About Me - Will Satchwell Photography

Will Satchwell

Professional Photographer/Designer: Commercial, Cosplay, Portraiture, Landscape, Weddings

The Bit About Me...

So you want to book me...

Photography has always been part of my life. Even from my first Kodak camera in 1995 i was obsessed. I was very lucky when younger to have some very inspirational people around me who really put me on the right path.

A  weeks worth of experience at Corporate Edge graphic design studio in Hammersmith, London was all it took to take me from being interested in photography & design to being 100% obsessed! I knew my way around bridge cameras fairly well, However i didn't know much about SLR’s and how they worked. Step in a close friend of mine who lent me her original Olympus OM-1 film camera to learn all the ins and outs of aperture control, metering, shutter speeds and manual focusing. I was Hooked instantly!

Step forward a few years and a jump to digital in 2006 with a Canon EOS 30D, i started to really get into the swing of things taking photos of family events & weddings, talking to the hired photographers and helping carry bags at these events who gave me the inspiration to continue to pursue photography to its fullest…

I saved all my money to be able to afford a 2nd hand Nikon D200 in 2010 for an up trip to the east coast of the USA. I was attending events, doing photo shoots for musicians due to having some great friends in the scene. I made the jump back to Canon in 2011 when i purchased a EOS 5D Mk2 due to the need for better low light performance.

Over the past couple years i have been strongly linked with the Cosplay scene that runs along with Comic Cons to which i have accumulated a very diverse range of images thanks to all the wonderful people i have met since 2012.

Since 2013 i have had a professional working relationship with Carillion Guitars in Dorking Surrey.

In 2017 after a period of time of bad luck with health,  i was unfortunate to be diagnosed with multiple slipped discs in my back. with a long road to recovery every area of weight reduction had to be considered. My already pondering mind had made the decision to leave Canon and move to Sony on the advice of some very well respected photographers. This is possibly the best photographic decision i have ever made! Quality and sharpness has increased , Weight has dropped dramatically, and all while  still allowing me to keep hold of my  Canon lenses. If you would like to know more about my DSLR to Mirrorless switch please feel free to ask questions.

Fantastic! Drop me an email and i shall respond as quickly as possible.

I have a couple of set rates to make things easier


Location:

Headshots-- £200

Location shoot (2 Hour)-- £300

Half Day Location Shoots (4 Hours)-- £400

Full Day Location Shoots (8 Hours)-- £800


Studio:

Portrait Studio Shoot  (2 Hours)-- £300

Cosplay Studio Shoot (2 Hours)-- £300

Half Day Studio Shoot (4 Hours)--  £500

Full Day Studio (8 Hours)--  £950


Commercial:

Please contact me directly for Commercial figures.


Note:

All shoots include: Processing & Digital distribution.

Additional cost of £20 is applicable for USB Stick of images.

Travel is chargeable at a rate of £0.45 per mile over 35 miles.


Camera Equipment

Computer Equipment

Camera Body: Sony Alpha A7R II

Camera Body: Sony Alpha A7 III (Coming Soon)

Lens: Sony 24-70mm F/2.8 G Master 

Lens: Sony 70-200mm F/2.8 G Master

Lens: Sigma 35mm F/1.4 Art

Lens: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art

Adaptor: Sigma MC-11 EF to E Mount Adapter

Lens: Sigma  105mm F1.4 - Art (Coming Soon)

Lens: Sony 16-35mm F2.8 G Master (Coming Soon)

Lighting: 2x Rotolight Neo

Lighting: 3x Rotolight Neo 2 

Lighting: Rotolight Aeos (Coming Soon)

Flash Trigger: Elinchrom Skyport

Filters: UV + Polarising filters

Westcott Diffusers & Softboxs

Tripod: Manfrotto Tripod 

Monopod: Manfrotto Xplor Fluid Monopod

Shoulder Bag: Manfrotto  Bumblebee M-30

Roll Bag: Vanguard Alta Fly 62T

Sandisk & Lexar Memory Cards

CPU:  Overclocked Intel 5930k i7 @ 4.5ghz (OC'd) 

Motherboard: Asus ROG Rampage V - X99

RAM: Corsair Dominator 64GB DDR4 Quad Channel 3000mhz

Case: Lian Li D600BW

PSU: Corsair HX1000i

Graphics: Asus GTX 980Ti Strix Graphics 

NIC: Intel X540-T2 10GBe

Boot: Samsung 960  Pro - 512gb

Scratch: 512gb Samsung SM951 NVMe 

Storage: 3x 4TB WD SE Enterprise **

Media: 3x 8TB Seagate Enterprise **

Media: 4x 6TB Seagate Enterprise **

Games: 2x 500Gb Samsung 850 Evo

Custom NAS with 32TB of storage (8x 4TB Seagate Enterprise)

  Monitor: 2x Asus Pro Art 27" 1440p monitor 

Monitor: 1x  24"  Dell U2412M  1200p monitor

  KB & Mouse: Razer Naga Mouse & Corsair K95 Keyboard

Wacom Intuos Large

OS: Windows 10 Pro & MacOS High Sierra

Laptop: Apple Macbook Pro 15.4 (Late 2013)

Tablet: Apple iPad Pro 128GB


** - Storage array, drives linked together, appear as one and full redundancy 


Why i Chose the Sony Alpha A7R II & My Gear