My name is Glenn Smith. Having had an interest in photography at a young age, I took up photography as a hobby in 1984, not longer after I joined the RAF. Entirely self taught, I radpidly progressed to the point where if the station photographer was away on leave, I stepped in. My first wedding as photographer was in 1987. After a long illness, I took up photography as a professional in 2011 and set up Discount Photography / Blue Ribbon Photos. The aims of the business are quite simple, to provide quality photographic products at affordable prices.
Based in South Manchester, I cover that area, Stockport, Cheshire, etc. I am happy to attend church services in ANY religion. I can photograph weddings, civil partnerships, life events (Christenings, birthdays etc), corporate events, presentations, product still life, parties, web photos, advertising, evidential (E.G. Accident scenes), photos of valuables (for insurance purposes), family portraits, pet portraits, products. You name it, I’ll photograph it where possible!
I am an international award winning photographer, having won the Bronze Award in the Epson International Panoramic Photograph competition in May 2012. I am also a member of the Royal Photographic Society (R.P.S.), Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers (S.W.P.P.), Society of International, Commercial & Industrial Photographers (S.I.C.I.P.) and I'm an accredited Nursery & group photographer with School Photo Pro (S.P.P.) All these memberships require adherence to a strict code of practice and quality control. I am also fully insured with public liability, Employer's Liability and indemnity insurances.
I only use professional grade Nikon Digital DSLR Cameras (I carry at least 1 spare camera), with hand built, Nikkor lenses for optimal quality.