Month: June 2013

June 23, 2013 / / Bradford

      Hardeep @ Keyhouse Kitchen Opening The World Curry Festival’s star, Hardeep Singh Kohli, came to the opening of the new training kitchen at Bradford’s Keyhouse – a venue which helps house and train the homeless of the area. The kitchen is a new project to help train the homeless grow and cook their own food. A great event and a great cause, love shooting events like these. The star of the weekend gave generously of his time, a very passionate and moving speech about his journey with…

June 20, 2013 / / Blog

You don’t HAVE to have a boring profile shot these days…. Had a great time talking to fellow business people at BiY today – part of a creative “trio” with Rob and Andy of Plump Digital and Video Advert. Just thought I’d note down my main points from the talk… The world has changed – people want to see “you” and your “everything” now, great photos “sell”, bad ones repel.  Get known as the “local go-to” person is helped with local images, images of you “in the locale” – be…

June 17, 2013 / / Blog

Want some new kit? If you’re a “kit monkey” and have unlimited funds, you may as well stop reading this now. However, have financial limits, here are a few things to ask yourself when looking to buy a new gizmo for your collection. 1 – What “extra” will it enable me to do? This is the big one for me – what could I do with this kit that I can’t currently do? Let’s take a “fast prime lens” as an example. This will allow:- blurry backgrounds shoot in darker conditions…

June 15, 2013 / / Blog

Live Well Project – Chris and Anne One of the huge bonuses of running a photography business is meeting great people, and on Sunday I met Chris Jones and Anne-Louise Savery. They are starting a social enterprise in Holbeck to encourage and help people of all abilities, ages and backgrounds to improve health and build community spirit. Their motto is “We don’t see disability, only untapped potential”  You can read about their story at their website – http://livewellproject.co.uk/goal.html . Looking forward to watching them grow and make a real difference Holbeck folks’…

June 14, 2013 / / Photography

Trying out a new softbox with Rocco Here are a few of the results

June 3, 2013 / / Business

A Great Way To Build Teams Volunteering days are the best team building events – spending time with good people doing good things for a good cause… what could be better? Having been on 2 when working in a corporate environment, I can vouch for them – getting out of the office and tooled up is great fun, and working on totally different “stuff” to the day job helps everyone bond. Participate Projects Organisations like West Yorkshire’s http://www.participateprojects.org.uk/ are bristling with projects for amazing causes, and is always on the…

June 3, 2013 / / Blog

Exposure is entirely dictated by the light conditions when you are shooting. There are no perfect settings – you need to use your light meter to “read” the light level, then set ISO, Aperture and Shutter speed accordingly. There are certain rules of thumb you can follow – generally landscape shots are sharp from front to back, so we use small apertures to achieve this. This simple info-graphic is a quick guide – it’s by no means conclusive and there are many exceptions so please read it as a quick…

June 1, 2013 / / Photography

Infographic A simple aide-memoire for the 3 main exposure settings. Enjoy!