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British Photographer based in Bristol

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New professional studio portrait of myself taken for my website and Linked In profile picture.
Continually shooting portraits for business professionals to help get new contacts and clients via their Linked In and other online social media; I know the importance and impact a good quality, professional headshot will have on a business. So if you are searching for a Bristol based Portrait photographer for professional business head shots, don’t waste any time in getting in contact.
Benjamin Robert Muir always delivers professional photography with a smile.

NSFW – Sexy Boudoir Photography

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Currently in the process of re-building this website, and adding a NSFW gallery to the photography section of the site which will exhibit a mix of sexy fashion, nudes, couples and boudoir photography. If you are looking for a Bristol based boudoir photographer for a private photo-shoot – photos for yourself or being the perfect present for your partner – click contact to say hi.

Bristol Fashion Photographer

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‘Sexy high fashion photography shot by Bristol Photographer Benjamin Robert Muir in his Bristol based studio’
Are you an experienced or new model looking to shoot fashion photography for your portfolio, to get more work from fashion agencies? Are you a fashion designer, fashion shop, or fashion magazine looking for a Bristol based photographer to shoot a new lookbook? If so click contact and say hi.

Wedding Photography Editing

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To ‘Black+White’ or not to ‘Black+White’… That is the question!
The endless editing possibilities is half the fun with wedding photography.
If you are getting married and looking for a friendly, relaxed wedding photographer that shoots natural, beautiful wedding photography, click contact to say hi.

How to find the right Bristol Photographer for headshots

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Head shots aren’t as easy as people think. A good head-shot has to be the perfect balance of so many different elements. Professional head-shots – for your website, bio, Linked In, Facebook, Twitter, etc. – are going to be used as the ‘shop window’ to your business. They have to illustrate you as friendly, approachable, and a professional in your field. To capture all this you have to be relaxed and confident during the photo-shoot. This is why it is so important to find a portrait photographer that has to people skills and knows to make you feel relaxed and comfortable within seconds.

Commercial Promo Video Bristol

Promo video for Devon based ‘Clothing & Living’ company Sparks Clothing. The video was for a ‘Not On The High St.’ awards so they needed a film maker who could shoot a short video and edited some magic into it. Using some stop motion animation to magically move boxes on shelfs and folded clothing; Matilda – the latest member for the Sparks Clothing team – was truly the star of the show.
Warning: video contains high levels of cuteness!!!

Live Music Photographer Bristol

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Yesterday I got asked last min to photograph an event at the Colston Hall,‪ ‎Bristol‬ for the Asian Arts Agency as their photographer dropped out. The show was Sain Zahoor Ahmad, a Sufi street musician from Pakistan. “I was seven years old when I started seeing a hand which would emerge from a grave in my dreams…” After this recurring dream as a child, Sain Zahoor devoted his life to singing at shrines and soon gained a cult following. Sain sings kafi, which are solo, song-like verses of Sufi poets. In 2006 he was the winner of for BBC World Music Award.

The performance was truly beautiful and mesmerising. But then – during the encore – words can not describe how crazy things got. After everyone getting up out of their chairs to dance, a stage invasion erupted. Men began to shower Sain Zahoor with money. £10 and £20 notes flooded the stage. Then at the end people surrounded the stage waiting to kiss Sain’s hand.

What an amazing night! Being a concert photographer in Bristol, there is nothing better then being asked to photograph live music events #‎ForeverInLoveWithLiveMusic‬!

Bristol’s No.1 Music Photographer

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Bristol’s top music photographer since moving here. Photographing the big acts for Bristol’s music management agencies to new unsigned artist. Helping Bristol’s best musicians with promo photography, live music photography, EP & album artwork design and music videos. If you are a singer, band, DJ, producer or performer looking to book a creative Bristol based photographer / film-maker for photos or video, click contact to say hi.

Model Portfolio

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It’s been a busy summer in our Bristol studio, shooting lots of models portfolios. Here is the beautiful Bristol based gothic alt. model Loveday striking some poses for her new portfolio that we shot.  Loveday wanted to booked in a studio photo-shoot with a Bristol based photographer as she is a new model and wanted a professional portfolio full of high quality photographs.
So weather you are new to modelling, and looking to shoot your first portfolio or an experienced model looking to update your images – click contact to say hi.
All photo-shoots are creative, relaxed and great fun. Direction can be given to help learn the best poses and looks that work for you. Just be sure to bring lots of energy and lots of outfit changes.

