Ravenglass Handmade Ice Cream I had an enquiry from Ravenglass Handmade Ice Cream, which at first I thought was to be a food shoot. Ice cream? Food? Seemed kinda obvious to me. As the conversation unfolded, I realised it was more along the lines of an automotive shoot. They have a trailer they can supply for weddings and events. Fully manned and ready to go,
Creating Lifestyle Product Shoots Lifestyle imagery is far more than simply a photograph of a product being used. Your client has a very specific target market In mind, and the lifestyle imagery needs to appeal to the prospective end client. We all buy on an emotional level, whether it's shoes, cars or camera equipment. Often, items are purchased with a goalor aspiration in mind, rather
Automotive Work With The Elinchrom One Following on from my food shoot with the Elinchrom Ones, I then had a car shoot arranged. Automotive work is a particular passion of mine, and it would certainly be an interesting test for the Elinchrom Ones. The above image is the finished bracketed image, but not the final image. And yes, I said bracketed image. I usually bracket
Food Photography For The Lavender Hotel Group Whenever I'm asked to review a piece of equipment, whether it's lights, cameras or lenses etc, I tend to use the equipment in real world scenarios first. That basically translates as client shoots, because I find it gives me a wider experience of the equipment, rather than “This is what it is, and these are the specs”. I
Using The OM SYSTEM Cameras For Automotive Photography I have used many camera systems over the years, for various aspects of my work, including food, automotive, property and products etc.. Starting with film cameras such as Fujica, Contax and Nikon, before stubbing a tentative toe into the realm of digital cameras. The impact of digital on the commercial photography world still holds surprises, which I
Why Use The OM SYSTEM Cameras For Food Photography? But before we get into that, there's probably a few things I need to make clear. Yes, I'm an OM SYSTEM Ambassador. No, I don't use the OM camera system because I'm an Ambassador. I was asked to become an Ambassador because I use the cameras. (Actually, I was asked way back in 2017 when it was
Car photography is a real passion of mine. Okay, so I’m a sucker for automotive photography of any description. And yes, I know I have said I really enjoy the big stuff, such as lorries or truck, and buses for that matter. But take a lovingly restored classic, where the attention to detail is something to be marvelled at, and that makes for a really
Whilst the above image may well look like a studio shot, it’s actually one from a competition event held at Blackpool Winter Gardens. This was the Europeans annual competition, and I was there with Helen, of Helen Rose Photography.
I do enjoy photographing food. And photographing really good food is something else! This is the Cherry Tree at Blackrod. An outstanding venue with food to match. The colour and texture gives me plenty to work with, and it’s these two attributes I want to get across.
Cosplayers. Definitely a unique type of client, and not because of the costumes. They tend to have quite a special outlook on life in general. They give up an awful lot of their time for charity causes, and quite frankly, they all seem to be a little bonkers! And it’s this last trait that I love the most.