freelance photographer & photoshop retouching
2018 - Present
Iain Klieve Photographer - Sole trader
Taking the leap into working for yourself as a freelance professional commercial photographer and Photoshop retoucher.
2008 - 2018
Studio 3000 Ltd
Photographer on location and in the 1500sq ft studio. Shooting products & services, building and photographing room sets. Work includes press, event & PR work for the armed forces, RICS and business to business sectors. Within a small company the role encompassed all areas of administration, client liaison and costing. Varied work sectors include;construction, commercial property, leisure, fine chemical production, pharmaceuticals, print lamination & lensing, catalogue work, education, kitchen and bathrooms. work in the EU, USA and Israel.
2005 - 2008
Iain Klieve Photography
First period as a sole trader continuing working for many clients including specialising in chrome and steel photography for the bathroom and kitchen sectors.
1987 - 2005
Focal Design Studios
Stepping up from photographic assistant to full time photographer and then studio manager. Setting up an in-house commercial studio employing three professional photographers and admin staff. Varied work on location and in the studio, clients included; Laing Construction, Key Lekkerland, Astra Zeneca, GSK, Remington, Abode Home products, CWS Ltd and Federal Mogal.
“Still interested in the reproduction of imagery and continue to seek out and learn new techniques and skills. Quite a perfectionist but able to draw a line when time or cost require compromises. Enjoying using my hands to build things, Lego and Mecanno as a kid, now skilled at DIY which helps as a commercial studio photographer. Doing as much as possible in front of the lens, yes i still use a blower brush! Using Photoshop as a tool to understand exactly what frames needed to create the shot. Happy to shoot cut-outs or advertising work – I am a product photographer’
Passes driving test and continues to hold a clean driving license
Becomes a grandad for the first time
Passes full motor cycle license