Digitalab has been an institution of the Photographic industry for over 68 years now. We are incredibly proud to work with some of the very best photographers in the country and our Ambassadors are testament to how we continue to provide an exceptional service, tailored to the photographer’s needs.
Our Brand Ambassadors will help strengthen our connection to the industry – working with us to improve and expand both our product range and service. We are very excited to be working with such well renowned and influential photographers, all of whom bring very different styles and skills to the table.
Dom & Liam are a brother and sister team who believe that in order to create truly original work you need to work moment to moment, leaving any preconceptions at the door. They strive to create photographs that would be engaging to anyone regardless of their interest in weddings, not just to the couple or guests involved. It’s people first and foremost, not weddings that they shoot; weddings just happen to be one of the places they find them.
The team now have over a decade’s experience in the industry behind them (and over 350 weddings in that time!), collecting a whole host of awards along the way including WPJA, ISPWP, Fearless and Rangefinder & Life-Framer awards.
York Place Studios work as documentary wedding photographers has most certainly been influenced by their shared passion for street photography and when not shooting weddings they travel the world trying to experience and capture the soul of the streets. With a fantastic body of work already behind them in this field the team are always looking at the next destination and always searching for new ways that they can hone and develop their style even further.
“We’re thrilled to have been asked to be the first official brand ambassadors for the amazing Digitalab! A family company of nearly 70 years in the photography arena Digitalab continue to be one of the most dynamic and forward-thinking print and film companies in the world and we’re excited to be working closely with them to further expand and develop their amazing products and services. Their commitment to quality and great customer service is second to none and we can’t recommend them highly enough for all your printing, wall art and film development needs. We’re looking forward to working with them on some exciting projects coming up so watch this space!”
Kevin distinguishes his photography, whether that be his extensive wedding work or his more recent ‘day in the life’ family photography as ‘pure documentary’. Kevin has a wealth of photographic experience, shooting his first professional wedding back in 2008. Since then his work has taken him across the globe whilst his role as an official Fujifilm Ambassador has also given him the opportunity to speak at conventions as far afield as Japan and Argentina. In 2017 alone he is speaking at events in New York (twice), Rome, Barcelona and Dubai as well as many in the UK – including the very successful event held at Digitalab HQ, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Along with his Ambassador roles with Digitalab and Fujifilm Kevin has also been awarded an Associateship of the SWPP, of which he was the first member to achieve that level using a 100% Reportage Panel of pictures. He is also one of only a handful of photographers to be a member of the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers.
An experienced trainer of photographers, Kevin also runs workshops and 1-to1’s all over the UK in Wedding Photojournalism, Street Photography and an intensive SEO for photographer’s course.
Kevin is a huge advocate for the printed image and the longevity and poignancy that a physical version of a photographer’s work creates. “Here’s the thing. I believe strongly in prints. I hope that all my wedding clients will have a book or prints, and my family documentary photography clients always have prints. There is no compromise on that.”
Emma is a Photographer currently based in Birmingham, England. With her husband Pete they have been shooting weddings for the past 8 years, committing to an honest approach within their work and their communication with their couples.
Shooting on both film and digital Emma and her husband Pete have worked on several commercial campaigns, overseas charity projects, local documentary photo stories and weddings all across the globe, from Serbia to San Francisco, Zambia to New Zealand.
For the past five years they have also run their own workshops for photographers as well as guest speaking at photo conferences around the world.. including Nine Dots, Fearless, Snap and A Bit More Soul.
Recently, they have founded the I Do Community, a space where members of the online community can give their time and skills to raise funds and create awareness for various charities and non-profits. Emma has also set up Deaf Refugees UK organising a trip to the Calais Jungle to offer hearing aids and communication support for Deaf refugees.
“Honestly, It all means so much to us. Working for yourself, wearing every single hat for your business, just wanting to be creative and to make stuff – tangible stuff that you pour your bloody heart and soul in to. So to find guys that get it and make the whole thing beyond easier.. and actually walk you through it and say ‘Yep.. that’s possible.. We can do that.. (or if you can’t).. we’ll find a way to do it’.. Maaaaan they are all pure GOLD!”
Gary is one of the most well respected (and busy!) portrait photographers in the country. His primary focus over the years has been portraiture, fashion and boudoir while more recently he has concentrated more on classical and fine art portraiture, achieving numerous accolades along the way.
Despite having his own thriving portrait business, Gary still finds the time to travel the length and breadth of the British Isles running various education courses and 1-to-1’s with photographers. Primarily his training centres on the technical aspects of shooting portraiture, from lighting to posing the model and all the way through to post production.
As well as his own workshops, Gary provides training sessions at a large number of trade shows across Europe such as the SWPP Convention and the Newborn Photography Show. He also runs Just Pose Training with the wonderful Cass Davies. These are intensive courses for photographers looking to up their game in their chosen field, offering training in Newborn Posing, Lighting, Business, Boudoir & Maternity.
Describing himself as a ‘Full time Dad, part time photographer’, he is looking forward to spending more time closer to home working in his fantastic studio space near Preston, Lancashire.
