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
Product Photography In Preston Lancashire SetGear are a company based in Penwortham in Preston, creating production equipment engineered for film & TV. Their brief was very straightforward. “Nice clean images, that show what we do, and the quality of our work”. Well, there was no doubting the quality of craftsmanship, and I wanted to ensure it was clearly evident in the images. These were to
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
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
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
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.
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.