What is Zooming Feet Photography all about?
What’s in a name?
Zooming Feet, a strange name for a photography business right? I’ll try to explain the meaning and the values of Zooming Feet Photography..
In the photography world there is a saying that you should “Zoom with your feet”. It means that the best images occur when you put yourself in the best position to capture interesting, vibrant, fresh photographs. This is an ideal that I hold close at Zooming Feet.. Cameras these days are getting better and better, but no matter how good the camera, it takes an artistic eye and the willingness to go beyond the crowd to seek out the images that most will never see.
Who is Zooming Feet Photography?
I am Scot Baston, and Zooming Feet is my photography business.. A Devon photographer who specialises in Commercial & Wedding Photography throughout the South Hams, Devon and South West of England. Based in Kingsbridge, South Devon, Zooming Feet Photography has easy access to the many beautiful Devon beaches and rugged coastal walks which feature in my Corporate and Wedding Photography.
In addition to my core Commercial & Wedding images, I am also passionate about Martial Arts and Martial Arts photography as can be seen in my galleries
A little about me..
Martial Arts came early to my life, as I discovered while playing football (Soccer) that kicking the players was more fun than kicking the ball! I went through Judo, Wing Chun and Tae Kwon Do before finding the art for me.. Taiji (Tai Chi Chuan). My teacher, Nigel Sutton (Malaysia), has since introduced me to many different arts such as Krabi Krabong, Silat, Eskrima and many others.
In 2004 I sold my home, quit my job and went traveling the world at the age of 32… Going from Malaysia (32′c) to Beijing (-10′c) in a matter of days. I travelled the salt flats of Bolivia, blessed by a holy man on Lake Titicaca and saw Djinn in the mountains of Peru.
It was during my stay in New Zealand that my love for photography blossomed. I had been blown away by the fantastic vistas of my travels and wanted to capture the beauty I saw. I’ve not looked back since.
My passions for Photography, Martial Arts & Travel combine to create Zooming Feet Photography.. Bringing fresh, bright, authentic imagery to Devon and the South West of England.
Katie Bradley (world junior taekwondo bronze medalist 2014)
They were so friendly and helpful yet professional. Discreet and yet got the most amazing shots. Scot was a master at shepherding slightly chilly and bewildered guests around quickly whilst making them laugh.
I cannot recommend them highly enough .... Book Zooming Feet if you want the best.
Scot has been a contributor to TipSquirrel.com for some time and his articles and tutorials are always highly successful. His creativity shines through and I believe this is reflected in his photographic work.
Professionally, Scot is great to work with, showing diligence and the need to get it right.
Scot has been there with any question no matter how trivial,
would highly recommend scot to anyone needing advise on a camera, from purchasing to using any type of camera,
Scott has been a delight to work with, he has dedicated himself to obtaining the very essence of the Kingsbridge Food & Music Festival http://www.kingsbridgefoodandmusic.org/
I would not hesitate in recommending Scott to others, he has a great eye for catching the moment, and an extraordinary ability to capture the atmosphere perfectly. I definitely look forward to working with Scott again.
Scot was recommended to us by a family member and we're so pleased that we took the plunge - when there is so much competition out there - and booked him, without having even met him. Scot thoughtfully steered us through the whole process, insisting (politely!) in an engagement shoot so that we could get to know him and feel comfortable in front of the camera. The result? Natural shots on the big day that we'll treasure forever. Our guests said that they barely noticed him - testament to his discrete manner. Would recommend him highly - but you can see for yourself on his gallery.
Sarah and Chris, June 2014
I would highly recommend Scot and we will continue to use him for any ongoing work.
I can't recommend Scot as a Tutor highly enough. His method of teaching is informative, yet fun. There are no secrets or gimmicks.
After finishing my first online tutorial with Scot, I immediately booked a second.
I look forward to many more lessons with Scot, and am excited to see what the future brings.
Thank you so much for our beautiful wedding photographs. We are thrilled with them and you have captured our very special day perfectly.
The photographs portray the day so well and we will treasure all those special moments you caught on camera - many of them without our knowing!
It was great to meet you and thank you for being part of our special day.
I had the pleasure of working with Scot and Juliette on October 18th at the wedding of a close friend.
Both photographers were fantastic and took some beautiful photos.
Whilst in the bridal suite, prior to the service, Scot worked hard to calm any nerves by keeping the mood light and entertaining. He also ensured he obtained the photographs naturally, without too much staging or posing, whilst not disturbing the ongoing process of the other parties within the room.
Juliette worked tirelessly, although she moves with such ease through the crowds, you'd hardly know she was there! I would highly recommend Scot and Juliette for any event!
In a fiercely competitive holiday letting market, where the use of photography is increasingly important to achieve high levels of bookings we needed to find someone who was able to communicate how best that could be achieved given the general lack of photographic experience among the team of Property Managers.
Scot at Zooming Feet, who we have also used for various professional shoots was able to remove much of the mystery surrounding photography using our reasonably complex cameras by clearly explaining the principals involved and then helping the team apply them during a couple of photographic sessions.
The course was very well received and our photography has improved as a direct result of his instruction.
Property Department Manager
Toad Hall Cottage
We will most certainly use him again.
Simone & Geoff
From the moment he arrived on our wedding day he fitted in seamlessly and had all our guests laughing and enjoying themselves whilst still ensuring he got all the perfect shots.
It was so lovely going through our images after the wedding and seeing each moment captured and portrayed in the most beautiful way.
Thank you Scot for playing such an important part in our day and giving us memories we will cherish forever.
(Bass guitarist, Revolvin' Door)
Scot is exceptionally talented and makes no fuss of whatever you throw at him, he is easy to work with and is open to new ideas and suggestions.
Scot is very reasonably priced and he will always put 110% in to ensure the end product is as you want and his passion for what he does is commendable.
We are very happy with his work, he is definitely our go to photographer and would recommend him highly.
Check out his gallery for a preview of what he could do for you!
Scot however has been great. He was able to work around me and my movements to create some wonderful shots without interrupting me or getting under my feet.
I strongly recommend him to anyone and will be looking forward to the next shoot I have booked in with him!
Thank you so much for everything, right from the onset you have been more than helpful! You made the whole process so easy and we could not have asked for more. The photographs are fantastic (we love them all) and they capture all of the fond memories we have of our special day... as well as some of the funny one too!
The photobooth pictures are amazing and we really appreciate you staying and photographing for such a long day! I'm still not sure who enjoyed it more the adults or the children! Everything has been absolutely amazing and it's so nice that we started out looking for a wedding photographer and have ended up with a friend!
We can't wait to look through the album..
He was really quick to respond to emails, and at the shoot, he was punctual, personable and professional. The photos look really good, and I wouldn't hesitate to work with him again.
Scot took me through the whole sequence from loading a card to printing in a clear and structured way, answering my questions with patience and understanding. The detailed notes I took during Scot’s tutorial will act as an aide memoire as I put what I have learnt into practice.
Thank you, Scot. I now feel more confident in using Lightroom and look forward to producing many top quality prints for future exhibitions. It is usual for a teacher to award a Gold Star to the best pupil but I’d like to reverse that and give you the Gold Star for being an outstanding Lightroom tutor.
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