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Ageing Gracefully

Ageing Gracefully

Ageing Gracefully is a project by photographer Chris Wright. The project was created in collaboration with Age UK. The inspiration for the project is Chris’s recognition that photography of the aged tends to either patronise or isolate. Chris was not interested in portraying plucky old folk dragooned into activities they probably detest or focussing on the isolation that comes with the disintegration of the personality that we associate with dementia. We wanted to show a different side to ageing, one […]

Innovative Marketing for Estate Agents

Innovative Marketing for Estate Agents

Innovative marketing for Estate Agents was probably most notable back in 2000 with the widespread takeup of the internet as the primary marketing channel. Since that breakthrough we’ve seen a little incremental change, e.g. HDR photography, but little to suggest the industry is about to reinvent itself. Yet looking to America, the industry is being quietly revolutionised, driven by a trend of remote purchasing. VR Technology such as Virtual Tours have facilitated the process by offering the buyer a much […]

Photography, Video & GDPR

Photography, Video & GDPR

Photography, Video & GDPR or the General Data Protection Regulation are explicitly linked as the GDPR treats certain images as an extension of the data that Photographers and Videographers keep about their clients. If you’re reaction to this is “so what?”, then you need to know that GDPR becomes law on 25 May 2018, and supersedes the UK Data Protection Act of 1998. For the legally minded, the way this works is that similar to the Data Protection Act, GDPR […]

360° Panoramas & Virtual Tours

360° Panoramas & Virtual Tours

This peculiar photograph is a flattened version of a 360° Panorama I created today of our studio. 360° Panoramas & Virtual Tours are very big in Europe and America right now and we think that with recent improvements to the UK’s Broadband Infrastructure that the time may be right to investigate this branch of photography/video further. The Panorama itself can be seen by clicking here – dive in and take a look around! On to the technology: This was created with: […]

How to Shoot Wine on a White Background

How to Shoot Wine on a White Background

How to Shoot Wine on a White Background is a companion piece to my earlier post How to Shoot Whisky on a White Background. The techniques are identical, except for the lighting. Equipment Canon 5D Mk III Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens Elinchrom D-Light RX One Studio lights Rosko Diffusion Gel Arctic White Colorama Capture One 10 Photoshop CC 2017 The Shoot Place your table in front of and about a foot away from the Colorama. Pull the paper […]

Drink Photography

How to Shoot Whisky on a White Background

Learning how to shoot whisky on a white background requires an appreciation of physics (light), aesthetics (look and feel) and technology (lenses, depth of field, post processing). Light A photograph records the light returned or reflected from an object. Light travels in straight lines (more or less) and can be modified in a number of different ways. It can be reflected, diffused, polarised etc. The angle of incidence is the angle at which light bounces off an object in relation […]

Great Product Photography

5 Tips for great Product Photography

Great product photography is harder to achieve than it looks. The good news is that it is not too difficult to get right as long as there is clarity about what you are trying to achieve. Clarity Clarity about the point of the photograph. Think about where the photograph will be seen – social media? Print? Web Site? Each platform brings with it some requirements – print for example needs to be high definition. Web sites need smaller files for […]

Content Marketing with Microvideo

Content Marketing with Microvideo

Content Marketing with Microvideo is all the rage this year, we’ve been applying ourselves to seeing what works and what doesn’t. This post shows what we’ve discovered. Businesses want to see a return on their investment. Impressions on social media don’t translate into cash. They are a semi-useful indicator of impact. Engagement is a much more useful metric because it is engagement that brings an audience to your web site. Taking a step back, the problem that is being addressed […]

Drone Certification

Drone Certification

Delighted to say that I’ve passed the practical and theoretical elements of my drone certification. Having spent months practising the manoeuvres in the wide open spaces of the Shropshire countryside I replicated those performances within the much tighter confines of a field neighbouring a hotel garden in Chester with views of motorways and the decidedly un-medieval end of  the historic city. My practical test was interrupted by an irate farmer who demanded to know what we were doing flying at […]

Flat Earth & Other Viewpoints

Flat Earth & Other Viewpoints

Shropshire Artist Elizabeth Turner commissioned us recently to photograph her exhibition “Flat Earth & Other Viewpoints” at  the VAN Street Gallery in Shrewsbury. She works in mixed media, sculpture, video, installations and painting. The exhibition showcased work that explored the concept of position in time and space, juxtaposing time lapse video with drawings, painting, sculptures in metalwork and wood and installations – large constructions with form and function. This was a great opportunity for us to experiment with various techniques […]

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