Month: July 2015

July 23, 2015 / / Blog

Can we have all the RAW files, we don’t need anything editing… I’ve been asked this from time to time, most recently on a job to capture the “essence of Sheffield’s shopping experience”. It had to be on a certain day and time due to some portraits we had to take – so I couldn’t really choose a bright sunny day, so as you can expect – a lot of the images were pretty overcast and dull. Which is “to breif” in a way – they wanted the real Sheffield.…

July 22, 2015 / / Blog

Ever travel long distances as a passenger? I do – as a member of a touring band, we sometimes cover hundreds of miles – and a few weeks ago, that involved going from Leeds to Inverness… and back! Naturally I took the camera – for photos of the lovely Scottish city, but also to capture the band in action… Then it occurred to me that the highlands were beautiful from the main roads, no need to actually go on country roads to see amazing vistas. But we had a schedule,…

July 21, 2015 / / Tips

Photo by David Clapp 1. Lens Choice Use a wider angle lens 16-20mm (about 24-30mm in 35mm terms) 2. Focus On Parts Of The Circle Try isolating two or three of the stones and shoot from a low angle. 3. Get Up High Find a vantage point at a […] Click here to view original web page at www.ephotozine.com

July 20, 2015 / / Architecture

Bristol Photos… from day 3 of a Rock N Roll weekend…. This weekend, The Chicago Blues Brothers, for whom I play keyboards, gigged in Crawley, Wimbledon and finally hit the biggest theatre of the weekend in Bristol. The Hippodrome. Blues Brothers Website Review of the show we did We arrived pretty early, got set up and had an hour to kill before sound check, so decided to head out for look at the city. There was a festival going on – a Regatta which attracted tens of thousands of people to the…

July 13, 2015 / / Architecture

Its not often we get time to walk around the towns and cities we visit with the Blues Brothers band, but I got an hour in Inverness this Saturday. It’s a lovely city, large fast flowing river, castle looming over the banks, highland architecture everywhere and a friendly vibe to the whole place. I took just the camera, 16-35mm lens and a 2 stop ND grad filter with me – and wandered around looking for a spot of food. Here are some of the shots – all processed in Lightroom, many…