Interior Photography at St Andrews School Newport

At the end of Summer 2017, St Andrews Primary School in Newport had their reception area redesigned by Newport Norse

We were contacted with regards to photographing the finished area which is very impressive.
Using red accent colours, programmable LED’s and a St Andrews sign, that can only be described as a sculpture.
This certainly sets a new standard for school reception areas.

St Andrews Reception

Door detail

Harveys furniture photography goes live.

We have covered furniture photography on a number of occasions, but this was something a little bit different.
Our brief for Harveys was to capture the manufacturing process of a sofa emphasising that the product is handmade.

The location for the shoot was in a factory, so to ensure that backgrounds were kept as unobtrusive as possible I took along our battery powered studio lighting.
This allowed me to drop the light level of the background while retaining all the detail of the sofa and the person working on it.

The assignment covered various different workstations in different areas of the factory, each giving new challenges and requirements.
We covered everything from attaching the buttons to the material, stuffing cushions, pinning upholstery, fitting feet to the finished article.

Below is a screenshot of a selection of the images taken, they can be found Lisa Dawson’s website.

screenshot of sofa product photography

Audio Visual Equipment Photography SSE SWALEC Cardiff

I recently photographed and event in the SSE SWALES stadium in Cardiff.

Being a bit of a technology geek I could not help but have a peek at the equipment that Duke AV

With some lovely reflective light backlighting the equipment they were using, I couldn’t help myself, I had to take a photo.

I’ve added an image of the stage setup so you can see what they do.

chamsys magicq

SSE SWALEC stadium

Location shoot for lab equipment

lab equipment

I have been photographing physiological cell culture workstations (not that I know what they are for).

I was contacted by The Individual Agency to do a location product shoot for Baker Ruskinn in Bridgend.

The job was to shoot large items on location to be transferred to a pure white background. I set up our portable lighting kit on location to illuminate the products.

Each finished image was a combination of two shots to ensure the LCD display and the interior could be seen properly.

Final shoot for Recofloor

Recofloor

Just finished shooting the last of a series of 3 shoots for Recofloor.
A trip out to Cardiff to do a set of images at 3D Flooring.
A great bunch of guys who were more than happy to help out during the shoot, great location too, plenty of interest to set up shots.

Shooting for Portfolio & Pleasure

walking boot

Sometimes I get an idea pop into my head for a shot. I’ll be honest, most of the time that’s where they will stay.
I don’t have a great deal of time to indulge myself as far as photography is concerned, normally too busy shooting for clients or relaxing.

As it was a stunning day today in Wales, I thought I better take advantage of the fact and headed the beach at Ogmore with my kit and my son.
The idea I had was a walking boot splashing in a rock pool as if worn by an invisible person. I thought this would sit great in my portfolio.

I have to admit the shoot went very well, my son did an excellent job of splashing my wife’s Hoggs of Fife walking boot into the pool and holding the laces.
I lit the shot with natural light, of which there as plenty and filled in with a silver reflector.

For those settings fans out there ISO100 F3.5 1/1250sec

Trade Centre Wales

Office image in Cardiff asked me to photograph the new Trade Centre Wales car showroom in Aberdare, and recently upgraded Neath branch.
My brief was to capture features of the design of the showroom and offices. There were so many amazing touches from the marine fish tank in the waiting area, to the sleek looking offices, to the polished aluminium pillars in the entrance.

There were so many great looking features in the place it was a pleasure to photograph. I even got to photograph some lovely cars alongside the work that has been done to the workshops.
I have to say I was very impressed with the place and the work carried out by Office Image.

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Grand Hotel Swansea commercial photography

The Grand hotel Swansea contacted us because they wanted images to promote their venue as a wedding location.
The function room was immaculately presented with candle holder, chair covers, flowers and table decorations, all the finery you’d expect at a great wedding.
I set about capturing various shots including single tables, full room and detail shots.

The images are being used on a variety of ways including the website pull up banners and the wedding brochure.
If you’d like to see two of my images that are being used in the brochure you can view a PDF version here CLICK FOR BROCHURE

New location lighting Godox RS600P

I’ve just taken delivery of a pair of Godox RS600P portable studio lights.
I Up until now I have always used speedlights on location. I have to be honest, even though they are highly portable, light to work with and take up no space while transporting I have always craved that bit more power that studio lighting gives you.

I decided to take the plunge and get myself some location strobes. Looking at reviews and getting personal recommendations I decided the RS600P’s were what I needed to go for.
I have only unwrapped the one and as yet I haven’t tried them out, but they look the business. Strong solid build, high quality meterials, well packaged in it’s own protective box.

Right now I have a power pack charging so hopefully before too long I’ll be able to do a review on them and get some sample shots up for you to see.

From the Godox Website, “The outdoor flash is now available for with a new flashhead in exquisite look and with LED modeling light. This new kit gives you one stop, professional, reliable, mobile and portable shooting experience. Suitable for professional photographers and shutterbugs in location shooting of wedding, advertising, events, etc.”

Main Features:
Built-in wireless power adjusting and flash triggering
Large-capacity 8000mAh lithium battery (LiFePO4)
Full battery provides 650 full power flashes for RS400P
Recycle to full power in 1.8 second for RS400P
User-replaceable battery module Power adjusts from 1/1 to 1/32 with auto power discharge
Stable color temperature at 5600±200k
LCD display on a concise and modern panel
Built-in fan to prevent overheating.