Bernard O'Sullivan, founder of Inside Out Photography has over Forty years personal experience providing creative images for a disparate range of clients, specialising in ultra high-resolution commercial, industrial and architectural photography and winning over 52 major professional photography awards including.

Winner BIPP North West Region Photographer of the year.

Winner BIPP National Commercial/Advertising Photographer of the year.

6 times Gold winner BIPP North West Region Architectural Award
5 times Silver winner BIPP North West Region Architectural Award
Bronze winner BIPP North West Region Architectural Award

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Award winning Photography.
  • Free quotes.
  • Advice on commissioning professional photography.
  • High-View elevated camera platform photography.
  • Industrial photography.
  • Specialist Aerial, panoramic and light-painting photography

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Associate of the British Institute of Professional Photography - ABIPP
  • Past chairman of the NW region of the British Institute of Professional Photography 2010-2013

Serviced Areas

  • Buxton Peak-District, Manchester, Midlands, North West England, UK wide, Western Europe

Payment Options

  • Personal Checks, Cheque, BACs, Cash, Paypal

Contact Details

  Person Bernard O'Sullivan
  City Buxton
  Postcode SK17 8LL
  Address Pen-Y-Ghent
  Phone Number 07831 344 722
  Mobile 07831 344 722

Business Representative

Bernard O'Sullivan

Photographer - Proprietor.

I was first seriously smitten with the photography bug in the early 1970s while I was still at school. Later in my early teens, I joined a local camera club near to my parent's home in Manchester.

To me, photography has always been a magical blend of boys-toys, gadgets and personal creative freedom. Even after Forty years of working professionally, I still get a buzz from walking into a mundane scruffy environment and coming away with exciting images that surprises the client and puts a smile on their face!

I love my job: it has allowed me to do and see things, which in the normal scheme of life, I would never have had a chance to experience, in short its pretty cool!

Products & Services

High-view - Elevated photography platform

We can provide elevated vertical or birds-eye views when a high vantage point is not available naturally.

High-view 2 - Birds-eye view photography.

Often a commercial or industrial product can benefit when viewed from directly overhead. Inside out Photography have a mobile boom camera support system which allows us to capture images mid-air above the subject.

Digital landscaping

Often a building may require photographing well before the surrounding landscaping has been completed. We are well versed in providing accurate and sensitively retouched images to ensure your project looks its best, at the time you need the image.

Digital product enhancement

On occasions we are asked by clients to photograph something, which may not exist in the exact form the client it will eventually be manufactured. We can alter the colour or finish on any product with accuracy.

Architectural photography

Inside Out has been supplying award winning high resolution architectural photography for over twenty years.

Industrial Photography

From widgets to multi-storey printing machines. Inside Out will blend creative lighting skills and angles to make your production line look as exciting as possible.

Product photography

You may think that your product is not very exciting! Inside Out Photography would like to show you otherwise.

Specialist light-painting product photography

Painting with light is a technique of lighting a subject at very close quarters. It combines soft, hard direct and angled lighting to get the best out a product with a range of different surface finishes.

  • I would recommend this business

We contracted Inside Out Photography to take a series of internal and external photographs of two of our properties in Manchester. Inside Out provided a high-quality, professional service in which it was clear that customer satisfaction was a prime concern of the business. The proprietor, Bernard O'Sullivan, clearly possesses a wealth of experience and, more importantly, talent. The pictures were carefully and sensitively taken, particularly in terms of lighting and perspective. The outcomes were deemed excellent by all concerned: pictures of the highest quality. The price for the work was particularly reasonable considering the quality of the work.

