I am proud to say that I have the best team possible here at the studio, its more of a group of friends who really get on with each other, its so much more than a working environment, we have fun, but also get the job done, we do away with the rule book and formal stuff and simply work together to make stuff happen, sometimes a very odd environment to work in, but one that simply works.
Katie - Director & Owner
Katie is responsible for the accounts and post production team, she is also joint owner of the business and has a strong technical retail background coupled with post production skills and project management."This is our 14th year in the commercial photography world, hard work yes, fun.... sometimes"
Craig - Director & Owner
Craig founded First in Retail to allow retailers access to a faster and more fluid environment for their photography, First in Retail Ltd is one of the go to studios for fashion and product photography for both large and smaller clients."Our main differentiator from other studios is our experience and knowledge of retail, my personal background in ecommerce ranges from concept to running the entire operation, it means we are focused on helping all our clients achieve the best sales possible through great imagery".
Catherine - Photographer
Catherine is our senior photographer has a degree in photography and a real eye for detail, shooting both mannequin and model she uses her skills to not only shoot the products but also acts as account manager to our larger clients as well a post production"Its hard work, but great fun, we have a team that works really well and everyone has the same ethos about getting the job done"
Stephanie - Studio Manager
Steph is now our studio manager responsible for the day to day running of the studio strong in both post production and video production, after all she does have a degree in film and television"Great place to work, each and every day is different, because we offer our clients a no booking option we never know whats arriving each day"
Ste - Product Photographer
Ste joined the team a couple of years ago as an avid amateur photographer, he quickly placed himself into the role of product photographer, shooting anything from a shoe to a keyring, if its product, Ste is on it."Product and lifestyle photography has its challenges, but we ensure each and every shot is perfect"
Kieran - Photographer
Kieran an avid motocross rider, riding the companies sponsored KTM 250 Factory addition, started at the bottom as a trainee and is the youngest of the team Kieran now shoots the majority of the invisible mannequin photography we do."I once lost all the invisible mannequins, could not see them at all! thats the best bit of working at the studio, we can have a laugh and a joke but still get the job done"
Jenny - Studio Assistant/Post Production
Jenny Swerdlow is a photographer,and post production exec, with a first class BA Honors from Coventry University,She has worked overseas in places like Greece and Guatemala but is never more happier than being knee deep in garments in Farnworth.
Clothing and Product Photographer
Lauryn has joined the team as a our newest photogrpaherClothing Photography, Model Photographer or Product PHotography, Lauryn has it covered.
Coming soon our recommended partners including makeup, models, photographers and creative. watch this space.
What our customer say about us.
"Fast, accurate and bang on budget, we found a gem of a partner in these guys (mainly gals)"
John Heath, Retailer
"Perfect images each and every time, no need to check on booking in etc, simply send the stock and await the images, fantastic service and as others have said, brilliant value."
Jenny, E commerce Manager
"We had an in house team that couldn't keep up with demands, once we found studio488 and outsourced our photography to them we noticed a sharp increase in sales due to better images, and stock going on the site faster, we also saved over 40% on the cost of image acquisition."
Tony Sarks, Ecommerce Director
Commercial Photographers and Commercial Photography Studio
14 years in the commercial photography business, 7 members of permanent staff, our own Dedicated purpose built 6500 Square Feet Commercial Photography studio with over 1.2 MILLION published images to date.
We are one of the UK's leading Fashion & Product photography studios
Trusted by large national retailers and small independents, if you are looking for commercial photography then your search is over.