Month: July 2014

July 28, 2014 / / Commercial

The Problem… [message type=”info”]If you have a meeting at 11, say, at a place 15 miles away – what time should you set off to get there on time? [/message] Hard to say isn’t it – what are the roads like, is there traffic? Anything else? The “Geeky” Solution… Here’s what I started doing… Get your phone out Open your satnav – download “WAZE” if you don’t have one Type in the destination address Let it work out the route It gives you an arrival time… Just keep an eye on…

July 24, 2014 / / Blog

The Perennial HDR Photography Debate As someone who’s used HDR Photography to make a living and been a fan since 2006, I often get involved HDR debates. Sigh… The usual comments would be around [notice]I don’t like HDR, it looks a bit weird[/notice] or maybe [notice]I like HDR when it’s done properly[/notice] and sometimes you get the odd concession… [notice]Well your HDR is ok because it looks natural[/notice] I know why people say they don’t like HDR – you can very quickly find thousands of images which make my mental pictures of Grimm Brothers…

July 17, 2014 / / People

Classic Vintage Model Photography Laura’s got that vintage look – the Monroe-esque hair leaves you in no doubt! She’s actually considering working as a Marilyn Monroe Lookalike in future. On this model portfolio shoot we went somewhere timeless, Saltaire. The park offered lots of props and backdrops for us to create that classic look. I also tried to create a slightly more dramatic lighting – the Hollywood look suits vintage model photography. Techy Stuff… The lighting was provided by 3 speedlites Light modifiers were – 1 gridded beauty dish – 42cm diameter,…

July 17, 2014 / / Blog

The Presentation Designer Illiya Vjestica is a great designer – a strong typographic presence, uses powerful images which leave the “message” in no doubt and also happens to be great bloke too. His business takes these skills to the art of “presentation” – he creates slides for people to transform how they present in pitches, talks and seminars. In a nutshell – he creates Powerpoint images which make people go “wow”, rather than fall asleep. A fantastic niche. http://thepresentationdesigner.co.uk/   The Shoot Being a fellow creative, the brief was wider than the usual…