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Ludlow Food Festival

Ludlow Food Festival

When we approached the PR company for tickets to the Ludlow Food Festival, we were dipping our toes into strange waters. As Birmingham based Food Photographers we anticipated some serious foodie action, but really had no idea what to expect. We needn’t have worried – we were given tickets for all three days. Mindful of the likelihood of large crowds, I decided to go on the Friday to talk to the exhibitors and take pictures of the stands while the […]

Image Optimisation & SEO - Video

Image Optimisation and SEO pt 3

Image Optimisation & SEO – Video In Image Optimisation & SEO Pt 3 we deal with video, and how this most compelling of media should be optimised to have the greatest bang for your buck. Video is the fastest growing consumable on the internet, in 2015, $6.42 billion was spent in the US on video advertising. In the same period, Red Bull’s YouTube channel totalled 4.79 million viewers. Amazing figures by any measure. The figures suggest that Video carries a punch beyond […]

Moonshine & Fuggles Gift Cards

Photography in Print – Moonshine & Fuggles

Photography in Print Its always a thrill to see our work on screen, but, call me old fashioned if you like, seeing our photography in print is a special thrill. Our client Moonshine & Fuggles designed these amazing gift cards including a credit card sized cash card that can be given, loaded with cash, as a gift. What an excellent idea, we thoroughly approve! Lightroom Settings A quick word about the output settings for the files. The destination media was […]

Image Optimisation and SEO

Image Optimisation and SEO pt 2

Image Optimisation and SEO – Dimensions Image Optimisation and SEO – Dimensions. In Part 1  we covered the use of file names and the “alt” tag. In part 2, we’ll talk about the effects of file size, file type and the dimensions of the image on the usability of your site. There are a number of reasons to be concerned about the filetype, size and dimensions of your images. Google uses page load time as a factor in their ranking algorithm. […]

Moonshine & Fuggles Gin

Win Free Photoshoot this September!

Win free photoshoot this September! We’re designing a new wave of marketing activity and I thought the best thing to do would be to find out why people buy photography and how they find their photographers, from the people that do – so we’re asking our friends and customers to help us out. In return for you answering just sixteen questions – less than five minutes of your time, we’ll be giving away three free photoshoots in our Birmingham Studio. […]

Effective Content Strategies

Autumn Catalogue Photography

Autumn Catalogue Photography is upon us. Autumn approaches swiftly and its our favourite time of year, the colours and textures are never so good in the UK.   To celebrate, we’ve put together one of our “Story of the Shot” presentations – take a look and see how we create our signature “Inspired by Nature” look. We’ve used a shoot we did for Sara Preisler Gallery in Birmingham last autumn.   The problem faced by many designers and crafts people […]

Love Food Hate Waste – 10 Cities Videos

HELTER SKELTER MEDIA have completed a series of short films celebrating the LOVE FOOD HATE WASTE – 10 Cities campaign to end food waste in the UK. LOVE FOOD HATE WASTE – 10 CITIES CAMPAIGN has just completed. For 18 months this countrywide campaign partnered with seven major retailers and local authorities to put on a huge number of inspirational events that focused on reducing food waste in the home. The films are available to view on the WRAP YOU […]

How to Maximise Your Photography Budget

How To Maximise Your Photography Budget

How To Maximise Your Photography Budget The first thing you need to do if you want to understand how to maximise your photography budget is to work out what it is you want to photograph and why you want to photograph it. That may sound obvious, but being clear about this informs your choices. It helps you to assess the available photographers and enables you to choose the most suitable one for your project. Every photographer is different and most professionals […]

Adobe Creative Cloud Review

Adobe Creative Cloud Review

I’ve been putting off writing an Adobe Creative Cloud Review for the very good reason that in our organisation we had already purchased most of the applications in standalone versions around CS5. Lightroom and Photoshop a good deal earlier and I was able to upgrade seamlessly as far as CS6 until Adobe announced there would be no more standalone versions. It was only a matter of time, but as long as Adobe Camera Raw supported my Canon 5D Mk III […]

Lessons Learned in video Marketing

Lessons Learned in Video Marketing

If you’ve got a web site, the chances are you’re poring over the stats, wondering after all the money you’ve spent, the time you’ve put into writing quality content, just how it’s earning its keep. And if it isn’t, what can you do about it? These are some lessons learned in video marketing. We’ve been providing visual content to web sites for twelve months now, seven films and four complete web sites later, we’re sharing the knowledge we’ve gained. Firstly, […]

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