Coming to the end of a busy week that has provided all the variety that makes this job so challenging. Started the week in Fareham with electronic navigation specialists ECDIS, who had just re-equipped their training centre with new kit and needed to show it off at it’s best. A single high level wide shot would have been the obvious (but boring) option, so I decided on a stitched panorama composed from twelve frames, which delivered the perfect image for their PR and marketing collateral needs.
The next call of the week was a commission from Liverpool PR agency Active Profile for Riello UPS (Europe ‘s leading manufacturer of uninterruptible power supplies) at the Redstation Data Centre in Gosport. The smooth flow of shooting was hindered slightly by three consecutive and unexplained evacuation alarms, forcing me to abandon my kit and join everyone else outside in the sunshine ! Thankfully we were not on fire and eventually I was able to continue unhindered. The time lost meant I was now constrained a little and didn’t have the freedom to light the server rooms “properly”. Fortunately I was shooting with Nikon D700’s, which have extraordinary low-light capabilities and shooting RAW meant I was able to retain all the detail in both the matt black server cabinets and the stainless steel floor. Job done, the results speak for themselves and the client was delighted.
Wednesday saw me in Hillingdon for an update shoot with ACS International Schools for their Annual Review. I particularly enjoy shooting for this client as they have always given me complete creative freedom in the 20 years I have worked for them. This of course allows us to have a little bit of fun – even if we are just showing off the new carpets !
Last call of the week was to check a location facility at Leki Air’s HQ in Sussex for a prospective shoot with Mann Aviation for their in-flight child seat.
We’ve got this . . .
and this . . .
Watch this blog over the next couple of weeks to see what we do with them ! . . .