Celebrating 5 years of the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst, a scientific business hub based on the GSK site in Stevenage, an event was held to mark the milestone celebration.
The GSK sponsored Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst required new updated photography for brochures to send out to their prospective clients looking to potentially base their businesses and laboratory space within the Bioscience hub.
Astute Electronics Limited, global distributor and procurement specialists based in Stevenage had a requirement for a photoshoot with a local family for a Stevenage Football club half time promotion.
When Queen Victoria took the throne in 1837, the first photographs were being taken and she was the first British monarch to the captured on camera. In the early days, photography required a great deal of patience and were taken […]
Wow – I can hardly believe it! Another Long Service Award, but this one’s hard to believe. Thirty years as a member of the British Institute of Professional Photography and thirty five years in the industry. Want to find out the history and how it all started? Read on….
Some time before each holiday, I partake in a ritual process. It involves going through my cameras both professional and compact and deliberating for days about the pros and cons for each one, taking into account who I’m travelling with and to where.
When I started working as a photographer back in the early eighties, my first job was in Broadwater Stevenage. Back then, Stevenage was locally referred to as Legoland. Well after 35 years I’m back but this time, I’m living close by in Knebworth. Has it changed much over the years? On first glance, maybe not a lot, but is there more to the Stevenage area than immediately meets the eye? Possibly, and I’m beginning to find out just what the area has to offer. Read on to find out.
How often do we overlook photography and choose what we feel to be a nice painting as a wall feature for the home? Using a very useful app, we chose a theme for our new bedroom and for a feature wall, a splash of paint and a photograph I took last year in Vietnam. Read on to find out about the app, the theme and the featured photo.
OK. It’s not quite as daredevil as the title might suggest but living where I do has numerous benefits. I got the idea for this article due to the fact that oddly enough, I have put my house on the market for personal reasons. I tried to think of all the benefits I could portray to a potential purchaser of living in a village just 26 miles north of London. I then came up with the idea of photographing the village centre to showcase what the village has to offer.
Vietnam, 40 years after the end of what they refer to as ‘The American War’ is now designing it’s own destiny. A country of happy easy going people, this is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations of South East Asia. A profusion of colour and smells, Vietnam triggers the extremes of all the senses with it’s multitude of aromatic smells, colourful traditional costume, and decorative pagodas and temples.
I have to admit it never ceases to amaze me that I can produce a photo and send it to Australia in seconds for approval or even printing. I can cut products out of backgrounds and in studio work, I can now place mirrors and reflectors where I want in order to provide the ultimate lighting on a product, knowing that within seconds, I can remove it from the final image.
Waking at 3.00 am to be fair isn’t normally my cup of tea. Waking at 3.00 am to see stunning views in the Lake district at the break of first light, and you might just pursuade me to forego that early morning cuppa, returning to it along with a hearty breakfast having satisfied my cameras sensor with a dynamic feast of tone and colour.
The last century has seen Hemel Hempstead grow from a modest-sized market town to a large and thriving new town, with a large presence of commercial industry. Photography in Hemel Hempstead is a large part of the town’s history owing to the impact of the presence of two photography giants, Fujifilm and Kodak, within the town.
‘Books About Town’ and ‘Blood Swept Land and Seas of Red’. The trail of benches in the shape of books, dedicated to famous novels and writers, and Paul Cummins’ ceramic poppy installation at the Tower Of London are Just two of the literary and artistic offerings that can be seen free of charge in London this summer. Read on to find out more with links to the photos.
Anyone who runs their own business, big or small, knows that it can be tough at the best of times, and since the economic downturn, things have got tougher still. In an age where marketing is more important than ever before, how can you make your business stand out? Online video marketing is one option you might consider to set yourself apart from the crowd.
Annual reports are a crucial document for both commercial companies and not-for-profit organisations. They are a public statement of key achievements over the past year, and are used to show clients and stakeholders how the business is performing. For this reason it’s vital that annual reports are professional, compelling and memorable.
We appear to have turned the corner and the long term outloook is now more positive with the economy finally showing a growth. What better time is there to showcase your event and make it stand out with some extra sparkle and colour?
