December 2013 update: I'm no longer working as a photographer

In 2009, I launched a company that makes business software for photographers, and now that company is so successful that I've regretfully had to put my photography business on hold indefinitely. You can find out more about this change on my blog.

If you're looking for a photographer, I'm still in touch with many amazing photographers and would be delighted to recommend them to you if you contact me.

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May 2009 Archive

Last chance to get tickets for post-production seminars

Posted in Seminars at 15:08 on 11/05/2009

There's still a few tickets left for the post-production seminars I'm presenting in Manchester and Birmingham this week. You can get them from the Calumet website:

Tuesday 12 May 2009 - Calumet Manchester

Thursday 14 May 2009 - Calumet Birmingham

Post-production for portrait and wedding photographers

Digital capture has given photographers an enormous amount of creative control over their work, but this means that taking great pictures is only the first step towards delivering fantastic results.

I will be presenting a seminar that will teach you the post-production skills you need to finish your portrait & wedding photographs to a professional standard. The course will explore:

Practical techniques that will bring the best out of your images.

Building these skills into an efficient workflow that supports your photographic style and makes the most of your time.

The seminar includes:

A catch-up session to bring your Photoshop skills up to speed.

Realising the potential of RAW files.

Producing great black & whites from digital images.

Practical retouching techniques.

Using special effects to polish your images.

Taking control of your workflow.

Everyone attending the seminar will also receive a disc containing details of the techniques demonstrated, sample files and the Photoshop Actions used during the course.

The seminar will run from 10:00 to 17:00 and is priced at £85.

Sounds Like Teen Spirit screening at Cambridge Arts Picturehouse

Posted in Commercial and PR at 15:04 on 11/05/2009

On Friday, Jamie J Johnson's documentary Sounds Like Teen Spirit started its run at the Arts Picturehouse in Cambridge. The film takes an affectionate look at the under-rated Junior Eurovision Song Contest and Jamie and the Cypriot contestant were on hand for a Q&A session after the screening.

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Sawston cinema restoration project portraits

Posted in Commercial and PR at 11:50 on 01/05/2009

Sawston is a village near Cambridge that has had a long history of cinema. A cinema was opened there in the early 1930s by local firm Spicers and operated until the 1970s, but a new project involving Sawston community college, The Cambridge Film Trust and stART has reopened the cinema.

Cambridge filmmaker Peter Harmer has been documenting the project and brought me in to take a series of portraits that will be used in the book accompanying his film. The portraits cover the whole range of people involved in the project, including local residents who used to work at or visit the cinema, school children involved in the project and of course the project organisers.

Here's a selection of images from the shoot.

Local residents of Sawston:

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Some of the children involved in the film project:

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Cambridge Film Trust trustee and technology journalist Bill Thompson:

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stART arts development manager Lesley Morgan:

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And of course filmmaker Peter Harmer:

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