Why use Garry Fry and Yorkshire Events Photography?
Garry Fry has over 25 years experience of working in the photographic industry, reaching Senior Photographer level within the Civil Service. Nearly all work comes from personal recommendation and referral, 'no' advertising, no Yellow Pages, 'no' Facebook, no Twitter, no Blog, 'no' SEO optimisation.
Garry Fry has been honoured with a Long Service Award from the President and also the Chief Executive of the British Institute of Professional Photography. The citation read "in recognition of 25 years in membership throughout which he has consistently upheld the aims and standards of the institute."
During this time he has entered and won many awards in the British Institute of Professional Photography National Print competition and has had numerous images published.
2) Trained and Qualified in Photography.
Garry Fry is fully qualified, having obtained ONC in photography (scientific & technical,) HNC in photography (advertising & commercial) and HNC in digital photography (electronic imaging.) His work has appeared in a number of national newspapers and various publications, including The British Journal of Photography and The Photographer magazine (In house magazine of the British Institute of Professional Photography.)
3) Qualified membership of professional photographic bodies.
Many photographers advertise their membership of professional photographic bodies, but it's worth checking to see if they have full qualified membership. Garry Fry has this, reaching Associateship level (a very high professional standard) as recognised by two main qualifying photographic bodies - the British Institute of Professional Photography (ABIPP,) and the SWPP (ASWPP.) He has also reached Associateship level of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS.)
Garry continues to attend photographic workshops, conventions and training courses on a regular basis to keep up to date and ensure a quality product to you, the customer.
4) Criminal Records Bureau Certificate.
For your peace of mind, Garry Fry has been CRB checked (Enhanced Disclosure.) In today's society it is important that you employ a photographer whose background has been Police record verified, especially if the photography involves pictures of young people or children. (CRB certificate photocopy carried, for examination on request.)
5) Insurance Cover, PAT tested equipment, and PCI DSS .
Garry Fry has full professional public liability and professional indemnity insurance cover. His modern portable electrical equipment (studio flash heads, digital printer, power cords etc) are regularly PAT tested to ensure compliance with any required Health and Safety legislation. (PAT Certificate photocopy carried, for examination on request.) PCI DSS compliance is reviewed and renewed annually. (Last undertaken January 2020; ThePayment Card Industry Data Security Standard is a set of security standards designed to ensure that all businesses that accept, process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment.)
Please note, there are Event Photographers operating with no training, no qualifications, no Police check, and no insurance cover; anyone can buy a camera and call themselves a photographer. Be careful who you hire, you may be liable. Would you use an Events Photographer (or any other Professional for that matter) who gave no address and only a mobile number as their contact details? My full contact details are listed on my contact page.
6) Pictures in password protected galleries.
Not all Event Photographers use password protected galleries (as this reduces sales,) which means images of your event are available to view (and download) by anyone on the World Wide Web; will all your guests be happy with this?
7) Transparent costs and friendly Service.
Garry Fry offers a friendly, no hassle service. Event attendance fees are discussed in advance and there are never any hidden extras. (Please contact me for a quote for other types of photographic work.) There is never any "hard selling", and we will let you know the full costs of any options you choose.
8) Equal Opportunitites.
Garry Fry is an equal opportunities Photographer and will always try and get good shots regardless of age, sex, colour, race, disability, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.
9) Not a franchise.
Yorkshire Events Photography is a freelance photographic business owned by Garry Fry, it is not a franchise where anyone might turn up to cover your important event. Some large Event Photography companies have many photographers working for them. When it comes to your event you will get whoever is available on that day (and next time you might get someone else.) If you hire Yorkshire Events Photography Garry Fry will be taking the pictures.
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