A Beginners Guide to Filming Yourself with a Smartphone or Tablet

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With ever-growing changes to the workplace, down to you know what…*cough*, Covid-19 (yup, I said it), we’re seeing a greater need for “self-filmed” content for professional use. At this very moment, we ourselves are in fact being commissioned to edit client-generated content. And while we’d always advise on having a professional film your corporate videos, not everyone has the choice at these times. So on this basis, we wanted to pull together some top tips when filming yourself with a smartphone. I must stress, this isn’t going to be an intimidatingly complex breakdown, more so a checklist to get you started. Following that, you never know, you could be the next Scorsese! Continue Reading

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

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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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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