Corporate Headshot Photography

Your image is everything… some people don’t see it that way and are happy to have as their ‘Avatar’ a poor quality image cropped from a mobile phone image!  Your image should be everything to you.  Never more so than when you are uploading that image to a social or B2B networking site. Whereas some [...]

About Me

Name:         Paul McCabe DoB:            July 1962 Married:      Yes Children:    2 Girls Location:    Southampton I have been a professional photographer for over 26 years and throughout that time I have travelled and completed assignments throughout the world.  The time came to settle down, spend more time at home so I established my business ‘Southampton [...]

Macro Photography

A short while ago I purchased a 105mm Macro lens; Nikon of course….  What a great lens, so sharp you just wouldn’t believe it!  I spend hours over the days and weeks following its arrival finding out just good this lens is. The image below depicts condensation on a plastic water bottle. I think the [...]

Interior Photography

I have been doing interior photography for a few years and what I like most of all is finding dynamic angles; architectural contradictions, abstract patterns and the like… The above photo is a great example of the kind of images I seek…  This photo was taken late 2010 in the Life Sciences Building, Southampton University. [...]

Extreme Conditions

Some years ago I had a job photographing the Royal Marines, Brigade Patrol Troop during winter training in Norway. These guy’s don’t mess around, they train in the most extreme conditions in order to prepare themselves for all eventualities.  Not only are the men tested but also the equipment and on this job my equipment [...]


Fire has a hypnotic quality and its easy to lost in its beauty.  Smoke has a similar effect and it wasn’t until quite recenty that I found that its become a form of art.  As I had nothing else on today, my office admin is up to date, I thought that I would have a go myself.  [...]


Anyone that visited New York will tell you that it is a city that never sleeps.  The fast pace of daily life is evident and everyone seems to walk with purpose.  I wanted to capture an iconic image that depicted pace, movement and what could be more iconic that a  ‘Yellow Cab’… not that taxi’s [...]

PR Photography

PR and Press photography demand a little more of the photographer in terms of the picture content; the picture should tell the story or at least be interesting enough to entice the viewer to read the article.  The photograph below was taken on behalf of an opticians who give free eye tests and glasses, if [...]

February 2010

I have had the blog for quite some time but have not, until now, put enough effort into putting the content in.  So here goes.  Please enjoy the content, hopefully as time goes by you will see a wide range of images, different styles and some great images… First job of the month – photographing [...]

January 2010

Confidence in the market will probably no return until after the general election; expect to see growth sometime towards the end of the third quarter!