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Apollo Pavilion

It was an anniversary recently for the Apollo Pavilion in Peterlee. Love it or hate it, it’s still there and that’s a good enough reason to make an image of it! Time was tight with this one , weather wasn’t too good and I had lots of other things to do. For the gearheads this one was Nikon D800e 45mmPCE Firecrest 10stop ND filter with a big Benro tripod with Manfrotto geared head.

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I’m a bit of a BTS GoPro pest and I think it’s a bit of fun, so here’s the proof, but I’m not a lover of the “selfie” but I like to take pictures with other people, possibly because I like the idea of a “team” working on some of the projects I get involved in (some of these are from last year but here’s an excuse to put them on the blog). Also the most recent ones involve short film projects for Vote Hoult, so as you can tell I’ve been a bit busy but stay tuned as there’s lots more on the way.


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Back in the kitchen

Back in the kitchen, with all the foodie/drinkie images I’ve been creating lately. So here’s a portrait from a happy job (they’re all happy jobs!) from a short while ago. I’ve changed the way the final render was – made it a bit more edgy! But hey it’s the joys of digital, but really nothings changed, we’ve always had the ability to reprint images any way we’d liked. It’s just the tools we used to perform these tasks have changed so much. So with all this modern tech in mind, lately I’ve been watching YouTube videos of people shooting with large format cameras. So I’m contemplating dusting off the old 5×4 or 10×8 camera and joining in with the analogue revival, lets see what happens in the coming months.

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Nikon D3x, 45mm PCE with a little pop of flash from a SB800 from camera right.

Shot of the month January-19

Here’s an alternative for Shot of the month January-19, with a bit of BTS in case you don’t visit the Facebook page. It’s a busy start to the year so lets hope it continues and for the gear heads SOTM was created with Nikon D800e PCE lenses 24,45,85 with 16 stop nd firecrest filter, Neewer timer, Benro tripod with manfrotto geared head. BTS shot with iPhone.


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Think Ahead

It’s the second post of the new year and what a title: Think Ahead. You think I’d be making these up – but you know I wouldn’t do that! This is a short film to promote the Think Ahead programme that “is a new route into social work, for graduates and career-changers remarkable enough to make a real difference to people with mental health problems”. The project was created for and with Infinite… over a two day shoot near Nottingham in summer 2018. As usual the whole process was a lot of fun (the sponge pudding and custard was a wonderful bonus!).