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Build Your Story: Filming with the Samyang 85mm T1.5

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Filming with the Samyang 85mm T1.5

Having used some of the older generation manual Samyang lenses for my commercial video productions, I think I liked their low prices more than their actual lenses to be honest. Many years back, starting off in the industry you need to purchase what suits your pocket right? That’s just business sense! I lately revisited the idea of filming with the Samyang range with their updated Mkii Cine lenses. Continue Reading

Event Videographer London

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London Craft Beer Event Films

The annual London Craft Beer Festival see’s hundreds of thousands of beer aficionados sample drafts from dozens of breweries at this 3-day event that includes music performances & pop-up eateries. We took to the crowds with the brief of shooting a selection short vox pop style films as well as documentary stills and exhibitor portraits for social. With so many interesting beers, stories and people on offer, we couldn’t get enough!
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Charity Event Video Coverage

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Event Film At Woolston Manor Golf Club

Not only was it genuinely exciting to film this charity event video for Woolston Manor Golf Club (we love a little bit of golf over at Oh Brother Creative), but an honour to be able to document their annual Remembrance Day competition in support of the Royal British Legion. The club briefed us to produce a promotional film that encapsulated the spirit of the event, in an unobtrusive way. After all, this was a real-life competition, and we didn’t want want to put anyone off on their backswing! Continue Reading

SmallHD Focus Bright Review : A Hands-On Account

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Hands-on with the SmallHD Focus Bright: A Review

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

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 commercial 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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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

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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