Editorial, Corporate and Marketing photographer

Press photographer Cirencester
editorial photographer Cirencester

Stephen Shepherd is an Editorial, Corporate and Marketing photographer working worldwide from his base in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. 

I am a specialist location photographer for corporate and marketing clients.

As a specialist Editorial, Corporate and Marketing photographer my skill is being able to create iconic imagery from any day to day real life scenarios. Either in the workplace or on loc action anywhere in the world.

This includes industrial photography, corporate communications, press and branding, educational photography for all print and publication uses and all marketing collateral.

See more of my creative corporate photography here: www.stephenshepherd.photography

Award winning Editorial, Corporate and Marketing photographer

I am an award winning location photographer, based in the Cotswold town of Cirencester in Gloucestershire, with clients across the UK and the rest of the world.

Specialising in creative photography in an editorial style My clients include:

  • The University of Reading
  • The Construction Industry training board
  • The Alliance & Leicester
  • The Wall St Journal
  • The Arts Council
  • The Guardian & Observer
  • Mc Alpine Construction
  • The Times
  • Photosymbols
  • The TES
  • The DfE
  • The Henley Business School

Numerous magazines and business to business publications

Take look through my portfolios to see my professional photography for these and other clients.

With over 20 years shooting editorial photographic commissions I have the ability to draw out the best from any scenario.

I offer versatility and flexibility in my work overcoming problems with a pro-active approach to the work.

I work quickly and efficiently in even the most testing environments.

Working unobtrusively in a an editorial style allows me to produce natural looking images of people and real life situations.

This style has proven very popular with corporate and business clients, for whom I often work on projects that involve reportage & location photography as well as portraiture.

Creating a body of work for report, brochure, web site and marketing collateral.

I started my working life at The Daily Telegraph shooting editorial photography where I undertook commissions that included everything from celebrity portraits to feature stories, reportage and creative photography.

This press photography experience has given me the ability to work in any situation with people from all walks of life and you can view some of this work by using this link. 

I like to work with available light whenever possible, shooting pictures in an unobtrusive reportage style and producing natural looking images of people and real life situations.

I also work for clients in the educational sector and you can view this work on my dedicated website www.educationalphotographers.co.uk

Construction and Industrial photography

Construction reportage

My editorial photography works perfectly in these situations.  I can create real life vignettes and iconic construction photography for any client.

Photographing in a reportage style I have been commissioned by constructional and industrial clients that include Carillion, Tubelines, The Construction Industry Training Board, Bovis and Thames Water.

Working in construction and industry is always a challenge which is why as a professional editorial photographer I am aware of the action happening  in front of me, unfolding and evolving continuously with little time to stop or pose anyone.

Educational  photography

editorial photographer

I work on commissions in education throughout the UK, travelling from my base in Gloucestershire and working in all areas of education and training.

I am currently retained as a contracted photographer providing educational photography and photographic services to the Department for Education, and hold contracts with The University of Reading and The National Construction College.

Recent commissions in education include: Portraits of Sir David Bell, Vice Chancellor, The University of Reading – Marketing photography for UCAS at Coventry University – Prospectus, web, wall prints, for schools in Swindon, Bath and Bristol. My dedicated educational website can be found here www.educationalphotographers.co.uk

Editorial Reportage & Press photography

Creative location editorial photographerI integrate into day to day situations with real people in any location. With my experience as an editorial photographer I can produce creative photography from business, corporate, life scenarios.

I have undertaken photographic commissions for all of the UK’s national press titles for the last 20 years and I am still regularly commissioned by The Guardian, The Observer, the Times, The TES etc.

Shoots have ranged from celebrity portraits that include John Lydon, George Harrison and Barbara Cartland to working with Gordon Ramsey, shooting a theatrical production in Greece and feature, motoring, property and editorial stories for The Daily Telegraph.

There is not much that I have not tackled over the years. I plan to publish some of my early editorial photography here as negatives from my archive are scanned.

Professional commercial photographer


I work proactively, drawing on my ability to shoot around changing scenes and situations to create a body of work as well as stand alone “iconic” imagery. 

I am highly experienced working on location for a wide variety of clients.

Editorial photography highlights the business you run, it shows clients, shareholders dn the public who you are and act you do.

Being able to draw out the best imagery from any business is what I do from workers & staff to locations, site scenes, portraits and more all in natural real life editorial photography.

Working together we make your business come alive with exciting imagery from any location. Make the best of your assets, show off your location and staff and develop prominence in your sector with high quality photography.

A few comments from some of my clients:

Lesley Heath, Brand Manager, CITB-ConstructionSkills.

“Stephen spent time listening to and interpreting the requirements for the project to re-vitalise our photography library. 

He then translated this into an approach which has resulted in a transformed look to the brand image of CITB-ConstructionSkills.  Stephen was great to work with, always had solutions to issues and didn’t bat an eyelid at the number of miles he had to cover to complete the project!

Thank you Stephen, it would be great to work with you again in the future.”

Jo Mills – Head of Marketing, The Royal Agricultural College

“He remains a pleasure to work with, understanding and fulfilling all the briefs that I set him”.

Chris Shipway – Thames Water.

“I have been particularly impressed with his ability to relax his subjects, and produce strong pictures in situations that do not immediately lend themselves to one”

I also run photographic lessons, tutorials, workshops and study sessions open to all at www.photoguru.uk. If you want to shoot like a pro just get in touch and I can guide you through any aspect of photography from technical knowledge to improving your creativity.

Travel photography - Palm Tree
Travel photography, creative location photography for annual report and marketing.
Cat Show
Local Village Hall cat show portraits, editorial commission.
Construction photographer
Construction photography shot on location in a reportage style.
Corporate photographer
Corporate photography and corporate portraiture
Marketing photographer
Marketing photography + recent commissions and library photography
Education photographer
Education photographer editorial style photography in all areas of education and corporate training.
Industrial photographer
Industrial photography on location in real life scenarios & settings.
Rural and agricultural photography
Commercial photographer working in the rural and agriculture sectors for press, pr and marketing collateral.
Editorial life photographer
Editorial photographer, observations of life and people on location.
Portrait photographer
Portrait photography, editorial, studio, location and archive