I’ve had the please recently of photographing a few times in the various Vets4Pets, Leeds. as ever with these things you have to be swift, you don’t get the luxury of time and working with models like you would on an advertising shoot. The vets were great though and really got into the spirit of things, they really got what the finished image would look like and did great job of posing with the animals. it was good to see behind the scenes too, a real professional set up.

vets head shots

 

publicity photography Manchester
vets 4 pets
vet head shot photography

Often when photographing busy actor and actresses you get very little time. I was very pleased to get this job photographing actor, Roger McGough, I’ve always loved his work. He came to my attention when I read ‘The Mersey Sound‘ an anthology of poetry which to my mind is partly at least responsible for 60’s british pop music. Roger Mc Gough now amongst other things presents Radio 4’s ‘Poetry Please’.

I was pleased but when I found out I would have as little as 2 photos to take, well it focuses the mind little. So 2 frames where shot and this is one of them, I had to pre plan and light the shot and just walk Roger into it but nonetheless less I’m really pleased with the image. At the moment it hangs large in Oldham Library.

 

 

Roger Mc Gough
Roger Mc Gough

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January 22, 2018
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Sometimes when you look at an image you have no idea how much work has gone into it. Why should you just so long as it’s a good architectural image, so I though I’d describe how and why I took this image.

This is one architectural image from a series I took of a house that had been up for sale for quite a while without selling. It’s quite an expensive house so the owners though that spending £200 on professional photographs to help sell their house was a good prospect . It worked too, within a few weeks of the photos going online the house had sold.

Just this one image is 5 images compiled together. Parts of the kitchen were very bright and others very dark. For example on the viewers side of the island it was very dark so this is lit with a flash. On the other side of the kitchen where the windows are it was very bright this needed to be a completely different exposure, as with the room at the side this needed lighting with flash. All these images are then balanced and put together to create one evenly lit pleasing image.

This was done in all rooms of the house (not so many images comped together) and this presented a lovely looking well lit house.

interior photography Manchester

Architectural photography manchester

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You wouldn’t believe how cold it was when we shot these Peaky Blinders images however with a bit of creative lighting and warm coats our lovely models saved the day.

 

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January 9, 2018
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