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The first of 95 archive-quality prints rolling off our Epson R3000 printer this morning…


Ice cream to Eskimos ? Why not ? We’ve just sold this snowy image to a buyer in Finland !

From car park to battlefield

Retouching – how we moved a Sandcat tactical patrol vehicle from a client’s car park to the battlefield for a print advertisement, changing a few things along the way. The vehicle couldn’t leave the client’s premises so we started there.   Here’s how we did it…  

191 days and counting…

Someone pointed out to me recently that my last blog post was in January. That’s 27 weeks – inexcusable in blog-land as we’re all supposed to update as regularly as possible. But on this occasion I make no apologies for the simple reason that we have just had far too much work (if that’s possible […]

Do you need professional photography for your business ?

The following article was written by Detroit-based photographer Rosh Sillars:   “As business continues to migrate to the Web, the quality of a company’s internet presence is more important than ever.  An estimated 80 percent of your prospects go to the Internet to review your company or search for your product or service. Are they […]

Photographing Hugo’s

A couple of weeks ago we were commissioned by LightBrigade PR to undertake a shoot at the newly-opened “Hugo’s” restaurant in Egham, Surrey, for DM, website and general marketing use. Good restaurant interiors are always a challenge – particularly if you are  shooting while they’re  open and serving customers ! The mistake a lot of […]

Crash diets, rescued monkeys, cruise ships and some group therapy – a late Summer round-up !

August is traditionally “voicemail month” when the entire business world apparently goes on holiday at the same time. For us it’s a time to work on new ideas and strategies for the Autumn and to take advantage of the longer days to get out and about and shoot some library stock.           […]

“The Importance of Being Earnest”

Pre-publicity shoot at The Rose Theatre in Kingston for Stephen Unwins’ new production of The Importance of Being Earnest, starring Jane Asher. Objective: To create an eye-catching image of Jane’s potrayal of the indomitable Lady Bracknell, that brings out the full depth of the character. Equipment: 8′ x 6′ Lastolite Hi-Lite 4x BX500 Ri Elinchrom […]

Terminal Velocity 2 (“The Cable Guy”)

Back in Portsmouth at 8am last Friday for the official opening of the new £16.5m cruise terminal by business secretary Vince Cable. This time I was accompanied by my colleague Michel Focard, as the PR team from Navigate Design had decided to employ us both to get maximum coverage. We were blessed with great weather […]

Terminal Velocity (or sows ears and silk purses….)

The last Monday in March found us on site at the new Portsmouth Cruise Terminal, booked to shoot some glossy interiors and exteriors of the new building which was opening it’s doors on April 1st. Now the date alone should have been an omen – the weather was dull and grey and as we entered […]