Exmouth Wedding Photographer

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Tim & Debs could not have been more blessed with the weather for their Exmouth wedding. Blue skies all day in sunny Devon made for a perfect wedding starting with the ceremony in St John’s In The Wilderness, then on to Courtland House for the reception.
Bright sun shine does make the photography a little more challenging with the dramatic lighting, but when you get it right the photos end up looking magical, like this shot of the happy couple posing in front of the beautiful views of the river Exe.
There is nothing better then getting out of Bristol to return home to Exmouth for the summer – giving me the perfect excuse to see family and go to the beach – so if you are looking for a Exmouth Photographer for Weddings, Family portraits, or any other portraits, please get in contact.

Singing Children Of Africa

Charity video of the ‘Singing Children Of Africa’ for Educate The Kids’ website.
This was part of a charity project I have been working on to help promote Educate The Kids, a charity based in Kenya.
If you didn’t know, having video content on your website hugely boosts your ranking with google in terms of SEO.
If you were wondering about how having video content could boost your website or business, and was looking for a Bristol based film maker. Click contact to talk about film production to fit any budget.

Bristol Lingerie Fashion Photographer

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Bristol Fashion Photographer – Shooting high fashion lingerie photography for Ella’s modelling portfolio. If you are a model looking to build or update your portfolio, click contact to say hi. I also work with fashion designers. Or if you are not a model, but would love to book a photo-shoot for yourself to get some beautiful and sexy underwear photography in the studio, or naughty yet professional boudoir photography with a relaxed and fun bristol based photographer, get in contact to chat.

Bristol Wedding Photographer

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What an amazing weekend in Bristol city centre. The sun came out for Emma-Jay and Leigh’s wedding at Bristol Registry Office
If you are getting married in Bristol, and would like a Bristol Wedding Photographer to capture beautiful wedding photography of all the special moment of your big day, check out our Wedding Photography Facebook Page, or get in contact so we can chat about your wedding day.

Professional head-shots for your business and Linked-In profile.

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Gena was searching for a Bristol photographer to book in a photo shoot to get some professional head-shots for his business and Linked-In profile.
A business professional from Russia who is now based in Bristol, Gena understands the importance of marketing himself. In today’s world of business where your ‘shop window’ is most likely online and across social media, it is so crucial to have a professional image to attract new customers and clients.
Gena already had a great head-shot for Linked In, but it wasn’t Hi-Res. this wasn’t great for when he suddenly got asked for a Hi-Res photo to be included into a printed business article.

Easton Art Trail 2015

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This weekend is the Easton Art Trail 2015! I am excited to have been asked to be involved again this year.  I will be set up at the Bannerman Road Community Academy, on All Hallows Road, so make sure you stop by to say ‘hi’. Bring all your friends & family and get a free studio portrait – as part of this years Easton Art Trail Community Portrait Project. All photos from the Easton Art Trail Community Portrait Project will be uploaded to Facebook. Be sure to tag yourself in your photo, and the image with the most Likes and Comments will win a framed print. This great image was Bristol’s favourite and last year’s winner!

Bristol Photo-shoot

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Paul was looking for a Bristol Photographer to book a photo-shoot. Training at the gym yet finding it hard to be strict with healthy eat, Paul’s PT recommend booking a photoshoot to be goal and target to aim for. Paul thought he would go one further and booked in 3 photo shoots to document his body over 12 weeks. Yesterday he came over to our Bristol based studio to model for photo-shoot number 1.

Bristol City Wedding Photographer

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Great day exploring Bristol city centre with Emma-Jay & Leigh. Searching areas near to Bristol Registry Office for all the best spots and beautiful locations to shoot their couple photos on their wedding day.
The couple photos are my favourite part of shooting wedding photography. I believe these to be the most important job for any wedding photographer. To me, getting to know a couple before I shoot their wedding is really important. Finding out how they fell in love, what kind of photography they like, and what locations they think are beautiful. Doing a Pre-wedding photo-shoot is a great chance for this. As well as letting a couple get to know me, so that they can feel relax and confident – not just in front of my camera – but also knowing that they have chosen the right wedding photographer.
If you are looking for a Wedding Photographer, why not say hi and see if I am the best choice for you.

