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Ian Barsby Photographer


If you are looking at this page, I guess you are looking for a photographer to cover your magical wedding day, corporate event or maybe an experienced automotive photographer.

I  am a Leicestershire based award winning photographer with over 35 years experience. 

I first developed an interest in photography in my early teens. Working in a small local camera shop when I was fifteen meant it wasn't long before I bought my first SLR and began making photographs on 35mm film.

My father is and always has been a keen photographer, but he declined the chance to photograph a friend's son's wedding, and he suggested me. 

By baptism of fire, my first wedding shoot was soon under my belt. I loved it! And in the mid nineties I went on to shoot many weddings in and around Leicestershire, whilst building my skills and confidence all the time.

There's nothing more honourable than being asked to cover a couples wedding and this is where I absolutely thrive.

I shoot in my own reportage style, capturing every real, natural emotion as well as every magical moment as your wedding unfolds in front of my lens. I love the editing process too, but presenting the images to the newlyweds invokes an emotion like no other.

Also, being a petrolhead means I am fortunate enough to having been asked to shoot in an official capacity by varioius car clubs including the Ford RS Owners Club and Mx5 Owners Club, to cover their national and local shows. But the pace quickens as, more recently, I have been shooting for several motor racing teams including Hawk Racing of Mallory Park.

I love the adrenalin rush from shooting hi-octane events!

This has led to my shooting for nationwide automotive events photography company Getapic. Covering meets and roadside photography.

Looking through my galleries, you will notice I try not to specialise in one particular subject. There is way too much out there to shoot. Whether  shooting charity events, portraits, landscapes, street or motorsport, I try to look for interesting or unusual angles to  bring out the best in the subject. 

In recent years, I have had the privilege of shooting charity and sporting events in and around Leicestershire too, for organisations such as Rainbows Childrens Hospice, shooting their annual celebrity luncheon. Tennis Leicestershire have also used my services to photograph their annual awards evening at the Tigers Rugby ground in Leicester, meeting several Wimbledon stars along the way.

I am also available for corporate shoots, photographing headshots and artistic interior images. 

I use Canon professional gear and am fully insured up to £5 million for public liability.


Click on the galleries for example images, and should you have any queries on a commission, a portrait shoot request or an automotive shoot, please fill out your details on the Get in touch page to start the film rolling!


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