Friday, 15 February 2019

Short Film and Personal Work

I like to keep my creativity topped up by taking on various personal projects with both stills and video and currently I'm working on a short film which I've written and I'm taking some stills at the lovely Hook Norton Brewery for my personal portfolio.
Me and Cat in action in my short film

Writing the film has been great fun and although I'm not Clint Eastwood I'm enjoying trying to act (I've only got a small part to play!) and direct it too.

I'm shooting the film in 1080 rather than 4K as I've decided to use my Canon C100 because it is such a lovely camera to shoot with. I can't see Amazon snapping it up to show on 4K TV's anyway!.

The Hook Norton Brewery project is great fun too and I'm hoping to head back next week to finish off photographing the brewing process and to capture the Drey horses delivering the beer to the local pub which is a lovely tradition.

I'll post a set of pictures from the Brewey once they have been signed off by the marketing team there but they are looking good so far.

On a more commercial note we are now offering a great value startup social media package which consists of a day shooting video and stills for the great all in price of £700 plus VAT and travel.

We will shoot some video interviews with the business owner, some nice clean headshot portraits and some pack shots of their products if needed. This will give the customer a set of professionally created content to populate their social media for a few weeks.

Please let know if this is of interest to you or to someone you know.

Have a great weekend!


Sunday, 3 February 2019

Saturday studio time

Hi Everyone

After a busy week taking photographs and shooting video there's nothing I enjoy more at the weekend than...a fun photoshoot in the studio.

Studio Shot 
This might sound like a busman's holiday but it give me a chance to try different lighting set ups and fresh ideas in a non commercial environment. Without the pressure of a client brief it's much easier to relax and play with light and setups.

I shoot two or three personal projects each month too to make sure I keep my ideas to photography fresh and to remind myself why I became a photographer all those years ago - basically because I love taking pictures.

Aston Martin taken with film
For my weekend shoots I still use film and have a Pentax 67 outfit, a Rolleiflex T and some Canon FD and Olympus OM cameras. I also love to buy old cameras from junk shops and try to get some quirky pictures from them.

Screen grab from my short film
Today I've been shooting with an old 1970's Petri rangefinder camera with some Ilford XP2 film and I'm quite pleased with the results. I bought this camera for £25 from an antique shop in Bletchley.
Personal project shot with medium format film

I've also recently written a short film and I've started to shoot this too - I'll post it here once it's finished.

Thanks for checking in on my blog again and please do ask me if you have any questions about photography be it film or digital.

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Extreme running at the Swanbourne Endeavour for a great cause!

We like to take on one charity shoot a month and every year we cover the fabulous Swanbourne Endeavour extreme running event which raises thousands of pounds for great causes like Help For Heroes.
David our running mad MD loves to photograph this and gets in very close to the action to the degree of getting into the water to capture the best images.
It's a tough ask for the camera kit but the Fuji system stands up well and delivers great results and doesn't suffer from the muddy water that soon covers it!.
If you would like an event like this photographed or captured on video then get in touch with us.