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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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Music Photography

Music Photography

Creating Track Artwork For Band White Eskimo A few months ago I was asked by band manager and TV presenter Yvette Fielding to shoot the artwork for the up-and-coming band White Eskimo. I have worked with White Eskimo a few times in the past (see blog history), so I’m familiar with the band members but […]


Article Published In Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook 2017

Article Published In Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2017

Bloomsbury, publishers of the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook are due to publish my ongoing article on the subject of entering in to professional photography. First published in 1998, the article has been updated over the years to accommodate the many changes that have taken place in this ever-evolving industry. Since the advent of digital photography and web-based marketing, it has […]


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 […]


Ian Published In Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook 2015

Ian Published In Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2015

Bloomsbury, publishers of the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook have recently published an update to my ongoing article on the subject of working as a professional photographer.  First published in 1998, the article has been updated over the years to accommodate the many changes that have taken place in this ever-evolving industry.  Since the advent of digital photography […]


A photography workout

A photography workout

Over the past couple of years I have been called upon to organise a number of shoots related to health and fitness. This has involved photographing varying aspects of body building and other fitness activity, using both male and female models and shooting in studio and on location. A small portfolio of this on-going project […]


Photographers – consider the environment!

Photographers - consider the environment!

We are all familiar with the standard portrait ‘head shot’, normally seen positioned above or alongside a written article, sometimes with a short caption printed benth. Although images of this style are little more than quality snapshots, they do fulfil the simple purpose of putting a face to the story. The images here were taken […]


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 […]


Checkum campaign – back with rugged vengeance

Checkum campaign – back with rugged vengeance

Wayne Godwin and Ashley Gibson of Salford Reds are the latest rugby star duo brave enough to reveal all for Checkum. Wayne and Ashley were photographed for the campaign a few weeks ago at NPD studios in Leeds, a fantastic well-equipped and spacious facility for still and TV/movie shoots. The duration of the shoot was […]


Ian’s nude image wins BIPP silver award

Ian's nude image wins BIPP silver award

Portrait of a Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) Artist. The British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) regional award ceremony was recently held in Liverpool during the first weekend of April 2011. Although I couldn’t attend this year I was delighted to learn that I had won a silver award for one of two images that were […]


Ian to be published in Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook 2012

Ian to be published in Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2012

A&C Black, publishers of the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook have recently recommissioned an update to my ongoing article on the subject of working as a professional photographer.  First published in 1998, the article has been updated over the years to accommodate the many changes that have taken place in this ever-evolving industry.  Since the advent of […]


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 story so far – ‘Checkum’ celebrity charity campaign

The story so far – 'Checkum' celebrity charity campaign

[slidepress gallery=’checkum’] The Checkum celebrity Testicular Cancer awareness campaign (sponsored by Macmillan Cancer Support and formerly Nikon UK) is now gathering pace, gaining national recognition and global media attention. I have therefore decided to create a quick blog post hosting a gallery showing the majority of the Checkum posters we have created so far in […]


Birmingham Royal Ballet – dancing for Checkum!

Birmingham Royal Ballet – dancing for Checkum!

One of our most demanding Checkum shoots to date took place on location at the Birmingham Hippodrome. In one day we photographed four male and one female artist from the world-famous Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB). Throughout the day, each artist took turns in performing to camera, something they are undoubtedly very used to. However, on […]


Ex-Coronation Street’s Adam Rickitt – Checkum

Ex-Coronation Street’s Adam Rickitt – Checkum

The latest star to join in with the Checkum testicular cancer awareness campaign is ex-Coronation Street actor and music star, Adam Rickitt.  Joined by my regular Art Director, Andrea and Make-up Artist, Sadaf Saeed we photographed Adam in Manchester at Slaughterhouse studios around a week ago. This time, some additional video footage was captured during […]


The making of a successful celebrity shoot

The making of a successful celebrity shoot

For around 20 years I have been involved in photographing celebrities, whether it be capturing the action during a TV or Film shoot, or a private commission to shoot an individual for a publication or advertising campaign. I’ll now describe how we execute a successful celebrity shoot, from start to finish. Firstly, teamwork and planning […]


Recent Checkum shoot and Press Release

Recent Checkum shoot and Press Release

Recently voted the best-looking housemate ever “BIG BROTHERS” Dale Howard is the latest celebrity to join forces with over 40 other top celebrities for the Famousmales Testicular Cancer Awareness Campaign in Association with Macmillan Cancer Support. Dale looking even better after leaving the BB house is now a Personal Trainer and is working in Manchester. Dale […]


Latest Checkum hot shots – Nick Youngquest

Latest Checkum hot shots – Nick Youngquest

Australian-born Rugby League player, Nick Youngquest is one of the latest Celeb’s in the queue to be photographed for Checkum, the national testicular cancer awareness campaign. The shoot took place a short while ago in Manchester and is another supported by Nikon UK (who kindly lent us a Nikon D3x body). For further information and […]


First photos shot with Nikon D3x for Checkum

First photos shot with Nikon D3x for Checkum

A quick trip down to an East London studio resulted in one of our first Checkum shoots with the Nikon D3x. A camera that yields a 24.5 mp image from a 35mm style DSLR body – fantastic! It was just like using my trusty Nikon D2x but with twice the resolution, a much larger viewing […]


Future Checkum images to be shot on Nikon D3x

Future Checkum images to be shot on Nikon D3x

Above – Nikon D3x test shot. Those who have been following my blog posts and Twitter ‘tweets’ will be aware that I have been approaching top camera manufacturers for a higher resolution camera body for use on future Checkum shoots (see previous Checkum blog posts). I am delighted to publish that Nikon UK have responded […]


Matt Evers – skates on for Checkum!

Matt Evers – skates on for Checkum!

Matt Evers, American Figure Skater, TV Presenter and male Model recently shed all but his skates to take part in Checkum, the on-going testicular cancer awareness campaign sponsored by Famousmales and Macmillan Cancer Support (for more information see my past Checkum blog entries). Matt is one of the stars of TV’s Dancing On Ice and […]


Monty Halls joins in with Checkum

Monty Halls joins in with Checkum

Yesterday, I traveled to London to shoot another celebrity for the Checkum testicular cancer awareness campaign. Keep following my blog to find out who braved all to camera this time – all will be revealed soon! In the meantime, I have posted another campaign poster. View my past blog entries for other posts relating to […]


Ian’s ‘Checkum’ images appear on TV

Ian’s ‘Checkum’ images appear on TV

BBC Bargain Hunt presenter, Jonathan Pratt was one of the latest celebrities to take part in ‘Checkum’, the ongoing testicular cancer awareness campaign where celebrities bravely shed their clothes in the name of charity (see here for further details). Over the past few months I have been commissioned by sponsors, Famousmales to photograph those who […]