Extracting Backgrounds

By: admin on: 07 Jun 2013

Hey there, thanks for checking in on the blog. After a studio commercial photography shoot with Salford University for their ‘Advantage’ campaign. We whittled down the selections to a few chosen images to go forward as ‘hero’ shots. Part of the post-production was the requirement to extract the background away from the image so they […]

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Shooting stars

By: admin on: 18 Apr 2013

Event photography

A brush with greatness: Professor Brian Cox Every once in a while, being a professional photographer comes with some neat perks. I was recently asked to cover an evening event featuring none other than Professor Brian Cox. For those having lived under a rock for the past few years, Brian is a particle physicist and […]

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High Pass sharpening technique

By: admin on: 02 Apr 2013

Professional sharpening using High Pass filteration in Photoshop Here’s a recent video tutorial I put together for how to sharpening your images using the High Pass filter in Photoshop. It’s my favorite method of sharpening images prior to final output. The only addendum I would like to add to this video is that you want […]

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Flight cases for photographers

By: admin on: 25 Mar 2013

Protecting your photography kit from the baggage handlers I’m a sucker for a good bag, so when I visited HPRC (High Performance Resin Cases) at Focus on Imaging recently, I was intrigued by the build quality and durability of their cases. They’re an Italian company not yet established here in the UK, but I’m sure they soon will […]

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Making the background vanish

By: admin on: 18 Mar 2013

Lighting secrets from the Photographers’ Magic Circle This image was captured at a recent commercial pharmaceutical shoot. Not bad, eh? A pretty syringe, probably shot against black in a studio style setup? Well no, not quite. The cool thing about this picture (apart from the Hydris technology featured in the syringe), was that it was taken in […]

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Overcoming the challenges of conference photography

By: admin on: 10 Mar 2013

Conference photography – hints and tips I was recently commissioned to photograph a large conference in Manchester, it’s by no means a new thing to me. I’ve photographed all sorts of conferences in my 20 years of photographic experience. But it got me thinking about the difficulties that photographers face when trying to provide good […]

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