Bristol Music Portraits

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Sneak preview from today in the studio shooting Bristol House DJ Gareth Henry.
This month we have been photographing lost of portraits for Gareth’s new website, and social media. Other locations shoots include Bristol, Park St. and Stokes Croft. More photos coming soon…

Bristol Mode Féminine

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Bristol Fashion Photography.
Recent Fashion photo-shoot with beautiful Bristol based model Leigh. If you are a Fashion Designers, Model, MUA, Stylist looking to book a photo-shoot with a Bristol based Photographer at our East Bristol Photography Studio, say hi by clicking here.

Bristol Office Photography

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Commercial photography for Bristol based ‘Business Communications Specialists’ SOLUTION IP.
SOLUTION IP was looking for a Bristol photographer to shoot some corporate headshots for their ‘Meet the team’ page on their website. They needed a professional photographer to capture friendly and relaxed portraits of their Bristol staff to help project their professional image online.  We did the photo-shoot at their Bristol office, up in Westbury On Trym.
Check out their new ‘Meet the team’ page here: www.solutionip.co.uk/meet-the-team/

Exmouth Wedding Photographer

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Bristol wedding Photographer / Exmouth wedding Photographer
Looking for a professional wedding photographer to capture beautiful wedding photography on you wedding day? Im a Bristol based photographer, but love returning home to Devon, to shoot Exmouth Weddings. If you searching for an Exmouth wedding photography, be sure to check out my Wedding Photography Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/BRMWeddingPhotography

Fashion shoot

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Smokey + Sexy Female Fashion photography.
Sneak preview of today’s fashion shoot with Leigh. Testing out our photography studio’s new smoke machine with amazing effect. Perfect for this messy hair and rock chic look. If you are searching for a UK fashion photographer in Bristol or beyond, click contact to say hi.

Bristol Fashion Photography

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Bristol Fashion Photography.  Suits you sir.

Black Male Model wearing smart navy suit shot at our new Bristol based photography studio.
Benjamin Agumba needed another photo-shoot for this new image, to be added to his catalogue / portfolio. This time sporting this amazing beard and afro.
If you are a fashion designer or fashion model searching for a creative fashion photographer to boost your portfolio, say hi here

‘A Message From Grace’ – Charity Video

This had to be the best part of filming a charity video for Educate the Kids.
Meeting all the cute kids at the kindergarten at the Joluarabi school in Kenya.
It was so heart warming to see how happy the children are, from being given an opportunity to go to school. Definitely something that children in the UK take for granted.
This video – A Message From Grace – is the first of many, and shows the wonderful Grace Luvuno saying a short thank-you to everyone who has been sponsoring a child. Changing the life of, not only 1 child, but the whole community.

To find out more about the amazing work they do at Educate the Kids – and how you can get involved and sponsor a child – Check out their website at www.educatethekids.com

Men’s Fashion

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We have moved to St George, Bristol. The first photo-shoot to test out our new studio space was a Men’s Fashion Shoot for Fashion and Photography Blog Opus Cruz
If you are in the St George, Redland, Whitehall, BS5 area of Bristol and are looking for a local based photographer – come check out our studio and say hi

Elijah – Mombasa

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Last month I spent two weeks in Mombasa – Kenya – filming for the charity Educate the Kids.
During the trip, I was lucky enough to meet Elijah, a Kenya rasta who makes jewellery. He was one of the nicest people I have ever met, and he really looked after us during our stay.
Here is a photo of him outside his shop, working on some jewellery.

Bristol Creative Direction

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Art direction for Bristol based musician Louisa Baker. Louisa Baker was looking for a Bristol photographer who was able to provide photography and design, to help her create a new image for her new solo project. Meeting with Louisa, we discussed ideas and styles for imagery to be used to promote her music. We arranged to shoot photographs at her studio in Bristol. The brief also called for designs ideas for a logo and font which would be used throughout her promo images.
Check out more photos in our ‘Music’ portfolio here.

