A few shots here for all you bike fans. As some of you will know, i am a BIG bike fanatic. I have been since i was 7 years old when Santa Claus delivered a sparkly new Red Montesa Trials bike! 🙂
Since then i have been hooked, so combining my other love of Photography is just a dream for me. This coupled with sunshine and the odd eye candy, what more can you ask for! 😉
This is the first round of the British Superbikes race series I have been able to get to this year, but i wasn’t too worried as all the other races were in horrible cold wet weather … Snetterton proved yet again to be a cooking pot!
Enjoy the images and share share share …. 😉
Well, as you probably know… its been raining!! Raining, raining, and then a bit more rain!! This was not looking good for about outdoors advertising Photography shoot for Fit For Future Ltd.
FFF are launching the new MOVband Activity Monitor here in the uk, and needed some outdoor activity shots to show it at work. Well, Monday came and the skies turned blue! (phew) So out we set to a local park to show the Movband being put to the test!
For this shoot i was armed with my faithful Nikon D3, my 105mm Macro F2.8 and my lens for all 24-70mm F2.8. Lighting was my new Rllinchrom Quadra kit, 2 packs and 2 heads, 1 open and 1 with a small soft box.
Hope you can see how the flash gives the images that extra ‘kick’ … colours zing out…. all in all! pleased! Hope you like! 🙂
Last night I shot the last of 3 events for drinks company ~ Peroni beer. These nights were put on around the country as ‘experiential’ events. One of the reasons I love doing event photography so much is that the venues are usually great, and I think you’ll agree, the venues here were amazing! The first event was held in Liverpool Cathedral – which is in fact the largest Cathedral in Britain and the 3rd largest in Europe! When the lighting was fixed and the table set it looked spectacular, and had a wonderful feel!
Then it was off to ‘The Old Fruit Market’ in Glasgow City centre. Its my first time in Glasgow and I really enjoyed it. I always make sure i walk around a city as much as possible so i can get my bearings and a feel for it. The Georgian Architecture was incredible, and it was soon evident to me that Glasgow is certainly one of the trendiest and hip UK city’s i’ve been to in a while. The venue was also great, loads of character and you could just imaginee it as a thriving Fruit Market in years gone by.
Last night was the final location for the Amici-di-Peroni road show, so they ended on a high, literally…. at the top of Tower Bridge. Again a great location and a tad easier to get home from! 😉 The weather was amazingly turbulent last night. Sunshine one minute then Hail and torrential rain the next…. i loved it and did manage to get a few snaps out of the window…
big thanks to Peroni for giving me such a great event to photograph … look out for more in June this year … 😉
It was only whilst working for the event organisers at this years World Travel Market 2011 at ExCel London that I realised actually, just how BIG our world is and not ‘a small world’ as most people say. The World travel Market brings exhibitors from all across the globe together under 1 roof for the biggest Travel and Tourism Fair in the UK. Whilst whizzing around over the 4 days I realised still how little i had seen of a lot of the exhibitors stands as its just SO big… and this is only an exhibition centre!! Makes me think i need to get my rucksack on my back – Pronto! 😉
A few of my shots herewith…. Ladies look out for Mr Jimmy Choo, James Cracknell, Freddie Flintoff and a few other familiar celebrity faces too…Enjoy.
As most of you who look at my blog will know, photography has always been firstly my passion and secondly my job. I count myself very fortunate to be paid to do something which gives me such pleasure – no matter what the subject. Photography takes me on a different journey each time I pick up my beloved Nikon D3 and D700.
Whilst I’m out on my jobs I often come into contact with other enthusiastic photographers who often dismiss their abilities based upon having a cheaper camera!? To this I always laugh… as a picture is not just about it’s technical brilliance… It’s about the subject and the moment! The energy and the feeling. What might be nothing to someone else can mean the world to you in a picture, and Vice Versa! A photograph does not have to be taken on a £5k super shooter to still make a person stop, look and ponder.
To that end, I lead onto my new love for my IPhone and the amazing ‘Hipstamatic’ and ‘Instagram’ apps. These fantastic little snapper enhancements are the perfect way to catch a moment whilst out and about.
So.. I thought I would share a few of my snaps from my Iphone with you, and hopefully inspire you all to do the same 🙂
I was working for my fave restaurant yesterday in central London doing their seasonal website update shoot… I love this job for a few reasons, but mainly – great people and great food! whist running about like a mad man between the kitchen and the set, i saw this cutlery thrown into a basket and couldn’t help seeing how beautiful it all looked in its chaotic criss crossing entangled mess. Hope you like 🙂 Enjoy!
So, its almost upon us again!! I was asked to get down to Carnaby Street again this year to photograph the funky Christmas lights and i must say it seemed busier than ever!! “What Recession’??
Hope my photographs put you in the Christmas Spirit!
Leaon Camier at Donnington Park WSBK 2011
Staying with this weeks biking theme, i thought i would put this pic of the day up for my friend Leanne, who has just got the photography bug!! This was shot using a Nikon 80-200mm lens, at F2.8 and 1/350th sec at ISO200. Quite a dull day but still managed to get a fast shutter speed owing to the wide aperture. Hope this helps Leanne 🙂
Enjoy… and lets hope we see a #33 plate doing WSBK next year as well!! (Go Tommy!)
As a lot of you already know, i am and always have been a bit of a bike nut!! 😉 Yesterday was the Final round of the 2011 British Superbike Series at Brands Hatch. I have been lucky enough this year to have a full media pass, so have been trackside, pit lane, on the grid and anywhere else i could poke my head in to get a shot and photograph this amazing race series!
Its one thing loving Bikes, but when you also love photography, then this is just the dream gig!! Rubbing shoulders with my heroes has been the most awesome experience… and one that i hope will continue for many years to come!
Massive congratulations to Tommy Hill for a 110% deserved 2nd race win and overall championship. Poor old Hopper fought like an absolute demon and there was half a wheel length in it at the end to decide the champ! Both absolute Gods on two wheels!