Commercial Photography in Exeter by Andrew Butler

South West Photographer

Andrew Butler, a professional photographer in Exeter – Devon, works on commercial photography projects as well as direct to the public commissions. His photography folio includes;

  • Packshot photos

  • Product photography

  • Portrait photos

  • Industrial photography

  • Property photography

  • PR and headshot photographs

With a strong and wide ranging photography folio a common theme to the images shown on these pages is photography of people involved.

If we do a simple stock-take we will find more people photos by Andrew Butler in our catalogue than anything else. Those people may be photographed sat in an office, operating a machine, riding a bike or whatever. We capture people living their lives with our cameras.

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Devon Property Photographer

Our agreed brief was to create a simple record of the property that would say more about the architecture and build quality than the photography or photographer. A simple honest, record.

With property photography every room brings with it new photographic opportunities and challenges. Planning the journey through the property is essential, understanding how and where the light will fall. Most people would assume that a blisteringly bright sunny day is an ideal environment for photography, and there are occasions when morning light streaming through a window can be very evocative. However a bright cloudy day is generally much more malleable, take note.

This isn’t a sales brochure shoot; it’s a record of design, of quality and of achievement. However it is also a shoot of a house that is becoming a home, this is what this building has been designed as. In that respect it is a huge opportunity to get to record the house in these early days of its own journey.

News article about property photography >
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Headshot & Portrait Photos

With a liking for relaxed portrait photography in both colour and black and white, Exeter photographer Andrew Butler offers:

  • Portrait photography (studio or location)

  • Headshot photos (group or individual)

  • PR company photography

  • Industrial location portraiture

  • Documentary type portraits

  • Corporate meeting photographs

Selfies are not headshots …Increasingly selfies are being used in business as avatars, on profiles or websites and I’m sorry but I think many of them are really misplaced and sometimes unbelievably inappropriate.

Read information about headshot & portrait photography >

Industry & Engineering Photos

This is about seeing and photographing industry with new eyes, looking for the beauty, and good engineering and construction abounds with potential.

We are not looking for the old clichés, we are looking to take a photograph of a construction site that people will want to hang in their own home, and yes, we are proud to say that is exactly what happens.

Our engineering and construction photography commissions are rarely staged but are far more than simple documentary photography. Recent work has included:

  • Photos of Network Rail Sites

  • Completed Civils Work

  • Brochure Photography for Engineering Companies

  • Photography from Pontoons and Dinghies

  • Location Photography For Manufacturing Companies

  • Property Photography for Architects

Welcoming of the opportunity to undertake photography commissions in sometimes challenging environments, there is always a bag packed full of appropriate PPI workwear packed and a CSCS card in the wallet.

Engineering and industry photography folio>

Motoring Photography

Andrew Butler is known as a specialist motoring photographer and has a reputation for motorbike photographs and motoring based photography, although a common theme to the images shown here is photography of people involved.

If God is in the detail we will photograph it whether it’s photos of a Ducati open clutch, a Dino engine on a stand or Nick Mason’s Ferrari 250 filler cap. With a strong eye for graphic design and a genuine deep knowledge of the subject we understand what we are photographing.

Across the spectrum, photos of bikes or photos of cars, photos of a racetrack, a hill-climb or photos of a motor showroom we are in our comfort zone here.

Recent photo commissions have included a complete 2016 motorbike calendar shoot and numerous motoring events throughout the country.

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Bike photography folio>

Packshot and Product Photography

Sometimes less really is more.

Yes it’s great to get the commission that takes you and a team to far flung shores to find ‘just that setting’ (sighs) but a lot of the time all that’s needed is a simple shot.

The reason for this is that frequently, particularly for online sales purposes and for that matter catalogues and brochures, the potential purchaser just needs to be able to understand the full extent of what they are buying, nothing less and nothing more.

Linkedin article about product photography >

Our Customer Testimonials

Many thanks Andrew, the photos are ace.
Ellis, Mac
The printed items look good because we had some great photos to include – a vast amount of that is down to your expertise.
Debbie, D&B
Great day yesterday, it was a pleasure working with you.
The pictures are exactly what I’m looking for!
Wil, Terberg
Hi Andrew, Many thanks for your help with the photos. The ones we viewed at site were fantastic.
David, D&B
So we asked Andrew Butler for some pictures to support Sean Vaardal’s feature on Plymouth and were so blown away by what arrived in our inbox we decided to make them this issue’s photostory. To look at them you’re reminded of the opening sequence of House of Cards, but this is Plymouth, and Plymouth as you’ve never seen before. As Butler expertly demonstrates, it’s clearly time to take a closer look
Imogen Clements, Publishing Editor - MANOR
Thanks for all your hard work on this, I think the photos look great and are definitely a vast improvement on previous years!
Cathy, Carousel Calendars
Wow Andrew – those are amazing! Didn’t know I could look so good!
Portrait Sitter, Non commercial
Pure talent through a lens
Penny Murray, Planeta Wine
I love Andrew’s work, I can honestly say I have never really noticed photography in the past but when I look at his stuff I find myself looking deeper into the image and becoming mesmerized.
Russell Squires, BBL
Andrew, I really did enjoy yesterday and the photos you have selected are excellent. To be honest until I looked at them, I never noticed how much I look like my late grandfather. It really does make a difference having it done professionally
Jonathan, Headshot sitter
Couldn’t be happier! Beautiful photography that followed the brief perfectly! You’re a fantastic find and we’ll absolutely be working with you again!
Tracey Alison, Mini’s Academy
The shots look great, exactly what we’re looking for and thank you so much for being so accommodating at such short notice!
James, Garnett Keeler
My thanks again to the two of you for your time this morning – it was enjoyable working with you…and hopefully we’ll work together again as I develop the business.
Andrew, Unchain Potential
Thank you for the images, we are really happy with them. You can expect a call from us whenever we, or any of our colleagues, have an assignment in your area. Very professional. Kind regards from Sweden
Henrik, Spoon

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. ~ Marcel Proust