Professional Portraits

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Professional portrait of Bristol based doctor Jason Sarfo Annin for ICHOM.

‘The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) is a non-profit organization founded by three esteemed institutions with the purpose to transform health care systems worldwide by measuring and reporting patient outcomes in a standardized way.’

Recently I have been shooting for ICHOM – portraits in Bristol as well as team photos of their London  team.
They needed professional images to use for both a medical brochure and their website.

Nick Warren – Lightbox

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Sneak peek of this weekend’s filming.
Was shooting DJ Nick Warren at Lightbox – London – for a music video edit for Hope Recordings. Nick Warren is a Bristol based house DJ and producer, and the video will be for one of his next releases. Nick stands out as being one of the nicest DJ I have had the pleasure working with, and his set was amazing!

Business Time

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Business card design for Bristol based Singer songwriter Katy Hooper. We did a photo-shoot together earlier this year to get some promotional images to use for her music and social media. Recently she asked for some design work for her business cards.
The business cards have just arrived today through the post – fresh from the printers – and are looking great! Check out a taste of Katy Hooper here.

Bristol Music Scene

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Photographing Bristol’s live music scene. This shot is of the young talented musician Henry Green. Check all the photos taken from this amazing night at The Gallimaufry, on Gloucester Road. Other artists from the night include Lo-fi, female-fronted, acoustic folk-pop Little Dusty and female singer/songwriter Ami Kaelyn. If you are looking for a Bristol Photographer to cover your music event, click here to get in contact.

Herbalife Photography

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James was looking for a Bristol Photographer for some professional Herbalife portrait photography to help promote his business. Professional photographs mixed with clean design was need to create a professional look for his Facebook page.
Check out all the photos – including ‘profile picture’ and ‘cover photo’ designs here.

Sunny Afternoon

Celebrating this Bristol Photographer/Film maker’s 9th video added to our Film portfolio.
The latest film being this music video for Bath based Singer Songwriter Will Phillips. The song is a cover of The Kinks – Sunny Afternoon.
The aim was to create a film that had a vintage look, as if the footage was from the 60′s. Big thanks to Lewis McGregor – Editor at IndieTips.com – Content Creator at Blind Stag and YouTube Partner at Ugly Mcgregor – for his YouTube videos on “How to get the ‘Film Look’” and tips for colour correction.
Huge inspiration for this film was Orestes Mitas‘ beautiful music video for Shiver by Lucy Rose.
Massive thanks to the beautiful Libby for helping out. Hope you enjoy. Please watch on vimeo in HD

Bristol Wedding Photographer

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What an amazing weekend! Huge congratulations to the gorgeous Katie and David Wintour, who got married this Saturday at Holne Park House, on Dartmoor in Devon. It was such a honour to be asked to be their wedding photographer and spend their special day photographing them and their lovely family and friends.

Bristol Boudoir Shoot

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Yesterday we was shooting with the beautiful Roxanne Summers. This sexy boudoir shot is a film still from footage being used for a music video. Check out the ‘Behind the scene’ photos from this shoot by clicking here. Follow the progress of the music video here. And find more of Roxanne by clicking here.

Bristol cinematographer

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Cinematography work has dominated this month. Music video productions are in full swing – shooting all over Bristol – working on two films for a Bath based singer songwriter. Here is a film still from some footage shot at Christmas steps in Bristol city centre.
Check out our music videos and Film portfolio by clicking here.

Bristol Boudoir Photographer

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Sexy seductive couple shoots are super fun and relaxed with Bristol boudoir photographer, Benjamin Robert Muir. Artistic and tasteful photography that leaves you feeling empowered and confident about your body. To find out more about a photo shoot, click here.

