our trade partners
MEET THE TEAM
To have the support of Trade behind us is amazing and inspiring for RISE as well as the industry as a whole. We want to bring the industry together and provide you with great connections, heaps of information and special offers.
There is always something happening in the industry so keep an eye on our newsletters!
The Flash Centre
STUDIO LIGHTING SPECIALISTS
Dedicated to helping you with all your lighting and digital imaging needs, TFC staff have a wealth of experience in the various fields that make up our industry. We will always do our best to help and offer the best advice we can.
Our services include full rental facilities, we carry all the latest equipment from Elinchrom in depth so we should never be able to say no! We also offer “Try before you buy deals” plus a loyalty bonus on all rentals.
We have an experienced team of service technicians, dedicated to returning your equipment to full working order in the shortest possible time using only manufacturers parts. Our repair technicians are all factory trained and we are the only official repairers for our imported lines, giving you the peace of mind and assurance that you require, all coupled with an efficient and friendly service.
TFC also supply other carefully chosen branded products from a variety of suppliers, including Canon, Zacuto, Manfrotto, PhaseOne, Billingham and many more.
In short, whatever your needs, we will try our best to help.
The Flash Centre look forward to hearing from you soon.
The Image File
ONLINE IMAGE SALES AND WEB SOLUTIONS
The Imagefile is the UK’s award-winning online image sales and website solution.
Designed specifically for photographers to display, proof and sell images, we offer a cost-effective, cash-generating solution for your business.
Going beyond just getting a website with your images elegantly online, theimagefile is the complete web strategy for the photographer with a wealth of advanced functionality and sales options that are constantly updated to save time, make money and help your business grow.
You can build your own site on the system, or we will build it for you.
Whether you are taking the first steps in the business or you are already established and wanting to improve your web presence, theimagefile provides the complete package.
There’s no annual fee to pay, just a simple monthly subscription fee to suit your needs based on what space you need; and you can upgrade or downgrade your account level as your business needs dictate.
& RONAN STYLE
As founder and CEO of 3XM, Ronan’s vision is for ‘a world where photographers can create sustainable and profitable businesses and their skills and expertise as professional photographers is highly valued.’
Ronan says, ‘Society underestimates the contribution made by professional Photographers.’ Biology proves that photography has a positive impact on creating a healthy society in mind, body, and spirit. Ronan believes that by ‘Communicating this to the general population is one way that Photographers can bridge the value-gap with the consumer.’
Helping Photographers bridge this value gap is 3XM’s mission. By enabling photographers worldwide to create successful businesses and turn their ‘Passion for Photography into Profit’ will amplify the difference they make to society. The more successful Photographers are at selling their art in print, the healthier the community we will have.
3XM currently deliver on this mission by supplying products that increase photographers average sales value, referral gallery software that drives lead generation and education in the form of our “WAYS-TO-GO” Business Success program. Designed to deliver greater success to all Photographic Artists.
2019 is Ronan’s 30th year in the graphic arts and photography industries, and, while he admits having made nearly every business mistake possible in his career, he lives proudly by Winston Churchill’s famous mantra ‘Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.’
The Light Doctor
Specialising in bespoke flash tuition in the comfort of your own studio or on location. Simon Burfoot is a qualified Associate lighting tutor with the British Institute of Professional Photography .
Understand how to shape and manipulate light. Getting as much right in camera along with using the correct modifier for the job will save you a lot of time in post production.
Simon, owner of the Light Doctor runs workshops throughout the country and will share how to use speedlights and become more creative within your studio or out on location. Sharing how to get the most out of your modifiers, to gain control over your lighting. Learn how to control your exposure using the aperture and at the same time learn to increase or decrease depth of field. Giving you confidence to recreate simple techniques, gaining a firm understanding. He can help with your lighting requirements from New Born through to fashion and hair/make-up.
Simon welcomes One to One training, or group sessions. If you have specific requirements you can contact him to discuss your individual needs.
STUDIO MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
Life changing studio management software. Built for photographers by photographers.
Whilst working as a wedding photographer for the last 12 years, Chris struggled to manage all the weddings that he was shooting. He was forgetting to follow up with couples, missing overdue invoices, confusing wedding dates and simply just feeling overwhelmed and stressed because he was so disorganised.
After trying all the studio management software on the market he couldn’t bring himself to invest in any of them. They were either too complicated, too difficult to setup or simply too ugly. That was the moment he realised there was a gap in the market for a simple, super user-friendly and beautifully designed studio management software. So he got to work and Studio Ninja was born.
Almost 4 years later, Studio Ninja has become the world’s most user-friendly photography business app and is being used by thousands of photographers all over the world in 27 countries.
Studio Ninja is an end-to-end client management software designed for busy photographers. Extremely user-friendly, it takes less than 30 minutes to set up. Increase your bookings with customisable workflows, automated emails and easy payment plans.
Studio Ninja will help you to:
• Easily keep track of all your shoots, clients and leads.
• Never miss a job, lose paperwork or double book a client again.
• Automatically send your clients emails.
• Automatically follow up with leads.
• Automatically send payment reminders when invoices are due.
