Category Archives: On Site Photographic Training

Just in time

Sometimes events can come together in unexpected ways. Following a studio lighting courseĀ  I did with a furniture company director things developed in a way that has been mutually beneficial to both of us. The furniture man was a keen photographer who was keen to lean more about lighting. He had some underused space in his factory that he wanted to utilise more efficiently as a small studio where work in progress could be photographed. Sometimes he was simply too busy running the factory to set a day aside for a shoot so I ended up doing the work for him. One of the photographs is illustrated here.

Armchair manufactured ny Greengate Furnitur

Greengate Furniture chair

 

Get it right!

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A simple photo of my much loved camera used on Ebay to advertise that it is for sale. Dramatic lighting is unnecessary as its main function is to show potential buyers exactly what they will get should they win the auction. This is a colour digital photograph (Look carefully and you should see some red triangles and numbers on the lens barrel) that has completely neutral tones. If this doesnt appear to be the case it might be that your colour monitor is incorrectly adjusted.

The camera sold for a good price.

An open letter to Sam about colour problems on websites

Dear Sam,

Thanks for an enjoyable day helping you sort out better ways of photographing cake decorations for use on your employers website.
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Short course projects

Photographic Course projects

Ideas for photographers to work on as a followup to one day courses run at my Stokenchurch studio or for other courses in photography.

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White paper product photography lighting problem

Photographing white paper.

I get a number of interesting requests for help with photo projects that grow out of the one day short courses that I run in my studio. Many of my customers run small Internet businesses of one form or another. This problem came from a man who was well informed about the technical aspects of photography and had set up a website to sell high quality sheets of paper suitable for use by artists, craft workers, and designers.

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Learning digital photography

I have had a lot of requests from people who haveĀ  acquired, or are intending to acquire, their first digital camera. Especially from older people who still have a film camera lying around. Most are shocked when they open the little book that comes with the camera and they have to face a seeming huge range of complexities. Learning digital photography from a base in film photography isn’t so very difficult.

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