My name is Charlie Budd, The Tall Photographer.
I’m About 6’4″, before you ask.
I live in Stratford upon Avon with my wife Jules (who owns Sew Me Something) as well as two young adults, two cats who think they own the teenagers, and four chickens who think they own the cats.
After a degree in environmental science and a masters degree in science and technology policy I worked in local government, working in environmental education and social participation for a number of years.
I’ve also worked as a humanitarian worker and wildlife conservationist in the UK, Nepal and South Africa – spending over 5 years in total working overseas.
I’ve been a professional decorator, care worker, kitchen porter, and sofa bed assembler in my time.
But throughout my various jobs and careers, image making – both stills and video – has been something I’ve returned to again and again.
Everything I’ve ever done has been about connection – and now I help my clients to connect with other people, using my creative and technical skills.
I shoot and edit short films for businesses, local authorities, schools, charities and other organisations. Making short videos for your website or social media is simply the best way of getting people to notice you.
It doesn’t matter what you do, there will be a story to tell your chosen audience. I’ll help you find that story and tell it in a way that potential customers will want to know more. My video page is here.
From the age of 8, I’ve loved telling stories with photographs. Over the years I’ve learned to bring a whole panoply of skills to bear – from framing, focus choice, foreground and background choices, angles, styles, editing techniques, image progression, models, garments, props… and have had images used for websites, magazines, newspapers, books, postcards, art prints and social media profiles. The trick is to choose what works for you, your business and your customers. My commercial photography page is here.
I build bespoke packages which can range from one short video for a particular social media campaign, to a whole series of films for website, YouTube and all your social media channels.
I can also include distinctive commercial photography for web or print. Packages start at £300 for one short video on one social media channel, from £200 for a single photography shoot and from £400 for a combined video and photo shoot in a single session. Contact me about your needs.
Some jobs are larger, take more time, and may involve other skills – bringing in extra crew, models, actors, props, hiring facilities. So costs will depend on what you want out of the project.
Social Media Advice
I no longer offer stand-alone social media advice, as the market has become so diverse and complex, I concentrate on what I’m best at – content creation. But I know what works on social media and will include that many years of practical knowledge in video & photo production.
I take art photographs, both for pleasure and for sale. I have a collection of limited edition prints for sale – mostly botanical or abstract/impressionist photography. I also have packs of fine art greetings cards available to buy online. Find out more on my art photography page here.
The best ways to contact me are all on here.
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