IMAGE IS
EVERYTHING

We live in a visual age.
How you portray your business can mean the difference
between success and mediocrity.

Image is everything, and we can help you get that right image.
From photography, to websites and design, we can make
sure your business, your gîte, your hotel, is the one
the viewer wants to visit.



Scroll down for more.......

PHOTOGRAPHY AND WEBSITES FOR GITES, CHAMBRE D'HOTES AND PRODUCTS IN SOUTH WEST FRANCE

AWARD WINNING UK PHOTOGRAPHER, IAN JACKSON, SPECIALISES IN ALL ASPECTS OF COMMERCIAL AND ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHY, ESPECIALLY PHOTOGRAPHY OF INTERIORS, WITH MANY CLIENTS IN THE HOTEL, RESTAURANT AND LEISURE SECTORS.

HIS IMAGES ARE USED ON WEB SITES, BROCHURES, MAGAZINES AND ADVERTISEMENTS. 


FOR THE LAST 15 YEARS HE HAS ALSO PRODUCED WEBSITES FOR MANY SMALL BUSINESS CLIENTS.


IAN NOW LIVES IN THE LOT-ET-GARONNE WITH HIS WIFE FENELLA WHO RUNS A SUCCESSFUL FIVE STAR RATED GÎTE.

Photography

We have been working in professional advertising photography for nearly 30 years for both large national blue chip and small individual clients, supplying them with the images they require on time, at a budget they can afford. We use high end digital equipment and can supply images in any format.

Web Design

We have been producing websites for a number of our clients for over 15 years. We fully maintain the websites and include hosting on UK based servers.
To see some examples of recent website, see Our Recent Work below.

Gîte Marketing

From photography to websites.
We have worked in the hospitality and leisure industries for over 35 years so know the right ways to help promote you business successfully.

Personal Instruction

Whether you want the skills to undertake your own photography or discuss ways to improve your website effectiveness, we can help.

Contact us to discuss your requirements.

STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD

MORE PEOPLE GO TO FRANCE ON HOLIDAY THAN TO ANY OTHER COUNTRY.  THE VARIOUS REGIONS OF FRANCE ATTRACT 70 MILLION VISITORS A YEAR,  10 MILLION MORE PEOPLE THAN FRANCE’S OWN POPULATION.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT, AND WITH CONSUMERS HAVING AN EVEN WIDER CHOICE OF DESTINATIONS,  THE IMAGE YOU PORTRAY WILL MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE.  YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS DECISIONS.  NO MATTER HOW GOOD YOUR OFFERING ACTUALLY IS,  POOR VISUAL PRESENTATION CAN TAKE YOU OFF THEIR SHORT LIST.

PROPERTY OWNERS

FOR THOSE SEEKING TO SELL THEIR PROPERTY, THE PHOTOGRAPHY IS KEY IN MAKING YOUR HOUSE STAND OUT FROM THE LONG LIST THE CLIENT IS FACED WITH.

ONE PROPERTY WEBSITE AIMED AT THE ENGLISH SPEAKING CLIENT LISTS NEARLY 15,000 PROPERTIES ALONE!

WANT THE SKILLS TO DO IT YOURSELF?

A NUMBER OF GITE AND CHAMBRE D’HOTE OWNERS WANT THE ABILITY TO CONTINUALLY UPDATE THEIR WEBSITE AND LISTINGS SERVICES BUT MAY NOT HAVE THE BUDGET TO CONTINUALLY EMPLOY A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER.

OUR PHOTOWORKHOPS DAYS CAN GIVE YOU THE SKILLS TO DO IT YOURSELF.

DEPENDING ON YOUR ABILITY AND CONFIDENCE WITH A CAMERA, THIS CAN BE OVER 1 OR 2 DAYS.

THE 1 DAY WORKSHOP ASSUMES YOU ARE PRETTY COMPETENT WITH YOUR CAMERA AND COVERS TECHNICAL AREAS SUCH AS SHOOTING IN RAW, GETTING THE RIGHT COLOUR BALANCE, EXPOSURE, DOUBLE EXPOSURES, MIXED LIGHTING, USING FLASH, USING A TRIPOD AND CABLE RELEASE.

IN PHOTOSHOP, WE LOOK AT CORRECTING COLOUR BALANCE, BRIGHTNESS AND CONTRAST, CORRECTING CONVERGING VERTICALS (KEYSTONING), WORKING IN LAYERS AND OUTPUTTING THE FINISHED IMAGES.

FROM AN AESTHETIC POINT OF VIEW, WE LOOK AT PREPARING THE AREA - WHETHER INSIDE OR OUT, COMPOSITION, PERSPECTIVE, CAMERA PLACEMENT, ROOM LAYOUT AND CORRECT USE OF PROPS.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

"Since our business was founded in 1996, Ian Jackson has been our absolute ‘go to’ partner. His photographic skill, creativity and design flair, combined with true professionalism on every front, have been second to none; thoughts also shared by our clients. I cannot recommend Ian highly enough; he is incredibly talented, knowledgeable, patient, reliable, committed - and a joy to work with!"

"In 2007 I started my wedding business and I wanted a website to showcase my products. Since then Ian has provided support at every level . It is very reassuring to know that a real person is at the end of the phone who can deal with any issues should they arise. It allows me to get on with running my business knowing that the website side of things is in safe hands."

"Ian is a very patient, professional and thoughtful teacher and at the end of those two days I really felt that I had been given a large box, full of tools and ideas, to take home and start playing with. Ian’s photography course delivered everything and more than was expected. A wonderful 2 days, thanks to you both. I will be back."

SOME OF OUR WORK

Gite and Chambre D'hote Marketing

Gîte Photography

Photography for websites.
From a complete new look to an update of your existing image.

Wbsite design in SW France

Website Design

We have been designing and maintaining small business websites for over 15 years.

Property photography in SW France

Property Photos

Selling their prestige home in SW France, The owners wanted photography that reflected the property’s unique features.

Hotel and Restaurant photography

Premier Inn

With over 700 hotels in the UK, we have been photographing every site as it is completed.

Interior photography SW France

Birmingham Library 

The largest public library in the United Kingdom, the innovative design was the subject of many awards.

Interior marketing photography

Kährs Flooring

Kährs is one of Europe’s leading producers of wood flooring and specified by many leading architects and interior designers.