Please come and join me at my first ‘Managing Business Images Workshop’ to be held at The Space, Norwich on the 13th March 2019. Organised in partnership with The Rainmakers Club, it costs just £25, including lunch, this 4-hour session will be delivered in straightforward, non-technical language with plenty of examples and demonstrations.Read More
The more knowledgeable and eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that the above image is not of Iceland. It is actually the village of Tjørnuvík on the island of Stremoy in the Faroe Islands and I am planning an option for two guests to be able to visit this amazing location as part of the final […]
I’m not a great one for inspirational blog posts. In fact, if I were to be completely honest, most of those carpe diem, you can do anything if you dream type posts bug the heck out of me. I mean no offence to anyone who posts or likes them of course, it’s just my opinion. I have many and not all of them are right 😉 . However, today I feel inspired and I thought I would share that which caused a grumpy, cynical old git like me to bust into blog mode. You never know, it just might inspire you too.Read More
Here’s the brief: create an atmospheric shot of a leading mens fragrance, based upon the product name, that evokes a feeling of adventure and escapism. As the product was Lynx ‘Africa’ I felt that a trip to the Sahara Desert was needed to create the right atmosphere.Read More
If you want it to look festive then you just hang your twinkly lights around it. However, if your trying to produce a top quality image to use on your Christmas cards, or in a festive advert, then the answer is not quite so straight forward. With the tree in the studio all set up for the Christmas Portrait sessions, I thought I would take the opportunity to take a few stock images and create a card that I can send to my customers. In this post I thought I would share how I achieved the image below.Read More
Wow, November already and no posts since August! I did say these would be occasional, but I didn’t quite plan it to be that occasional. Sorry about that! Last week I had the great pleasure of having Sam Bialan in the studio. Sam is just starting out on a modelling career and so we spent a couple of hours trying different poses and lighting setups to give him a few more images for his portfolio.Read More
Images of food are all around us. It is an ever expanding area of product photography that has, over the last few years, become hugely popular on Instagram. From simple packaged products to fully staged dinner tables the variety of food imagery is as wide as any genre of photography. I thought it was about time that I added a few simple shots to my portfolio. Read More
The studio was finished in November, but it has taken a while to get to the stage where I am now comfortable to open the doors for training. It was always my intention to offer courses, workshops and tours and I can, finally, announce the launch of a new website www.training.capturelight.co.uk and the first of what I hope will be many courses. I have added a new link in the menu above to access the site.Read More
I have been a bit remiss lately, not updating the blog with what’s happening, so I thought I’d add a short post about a recent architectural shoot. A few weeks ago I was commissioned, by a returning client (Chaplin Farrant) to capture some external and internal images of a brand new house in Norwich. Read More
This journal will contain the mindless babbling of an untidy mind. Anyone who takes anything written here seriously really should seek help.
It seems like a good idea to keep a blog, many photographers have blogs. However, it is said, that if you don't 'blog' regularly you could be seen as 'not being busy'.
Of course the reason you haven't updated your blog could be because you're too busy!
This journal will be updated occasionally. There will be times when I will add post after post and other times when it will resound to the sound of wafting tumbleweeds. In the words of Val Doonican (showing my age there) "don't be concerned, it will not harm you". Just enjoy it when it happens and don't read too much into it when it doesn't :o)