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
Capturing Street Photography at The Barbican in London
What started as a simple street photography walk through the area evolved into a study of light and lines. The Barbican showcases the brilliance of Brutalist Architecture and how buildings can seem to have the ability to bend light to coincide with the space and meander around gracefully, enveloping objects in a way that seemed powerful and subtle all at once.
Capturing Street Photos in Dusseldorf
With a trip already planned for Dusseldorf, I thought it would be a great opportunity to squeeze in some street photography while I was there. At the time of booking it felt like a great idea to stay an extra day to capture some street photos, however, following 2 days of drinking German beer, I was starting to wonder if it actually was. On the surface of things, street photography seems like it’s an easy task of just pointing your camera at interesting things. But in reality, it takes an immense amount of focus and concentration to plan your frames. As well as the confidence to capture moments and remain inconspicuous. Continue Reading
24 Hours of Street Photography on the London Underground.
On the 18th of November 2016 I took a trip. A 24 hour trip. I didn’t have a destination in mind or plan for that matter but it would involve street photography and spending 24 hours on the London Underground Night Tube – specifically, the Northern Line and its stations. So I’d get the first train at 5.25am on Thursday 18th right through to the same time the following morning of the 19th November. Crazy right? 24 Hours of Non-Stop London Underground Photography.
The “Ah-Ha!” moment – when it comes to value
I remember once sitting in my local barbers waiting for my turn to be called up, and seeing a plaque on the wall that caught my attention. It read; “good haircuts aren’t cheap, and cheap haircuts aren’t good”. I found this quote incredibly poignant, not only because it’s true, but because it’s relatable to so many aspects of life when seeking a professional service. We all know somebody who’s opted for the builder that was half the price of all the others, only to end up with half of their extension finished before the contractors disappeared. Now, this isn’t to say that service providers who are competitively priced are no good, some amazing creatives may often choose to reduce their prices on specific briefs if there is strategic reasoning to do so. But those that are established and have the experience to go with it, will often charge relevant to their standard of service and product they deliver. So how much does Corporate Video Cost? Well, there’s no quick answer to this, but I’ll try my best to explain how we go about it.
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 information below on why we think creative headshots and professional business portraits are so important for you brand and business.
Here’s a handy guide to help you through the process.