“When looking for products to compliment my photography, Digitalab were the perfect fit for my business. I have to be sure that I’m offering my clients the very best products on the market and with Digitalab’s commitment to quality, experience in the industry and great customer service I know I can offer then this. I’m very much looking forward to working with Digitalab and their fantastic products for years to come.”
World-renowned landscape photographer Joe Cornish made his start in photography in 1980’s America, training as a photographer’s assistant. He returned to the UK, working first as a freelance assistant before starting out as a general practice commercial photographer.
In 1986 his early travel and landscape photography was accepted into Charlie Waite’s photolibrary, ‘Landscape Only’. For many years Joe was responsible for either all or the majority of the photography in more than thirty travel books.
Joe’s work is informed by a commitment to nature, wild places and wilderness. “I am a strong advocate of environmental protection and believe landscape photography can play an important role, inspiring more benign and sustainable attitudes to land use and the natural world.” His dedication to conservation and preserving Britain’s wilder areas is reflected in his ongoing working relationship of over 30 years with the National Trust.
Since 1993 Joe has lived and worked close to his beloved North York Moors and has photographed the North Yorkshire landscape for over 25 years, while still continuing to photograph around the British Isles and overseas for commissions and pleasure.
He co-owns the Joe Cornish Gallery in Northallerton, North Yorkshire from where he displays a changing collection of his prints and hosts photographic and printing workshops throughout the year. The gallery also shows the work of many other fine photographers.
In 2006 Amateur Photographer honoured him with their annual Power of Photography award, and in 2008 he was made an honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.
Joe served on the Distinction panels of the RPS (and is now on its Fellowship Board), the judging team of Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and as host of the Natural History Museum’s annual Understanding Photography events. He frequently lectures throughout the UK and abroad and his written work often appears in the online photography magazine On Landscape (of which he is a co-founder).
“I find Digitalab’s service as helpful and professional as their printing. Perhaps the fact that their top Lightjet printer, Jeff Heads, is also a landscape photographer helps him understand what I am after, who knows? Whatever the reason, the quality and consistency of my print work from Digitalab is outstanding.”
Thomas Heaton is a landscape photographer & content creator. Using the YouTube platform, Thomas documents his landscape photography & travel adventures. His popularity comes from his extremely honest & unpolished approach to film making & photography.
He is an outdoor enthusiast and aims to showcase the beauty of the great outdoors through his photography.
“I love being outside and I love the never-ending challenge of trying to portray ‘that feeling’ – you know, the warm evenings at twilight, the sense of isolation when you have a mountain to yourself, the sound of waves lapping the shore of an empty beach. My images are all about the outdoors and telling a story.”
Thomas’ YouTube channel has over 6.5million views, his photography has been published nationally and internationally and he has appeared on national television including the BBC’s ‘One Show’. You can view his video on Selling Prints (which he filmed here at Digitalab!) below. If you are interested in the large format printing and fine art printing that Thomas uses us for then make sure to head over to the site for further details.
An international award-winning photographer with 6 Photographer of the Year awards amongst many others under her belt, Tracy Willis is one of the premier Portrait, Newborn and Lifestyle Photographers in the Industry. She is also a qualified judge with The Societies of Photographers, one of the most respected and largest photography societies in the world.
Dubbed ‘The Baby Whisperer’ by many of her customers because of her ability to settle babies, Tracy has made a huge impact in the Field of Newborn and Baby Photography, being one of the two organisers of the fantastic Newborn Photography Show – the first of its kind in the world.
Being initially a portrait artist, drawing pastel portraits for spare cash in her teens from the start of her career, Tracy aimed to be ‘different’ from other photographers to help stand out from the crowd. She has a huge passion for digital art and loves to create unique pieces of work.
Tracy has trained with some of the best photographers in the UK and around the world to help broaden her skill set and now teaches photography to many others from across the UK and as far afield as Singapore, Tel Aviv and the USA.
Internationally acclaimed photographer Tim Wallace’s work spans both the commercial and advertising sectors and has been at the forefront of both fields for over a decade. Based in Manchester England, Tim’s work takes him to all 4 corners of the globe shooting for some of the most iconic brands through his transport photography, from supercars to private jets and luxury yachts.
A multi-award winning photographer (having won British Commercial Advertising Photographer of the Year and the acclaimed UK Motor Industry Car Photographer of the Year award to name but a few) Tim first started out in the darkrooms of the Daily Mail where he developed his unique appreciation for tone and contrast and even today he is very much an advocate of the benefits of shooting and learning the photography craft through first learning to shoot and develop film properly and is a huge advocate of the printed image.
“My work is often regarded as dramatic and to me photography is a process, you’ll never hear me mutter ‘it’ll be fine’ as that’s simply not enough for me. Life is short and I aim to make mine worthwhile and interesting with work that I hope reflects this.
“I have been a professional user of Digitalab’s services for many years now. From a print point of view the quality is simply outstanding and the guys in the lab have the very real ability to bring out the best in my work, something I prize highly in the ever more competitive field of commercial photography. What impresses me the most is the dedication and professionalism of the printing staff, nothing ever seems like too much trouble and they are happy to advise and assist where ever they can.”