Food Photography Hyde Manchester This shoot was requested by Hydes Brewery, based in Hyde, Manchester. The need for the images was to launch their menu revamp in time for summer. The dishes were being prepared as we photographed, and at a rather brisk pace too. As is always the aim with food photography, you want to make the dish appealing to the prospective client. If
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,
Review Phottix Raja 65cm I've used the Phottix Raja range of softboxes for quite a few years, and found their quality to be outstanding. So when I was looking for a smaller alternative to my Phottix Raja 105cm, I took a look at the Raja 65. Well, to be fair, I prevaricated over buying it about three years ago, when I went on a bit
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
Talk about coincidence. The day after the motorcycle shoot, I had an enquiry to photograph a couple of cars.
Having had my first shoot with the ELB1200, I wanted a complete change of subject and challenges for my second shoot.
I have to say, I do enjoy photographing vehicles. Automotive photography in all its forms, and not necessarily the fastest, sleekest sports cars either. I just like creating the best image I can for my client. My client? Actually, on this occasion, my client is a marketing company, Moo Creations. They gave me an interesting, if very short brief. “We have a client who
This was from a lighting course I ran a little while ago. The intention is to recreate a window light and infer a little drama.
This was the first outing for the Elinchrom ELB400 in early spring 2016. This particular image was among the last to be shot on that day.