30 years experience
food, travel, products & people
Neil Langan is a UK based commercial photographer covering location and studio based assignments providing content for commercial and editorial clients and shooting stock images for photolibraries with 30 years professional experience.
A passion for creative photography, food & travel have kept Neil busy since graduating art college 30 years ago and continue to be the foundation of his working week. Having worked with many leading brands and familiar names, from independent artisan producers, startups to global brands and leading accomplished chefs have given Neil an envious insight and a respectable knowledge of the food & travel sector, when not shooting commercial projects Neil is usually out and about with his camera shooting stock library images and reinvigorating his love for the landscape and travel.
In addition to Photography Neil's creative services include graphic design for marketing, packaging, print collateral and web site development as well as a regular contributor to leading photo stock libraries with a portfolio of over 20k images featured across 15 library collections including Getty Images, Shutterstock, Dreamstime, Canva.
over the past 30 years commissioners and users of Neil's photography & services include
Photography Rates Guide
Each project is different and requires a varying level of preparation and post production lighting set up and editing use the following rates as a guide and feel free to request a quotation specific to your requirements.
Half Day from £250 | Full Day from £450
Discounted rates available for retained services & regular customers.
Photography & Technical
Location | On Site | Studio
Still Images | Stop Animation | Video
Styling and Food Preparation
50mp Digital & FIlm (negative & Slide film)
Fully Portable Studio
Natural Light and Flash Expert
Extensive Props and Backgrounds
Editing | Re-touching | Colour Correction
High end scanning & archiving of artwork & film
Archival digital printing A2
Resources & Equipment
Whilst high end Canon 50 mp digital is the primary workhorse these days with the option of shooting tethered to a laptop for client interaction and supported by a line up of contemporary high end lenses including specialist technical tilt shift lenses.
The quality and characteristics of film are going through a comeback, Whilst digital offers unsurpassed commercial benefits for speed and efficiency the nostalgic feel of film and its non linear characteristics coupled with modern scanning and high end digital print are a great combination and becoming more prominent in the fine art scene. Neil offers projects shot with film (E6 slide & Negative) on 35mm, medium and large formats which he scans to high resolution via Epson 850 pro scanner.
In terms of quality compared to digital and dependent on a few technical criterias from Neils own findings (and opinion) having used film for 30 years (with a couple of stop gaps along the way) the following results can be expected as a loose guide in comparison to digital.
35mm is comparable to 8-10mp digital,
Medium Format 12-30mp digital equivalent
Large Format: 5x4 30-80 mp
Large Format 10x8 50-200 mp
Lighting Numerous solutions for - studio / location portable flash & constant outfits.
Props for food projects
large collection of food props, backgrounds, cutlery, china ware etc.e
COVID19 - by following the additional social distancing and hygiene practices as recommended by Government guidelines its business as usual.
Please email via the contact page if you have any questions regarding your projects or covid concerns.