Bristol Film Maker

Laurie Stuart from the WNO was looking for a Bristol based freelance filmmaker and photographer to document an event for Bristol Sings Music.
“Over 100 secondary aged boys from schools in and around Bristol met at Colston Hall for a day of workshops with singers from the hugely famous Welsh male choir ‘Only Men Aloud’ led by Tim Rhys-Evans MBE, and internationally acclaimed beatboxer Jason Singh.
The day culminated in a Colston Hall Foyer evening performance in front of an audience of hundreds.
The project was run by Laurie Stewart, project manager for Bristol Sings Music, in collaboration with Bristol Plays Music @ Colston Hall.”
I was commissioned to capture the energy and excitement of the day and produce a short video clip which could be shared on Youtube and social media.

How to pose for a portrait photo-shoot

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Too many people say to me – before they have a photo-shoot – that “they don’t like having their photo taken”, or that “they aren’t very photogenic”.
I believe that the key to being a good portrait photographer is making sure everyone  leaves the photo-shoot smiling, saying they had the best time and that they love the photos of themselves.
There are loads of tips, tricks, and photography secrets in achieving this in every photo-shoot. The most important thing is making sure the subject/model is feeling comfortable and relaxed in-front of the camera. Photographing people being naturally confident is at the heart of every one of my portraits.
If you are a photographer and searching for some great tips on how to take better photos, NY/LA based photographer Peter Hurley has some brilliant YouTube videos explaining how to direct models in into more flattening poses. Find them by clicking here.
If you are looking for a Bristol photographer to get some great portraits, get in contact by clicking here.

Easton Arts Trail Visitors

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Last weekend we took part in this year’s Easton Arts Trail. As well as exhibiting photography from the past 2 years of being a ‘Bristol Photographer’, we also set up a pop-up photography studio to take portraits of all the lovely people that came by and said hello. Huge thanks to everyone who visited, helped out, and everyone who made this year’s Easton Arts Trail so much fun!
All photo of our visitors can be found on our Facebook page by click here.

Easton Art Trail

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Your local Bristol Photographer is taking part in this year’s Easton Art Trail!
Come along this weekend to have a look at the photography on exhibition, free studio portraits of all visitors and some tasty treats for hungry/thirsty ‘trailers’.

Bristol Portrait Photographer

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Portrait of Laura from last year’s studio photo-shoot. Forgot to share this one, but thought it was such a beautiful image I would do now. Love the way her hand sits gently on her chest, and her eyes as she glazes into the camera. If you are looking for a Bristol photographer for portrait photography, get in contact by clicking here.

Photography Workshop in Bristol

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Today I have been at the Vassell Centre – in Fishponds, Bristol – running a Photography Workshop for the lovely staff at SEAP.
SEAP is a charity that “provides a independent advocacy service to help resolve issues or concerns about your health and well-being or your health and social care services”.
The aim for the workshop was to supply their staff with the most important tips of ‘How to take better photographs’, as well as equip them with the confidence to tell their stories through photography.
There was lots of workshops on as apart as SEAP’s 20th birthday celebrations. Bath based director/cameraman Liam Southall’s running a Film making workshop, and the amazing Inua Ellams – an award winning poet, playwright and performer – delivering a writing workshop

Sunny Afternoon in Bristol

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Video still from yesterday music video shoot.
This Bristol photographer loving directing films. And we was blessed for this shoot, as it was a gorgeous sunny day in Bristol. Shooting along the Frome river – starting at Eastville Park and walking up passed Stapleton and towards Frenchhay – which is one of my favourite places to go in Bristol on a sunny day.
Using vintage clothing rented from RePsycho (on gloucester road), and giving our stunning model Libby a 1950′s kodak duaflex ii camera, we aimed to shoot a vintage looking music video.
Looking forward to start work on the editing.
Check out more stills from yesterdays music video shoot on our Facebook page by clicking here.

Girls in Love and Tattoos

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This Bristol photographer loves making the trip down to Devon! Last night was an awesome photo-shoot in Exeter with lesbian couple Joey & Lauren. This beautiful couple had amazing hair and even more amazing tattoos!
So if you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual or straight, why not celebrate your love by booking a couples shoot for yourself? Drop us a message by clicking here.

The Family Photo

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There is nothing better then being asked to photograph the happiness and excitement of a new family. If you are welcoming a new family member, and looking for a Bristol photographer to capture beautiful family photos, why not get in contact to book a relaxed, stress free photo-shoot.