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Creative and experienced Secondary School photographer

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Secondary School photographer

Hello, I'm Ben and I'm an experienced and creative Secondary School photographer. I produce vibrant and engaging images for school prospectuses, websites and school marketing material. I work with dozens of secondary schools every year to update their image libraries and help set them apart from the competition. I live just outside Cambridge and work across East Anglia, the Midlands, London and the South East.

Enhanced DBS check

I have an Enhanced DBS check certificate which I carry as a digital copy and can be shared with your school office.


I have been a professional photographer since 2006 and have helped hundreds of schools enhance their imagery.

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Natural & engaging Secondary school prospectus photography

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Capturing the essence of your school

It’s important we plan the session to create a wide variety of images to showcase your school. There’s lots of different subjects, settings, activities and values to capture. Whether it’s the core curriculum of English, Maths, Sciences and Humanities, or creative subjects like Art, Drama and DT, social spaces or pastoral care; we need time to incorporate all the elements that complete the picture of life in your school. Click the images below to view a few ideas to incorporate when planning your photography. These are a few suggestions or commonly occurring themes, but of course every school is different and we can cater to your curriculum.

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General learning

It's great to capture a variety of natural and posed photos in a typical classroom environment. These photos work well across any year group, and showcase happy and engaged students in a nourishing learning environment. It's also of benefit to create a few photos of students engaging with teachers or students working well together.


Biology, chemistry & physics

Set aside at least 20 minutes to capture the sciences - have a number of experiments set up and ready to go. Try and showcase all three sciences by using various apparatus such as bunsen burners and test tubes, titration set ups, microscopes, dissection, electric circuits, prisms and Newton metres.

Maths & numeracy

Confidence with numbers

To help maths lessons stand apart from other classroom lessons - such as English, humanities or languages - include use of some props such as whiteboards, trigonometry aids, calculators or students interacting with the smartboard.
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Creative learning

Include the art department in your planning as they always make for colourful and vibrant photographs. Have students working on their project, such as painting, collage or sculpture. We can always stage some scenes by having students pretend to work on already completed artworks.
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Computer science

Laptops & iPads

A visit to a computer science classroom doesn't need to take too long. We can capture students working either alone or together, or with support from a teacher on your school computers. As well as working with a screen, you could showcase your programming curriculum by having some students interacting with Raspberry Pi hardware.
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Playing instruments

Perhaps you have a school band or orchestra that could be assembled during lunch for some performance photos. With this we can show both the full scale of the orchestra, and also zoom in for individual performances. Perhaps also there are one-to-one lessons happening throughout the day that we could also capture.
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PE & Games

Allow a bit more time to capture the range of sport offering within your school. Perhaps you have expansive grounds with various pitches, astroturfs, netball courts, swimming pool, climbing wall, gym and sports hall, There's lot of different spaces and activities we can capture to showcase your schools sport provision.
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Design Technology

Woodworking skills

A visit to the DT department is always worthwhile when planning your Secondary School photographer visit. Practical subjects such as DT, textiles, food technology or other hands-on lessons work really well in pictures and keeping students engaged.
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Friendship & peers

Social interaction

Friendship and socialising is an important aspect of life in school, and can make for some wonderfully engaging and positive images. I aim to capture a variety of natural and posed photos showing friends having fun and the joy of school. Whether it's simply a group of friends together, engaged in conversation and laughter at break or lunch, seated on a bench, in a breakout area or walking around the school.

Performing arts

Drama & dance

Perhaps consider staging some photos to show the performing arts provision of your school. Whether it's a dress rehearsal, drama lesson, dance club or full on school production, they always make for great photos to show the creative spectrum of your school.
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Pastoral care

Head & school leadership

Lots of schools like to include some images of the headteacher. Whether this is a portrait to use as part of a written welcome to the school, or interacting with students around the school to show the pastoral element of the leadership. You may also have a specialist pastoral and support team you would wish to showcase to show your student support services.
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Extra curricular activities

Lunch and after school clubs

Many schools offer lunchtime societies or after school clubs. Whether these are sporting, creative or academic, it's useful to show the full provision available to prospective students

Other considerations

When preparing for your Secondary School photographer visit please ensure that full parental permissions for photography are checked, that a list of permissions is available and individual class teachers are aware of any potential issues.

Classrooms and learning environments to be captured should be prepared to minimise unnecessary clutter and school displays should be neat and vibrant.

When planning your Secondary School photographer visit ensure that the day doesn't clash with any disruptive events such as school trips, non-uniform or examination days.

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Secondary School photographer pricing

All my prices include travel within 30 miles of CB24 4RP. For locations further than this reasonable travel fees will be applied.

Per hour


/1 hour
  • Up to 1 hour photography on location
  • Approximately 2 hours post production and editing
  • Digital transfer of print resolution and web-optimised image files
  • Travel within 30 miles of CB24 4RP (beyond this travel fees may be added)

Half day


/3 hours
  • Up to 3 hours photography on location
  • Approximately 4 hours post production and editing
  • Digital transfer of print resolution and web-optimised image files
  • Travel within 30 miles of CB24 4RP (beyond this travel fees may be added)

Full day


/6 hours
  • Up to 6 hours photography on location
  • Approximately 8 hours post production and editing
  • Digital transfer of print resolution and web-optimised image files
  • Travel within 30 miles of CB24 4RP (beyond this travel fees may be added)


I’m based in Swavesey, a village just outside Cambridge, but work with schools all over East Anglia, the Midlands and South East. If you’re looking to update your photography or are putting together your first school prospectus please get in touch to find out how we can work together.


Ways to contact me

Mobile: 07515 776526
Email: [email protected]


125 Middle Watch
CB24 4RP