MIT develops Lighting Drones for Photographers

July 13, 2014Digital Media

Seems like drones are going to become part of everyday life from weapon of war, pizza delivery, expensive toy, police surveillance and now the drone lighting assistant. MIT researchers have developed autonomous lighting drones. Which can be deployed to continuously adjust to a photographers movements presumably providing the optimum lighting during a shoot without having to … Read More

Tea in the forest

January 26, 2013Cambridge, Personal, Technique

Creating natural lighting on location with speed lights. During the recent snowy spell in Cambridge I went out with a warm flask of tea and some small Nikon speed lights to try and capture a natural looking environmental portrait. The sun was low and behind my subject and was casting sun beams through the pine … Read More

Approachable Corporate Portrait

August 16, 2010Commercial Photography, Portrait, Technique

I often get asked to produce portraits which are friendly and approachable especially corporate portraits. Traditionally these tended to be be very formal boardroom, desk type shots with very little character. The need to have web profiles, avatars and press releases has contributed to the style of these portraits changing. There is often a limited … Read More

Magpas Medical Emergency Charity Photography

February 24, 2010Cambridge, News, Technical, Volunteer

After waiting for almost 1 year I finally got a chance to photograph a team at the Medical Emergency Charity MAGPAS. The charity operates a team of volunteer doctors, paramedics and community first responders. MAGPAS is solely funded by donations and receives no money from the NHS or other Government funding. I had been approached by … Read More

Cambridgeshire Mencap Photography

December 7, 2009Cambridge, Charity, Published, Tearsheet, Technical

My first shoot for the Cambridgeshire Mencap project took place at St.Johns College, Cambridge University. Cambridgeshire Mencap provide a catering & hospitality training course in the college’s kitchens. Students meet for classroom activities and then more hands on work in the college kitchen and canteen. Both environments leave little room room for manoeuvre. Where possible I … Read More