Monthly Archives: November 2017

Aerial Acrobats

Sometimes a finished picture looks nothing like you thought it would when you first take on a project. My experience as an editorial photographer has taught me to shoot in whatever situation I end-up in and make the most of it. This could be rain when expecting sunshine, for example. Whatever happens, it’s so important to come back with usable shots on my memory card. I recently shot some arial acrobats at a fitness studio […]

Dispelling the myth of f/2.8

There seems to be an obsession among photographers regarding f/2.8 lenses. Photographic companies keep producing their premium lenses at f/2.8, telling us it’s what we need. But do we? Back in the 1990’s when I started working as a professional sports photographer I used to shoot motorsport and football and we shot on film. The lenses I took to work were as follows; 16-35mm f/2.8, 28-70mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8 and a 300mm f/2.8   Film […]

It’s Not A Test

Testing is part and parcel of being a professional photographer. Whether it involves testing new faces which could be used later for commercial projects, testing a new piece of equipment or technique – there are often times a photographer needs to shoot for free. There are times when a dry-run of a commercial project is required to ensure smooth running when crunch day comes. Testing can be the difference between success and failure. What happens […]