Photography has never been so accesible to the masses as it is now. With cameras becoming cheaper, better and wrapped into our mobile communications and our daily life, it’s all around us. The question is ‘what do we do with our pictures after we’ve taken them?’
We are all very quick to jump on the first plane out of the UK for our annual holidays in an attempt to beat the good old British weather but expoloring the UK can be just as rewarding. This year we decided to take a look at what North Yorkshire and the Dales had to offer. We weren’t dissapointed.
To see the Gallery Click here or read on to find out more about our trip to the Dales.
The number of people working from home has increased dramatically in recent years, whether they are taking advantage of employers’ flexible working practices or making the most of the explosion in online opportunities and starting out in business on their own. We all spend such a large portion of our time working, why not make an effort to make that time as enjoyable as possible? Brightening up your workplace with some home office wall art is one way to do just that.
If you’ve been given the task of organising your first corporate event, chances are you’re feeling a little nervous at the prospect. You’re probably wondering how many people will attend, whether your budget is adequate, and how you’re going to fit in all the planning between now and the day. It’s a big undertaking so it’s perfectly natural to feel a little trepidation, but help is at hand with these top tips for organising the perfect event.
Architectural photography, that is the art of capturing buildings and other structures on film in a way that is both accurate and aesthetically pleasing, is a specialist skill. It takes a particular talent to capture the essence of a building and all its design features, inside and out. But when done to the highest standards it can have a huge impact, giving the viewer a real sense of the building’s finer details, truly acquainting them with the internal and external structure and piquing their interest in seeing it at close hand.
Video is a great way of educating your website visitors. With video, you can reach a large number of people all across the world, from one central place. It is an engaging medium that keeps your audience captivated while you get your point across. On the web, people often flick from one page to the next, not really reading the content in great depth. A video can be a good antidote to this as you can lead your viewers through the material in a pre-defined order which allows you to clearly explain your point.
Customers buying online miss the touchy-feely element of high street shopping. They cannot examine the products in the same way in order to make their purchase decision and are forced to rely on the website photography. Great photography is really vital to a successful ecommerce website.
A successful viral video gets your message and your brand out in front of thousands of people. Creating a viral video is more than luck: you need great quality video content and a strategic marketing plan to ensure that you reach the right audience.
Well we didn’t all get the tickets we had hoped for when applying on the rather fragile London 2012 official website and in fact most of us didn’t get any. I was lucky enough to have acquired a couple of diving tickets but like many, was disappointed considering the number of tickets I applied for.
The British Grand Prix 2012 at Silverstone is one of the greatest and fastest F1 races in the world. See a few of my photos and how I went about them.
Thailand, the jewel in the crown of the far east. A brief travelogue from our recent trip to Thailand. Armed with a couple of compacts on my belt, I’ve aimed to document an extraordinary trip from the centre to the north and south. Read on to find out more about our adventure to Thailand and for a link to the gallery.
The New Nikon Flagship has arrived on the market and guess what? We re-mortgaged our homes, sold our wives and kids and invested in the brand new Nikon D4, and we’re going to be amongst the first to get our hands on one. Read the article to find out how our clients benefit.
European Capital of Culture in 2008, Liverpool plays host every August Bank Holiday to Europe’s largest free music festival, the ‘Mathew Street Music Festival’ attracting between 500-600,000 people over two days.
It’s that time again when we start thinking about holidays and our cameras or phones. Of course, the whole concept of how we use our holiday photos has changed dramatically over the last couple of years. Fundamentally, we still like to show our friends and family an album of our holiday but instead of prints, we now upload an album to Facebook galleries. This is fine but the basics should remain the same. An album should be regarded as a story – in this case, the story of our holiday. To really captivate the viewers interest, the photos should be compelling to the viewer. I personally tend to photograph the location and minimise the number of photos I take of our group. In years to come, it’s nice to remember the way we looked way back when, but not every photo needs to show this. I see too many pictures of my friends either too small in the pictures, or in an area that doesn’t portray the location which after all, is the whole point of the story. Too often faces are very dark or too blown out by the sun, so here are a few tips.
Q. What do you do at the end of a long day’s shoot all around west London? A. Unwind by taking a walk around the lake in Regent’s Park in the late evening sunshine – armed with a Nikon and the longest telephoto lens you’ve got.