Tankus The Henge – Music Photography on The Thames


What can I say …. other than I LOVE these boys!!!! … Everytime I meet them and work with them, I leave with a big smile on my face …. they are just loveable, bonkers, creative TALENT!! They always make my photography look good because they are just so colourful and interesting!! Check out their facebook page here and lookout for a gig soon …. I promise you will LOVE them!

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Sneak Peek – Music Promo Photography with Tankus The Henge


Today I met up with my crazy friends – Tankus The Henge! I’ve known and been photographing these lovable lads for the last 4 years now and there has never been a dull moment.

With the arrival of their new Drummer, their manager thought it about time we got some new promo shots done… so we headed to the wonderful floating Dutch Barge that is ‘Tamesis Dock’ on the London Southbank of the Thames… Apart from being a great location, Neema the lovely lady who runs this ship (literally) provides some lovely food and drinks….! get down there and check it out! its magical! 🙂

The Tankus boys were in fine form, even if it was an early start… and we soon got going with some cheeky antics….

These are just a couple of tasters from the shoot. Hope you like them, and if you fancy coming along to listen to these chaps…. have a look at their facebook page here and come along!! I challenge you to not be able to love them!! 😉

Music Photography by Simon Harvey on the Southbank with Tankus The Henge

‘Smokin Hot’ Girl!


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! 🙂

Wireless Speedlights


Well, here are the results of my first play with wireless flash. I hooked up 2 Nikon SB800 Flash units onto some small light stands with my great new fold out softboxes… All was quite straightforward…. only limiting factor is that you have to angle the flash to make sure its ‘infrared’ sensor window can see the SU800 commander on top of your camera… if it can’t – NO flash!

I am really pleased with the ease of use, portability and quality of light you can get using this set up … throw them into Lightroom and job done! 🙂

 

The Harvey Juniors are both great guinea pig models and always on hand for a bit of camera fun…! 😦

I love this shot of Daisy, she has such a great sense of humour in front of the camera…. her ‘casual’ expression and mad pose looks brilliant! Go Daisy! 😉

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This is my fave shot! Love Daisy’s body language and face in the background! Gabe doesn’t seem to be noticing her annoyance at the amount of time he has been on!

 

 

 

Wireless Speedlights – Strobist Softbox Technique Tutorial


YouTube – Strobist Softbox Technique Tutorial.

http://www.youtube.com/v/w0g63DggyzQ

Ok, so for a while i have wanted to use my speedlights a bit more creatively, so I bought the Nikon SU800 Commander which allows me to control as many speedlights as i like remotely. I invested in a couple of popout softboxes and off i went…. straight round to my kids and got them on the trampoline to see what we could get!

Watch this space….

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