First Drop Photography – Capturing the best of UK theme parks and attractions!

Welcome to First Drop Photography, a photographic and creative media service tailored towards capturing the best of UK theme parks and attractions!

Established in 2018, First Drop Photography has amassed over 3500 followers (June 2021) on Instagram and continues to grow into one of the go-to accounts in the UK for theme park and attraction imagery, proving popular with followers through quality imagery and interaction. In 2020, more than 101,200 likes were recorded on the account in that year alone, making it a hive of activity with many followers commenting on the quality of imagery and content.

First Drop Photography has provided photos and resources to the likes of Merlin Annual Pass, Merlin Magic Making, and Funderworld – the UK’s largest traveling theme park, in addition to the numerous social shares from other parks and ride manufacturers.

To find out more about our services, the photographer behind the camera, and how to get in contact to discuss your project

A note from the photographer

Hey all, thank you for your interest in First Drop Photography.

Since you are visiting this site, then I am pleased to say that we have something in common… our love for UK theme parks and attractions! For me, the sector provides a magical escape from everyday life, and enjoy visiting them.

For many years, I have had a keen interest in the industry, even selecting it for study in my undergraduate degree by focusing on Business Management and Tourism Management. In the years since I have gone on to work in education as a fully qualified teacher, and have worked on projects focusing on (and involving the industry) as I share my passion with younger generations. Over the past few years, it has also been such a pleasure to work in the industry to discover what it means to provide memories for the guests visiting!

Today, in addition, I am now pleased to offer my creativity to others through my imagery as I capture the best of UK theme parks and attractions!

I look forward to your feedback and hope that I may be able to help you out on your next project.

All the best,

Justin

How I capture the best of parks and attractions

Theme park photography can be a crowded market, therefore it is important to stand out from the crowd and get noticed.

When shooting, I always try to look for that unique shot by considering the angle and depth. It is easy to point and shoot but does the shot really create excitement? Sometimes it does, but more are looking to engage in alternative and distinctive content.

Thankfully, my current setup with a mirrorless Olympus camera that is 34% smaller, and 36% lighter than conventional SLRs, allows me to obtain those unique shots without the need for obtrusive lenses, enabling me to shoot high and low.

The super large electronic viewfinder also lets me see the results of the creative settings directly in the EVF, or for harder obtained shots, the imagery is displayed on a ‘vari-angle’ LCD display.

Post-production, I am able to edit images using market-leading software to ensure the images are just right.

If you are interested in working with me or would like to be featured on the site, please get in contact. I am happy to talk to you about your project/proposal without any obligation to commit.

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