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PHOTOGRAPHING FOR THE MOVIES

PHOTOGRAPHING FOR THE MOVIES

Working as a photographer on the set of a movie requires a different discipline to other areas of commercial photography and achieving a successful shoot requires careful planning, plus strong communication and interpersonal skills. In the case of British movie, Habit my main role was to shoot portraits of the key actors ‘in character’, one of […]

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Workflow – Planning a successful photo shoot

Workflow - Planning a successful photo shoot

Whether paid, or not when organising a photo shoot I always plan as much as I can beforehand in an effort to ensure the outcome will be as successful as possible. The Brief Most photography briefs received from my commercial clients don’t provide a great deal of detail and are usually delivered by email. In […]


How to plan a photo shoot with band, White Eskimo

How to plan a photo shoot with band, White Eskimo

A few months ago I was asked to organise another publicity shoot for up-and-coming band, White Eskimo. I’d photographed White Eskimo in the past on two separate occasions, once on location and another time in studio (see previous blog posts). However, this time it was requested that the shoot should be booked for the entire […]


Photo Shoot for BBC2 Sitcom, Boy Meets Girl!

Photo Shoot for BBC2 Sitcom, Boy Meets Girl!

Back in January 2015, I purchased the Nikon D810 and within days of owning this state-of-the-art high-resolution camera I received a commission to shoot images for the BBC2 sitcom, Boy Meets Girl. The brief was to photograph two models and in combination, produce highly artistic images of an unusual nature that could be used for display in an […]


How to light a Triathlete

How to light a Triathlete

                                    I am currently in the process of building a specialist portfolio related to Health, Fitness and Sports photography and recently completed a studio shoot involving Triathlete, Alison. Initially, the plan was to create a set of images […]


Greater Manchester Marathon Photos – 2012

Greater Manchester Marathon Photos - 2012

To see a gallery of images, click here. On the day of the Greater Manchester Marathon 2012, Manchester lived up to its reputation and delivered one of the wettest and windiest days I’ve ever struggled to work in. I’d received a commission from Runner’s World magazine to cover the event and despite the driving rain and […]


Britfloyd – A spectacular Liverpool Launch

Britfloyd – A spectacular Liverpool Launch

Shortly after The Classic Rock show (see last blog post), I was back in the pit photographing the Britfloyd launch show, performed to an audience of 6,500 people at the Liverpool Echo Arena. Featuring many of the musical performers from the Australian Pink Floyd Show (TAPFS), musical Director and performer Damian Darlington hosted the biggest […]


The Nikon D3x put through its paces with TAPFS

The Nikon D3x put through its paces with TAPFS

Click any image for larger view A few months ago the PR department at Nikon UK lent me their top camera, the Nikon D3x. Nikon offered the camera for around two months in support of Checkum, an on-going celebrity charity campaign that I’ve been involved in for the past two years. I have already reported […]