Stock photographer based in the Northwest of England, love Cornwall, shoot Lifestyle, Food, Landscapes and Conceptual. Main Portfolio Website Here.
Walk around the block on a gloomy winters day with my Fuji Film GFX 50r+50mm lens.
Edited in Capture one 20 from raw.
Spent 5 hours walking the streets of Manchester for some personal work. Really enjoyed the process.
Images taken with the Fujifilm X T3 + 23mm f1.4 lens and Fujifilm GFX50r with 50mm lens.
Edited in capture one 20, colour toning using Mastin labs film simulations, mainly the Fuji Everyday original pack.
I thought the image looked familiar, a quick search through my stock collection and I found it. It’s one of my pictures from my Getty images portfolio. It’s always great to see my work in use.
A little bit about the shoot.
This Photoshoot was part of an event hosted by gettyimages.com in London, November 2013. It was a three-day event in Shoreditch.
I loved it.
On the third day, I was one of a group of photographers and videographers who had been chosen to attend an event at a country estate outside of London.
Each Photographer was assigned a group of models and had a 40-minute slot to shoot the models assisted by an Art director from Getty Images.
The atmosphere at the house was great, a real buzz of creatives all working on their project.
The tension mounted as my 40-minute slot was due, but my models were late due to a travel issue.
It was great fun and the 40 minutes went by in no time.
I have developed a fast style when working with models and can get quite a lot of content from a short shoot. However, the editing, retouching and colour toning takes me weeks, wish I could get faster at that : )
A little bit about the shoot.
Surfer Lifestyle Stock Photography photo shoot.
Late September early evening, no wetsuit for the photographer : )
We shot a few images with a surfboard around the cliffs above Fistral Beach, Newquay with the Nikon D850 + 24-70 f2.8, then switched to the Fuji X-T2 with Meikon underwater housing for the sea part of the shoot.
There wasn’t a big gap between waves, and it was difficult shooting in these conditions. Shooting mirrorless with face detection certainly helps in blind shooting situations like this. I made the mistake of only putting one UHS-II card in the camera, missing many shots because the buffer in the camera hadnt cleared and it wasn’t ready to shoot.
If you are looking at a Fuji X-T2 and want to shoot rapid movement, lifestyle etc., I recommend using UHS-II cards over UHS-I. However 64gb Sandisk UHS-I 90mb’s 17 pounds, UHS-II 300 Mb’s 99 pounds.
Plastic Pollution in the Oceans Stock Photographs.
I shot various Plastic bottles, plastic bags etc. in the sea, under the surface and on the sand for use in stories highlighting the worldwide Plastic Pollution problem.
No pollution caused during the taking of these photographs : ) though a few times as the waves hit I did lose the plastic bottles for a while.
For the photography shoots I used A Fuji X-T2 with the 18-55 lens in a Meikon underwater housing.
Licence exclusively at istockphoto.com.