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Pressing “Pause” on Creativity During the Pandemic

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The Creative Struggle

One of the hardest things about being a photographer is managing that feeling of “Am I being creative enough”. To be honest, it’s a consistent nagging feeling. When I’m making a salad, I’ll wonder if it is colourful enough. I’ll fold my laundry and question the geometric symmetry. I’ll take a simple photo of a bank statement and question the quality of window light. The list goes on. Continue Reading

Creative Corporate Headshots London

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Not So Corporate, Corporate Headshots

Corporate Headshots, Business Portraits or Company Portraits (however you refer to them) are an ever-increasing requirement for doing business. So while your phone selfies might be great for your personal social media, they just don’t cut it when it comes to your business.

Most business owners recognise that in today’s age of social media they have to wrap their heads around online business and all that it entails. Social Media and online business is, on the whole, a visual medium, so consistent and professional brand identity matters. In addition, many business owners (especially smaller companies and sole traders) are more often than not the “face” of their brand. What’s interesting though and surprising is that they are frequently reluctant to invest in professional portrait photography. We’ve pulled together some informaion below on why we think creative headshots and professional business portraits are so important for you brand and business.

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First Impressions Fuji XT2

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First Impressions Fuji XT2

It’s here, it’s finally here. After months of anticipation and research, it’s finally arrived. Now before I start this post I must inform you that this isn’t a full-on review about the Fuji XT2 but more why I decided to purchase it in 2016, over the stiff competition (such as the Sony A7 range) and why it’s a worthwhile investment to a full-frame SLR photographer like myself for professional photography.

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Tall Ships Band Photography

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Photographing a live band performance in London

Our journey into commercial photography all started with band photography back in two thousand and … gosh, I’d rather not think about it as it makes me feel pretty old, but early 00’s at some point! It’s been a while since I managed to get myself down to a gig in London, but a bit of luck got me a ticket to watch one of my favourite bands, Tall Ships, playing a private release show at Cheap Monday store on Carnaby Street, which has sadly now closed it’s doors to the public.
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Exploring Botany Bay Kent

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Visting the white cliffs and chalk stacks of Botany Bay

As a photographer, it’s hard to travel anywhere without my camera by my side, as you never know what you might miss. Sometimes you get really lucky with the locations you visit and get to capture something pretty special while you’re passing through and Botany Bay in Kent proved to be one of those trips. Continue Reading

Adobe Creative Jam Photography Contest

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Creative Photography Contest London

In July 2016 I was lucky enough to be selected to take part in the Adobe Creative Jam event in Shoreditch. The street photography event in London was an opportunity for 8 photographers to go out with a given brief and photograph what they thought it meant to them. However, the catch was you had 2 hours to do this followed by another hour to edit and then take these images and turn them into a story using their newly developed Adobe Spark blogging software. As you can imagine this was great fun but also quite difficult as the brief could be interpreted in so many ways. So what was the brief I hear you cry?

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