Richard Stanton has been a full time freelance photographer since 1995,  and transitioned into film making in 2015.  He provides a professional, comprehensive and innovative solution to the national media – working daily for newspapers, magazines and web-based media, PR and commercial clients across the country.

Working as a professional freelance photographer and videographer, Richard covers the fields of portraiture, sport, news, editorial, features, case studies, PR and marketing, but is not limited by style or subject matter. His work has been published widely at home and abroad.

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The most important qualities any professional photographer can have are: consistency, reliability, experience and attention to detail. Talent, imagination and charm are luxuries. I worked with Richard Stanton for many years because he has all these. Employ him, you won't regret it.”

Ray Wells - Sunday Times Picture Editor for 25 years



My range of services cover...

aerial drone photography and video
Aerial / Drone

videography / video


portraiture photography


pr & marketing
PR & Marketing





Richard Stanton: photographer and videographer trusted by the most discerning clients:

Bauer Media Group




country life

Daily Mail

dairy farmer


farming connect

farmers weekly

golley slater

hay festival hay-on-wye

Hay market

ipc media

knight frank

mark allen group

midas pr




safelane global

the sunday times

the daily telegraph

the gaurdian

the daily mirror

the sun

the times

welsh assembly government

wales on sunday

western power distribution

western mail


How far do you travel?

Depending on the commission, Richard will travel as far and wide as his clients require.  He regularly undertakes work across the Britain Isles, and has worked in France, Australia, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg and Ireland in the past.

Do you do all-inclusive pricing for a project or commission?

Fees are always negotiable and Richard believes in pricing transparency.  Call him to discuss your project and budget considerations.

Can I have all the images that you take from a shoot?

You will receive a comprehensive professional edit from your shoot.  Images that don't make the grade won't make your inbox!

What kit do you use?

Throughout his career, Richard has consistently used Canon Pro cameras and lenses for both stills and video.  For aerial work, he uses DJI professional drones.  If you like to talk kit, give him a call!

How do you deliver photographs and video after a shoot?

Delivery is always the simplest and easiest method for the client.  Options can include wetransfer or dropbox; or for larger amounts of data (e.g., film) this can be written to a memory stick.  But if you have specific delivery requirements, just advise and Richard will deliver accordingly.

How many amendments are included in a film / video project?

Depending on the length of project, two or three adjustments are normal.  However, additional amendments can always be discussed - just keep in mind that such work takes time and may come with an addiitonal fee.  Having said all of that - Richard works closely with his clients to ensure a brief is comprehensive and understood, meaning the process is usually pretty seamless.

Are you insured?

Yes.  Richard holds both public liability and professional indemnity insurances that cover all work.  He also holds bespoke additional insurance for the use of a drone, this conforms to Civil Aviation Authority legal requirements.  Please call or email for any additional information if you need it.

How soon can you turn around photographs / video after a commission?

Photography can be wired from location allowing the strictest deadlines to be met (e.g., in a breaking news situation or live sport scenario) but a normal turnaround for a photographic assignment is next day.  Deadlines are always agreed with a client ahead of a shoot.  For video/film, the editing process is longer.  With short, less complicated video, it can be possible to deliver within 48 hours - but three to five days is normal.  Again, deadlines are agreed in advance with a client and if you have a very short turn around time, call Richard and he will advise whether he can assist.

What's your availability?

Richard manages his diary day to day, week to week and is as flexible as he can be to meet client requirements.  Call or email to find out his current availability.  Due to the nature of his work, he also undertakes commissions on weekends, in the evening and during holiday periods to meet client requirements.

Do you do weddings?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!  But Richard can recommend the excellent wedding photographer who documented his own special day!  Call him for details.

Richard is an incredibly talented and creative professional who brings excellence to every project. I've used him for marketing and business development purposes and he's produced stunning photography and brilliant video. I wouldn't work with anyone else now, and recommend him regularly. He also has a great name!"

Richard Lane - Drift Group


If I had to sum Richard's professionalism up I'd say:

Consistent, talented, charming, reliable.

Ultimately he's our trusted pair of hands for every creative project."

Amanda Arter - Welsh Assembly Government