Professional Profile

Derek Cooknell is an enthusiastic Professional Photographer who has over 35 years experience in the industry and thoroughly enjoys his work.

Career has included being a Director of large commercial photography company employing over 60 persons and has for the last 15 years worked self-employed.
Now specialising in Commercial, Industrial and Corporate Photography working to tight deadlines and within cost-effective budgets.

Very experienced within the Railway Industry Business Sector.

Able to work on own initiative or follow specific artistic direction. Also quick to grasp new ideas and technologies.

Qualified Digital Photographer
City & Guilds Qualifications in Image Manipulation(Adobe Photoshop), Web-Site Design(Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash), and Presentation Graphics.

Specialist Areas of Activity

Industrial:- Construction Site Photography, Railway Industry Photography, Railway Site Photography, Motorway Construction Photography, Progress Photographs, Transport Photography, Health & Safety Photographs, Environmental Photographs, Manufacturing Photographs, Brochure Photography, Web-Site Photography.

Commercial:- Advertising Photography, Marketing Photography, Conference Photography, Corporate Events Photography, AGM & Meetings Photography, Celebration Dinner Photography, Corporate Portraits, Catalogue Photography, Awards Photography, Sales Promotion Photography.

Education:- Graduation Group Photographs, Graduation Day Photography, University Group Photographs, Large Group Photographs, University Publicity Photography, Business School Publicity Photography.

Video:- Low budget Corporate Video Production supplying short fully edited videos suitable for websites and "YouTube" usage.

Key Technical Skills and Qualifications

Photography:- Professional Digital Photography using Canon & Nikon camera equipment.
Also skilled in medium and large format film camera operation.
Full studio and location lighting facilities available.

IT:- Adobe Photoshop(advanced), Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash,
Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook Express

Rail:- Network Rail PTS (AC & DC) Experience.

Company Facilities

Photo Studio 15'X12' for small product set up. Larger studio facilities are hired as required.
Fully staffed and computerised office with fax, internet, ftp and e-mail facilities.

Company Insurance

Public & Product Liability Insurance up to £2,000,000

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