The concept of a co-operative of good photographers has been born: The FOCAL COLLECTIVE.
We’ll be your private photographer at your party, theatre event, theme park visit, family re-union. We’ll be unobtrusive and capture your moments. Call us over and we’ll take your close-up, group, portrait, and then go back to the background.
It’s like taking a Nanny to look after the kids, or having your own valet – except we capture something far more precious – your memories.
You don’t have to spend your time taking photos and missing out with time with the family. We’ll capture the moments.
Your photographs are provided quickly, electronically and without photoshopping. You can chose to make a momento book, print them, whatever you like; after all THEY ARE YOUR PHOTOS.
Mike is a fourth generation photographer. He learned his skills over hours and hours of sitting with his father talking about Depth of Field, composition, light and camera physics from the age of 7 or 8. He credits that man with teaching him basics in a way that many photographers will never have a chance to.
Over years he accepted invitations to shoot weddings, model portfolios, architectural shoots, portraits but always held strong to being a fiercely independent amateur photographer, despite many times having friends or relations who wound up using his shots for their wedding album, not those of the professional photographer they had hired. If anything – he’s not proud of that! People paying money SHOULD get great photos!
He’s even undertaken multicamera HD DSLR Video wedding shoot and production.
Facebook STAY FOCUSSED was formed as a mentoring / tutorial / forum environment for good photographers to share skills, experiments, experiences. It soon became clear that the quality of work by members of the page was far and away better than a lot of “work” that was seen by photo clients.
Mike has been the technical guru on the Stay Focussed page, and is the founder of “The Focal Collective” – a group of skilled people taking real photos for real people.
If Mike is the technical guide for the collective (and he’s not a bad photographer!) – then PHANTOM is the creative and observant free spirit.
Despite being a relatively new dedicated photographer, he’s already being selected for client shoots over photographers who have been doing shoots for years. It's hard to believe the natural ability he's brought to this field.
PHANTOM is not shooting live shoots right now, he's on sabattical!
Adam is easily the third point of the triangle. His ability to capture those romantic and intimate moments are evident from the first viewing of his shots.
Vintage and retro fashion, cars, landscapes, weddings - all fall within his wide capabilities. If you're heading to Rock'n'Roll retro days with the family - he's your man. If you want comfortable relaxing shots - If you want to be seen out and about - oh - and if you want photo's of boutique wines and beers!