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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.
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
So today I thought I’d give you my SmallHD Focus Bright Review. As a professional in the video production industry, I’m not new to the world of SmallHD monitors, having previously owned the 501 full HD model. At the time it was a necessary purchase. Quite simply because the rear screens on the A7s & A7sii are not far from unusable for commercial video filming. (Sony, PLEASE rectify this on the MKiii !). Mind you, having had a little play on the new Sony A9 and witnessing the crystal clear screen used on that, I’m hopeful that this upgraded screen will filter down their models. Continue Reading
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 commercial photography.
With the arrival of my new Sony 35mm f1.8 I felt the immediate urge to head out for some street photography to give it a little run for its money. I decided to head over to The Barbican in London to check out the amazing brutalist architecture this location has to offer. Continue Reading
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.
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