Behind the camera

Passion and enjoyment

Hello! I’m Martin Wace – I have a great passion for, and get huge enjoyment from photography.

Martin Wace

I have more years of involvement in photography and imaging than I care to remember! From ‘ordinary’ photography to various forms of astronomical imaging (sky imaging and stellar spectra capture), I’ve gained a lot of valuable experience.

I constantly work to improve my photography in order to provide a better service to clients. To this end, I’m rarely without a camera so I can take every opportunity to extend my knowledge and experience – I love learning and I have no intention of missing any learning opportunity.

Somewhere back in my history my main interests leaned toward the sciences – primarily physics and astronomy – and I studied Astrophysics at Queen Mary College (University of London) back in the 197….. hmmm… let’s just say long, long ago!!

In pre-digital days I processed my own films and have a lot of darkroom experience (even with glass plates for astronomical imaging). In those days I used Practika and Olympus cameras (amongst others).

Thankfully digital photography came along and with it an exciting and vastly more flexible new way of working.

I very much enjoy learning, experimenting and exploring new avenues in order to improve my photography – both for my own satisfaction and to provide a better service to my customers.

Equipment and facilities

My main camera is a Nikon D200 (10.4Mp), I also have a 24Mp backup. The D200 is a brilliant and faithful ‘workhorse’.

For image processing I primarily use Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC. I shoot primarily in RAW (Nikon NEF) so I can have full post-production control over images I make. To improve studio workflow, I shoot tethered a majority of the time.

I have made a small (but effective and versatile) studio space in part of my office. It is suitable for for small-to-medium size product imaging and portrait work. The studio is equipped with monoblock flash heads which can be free-standing, or on wall-mounted booms and various diffusers (including a 47″ octobox).

What customers say…

“I was very impressed with the quality and service provided by Martin Wace Photographic. Martin’s attention to detail, as well additional ‘thinking outside of the box’, gave me end product photographs that were far better than the original brief. I thoroughly recommend him.”
Sally Fletcher – Director, 3D Wines Ltd

“Martin supplied us with our Chinese visa photo’s, very relaxed experience and a nice pot of tea while we waited the ten or so minutes.”
Gerald Begley

“Had my passport photos done by Martin, would thoroughly recommend you do the same. ”
Liz Woods

“Martin was  able to do an outdoor and indoor photoshoot for us at very short notice in Lincolnshire. We were very happy with the service received and the resulting shots.”
Demelza Fryer-Saxby, Yell press office

“Superb, professional service. Martin is very nice, pleasant person, which made the experience of photo-shoot enjoyable and relaxed. And final result was excellent and high quality. Will recommend to all my friends.”

“Very helpful and convenient for the ‘passport’ photos I needed for a job interview. The photos are great as was the coffee I was given whilst waiting for the photos to be printed. I would definitely use Martin Wace Photographic again.”
David Stephen

“Martin takes a refreshing approach to his photography and we found him very keen to provide an excellent service. Very pleased with the end product.”
Chris and Karen Collins

“We had Martin do our passport photos, and a few days later we asked him to visit our home to do a family portrait … very happy with the service and the photo quality.”
Mark and Sally Wallington.


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