New Lighting Courses

We have created a clear and structured range of training days, covering lighting and photography for photographers of all abilities. Simply choose your subject and choose the course suited to your ability.

A Busman’s Holiday for a Photographer

  I’ve often said all my photography is client driven. From food to vehicles, roomsets to fashion, products to bridal brochures, it was always to realise someone else’s vision. Which is great.

Olympus E-M1 mkII HiRes Images With Studio Flash

The above image is probably not that interesting. A quick conversion from a raw file, with the dust spots removed from the table top.

Cosplayer Photography

  This was a bit of fun. Something to prove I don’t just “work” and I have a real life outside the studio, or something like that. A horror cosplay shoot organised by the wonderful Hazel Riddle, friend, photographer and a general tormentor.

Recreating Window Light

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.

The Importance of Light

The purpose of this tutorial is to demonstrate the importance of light with regards to the quality of the image. The reason for for this demonstration came about due to a conversation on the Micro Four Thirds Forum. One of the members pointed out that whilst they were lighting tutorials, some members may take affront at the fact a Nikon D4 had been used in some tutorials, rather than an Olympus or Panasonic. I explained the lighting tutorials were exactly that, and the capture equipment was neither here nor there. I also promised to demonstrate the effect good lighting has when coupled with a low end camera. In this case, a ten year old compact camera, a Fujifilm F31fd stolen from my Dad!

The ELB 400 Boudoir Shoot

  This shoot was developed for a number of reasons. The manufacturer of the butterfly corset wanted some lifestyle imagery to supplement their standard e-commerce images. I also wanted a studio project to make use of the Elinchrom ELB 400 and this would be my first studio use of the kit. I subsequently used the ELB 400 for high speed product photography to great success, but that’s another post 🙂

Equestrian Equipment Photography

This was part of an ongoing project with Woo Creative for one of their clients, Saddles Direct. The brief from Lisa was pretty straightford. “Make it look good, with plenty of detail.”

Studio Fashion Photography with Adnan Bayyat

After spending most of the day shooting fashion on location for Adnan Bayyat, we then started work on the Couture collection at the studio, and there was an awful lot of it too. It was certainly going to be a long day. All the collections needed to be photographed in one day, as the London Fashion Week with Fashions Finest was looming.

Product Photography Interview for Cabinet Maker Magazine

In the summer of 2014, I was contacted by Cabinet Maker magazine with a request for an interview regarding product photography in relation to the furniture industry. This started a flurry of activity as we quickly shot a number of images specifically for the article, ahead of the interview. We wanted to sow a range of styles and locations, mainly to show our flexibility.

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