Michael Howard is commissioned for his creative approach by designers, advertising agencies and resort managements. He has spent most of his professional life in Portugal, following a period as a freelance photographer specialising in unusual colour effects for advertising campaigns in London. He and his wife Sue work as a team, initially travelling to tropical islands, Greece and Spain, either on commission or to take stock photos. Over time the work became focused on Portugal. He supplies his choice of photo-libraries with an unparalleled collection of stock photos of the country, while the commissioned work is typically of interior and exterior architecture for European clients in the tourism industry.
very clear that the resorts and villas with an enticing, relevant collection of photos attract the bookings. Clients sometimes argue that their pictures will ’only be used on the web’, believing that they do not need quality images; but good photography is as vital for website thumbnails as for large brochure spreads. Producing an impressive image when reduced to a few pixels is quite an art.”
Michael is often commissioned to produce credible images of resorts with building works in progress for the next season’s brochures. His retouching and montage work for hotels and tour operators by seamlessly ’planting’ digital gardens, ’filling’ pools or removing cranes has helped them to achieve good occupancy in the difficult first year.
Michael Howard Photography
8200 Albufeira Portugal
Tel. +351- 289 572 263
Mobile: +351- 917 565 219
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Michael Howard is an experienced, creative freelance photographer working from the Algarve in Portugal principally for designers, advertising agencies and for publications.
Much of his work is centred on tourism, often interior and exterior architectural shots for companies in the travel industry. His stock shots, especially of Portugal and nearby Spain have been reproduced in thousands of publications worldwide.
Michael Howard é um fotógrafo profissional com muitos anos de experiência. Vive no Algarve e trabalha por conta própria na área de fotografia publicitária. O seu trabalho tem-se destinado principalmente às empresas de turismo, quer seja fotografia de arquitectura interior ou exterior, quer seja paisagem. As suas fotos de arquivo têm sido publicadas em milhares de revistas e anúncios internacionais. Também é conhecido o seu trabalho através de livros que publicou, bem como uma vasta gama de postais ilustrados.