I was still the new boy at my local regional paper in Northamptonshire. I had been head hunted after three months at a weekly paper after one of the photographers saw me jumping across the roofs of canal boats trying to get a clear shot of actor David Suchet. As I was the only person at the paper aware I had absolutely no qualifications in photography at all, I was still trying to prove my … [Read more...] about Front Page – The Story Behind This Photo
I have really missed having a camera phone. Although I am only into day two of playing with my new toy, having been without one for a year, I forgot how bloody handy it is to have a camera in your pocket at all times. I imagine you could be thinking.. "Wait a minute, this guy works as a photographer.. Surely he has a camera at the ready at all times anyway.. and a good one at that?" Well, just as … [Read more...] about Why the best types of cameras are camera phones.
In my guise as a music photographer I occasionally get called apon take photos of bands for promotional purposes. I may snap them reportage style in the recording studio, on a location shoot, or occasionally, if needed, live. I caught up with the band Farleigh At one gig of their local gigs in Leamington. There was hardly any light and all I had with me was my cheapy mpeg video camera (A Sanyo … [Read more...] about The First Farleigh Video
A couple of months back I was hired to teach someone how to take photographs in a studio environment. Although studio is not normally what i do, I have done a few shoots and was happy to impart the basics to an already competent photographer I had taught before. (That's why he is competent ;) )As my client had access to the very accommodating Jayne Elliott Hair Company and some of Jayne's friends … [Read more...] about Be Prepared. Why you should go into a job with an open mind.
Director Stephen Simms has really delved deep into someone's nightmares to produce a really creative adaptation of Georg Buchner's 1837 tragedy Woyzeck. And if you head over to the Ron Barber Studio at the Crescent Theatre Birmingham between the 24th and the 27th of this month, you can see it for yourself. So last night I was sent to photograph the Birmingham School of Acting's depiction of the … [Read more...] about Woyzeck, a review and photos.