Advertising Shoot for new MOVband Activity Monitor

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! 🙂


Anyone for Tennis?

I was recently instructed to go down to Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club by my old friends at Ltd Limited to assist in the making of a new permanent memorial to long serving (excuse the pun) Tennis legend; Mr Fred Perry.

Ltd had been taken on to produce a new outdoor display that would provide a more visually interesting back drop for the existing bronze statue of Fred. Armed with a my Hassleblad and digital back, off i went to shoot some detailed headshots of the statue, that would then be printed up by Ltd and transformed into a beautiful, translucent effect glass panel …

I think you will agree, the overall effect is stunning! 🙂

Fred Perry Memorial, Wimbledon

Fred Perry Memorial, Wimbledon

Howard Webb ~ England referee in training for World Cup

After Referee Howard Webb was chosen for 2010 World Cup, he embarked upon some intense altitude training, conducted at Sheffield Hallum University in their specialist Faculty of Health and Wellbeing unit.

I was asked to go and shoot Howard for Polar Sports watches whilst training. After claiming my pitch amongst the other snappers and Film crews i was ready …. I used my Nikon D3 and a couple of wirelessly activated remote flashes (Nikon SB800’s) to add a bit of drama to the dull fluorescent lighting, dialled in some settings to allow for a slow shutter speed and i got the ‘motion’ effect i was looking for!

Webb officiated the second leg of the Carling Cup Manchester derby Englishman Howard Webb has been selected as one of Fifa’s 30 referees for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. It will be the first World Cup for the 38-year-old Webb, who will be assisted by Darren Cann and Michael Mullarkey.

Webb caused controversy in Euro 2008 when he awarded hosts Austria a late penalty against Poland for a 1-1 draw. Yorkshireman Webb suffered during Euro 2008 when he was on the receiving end of death threats and fierce criticism from then Poland coach Leo Beenhakker, although his decision to award the penalty was backed by Uefa.

Webb will be attempting to restore England’s refereeing reputation at the highest level after Graham Poll was sent home from the 2006 World Cup in Germany. He booked Croatia’s Josip Simunic three times during a group match against Australia.

Howard was a top bloke and i wish him all the best out in South Africa.

Howard Webb

Howard Webb Referee

Howard Webb Referee training for 2010 World Cup

Howard Webb Referee training for 2010 World Cup

Howard Webb Referee training for 2010 World Cup

Howard Webb Referee training for 2010 World Cup

If Heineken made photographers ….

One of my latest projects was to set up shoot for the forthcoming Rugby Heineken Cup. I had the pleasure of being the ‘fly on the wall’ whilst Will Greenwood, Rob Howley, Alan Lewis and Shaun Edwards all cast their views on the looming final. I had approx an hour i which to set the scene, light and shoot all the guys whilst they waxed lyrical about their beloved sport.

Published in RUGBY WORLD magazine and out now.

Heineken Cup