October 2, 2020No Comments

Photography and Covid-19

Photography and Covid-19 don't mix! This post shows how we survived the lockdown period and continue to build our business.

Some of you may know that I was hospitalised last Christmas with a condition that in hindsight was almost certainly Covid-19. It was possibly the scariest thing that's ever happened to me. Read more

June 2, 2020No Comments

What is WebXR

The WebXR Device API replaces WebVR in products such as Oculus Quest, Google Chrome and Firefox browsers.

What does it do? It brings Augmented Reality under the same overarching API as Virtual Reality, opening the door to special effects like the one here (Chrome or Firefox) What does the X stand for? Nothing, it's a wildcard that stands for anything you like- its your reality after all! Maybe this will stop the tiresome debate around whether 360° Photography is counted as VR! Read more

May 6, 2020No Comments

Build your own Zoom Room

We've been advising a client on the equipment they need to deliver training in a socially distant way. Along the way it occurred to us that you might want to build your own Zoom Room too. This will also be relevant to Facebook Live, YouTube, Vloggers and anyone inviting family and friends onto a video call. There is no better way to see your friends in Lockdown! Read more

April 28, 2020No Comments

Luminar 4 Review

We are members of Skylum's affiliate program, so please don't expect this Luminar 4 review to be bad. I will say only that we never endorse products that we do not use ourselves.

Luminar 4 is an AI powered processing tool from Skylum that challenges Adobe's Lightroom and Photoshop combination. I have used it professionally for real estate work for a year now and have been impressed with what I've been able to achieve, particularly in the extreme light conditions of Spain. Skylum also make the excellent Aurora HDR software. This review is of Luminar 4. Read more

March 23, 2020No Comments

Digital Marketing in times of Corona

At Helter Skelter Studios we've been racking our brains as to what we can offer our local community in these troubled times. We looked on the internet for inspiration and came up with a few ideas..
 
1. Nude self portraits tutorial .... hmm REJECT
2. Cat and Dog portrait tutorial... not really our thing REJECT
3. Free portrait photography... self defeating and not our thing anyway.. REJECT
4. Recipe Videos.. hmm MAYBE - as long as their Viv's recipes and not mine 🤣
5. Video Diary... we're not that interesting - REJECT
 
So we're not planning on offering anything to do with video or photography pro bono - unless somebody comes up with a compelling idea.
 
BUT....

Digital Marketing in times of Corona

 
We have, with slightly less than perfect timing, been working on a new offering in the area of Digital Marketing because we spent significant amounts of time doing that last year - (Funky Frankwell and for a couple of much larger clients in Shropshire). We're launching a new website Helter Skelter Design on 1st April dedicated to this side of the business.
 
We are Google certified (for Google Ads) and we've worked in and around the web design industry for twenty years designing and building sites for clients as diverse as the University of North London (School of Computing), Orange, de Beers (diamonds really are forever).. So we may be in a position to offer something of real value to the community after all.
 
We know there are numbers of small businesses and organisations in the Frankwell Area who are in all probability sitting at home wondering how to make sense of Web Sites, Google and Facebook advertising. Which, Why and in what order? So...
 
If you are Frankwell based and self isolating, we are offering free access to Digital Marketing Advice via Zoom (teleconferencing software that we host). First call will be 20 minutes. For as long as people are self isolating all advice will be free within the boundaries of Frankwell. No catches, no tie ins. Free.
 
If you're interested - mail us at hello@helterskelterdesign.co
 
We'll get back to you with some suggested time slots...

February 15, 2020No Comments

Colour Management & Product Photography

Colour Management & Product Photography go together like cheese and biscuits. You can have one without the other but at best you risk nuance, at worst you have a mouthful of dry biscuits.

Colour Management solves a problem that bedevils all types of photography to some degree. The colour you see when you open the image in Lightroom is not the same as the colour you saw when you shot it. And here's the kicker. If you're colours are off because your screen is uncalibrated then what will look good to you will look different to other people. They will be used to seeing colours consistently even if their screen is uncalibrated  Read more

January 16, 2020No Comments

Funky Frankwell in 2020 – The way forward

What is in store for Funky Frankwell in 2020?

We designed and built the website and took over the social media feeds for Funky Frankwell in 2019, growing a successful brand in the process and providing an online focus for events, shops and business owners in the area.

So what worked?

Read more

October 22, 2019No Comments

Why WebVR is important to VR Providers

What is WebVR and why WebVR is important to VR Providers.

First things first. From the WebVR Project: "WebVR is an open specification that makes it possible to experience VR in your browser."  The goal is to make it easier for everyone to get into VR experiences, no matter what device you have. Read more

October 1, 2019No Comments

Septimus the Giant Shrewsbury Cobbler

Septimus the Giant Shrewsbury Cobbler is an Arts Council funded project by Thingumajig Theatre and Shrewsbury Morris. Helter Skelter Studios photographed and filmed the whole project from building the giant to the debut performance in Shrewsbury Square. Read more

September 4, 2019No Comments

Drones – Renewing the PfCO

Helter Skelter Studios use Drones - Renewing the PfCO (Permission to fly for Commercial Operations) is mandatory and involves a fair amount of work. We thought we'd share the results of our successful renewal because not only is it a lot of work, but it's also expensive. £190 renewal fee, of which only £66 may be returnable if the application is rejected due to significant errors or omissions. Read more

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