Richard Budd
About Me

Richard Budd

I’ve always loved photography and I’m seldom without a camera in my hand. I studied typography and graphic design at University and began working in motion graphic and video direction. I used to collect photographs of objects, textures, signs and anything that would be useful in my work as a graphic designer. This background had fed into my photography as I know what designers are looking for in overall design, layout and shapes to make images appealing and commercial.

I am inspired by action, movement and capturing creative images. I have a broad knowledge of lighting skills and use them to create the image in camera; like drawing with light. Through my experience and fascination with how I see the world around me, I use artificial or ambient light to achieve the desired look. Whether that's using relevant light to be seamlessly sympathetic to the subject or using lighting as an obvious interrupt to contrast with the subject to tell the story. I enjoy the challenge of learning what's needed for the shot.

Photography has opened doors for me, and gets me into a variety of places and spaces. One of the most special opportunities came when I had the chance to travel through Sudan and South Sudan with a medical aid charity. There I got to spend some time among the people of the Nuba mountains, which sparked my interest in doing something to support the children's education. I started the charity Key to the Future which supports education for young people in Sudan. Started in 2012, it's an ongoing commitment for me and my personally chosen International charity.

Richard Budd

Clients include...

Here are a handful of publications that have featured Richard Budd Photography.

Richard has worked with a variety of companies / individuals including:

The Lighthouse Theatre Poole
I.O. Shen Knives UK
Furleigh Estate Wines
Morrish&Banham Wine Merchants
Robin James Salons
The Guardian Newspaper
The Independent Newspaper
Royal Shakespeare Company – Open Stages 2012
Synergy Sponsorship
Sunseeker Poole Partner
Asahi British Beach Polo Championships
BBC Wildlife Magazine
METRO - News London
Creation Theatre Oxford / London
First Story Literary Charity
Restaurant Magazine
DV8 Magazine.
Polo +10 Magazine.
First Story Charity UK.
Sunninghill Prep School - Dorchester
WPNSA - Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy
The Nuffield Theatre – Southampton.
Western Morning News
Dorset Magazine
Exmoor Magazine.
B4 Business Magazine - Oxford.
Lady Margaret Hall - Oxford.
BBC
County Magazine
Libetbi Flowers Magazine www.fantasy.ru
Invisible Vegas - Music Promotion.
Unibet
Silverstone
Magazine - Chartered Institute of Building
Waitose - Chronicle Magazine
Sculpture by the Lakes
Goodwood - Festival of Speed
RNLI Swanage, Dorset
Internation Tango Festival - Oxford.
Dorchester Life Magazine
Dorset County Council
Bournemouth Law Society
Weldmar Hospice Trust
Dometic
Country Gentlemen's Association
Caterer and Hotelkeeper Magazine
Cowes Week
Dorset Life Magazine
Origin Coffee
Exeter Food Festival
GYBTW
Weymouth College
CBBC
The Keep Military Museum
MovieScope Magazine
Food for thought masterchef - magazine
The Telegraph

  • I am thrilled to bits with the farming heroes pics thank you guys so much – Richard you are a master of your craft! They were exactly what I was after – love the cows that are in shot too…..I am delighted!

    Helen Stiles, Editor, Dorset Magazine

    Richard you are a master of your craft!
  • It’s a creative pleasure to work with Richard Budd. He puts me at my ease, enables me to relax and feel natural in front of the camera. He never imposes things on me, but comes up with visual ideas I haven’t thought of, creating shots of real quality that convey the spirit of my magical performance.

    Paul Hyland, author and magician.

    It’s a creative pleasure to work with Richard Budd
  • Highly recommended. Richard is a brilliant photographer with that rarest of gifts – the ability to find a ‘moment’ in a person and capture it. He is a joy to work with – keen to put you at your ease, always patient, highly organised, calm, unhurried and full of good ideas. I had assumed I was un-photo-graphable, but Richard has created a folio I am completely thrilled with. He is the best I have worked with and I would recommend him to anyone. Richard, thank you.

    Andrew Fisher, Composer

    Highly recommended. Richard is a brilliant photographer with that rarest of gifts