• And so much more…
PHOTOGRAPHY ALBUMS & WALL ART
It’s not easy to condense the Graphistudio world into one single definition. It is a world made of sensations, traditions, culture and Italian style.
The founder, Tullio Tramontina, is the main creative and marketing source and together with his partners Maurizio Corazza and Enzo Piazza plus now also his daughters, has been able to turn this brand into a professional icon.
Thanks to continuous innovations, this Company has been able to step forward as the prime mover in the Wedding & Portrait photography market. Graphistudio was the first Company in the world to introduce digital printing technologies to the wedding photography market, the first to bring the amazing HD printing to layflat albums and portrait products giving you Adobe RGB capability in your printing, the first to find the way to perfectly print on the handmade Amalfi paper and build it in to albums, the first to use digital printing to allow album pages to be created using spot UV printing techniques, coloured papers, colour over printing all in one album (Digital Matted Album), the first to innovate with its amazing Young Book, the first to add media players in to its album boxes, the first to offer the Reveal Box which has a window display to allow photographs to be seen when in their box, the first to offer an album box that looks like a box frame in the GoBook and has recently also innovated to create market defining Pro Series Wall Art along with a host of other amazing developments for professional photographers.
One of Graphistudio key strengths is, indeed, the quality and commitment of its staff: more than 200 employees. All those people who contributed to the launch of the Company’s original idea are still there: the staff is therefore not only a major strong point in terms of competitiveness, but also an actual and essential Company asset. With a local UK office for nearly 20 years it is known by those who use us that service is our key word.
What makes Graphistudio stand out from its competitors and make it a world leader is the attention to the detail and the unique approach that combines search for innovation, style and impeccable made in Italy quality.
Fujifilm was established in 1934 as Japan’s pioneering photographic film maker, Fujifilm has leveraged its imaging and information technology to become a global presence known for innovation in healthcare, graphic arts, optical devices, highly functional materials and other high-tech areas.
Over the years Fujifilm has diversified into new markets, but their roots as a photographic film manufacturers have remained at the heart of what they do, with Fujifilm Silver Halide paper still leading the market, delivering original Fujicolor quality.
Fujifilm have developed a specialised range of papers, inks and printers designed to provide the ultimate quality for all your printed photographs.
Working with some of the biggest names across the world to provide the best photo printing solutions. Their unique software makes it easy for customers to print their photos all over the world, either in store, online or on their mobiles.
Original Fujifilm photo paper guarantees exceptional quality and brilliant colours. Fujifilm are the leading manufacturer and supplier of photographic paper, and are official suppliers to The National Portrait Gallery and Tate.
Fujifilm believe in supporting local businesses owners. That’s why they’ve partnered with over 180 independent photo retailers in the UK, placing photography at the heart of your local community.
By supporting passionate and knowledgeable business owners with their award winning photo printing solutions, you know you’re getting the best quality wherever you see the Fujifilm logo.
We are delighted to have Fujifilm supporting our online image competition and working in conjunction with our Trade Supporters of Print; to offer one lucky member a prize for ‘Image of the Month’
PROFESSIONAL PHOTO LAB
DIGITALAB is a professional photo lab, which is a family run business currently celebrating their 70th year in business. Originally established in 1949 as Mobile Photo Services, Digitalab as they are now known, are located in a custom designed premises in the Ouseburn area of Newcastle.
Digitalab have been serving the needs of photographers in the North East of England for a long time, having invested heavily in state of the art IT infrastructure and with an online photo printing service, Digitalab can now be your “local” lab wherever you are located. They even have many regular customers based outside the UK.
Unlike many other professional photo labs Digitalab have retained all of their traditional equipment to provide a complete traditional film as well as digital printing service. Their aim is to give you a high quality, professional, reliable and personal service.
Digitalab also offer, the latest “state of the art” digital printing equipment to the many years of knowledge gained by their experienced staff in all aspects of colour, black & white and digital printing. The result ? … a professional photographic printing service second to none, anywhere in the UK.
This service is available and accessible to photographers anywhere in the UK (& beyond) by using their user-friendly & newly upgraded Online Photographic Printing Services.
Digitalab provide their customers with a comprehensive professional service. Whether you are using digital equipment or shooting on film, they have the technology and expertise to provide you with the highest quality processing and printing.
Digitalab are also proud to boast an extensive range of wall art and framing options, which are all custom made in-house by our team of experts to your specific requirements!
Towergate Camerasure are leading providers of insurance for the photographic, video & multi media industries and can provide bespoke insurance for professionals and keen enthusiasts.
With over 30 years’ experience our business is totally dedicated to providing insurance solutions to meet individuals demands and needs together with ensuring excellent customer care.
Towergate Camerasure provides an ideal solution for photographers, Videographers & those in the multi media industries seeking a comprehensive cover that ensures sufficient insurance for your business, whatever you’re needs.
In partnership with RISE, members seeking commercial insurance would be entitled to up to member discount on our premiums*
The Photography Show
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO EXHIBITION
The Photography Show and The Video Show supports RISE because we believe in celebrating women in the industry – not to exclude or bash men in photography, simply to encourage women in this field to shout more about their work and their passion for these mediums, as well as inspiring other women to consider it as a career or hobby.