• Lyndsey James

    Photographer · Art Director · Tutor · Writer · Event Speaker

Specialising in Commercial Photography

I work with creative people, amazing spaces & awesome brands.

As a photographer & stylist I work on location, photographing products in beautiful lifestyle scenes, capturing makers crafting a living from their sheds & studios, and photographing the interiors of shops, studios, restaurants and hotels.

From my bohemian studio in rural Rutland I also teach photography & styling online via my Photocraft® photography e-course to a global audience of creative people who make & sell lovely things.

If your business holds a story, I can help you to tell it!


Creating captivating imagery that tells the story of  a brand, product or service, working with both startup & heritage brands UK wide.

Art Direction

Working with established brands on styling and art direction to bring their imagery into the modern age, while remaining true to their roots.


Educating on the subject of product photography in a digital age through fun & friendly guest appearances at craft, blogging & business events around Europe.


Years Experience as a pro photographer


People photographed in my career!


Pages in my upcoming book!

Go behind the scenes

 You must check out the latest blog over on Photocraft.org/blog where I meet the lovely Phoebe from @untoldimprint Phoebe shares the fascinating processes behind her dreamy textile designs. Her story inspires walks among nature and the delight of trying a new craft (and enjoying the imperfections that may occur!). Let me know what you think and go check out her gorgeous Instagram feed too! X  Had a lovely day at #MelbourneFestival buying gorgeous #handmade goodies. It's well worth a visit (noseying around beautiful homes full of arts and crafts - what's not to love?) and the quality of Artists, designers and makers there is so high. The kitchen where @lottieknitter exhibits her signature colour palette of knitted products is always a favourite. These curious creatures are so cute   Peaceful cloudy days just got a lot better thanks to this cute telephone table I picked up this morning. ☁ I spotted it in our local upcycling shop months ago and was delighted to see it still there but reduced in price! It fits perfectly in the window for watching the world go by with a cup of tea. ☕ Which is usually a squirrel or a dog walker but today is the whole village as there is a jumble sale next door! #weekend #peace #calm #cloudydays
 The free weekly photo tips that I email to my Photocraft followers each Sunday are getting a great response a crazy number of people are signing up for them, word must have got out somewhere ❤ It's a lot of fun creating the new emails to go out each week, you really should sign up to get them if you haven't already (they really are free!) x Just head to Photocraft.org to sign up oh and tag #Photocraft in your shots I love to see them! #free #phototips #learnphotography #makesundaysbetter #smallbusiness #creativebusiness #etsy #folksy #noths   It looks like a magical digital effect but it's just the magic of nature outdoors as summer turns to Autumn ☔ I'm shooting on location today among nature in my favourite season  #Autumn #September #Adventures #behindthescenes #dreamjob #leaves #nature #greatoutdoors  My Photocraft students have been on fire this week!  I've seen some amazing photos from all of them practising their lighting skills. This little flower in a teacup (floating on a perfect white background) dropping into the chat room at the end of today was a lovely end to a lovely week with of #photography #teaching. All natural daylight, zero digital editing, straight from the camera.  Awesome work. (I know some professional photographers who don't know these basic lighting principles!) All of my students who have completed this lesson have it mastered but this one is by Hayley @sweetcheeksbakehouse If you want to learn my secrets for creating shots like this join my next Photocraft E-course starting on Monday. Some amazing creative businesses have signed up #Photocraft #learnphotography #productphotography #creativebusiness #makers #designermaker
 Pretty pink ❤  It's the start of term! That exciting day where designers, makers, artists and retailers around the world tune into my Photocraft® e-course for the first time and begin their journey to become amazing photographers ❤ There will be lots of note taking, gold stars awarded, and more blood sweat and tears than the Great British Bake Off but by the end of it I will have trained up another group of camera confident souls. ❤ Students tuned in *right now* span 3 continents and the course has reached 6 making Photocraft a global community I'm so proud of ❤ #photocraft #photography #elearning #creativebusiness #smallbusiness  Inside the lovely Wymondham Windmill ☁ A little bit of I woz ere scribed from 1854 #rustic #wood #countryside

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