Darren Smith Photography

About the award winning photographer from the North West of England.

Darren Smith

The Business

Over the years, Darren Smith Photography has expanded to include clients from around the world including in India, China, the United States of America, Qatar, Greece and Germany as well as in his home country, the United Kingdom.

Darren Smith Photography has also expanded as a business, and continues to expand year on year. Back in 2002, Darren was working alone, occasionally working with other photographers, printers and editors, now Darren Smith Photography has a team of specialist staff with partnerships with other professionals, companies, manufacturers and suppliers. 

Darren Smith Photography is based in Cheshire in the United Kingdom, however clients from around the world work with him over social media and the internet for their needs. This made the transition from face-to-face business to a hybrid / online business easy during the pandemic of 2020-2022.

Darren Smith Photography has a range of clients and customers which include large multinational companies and charities to a growing number of small private firms and private individuals. Some of our clients can be seen in the client section of this website.

Testimonials from existing and previous clients are available in the Testimonial Section of this website showing how well Darren Smith Photography works with its client base. Our clients and customers are at the forefront of our business and their opinion is the reason we continue to grow year on year.

Award Winning Photographer

Several photographs have won photographic competitions and received Awards and Accolades from magazines, printed news media and official organisations and are listed right here on this site.

Many images have been published in books, local, national and international printed news media, magazines, advertising media, online promotion and social media such as Facebook, Linkedin, YouTube and Twitter.

Darren has also had the honour of presenting an exhibition of images and lecturing at the University of Manchester's museum / Manchester Museum on the topic of photography.

What we offer

Darren Smith Photography is always looking to the future whilst keeping a foothold in the more traditional methods to ensure that clients get exactly what they need. This is clear in the feedback offered by genuine clients who have commissioned Darren Smith Photography for their specific needs.

A passion for photography has pushed Darren to deliver multiple Photography Classes on a range of photographic techniques. As a qualified teacher, he enjoys passing on his knowledge to others, which is why we offer the free Tutorials Sections on this website and established photography courses that are available to the public. These courses have always been very successful and have allowed students of all ages to develop their skills beyond what they had before.

These courses allow students of photography to gain in confidence and ensure the future of the industry is secure.

Darren Smith photography is committed to protecting all its clients and customers. All members of the team who work with children have a valid disclosure and barring service (DBS) certificate and all members of the team here at Darren Smith Photography conform to highest of standards regarding working with clients, customers and external sources, ensuring the highest levels of professionalism, privacy and ethical standards. Clients who wish us to photograph children are welcome to view the most current certificate(s).

If you wish to read the Privacy Policy or the Ethical Policy for Darren Smith Photography to see how we aim to ensure that you, our clients and customers feel secure and safe whilst working with Darren and the rest of the team here at Darren Smith Photography.

Update for 2024 / Covid19 / infection / health information

Darren Smith Photography continued to operate during the Coronavirus / Covid19 pandemic which took hold from the start of 2020 and still is a concern for many people in the present day.

We have continued to serve our existing and new clients however we can. The studio and editing suite remained open for business, even during the two lockdown periods in 2020 and 2021. We resumed "normal" operations in 2022 allowing clients to visit and meet us in person, which remain to this day.

Darren Smith Photography is fully operational and has maintained the steps introduced to reduce and remove the risk of contamination from any virus similar to the Corona Virus.

We, the team at Darren Smith Photography are continuing to work hard to counter the effects of any new variant or infection. This includes continuous changing of our practices, We have added further ventilation methods designed to purify the air in our studio, limiting contact with team members when clients come to visit either the studio or to their chosen location. Our newest member of the team not only co-ordinates the studio setup, arrangements and lighting but also is responsible for keeping the studio infection-free.

You can feel safe making a booking and we are happy to organise a video meeting via Zoom, Microsoft Teams or any other video meeting / conferencing software, to discuss your needs and to show you what procedures and precautions are in place.