Sunday, 9 July 2017

What I've been up to

    It's been a while but I'm still here, still working.

My work for Cheshire Life Magazine is still going on. Covering events in and around Manchester has led me to meet lots of different people from different walks of life. Sometimes meeting the same people at multiple events.

                                                                            Magali Gorre for Cheshire Life

    Shooting events doesn't have to be complicated. I use a 24/70 1.8 lens with on board flash, usually pointed at the ceiling. I happily shoot at iso 2500 with the flash manually set to under fire by 1 stop. Magazine print is very forgiving when it comes to noise so when I find myself in a dark room I am no longer worrying about the results.

Great Gatsby Charity Ball

Brooks McDonald 10th Anniversary

    'Get it right in camera' That's the dream of all photographers everywhere. The truth is 'Close is good enough' 'cause we got Lightroom ! Simply put, magazines like brightly exposed images which means minimum work in Lightroom. Lens correction, highlight suppression, straightening; most of these can be automated during loading. I can shoot and deliver on the same night. My Editor likes ten to twenty images to choose from but has allowed me to send more depending on the event. 

Lady Derby opening the new Boodles flagship store 
King st Manchester

Food photography

    It's not what I imagined I would be doing but it is photography and I have been allowed to shoot a couple of editorials. Basically if an opportunity is presented to you, take it, it could lead to something great.