Cheshire Event Photography – ATT Writers Ball 2015

Every year Action Transport Theatre (ATT)  holds an annual celebration and showcase of new talent.  I was very grateful to be commissioned by them again this year to capture images of the event and I had a great time absorbing the atmosphere on the evening.  The only downside to photographing the event is that I have to try and capture as many of the performers as possible and so can’t stay very long for any single performance.  What I did see on the night looked and sounded fantastic and everyone seemed to be having a great time.  Here are some highlights from the event:

If you’d like to promote or record an event with images like these then please don’t hesitate to give me a shout to discuss how I might be able to help

Commercial Photography Cheshire – Meet the team photos

Over the last few years I’ve done a considerable number of jobs for Warble Entertainment shooting the various bands on their roster so it was great when they approached me to shoot the photos for their new ‘meet the team’ page on their website.  They wanted something a bit different and fun but the resulting images still had to serve their function of allowing clients to see who was who.

After creating a mood-board and knocking a few ideas back and forth we agreed on two final designs, one team photo and one set of individual photos.  The team photo was a mix of photos and illustration and was designed so that it is relatively easy to add new team members as and when they join.  The individual shots consisted of two shots per person, one ‘normal’ and one ‘silly’ with the idea being that on the final website the ‘normal’ image would be displayed until the user moves their mouse over the image where it changes to the ‘silly’ version.  Here is the final team shot:

warble entertainment team photo

The images were all shot individually in front of a white background then composited together in Photoshop afterwards.  I then added the illustration elements, some of which we created by myself, others by the guys at Warble and the remainder were from the existing Warble branding set.  The individual shots were taken on the same set with a tighter crop. Here are some of the individual shots:

Head over to the Warble website to see the images on the page and see how the roll-over effect works, this was a great shoot and we all had a great time creating something a bit different for their new website.  Here’s a quick behind the scenes shot of the team at the end of the shoot:

Warble team behind the scenes

If you are interested in livening up your website with some creative photography or want to discuss any other commercial photography needs, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Band Photography Cheshire – DK Management

A while ago I was approached by Warble Entertainment and their sister company DK Management to provide a number of their acts with promotional images since then I have worked with a number of their bands, shooting at the cloverleaf images studio in Crewe and on location. Here are some of the images we have produced so far:

If you have a band or business you’d like to promote using high quality images or want to chat about our other services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Food Photography Cheshire

It’s great to get a variety of work and to do lots of different things and recently I got the chance to try out some on location food photography for Firenze in Nantwich. The owner of the restaurant, Louise, wanted some new images for their new website and to use on various print and online promotional material.

The brief was to capture the atmosphere of the location coupled with detailing some of their signature dishes and cocktails. We set up a couple of different shots with different dishes in different parts of the restaurant and spent a great afternoon shooting some delicious food (and sampling them afterwards – perks of these kinds of jobs!).  In the evening I returned to shoot some of the creations of the very talented bar staff. Here are some of the images we created for Firenze:

If you are interested in promoting your business or products with high quality photography or just want to have a chat about how my images may help you content with potential customers, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

PR Photography Cheshire

Even though I absolutely love what I do, sometimes there are jobs that I take on that are not the most inspiring, interesting or fun (although I tend not to write about those ones!) other times there are jobs that are just laugh out loud fun! Shep is a local entertainer and broadcaster who contacted me to provide him with some promotional images. He wanted a range of shots that showed off his versatility as an entertainer and covered the different aspects of his acts.

For most shoots I am fairly well organised and have a clear idea about the shots I’m going to take but for this shoot I decided to let things flow a bit more and just see where things went. I had asked Shep to bring any examples of images that he liked so that I had some start points and we just took it from there.

For the first few shots it was evident that Shep wasn’t as comfortable posing in front of the camera as he was performing so I got him to imagine he was on stage in front of an audience and to just goof around a bit and he became much more relaxed. This more relaxed approach produced some more natural shots and we were both really pleased with the images we got on the day.

Here are some of the shots we produced in the cloverleaf images studio in Crewe:

If you are interested in promoting your personal or business brand through high quality images, please don’t hesitate to give me a shout to have a chat about how I might be able to help you.