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Whilst I love the sea and the canaries, I had little or no experience in working with the strange group of water babies! A mind of their own and a little bristly. New opportunities in photography often pop up for no apparent reason and you need to be ready and adapt to them. My chance happened with a call to fly out to the Canaries and work with a group of surfers for a whole swathe of new lifestyle stock images for London stock agency Loop Images.
As a photographer have to learn to adapt or die in the profession. Top tips on. how to diversify and thoughts about how you can achieve this to manage the current situation without throwing in the towel and losing your opportunity to work later in the year as a photographer.
See More – Feb 15th 2021
The iPhone and smartphone online workshop with James Nader is in its early stages of development. It will teach you everything you need to know about becoming a competent photographer with an iPhone or similar smartphone. We are looking at dates in September later this year.
See More – April 2nd 2021.
Desaturation is not the way for an effective Black and White conversion
Having been initially a monochrome photographer processing my negatives and client prints. I have learned a few interesting techniques utilising a range of today’s software. This article runs you through some very basics which will apply to Camera Raw in Photoshop, Lightroom, Silver Efex, Tonality and Luminar
Great techniques for you to use
Working with Dita Von Teese was one of my bucket list items. Since seeing her in all publications she had the retro look which I liked. We shot for two hours on location in Ibiza. 100ft Drop and a drugged up horse.
27 people in our production crew and just 2 double rooms in our way out cabin, honestly what are you thinking about and why?. Cost saving costs crew!!! he had left the message asking if I would like to fly to Iceland on a 21-day shoot next month!
Manchester shoot street photography allows me to find a chance at some Fine Art Photography with an “Englishman in Manchester”
“Vibrant Red hair, striking red ear hoops, eccentric tattoo art and to cap it all pointy things in her mouth with studs on her nose.”
Developing your own style and workflow can be a challenge. I have been through this process quite a few times in my career, and recently about a year ago I hit the wall once again; I realised being everything to everyone had exhausted my creative flow. Social media was driving my creative vision and rarely would I divulge my photographic inspirations and abilities for the shame of not being that true fashion photographer. 2020 has seen me begin to show the real creativity in me.
Magazine style black and white photography and beautiful images processed in Lightroom and the Adobe Photoshop darkroom – Notable Apps and plugins get a mention too!
It’s important to work with the Creative Directors’ vision for the client. You must make changes quickly on the fly bringing your creative team on board with your changes. Sell them the vision.
As times change, Photographers are covering more aspects of the profession. From creative direction and art direction, its obvious clients are expecting more from their commissions including video…
Street Casting is the process whereby production houses or in this case me, go into an area or location where there is a requirement for a specific type of artist for a brief. I had one now.
A street casting with the subject of Tattoo and Adorments. A pure gamble capturing a subject outside of my usual comfort zone, to show photography is being able to photograph with light, shape and composition.
What is the price of fame nowadays especially for a model or actor? I“Getting yourself a stylist these days is virtually impossible”A model’sor actors’ investment in themselves is a costly thing.
Beach Photography, can this be classed the same or similar to Street Photography or is there less skill needed to accomplish this.? Ok so one difference is everyones wobbly bits on show
I can work with a vast range of photo lighting and light quality, mixing and matching but overall creating my own particular style of light. I can also replicate this style in Film lights, Arri lights, Flash
Travelling anywhere these days for me, is all about maximising the true potential of any opportunity , but also looking at any other potentials hidden within searching out hidden opportunities is a must.
Sandy had just won the German version of Germany’s Top Model this shot was a filler shot for the calendar however I love this ans spent a little more time on the finished image. The background was shot in the superb lakes of Croatia.
So we found over 24 fabulous shooting locations in Iceland, We know this as I was given the task to create 24 spectacular stand-alone images for the Lambertz Calendar and we visited these plus many more.
Logistically challenging trips in the mountain with the kit. Three cable cars would carry us to the top but the problem being the time getting there and setting up. Recce day cold and very misty with cloudy.
Your elevator pitch should last no longer than a short elevator ride of 20 to 30 seconds, hence the name. Your pitch should be interesting, memorable, and succinct. It should also mention what you do and for whom. We tell you more…
Projector Lighting – Using a projector as a light source can create an unusual effective in images, projecting patterns and shapes onto the model can produce some interesting graphical images. We will give you all the information you need to get going.
The hip name for using your iPhone and being a photographer is “iPhoneographer or phonography“ “I have been using the iPhone for all types of captures from recce work with clients to my own studies.”
Vintage paraphernalia perfect for your swirly Bokeh. Recently put the PETZVAL lens though its paces for Lomography UK whilst on location in Cumbria in the Lake District UK.
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