Simon Bray
Manchester, UK
Simon Bray is a freelance photographer from Manchester, UK, working on commercial shoots as well as photographing weddings, musicians and artists, and also taking time out to capture landscapes in the surrounding countryside.
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    Reportage Wedding Photography

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    Continuing our series of conversations with creative professionals who engage with photography, we speak with picture editor Octavia Lamb about finding imagery to suit the purposes of her clients, from book publishers to new web projects.Read More…
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    In this interview we catch up with Manchester-based web designer Andy Mallalieu from agency NineSixty to discuss how he engages with photography when working on new web projects. This interview is part of our ongoing series, 'Conversations with Creative Collaborators.'Read More…
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    In this series we look into how people in creative industries view and engage with your work. In this interview we catch up with James Gerrard-Jones, a founding partner of London-based commercial photographic agency, Wyatt-Clarke & Jones.Read More…
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    As a photographer with ambitions of making a career out of your work, entering competitions should certainly be high on your priority list. Maybe it’s something you’ve never considered, or you just simply don’t know where to start, well this guide should help you with the dos and dont’s, help you make decisions towards entering the right competitions for the right reasons.Read More…
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    In this interview series we've asked creative professionals who work with photography - editors, designers, advertisers, and directors - how they view and engage with pictures. These are people who use photography every day and decide how your imagery will be used. We caught up with Rachel and Jody from Another Escape Magazine, an independent print journal based in Bristol, UK, that aims to inspire ambition and creativity with it's readers, by encouraging them to explore their own aspirations.Read More…
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    When you’re starting out as a photographer, you see a lot of photos and just think, how did they do that?! Sometimes, these clever photographs involve long exposures, using light and movement in creative ways. Here are five ways to have some fun with long exposures.Read More…
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