I was recently asked by Guy at
The Bodyboard Depot to shoot some lifestyle imagery of their new apparel for their social feeds and website. So we headed down to Fistral on a rainy windy day to see what we could get.
I went with a moody edit for the images to emphasise the weather we had on the day.
A behind the scenes film of a shoot with Lucie Donlan.
Lucie needed a few images in a selection of different outfits from
Missguided for her Instagram feed so we ended up in Hotel California in Newquay that was closed for the winter.
We only shot for about an hour but it was great to have the run of the hotel.
Lighting setup -
Stairs - 1 x
Pixapro Citi600 in a Photek Softlighter and 1 x Pixapro Citi600 with a reflector lighting the walls at the top of the stairs
Sofa - Daylight
Pool table - speedlight on camera
With chair -
Pixapro Citi600 in a Photek So ftlighter
Behind the scenes on a recent E-Commerce studio shoot and an outdoor lifestyle shoot for Roos Beach a fashion and lifestyle shop in Cornwall.
Here is a lesson on buying the right camera for the job.
As photographers we are told that Leica’s are the pinnacle of camera technology and your life will be all the better for owning one.
Unfortunately, for me it just didn’t feel right.
A little behind the scenes video on a recent commissioned portrait shoot at Potager Gardens for Psychologies Magazine.
Visual ramblings from a few days in Paris.
My choice of camera for this trip was my Canon R paired with the 35
1.8 RF lens. Small, lightweight and perfect for carrying on a daily basis.
When your 12 year old daughter wants to join the strike for climate in Truro, how can you say no?
I was recently up in London and with a few hours to spare decided to do some people watching. So with no destination in mind I just wandered around.
It was quite nice just watching and shooting with nowhere to be.
I have touched on this before, but once again I found that limiting myself with my equipment choice was not a bad thing.
I recently spent a week in Greece. 3 days in Athens followed by 4 days in the coastal town of Kalamata, and once again I chose 1 camera with 1 lens, my Leica
MP240 with a Summicron 35mm.
At no point did I think “oh I wish I had a (insert lens here)”, you just capture what you see.
For me the
MP240 is the perfect take everywhere/travel camera. Of course being a Leica it has exceptional image quality, but it is also a very simple camera to use.