Thursday, 24 November 2011

Teddy Bear Picnic ( & a compact)

If you go down to the woods today, You're sure of a big surprise
If you go down to the woods today, You'd better go in disguise.

Beneath the trees where nobody sees, They'll hide and seek as long as they please
'Cause that's the way the Teddy Bears have their picnic.

If you go down to the woods today, You'd better not go alone
It's lovely down in the woods today,  But safer to stay at home.

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M got a new winter coat  - of course she wanted the brightest coat
in town - (think day glow orange and then some).
So coming back from town we stop and out came the compact & a strobe
just as the sun started to disappear! That coat is just so too nuclear

Taken with Nikon compact with small diffused strobe popped with radio trigger

Experimental photoshopped

now there's 2

off to take pictures of office printers now -
more portraiture photography 

Wednesday, 26 October 2011


Sunday after world cup final - down to Bolton RUFC 'Sharks for the Week' Dan Hills visit
more visit Sale Sharks site & BEN

Under 16's


Sharky's - Confrontation

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Church Photography request from across the seas

Well its not wedding photography but it is in a church, recent request from a publisher in Luxembourg
wanting some photographs of the war memorial and remembrance book inside the church relating to 2 specific fallen soldiers - Well besides being really dark inside the church and outside. Being lit by the biggest sodium lights imaginable (everything was painted in yell yellow) combined to give a custardy look!

- I thought i'd retain some of the colour cast- light up the memorial with a diffused strobe and a small bare strobe front(set well -ev and gelled) to just catch the flags a little and a small dose of photoshop afterwards as the publisher wanted non straight clinical

2 IN 1 - both names on plaque and in the remembrance book
interesting job

Friday, 9 September 2011

Gainsborough? on the moors

dash to the moors above Bolton just before sundown? and before the rain with a camera and small off camera strobe, Gainsboroughesq sky?

smile please

suns nearly disappeared, rains arrived - interesting light though

time to go back - wind keeps blowing strobe around

Devoran steel reinforcements - new shed shoot

Photographic shoot for Devoran Metals to show their new steel shed and overhead cranes -
nice time in Cornwall, though along drive from Bolton!

Overhead crane loading gabion walls, beats hand-balling

Steel rebar bending machine - awesome machine

couldn't shoot without some sparks - during steel prefabricated pile caps
interesting few days in Cornwall - no sun - plenty of rain and pints of doombar!

Ropes & Twines shoot

Finishing off photos for the new James Lever Ropes and Twines website ready for autumn launch - interesting few hours in a rope and twine factory -  followed up with some studio product shots

Monday, 23 May 2011

Aziz Gig Matt & Phreds Jazz Club Manchester

Aziz & Del @ Manchester
Aziz's gig at Matt & Phreds, Manchester only Jazz Club
Nikon 50mm 1.8 1/60, available light