Value for money
Service & support
Overall ratingExcellent

Customer Testimonials

We recently hired IOP to conduct an extensive photoshoot of our entire product range, encompassing over 200 products for a relaunch or our Commerce website Whilst undertaking the photoshoot Bernard was a complete professional, with a critical eye for detail and a very creative flair which helped us enormously in developing our product sets. His flexibility in working to tight perimeters was invaluable and he adjusted his schedule entirely to suit our needs. I would not hesitate in recommending IOP photography for any project, as Bernard ultimately delivers first class photography which is both innovative and creative, in a friendly yet highly professional manner

We've worked with IOP on multiple occasions to photography our industrial engineering products, and to take group photos of our staff teams. Bernard is an exceptional photographer; he's extremely accommodating and is great at keeping us informed. The images he produced for us are of excellent quality with fantastic lighting, perfect for use in our print-marketing and online. IOP is highly recommended

Bernard came to us at Lewis Bros Ice Cream with the task of producing high-resolution photographs to be used as contra-vision on our newly-built ice cream vans. From the outset it was clear that Bernard had a highly profession and innovative approach to his work and showed care and attention to set the lighting correctly to enable fantastic high-resolution photographs of our ice cream cones. Bernard was very patient and understood our specific needs perfectly. The resulting imagery was stunning and really promotes our products very well. I would definitely recommend this company.

Dear Bernard, I just wanted to say that your photography on our website has made a good impression with our future guests in our new holiday let venture, The Corner House in Tideswell. People who are enquiring have said, they want to stay as the property looks beautiful from the photos.

We have only gone live in the past two weeks and are already getting bookings from early October right through to the New-Year.We enjoyed working with you, and understanding all the work that goes on behind a photo shoot for a holiday let was very interesting. You'r innovative lighting, professionalism, patience and attention to detail throughout made it a pleasure to work with you.

Thank you for helping us start a new direction in life!


Commercial Photographers Manchester

Multi award-winning commercial photographers Manchester

From Our Website

Inside Out Photography (IOP) are Manchester and Buxton based commercial photographers with over Forty-Three years professional experience serving North-West, Midlands, UK wide and occasionally mainland Europe, and winning in excess of fifty-four major UK & EU professional photography awards! Your website or promotional material has a few precious seconds to grab attention. High-quality images that capture the essence of your company and help your business to stand out against your competitors. In addition to photography IOP also offer digital finishing and old photograph restoration.

Inside Out Photography (IOP) was founded in 1992 by commercial photographer Bernard O'Sullivan. Twenty-Eight years and fifty plus professional awards later, IOP is still providing award winning commercial, industrial and architectural photography to a wide range of clients both famous and large such as Manchester United FC and more modest but equally important clients. I was first seriously smitten with the photography bug in the early 1970s' while I was still at school. Later in my early teens, I joined a local camera club near to my parent's home in Manchester.

The only alternative to 'Taking your project with you to a meeting', is to try capture its essence, ingenuity and quality as effectively as possible and present it visually. Bernard O'Sullivan founder of IOP has a long standing genuine interest in architecture and has been working alongside architects for over Forty-Three Years and knows a little about your passion for your work and using imagination and technology to capture your project at its best. Have a look at our specialist elevated camera platform High-View photography service.

Most businesses need to promote their products or services. In this visual age, bespoke commercial photography is key to ensuring your business stands out against your many competitors. With over Forty-Three years working in the profession, there are frankly very few visual challenges that IOP have not encountered and successfully captured many times over, working in Europe, all over the UK but concentrating on the major industrial hubs of the midlands and North-West of Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham, Derby, Chesterfield.

Crucially, well-targeted visual PR is about celebrating the people who make your business what it is. These 'breathing-assets' are the lifeblood of your business, the individuals that manufacture, sell, serve and deliver in your name! The truth is; that most people prefer to work with people they like and get on with, successful PR photography is about portraying your colleagues in the most positive, professional, approachable and friendly way possible. IOP combine creativity with a friendly relaxed approach to ensure your staff and your enterprise are portrayed in the very best light.

Whether you are young, or not quite so young, most of us have pictures in our possession either from our own youth, or of previous generations that we understandably connect with, and are dear to us, these images are also important from a social history perspective. However many of these images seldom see the light of day, often languishing unseen in drawers because they are heavily faded, discoloured, damaged or even torn with bits missing. IOP can breath new life into these deeply personal and historically precious images, revealing hidden details and restoring them to their former glory, preserving childhood memories or moments in history that will put a smile on your face and inform generations that follow.