Archive for the ‘Architectural’ Category

Inside “The Wedding Cake”

Challenging location shoot at St.John’s College Cambridge last week. New environmental lighting control installation inside the centuries old “wedding cake” tower in New Court. Had to deal with up to five stops difference in exposure in some areas and variances of over 3000k in colour temperature for some of these shots.

Making magic…

Some days you arrive on location                       and wonder just how on earth you’re going to get that cover shot the client needs….  

Home from home

Recent shoot showcasing new boarding house facilities for one of our international school clients. Fantastic communal areas and lounges with stunning kitchen facilities for the students.  

West Bay Doha

Now in Doha for the week. Just had dinner with the ISL team and our cameraman Tom and we’ve run through what is a pretty hectic shoot schedule. They’ve had sea fog here for the past three days so we’re praying it clears up as we have a lot of stuff to shoot around the […]

When billboards go horribly wrong…

When billboards go horribly wrong…

Health Club shoot

Elevations Health Club at Old Thorns Manor Hotel – with a huge 7:1 lighting ratio between the interior of the gym and the golf course beyond, this shot proved to be a challenge. No trickery here though – all achieved in a single frame with minimal post-production.

Vertigo – the highs and lows of commercial property photography

Commission: New brochure photography for an office block re-development in Southampton city centre. As with all architectural photography this project was weather-dependent. Obtaining sunrise and sunset data was the first step, allowing us to work out the optimum lightfall at various times of the day. We combined this with Google Street View which allowed us to […]

How Domino’s Pizza can ruin your day . .

A very special thank you to the pond-life driving this Domino’s truck, who parked in front of our camera position (on double yellow lines) in Maidenhead for over an hour and a half today. This meant we lost the light we had been waiting for on the building development over the road. I hope the […]

Bringing the Rose to life

As the Rose Theatre in Kingston is now just over two years old, I thought it would be interesting to go back and see how things looked when we were first commissioned to photograph the main auditorium in August 2006. Channel 4 had been due to come in and film, but the director had taken […]