Shaun Flannery, Yorkshire Photographer

"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer."
Ansel Adams

"You don't take a photograph, you make it."
Ansel Adams

Shaun Flannery is a Yorkshire-based freelance photographer established in 1993 with years of experience capturing images which have been used by numerous mainstream newspapers, magazines and websites.

Shaun's relaxed, natural approach makes each photo shoot - sometimes in challenging situations and conditions - enjoyable for all involved and helps get the best out of the subject matter. He works with clients including marketing agencies, news and lifestyle publications, blue chip companies, SMEs, and charities based in Yorkshire and beyond to create images to help them stand out from the crowd.

His professional approach delivers outstanding results which win repeat business orders for his PR, press, event & conference, commercial & industrial photography in Yorkshire and throughout the UK.

"It is always a pleasure to work with Shaun. Finding a photographer is easy. Finding a reliable photographer who can quickly grasp a brief and translate it into high quality creative images while at the same time putting people at their ease is more difficult. Shaun always responds quickly to any contact, and we find his web-based image delivery system a real advantage." Tracy Holmes, Head of Corporate Communications and Marketing, Rotherham MBC.

Shaun's commitment to providing his clients with a first class service doesn't come to an end once the images are captured. He makes the most of digital technologies to ensure clients have quick, secure and flexible access to an online gallery where they can select and download files tailored to their needs. All images are captioned and tagged using appropriate keywords to ensure they will be found easily by clients searching their online gallery or by search engines if published online.

Contact Shaun any time to discuss or arrange a photo shoot.

  • Press Photography

    Shaun is known to newspaper picture editors across the country as a freelance photographer available for photo shoots across the UK. His assignments include the Selby Rail Crash for The Sun and sports photography of many Yorkshire fixtures for the national media.

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    "Shaun worked alongside me for more than 15 years during my time as a staff journalist for The Sun, and proved himself time and again producing the finest quality photographs often in very dfficult and challenging situations. Always keen to go that extra mile Shaun's devotion to the job has always been second to none. Fellow photographers hold him in high regard." Martyn Sharpe, former Sun Newspaper journalist.

  • Public Relations Photography

    Working on behalf of Yorkshire and UK PR agencies, Shaun has photographed many subjects ranging from politicians, business leaders and celebrities to start-up entrepreneurs, youth groups and charity volunteers. He has the right combination of intuition, creativity and technical skill to capture images which document or tell a news story or convey a message whilst depicting a fair and accurate representation of an event. Shaun's PR photography for brands including Miller Homes, Success Doncaster, Finance Yorkshire, and Robin Hood Airport is regularly used in the local press, national newspapers and trade publications.

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    "Shaun can be relied on to get the picture that counts. He knows how to capture the essence of a story and make an otherwise routine image into an eye-catching one. That helps us secure better media coverage for our key messages." Richard Darn, Forestry Commission

  • Commercial & Industrial Photography

    This covers a broad spectrum of subjects including food, fashion, lifestyle, architecture, processes and products for use in magazine advertising, corporate publications, brochures and various promotional materials. Shaun works with clients in Doncaster, Hull, Sheffield, Leeds, and throughout Yorkshire to achieve stunning, memorable images which enhance the presentation of marketing collateral and help businesses stand out from the crowd.

    View examples of Shaun's commercial & industrial photographs.

    "Shaun Flannery produces wonderful photographs of our clients to use in their marketing literature and on their website. We trust Shaun 100% to liaise with our clients and produce the work, knowing that the quality and professionalism will be of the highest standards. He responds to our requests fast and the online presentation of his photography allows our client's to easily choose their preferred photographs. I have no hesitation in recommending Shaun to anyone who wants great photographs produced with the utmost professionalism and at the right price." James Ashford, Rocket Powered Web Design

  • Event & Conference Photography

    Social and commercial photography of a wide range of events from conferences, awards dinners and product launches, to sports tournaments and music festivals. If you are an event organiser or you are involved with event management and require top quality photographs for public relations, brochures, literature or a website, rest assured of first class results. Shaun's experience means he's able to adapt to the most technically challenging and difficult situations, ensuring the atmosphere of your event will be captured in style. Clients include Rotherham MBC, the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and NHS Barnsley.

    View examples of Shaun's event & conference photography.

    "We have worked with Shaun Flannery since the launch of Finance Yorkshire and previously at South Yorkshire Investment Fund. The photographs are always great and help us to get excellent coverage in the media. Shaun is great with our clients, always professional and we are always confident he will deliver interesting and creative images." Suzanne Tinkler, Finance Yorkshire.