A quick PR photography job this week at Bellway Homes for their charity fundraising for Cancer Research.
PR Photographer Wales
I recently attended a St Davids day breakfast meeting, hosted by Midas Group (Mi-Space) at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea. This year their guest speaker was Welsh football legend, Dean Saunders.
I’ve had the pleasure of hearing Dean speak at an event previously and enjoyed some of his stories, particularly the one about nearly signing for Brian Clough!
If you are looking for a PR photographer in Wales for your event please drop me a message or give me a call to see how I can help.
South Wales Photographer
Apprentice Portrait for Redrow Homes
From a recent commission for Redrow Homes at their current site in Lisvane, Cardiff.
I was recently commissioned to take some photographs at the Cardiff branch of ChipsAway. The images are for use in the Franchise Brands end of year report.
I was in Cardiff this morning to photograph some business headshots when I was asked if I minded taking a quick portrait of this guy. Its not my usual sort of thing but I quite like it!
I don’t think i want to work with dogs all the time though, I think I just got lucky that he looked down the lens, he only did it once!
A couple of images from a recent shoot for Aareon at their office in Swansea.
The typical welsh winter weather coming in to play meant we were forced to use a rather beige office as the location. Fortunately we were able to cover a wall with some posters to achieve the colourful background the client was looking for.
A quick portrait commission for the Financial Times yesterday of former steelworker, Peter Thomas in Port Talbot.
You can read the piece here if you have an FT subscription - https://www.ft.com/content/72152190-1b0c-11e9-9e64-d150b3105d21
Michael Jones Q.C for the FDA
In the run up to Christmas I was commissioned to take a portrait of Michael Jones Q.C for the FDA. The brief was some relaxed environmental portraits along with an establishing shot of the Welsh Assembly Senedd building in Cardiff bay.
A fleeting visit to Cardiff to shoot a portrait feature yesterday. I was asked to capture some images of the Welsh Assembly Senedd building to go along with the feature in the magazine.
Here are a couple of out-takes that didn’t make the selects. I’ll post the final images once the article has been published.
Popped down to the annual Cars and Coffee meet in Cowbridge. Took a few photos but mostly just enjoyed the vibe and coffee.
G-Technology 8tb Thunderbolt 2 Raid Hard Drive Review
8tb / Thunderbolt
Straight to the point, I'm not an equipment reviewer type person. I'm not going to give you charts comparing data transfer speeds when daisy chained to several million devices or whether the drives performance is effected by sudden movements in the jet stream.
I just wanted to give a brief overview of my experience with the G-Technology 8tb Raid drive and how it compares to my other drives that i've been using the past couple of years.
I won't go into a whole unboxing as I'm pretty sure that if you're in the market for something like this you know what to expect. Cardboard, leads and some warranty info. Thankfully both Thunderbolt and USB leads are included unlike some other drives that have you making last minutes trips to pay over the odds at a lrage retailer...
initial setup of the drive couldn't have been easier. Plug it all in, turn it on and then download the Raid controller software from G-Tech website. Oh yeah, thats the part that wasn't mentioned in the manual.
If you want to use this drive in Raid 1 then you'll need to set this up using the software found on the website. I'm sure this can be done using disk utility too but I didn't try that.
Once you've set this up as Raid 1 it effectively becomes a 4tb drive and you can start using it immediately. Its fairly quiet in use, more so than the Lacie 2Big 6tb that this carries on from. I don't really edit anything from external drives myself so i can't comment much on the speed.
Basically, it does what it needs too. Stores data and has the added bonus of being metal and pretty good looking for a hard drive. As you can see in the chart below, i've scientifally run the data.
The price isn't going to break the bank either, expect to pay around £5/600 depending on where you purchase it from. Link below to take you straight there.
i went along to the opening round of the HSBC British Downhill Series at Cwmcarn a couple of weeks ago and took my camera. I wasn't there to really focus on shooting it but came away with a few shots I was happy with.
Over the past year I have been working with the folks at Front Runner Events to produce images for all of their communication and promotion needs.
The goal with the images was to combine some traditional aspects of race day photography alongside a documentary approach to give comprehensive coverage of the events.
Here are some images from a recent commission for Island Pellet Stoves, a company based in South Wales that produces wood pellet stoves and boilers.
They were looking for a set of images for their newly launched website that show the process of the stoves being made through to being installed in customers homes.
Here are a few of my favourite images. You can view more information on their website, https://www.islandpelletstoves.co.uk/
I've had a couple of fun shoots recently for Waitrose Weekend Magazine. The first being sand yachter, Andrew Parr down on Pembrey sands. This was a really windy day down on the beach, my light stands were barely able to stand even weighed down!
The second shoot was deep in rural Wales with Scything Instructor, Phil Batten. My take away from this shoot was the horsefly bite which I suffered 30 seconds into begining the shoot which then caused my arm to swell twice its normal size. I wont be forgetting that one in a hurry!
Conference Photographer London
I recently made the trip up the M4 to continue working for a long term client of mine, SANS Cyber Security. As part of a multi week training academy I was asked to document some of the classes, speakers and students.
If you're looking for a conference or event photographer in London then please drop me a line and we can have a chat about how we can work together.
Popped up to Cardiff bay a few nights ago to shoot some promo for the lads in Black Water Chemistry.
Shoot me a message if you're looking for a band photographer and we'll sort something out!
A few images that were used as web banners for the recently relaunched website for Sustainable Energy.
So it appears there's been a bit of a gap between this and my last blog post! Some of that is down to me being on a road trip around the west coast of the USA (Pics and blog post coming at some point...!) so that's my excuse!
Here are a couple of Images from a recent commercial photography commission to photograph the rooms of the newly opened Martsons Inn in Llanelli.