12 May

GEAR AID SILICONE LUBRICANT

Not all product shots are of glamorous shiny toys, many are everyday items that are required for promotion on websites, catalogues and social media. Many ignore or dispel the need for high quality or professional images of basic items, but they still deserve to be shot well, always remember that the image sells the...
04 May

DUO International 25th Anniversary Spearhead Ryuki Laponia.

25-year anniversary for DUO International this year and it’s great to see some limited-edition stunning colours released. The Laponia in the Ryuki’s series is classically Japanese and reminds me in particular of Koinobori (鯉のぼり), meaning “carp streamer” otherwise known to many as carp-shaped windsocks … these streamers are used as a celebration for Children’s...
30 Apr

DAIWA AIRD X PRE-MOUNTED COMBO

Back during December 2019, I shot a whole swag of Pre-mounted combos for Daiwa, BCF, Tackleworld and Compleat Angler. Pre-mounted combos present many difficulties for lighting. Rods and reels require different light setups and focal lengths, doing one shot of the lot never looks that good to me. So, the only way around it...
27 Apr

WEEKLY GARDEN HARVEST

The wide variety of shapes, colours and textures we harvest every few days continually inspire me a bit to take images. A quick setup with two vinyl backdrops, one reflector, my trusty Sekonic Light Meter. This week was a bit different with the arrival of the new Godox AD 300 Pro, the super compact...
20 Apr

MY LITTLE MAN

Few days off cleaning gear, repainting and patching knocks and bumps in the studio’s walls…by the time it was finished my little man just wanted his picture taken! Everyone has their favourite portrait lens, I’ve got two that I love, the old school AF-DC NIKKOR 135mm F/2D for its ethereal soft glow and by...
20 Apr

AUTUMN GARDEN HARVEST

Living in a rural region has some great benefits. Growing all our own vegetables, fruit and herbs has been my goal for the past few years, we are getting closer. The variety of shapes, colours and textures just inspired me a bit to take an image. A quick setup with two vinyl backdrops, one...