Archive for Technique

Pro Tip #4: My Approach

// June 30th, 2014 // No Comments » // Pro Tips #, Technique

In this post I’m going to go through the basic approach I take to preparing for the photography jobs that I’m offered. This is effectively a checklist of the steps I go through, although I’ve done them so often by now I don’t need the list to remind me.

My goal throughout is to give clients the best, most useful images possible. I don’t try to apply my style to their job, in fact I’d hope I don’t have a style, rather I try to figure out what they need, then figure out how to make the images.

By preparing thoroughly in advance and knowing exactly what I need to do going into a shoot I have more time to work with people and be creative on the day.


Pro Tip #3: No!!! – Ten Things NOT To Do

// April 28th, 2014 // No Comments » // Opinion, Pro Tips #, Technique

Trying not to be negative but… here are some things you should probably not do. So stay positive and do the opposite of these!


“Through The Lens” & Combining Film/TV Continuous Lights With Flash Photography

// April 20th, 2014 // No Comments » // On Assignment, Technique, Television, Video

On the DSLR camera I use for most of my photos and video work, it’s possible to shoot video and hit the shutter button to take a photo while the video is recording. So that’s exactly what I did, to make a fun little ‘through the lens’ video.


Pro Tip #1 and #2 – Taking Photos Professionally

// April 7th, 2014 // No Comments » // Opinion, Pro Tips #, Technique

This is the first in a series of blog posts discussing some tips and ideas related very specifically to taking photos professionally. This is actually a very different concept to just taking good looking photos – I hope why it’s so different will become clear as we go along.

These tips mostly won’t be camera tricks or photoshop techniques, but things which are more subtle, less often discussed and probably more important. And also pretty simple!


iPhone for GPS Scouting

// June 9th, 2011 // No Comments » // Technique

A Work of Art?

Your phone knows where you are.


Plastic Bullet

// January 27th, 2011 // No Comments » // Post-Processing, Technique

I’ve been experimenting with Plastic Bullet.

Five Point Lighting

// September 9th, 2009 // No Comments » // Technique


If you’re trying out a new piece of equipment or a new technique it’s vital to practice before using it on an assignment. It’s all very well reading about something and seeing pictures or being told how to do it, but until you actually try it yourself you won’t truly understand what’s going on and the potential problems that can arise. On a job time is money so any delay can be costly, and if you’re unsure of what you’re doing you can lose the confidence of the people you’re working with and make things much, much harder than they need to be. (more…)