to display in their homes, offices or on their website, Facebook page or portfolio to launch their modelling careers.
My business is covered by full public liability and indemnity insurance, for your peace of mind.
Please do get in touch for an informal chat to see how I can work towards fulfilling your photographic needs.