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Shooting Bottles! Lots of challenges, involved in bottle photography. Not only is a bottle a 180 degree mirror, and reflects your studio, and you if you let it, you often have to show the liquid inside, so backlighting is essential. Just to add to the fun, labels are often gold foil, so need to be…

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 A fun day out, teaching studio photography, for the Institute of Medical Illustrators.   Tired now! But what a great day teaching studio photography, for the Institute of Medical Illustrators Summer School. Professional medical photography students from across the country come to Cardiff Medical Illustration for the school, and I am grateful to be asked…

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Ok this is a bad play on words for Brewery Studios, but I hope you like the pictures and the instructions. To make great tea, follow these instructions. Firstly use a good quality tea, kept in an air tight tin. Take the teapot and empty out the contents from the previous tea session. Boil the…

  Confessions of a photographer part one. Did your website disappear of the face of the planet, mine did. Why I hear you ask? Simple really I took my eye of the ball. Lord Sugar would be pointing his finger at me I am afraid too say!  “You’re fired”…” thank you for the opportunity”. “Where…

Let me give you my view, on the subject, and then let you decide, with a story at the end. Right here goes.  Your product and service is unique, isn’t it? or perhaps its not! Well in reality it probably isn’t, (Shock, Horror,)  As more and more companies compete for the same market, the difference…

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Let me explain how I shot a dozen radiator swatches, for one of my clients. This is a straight forward technical job, but there is more to it than meets the eye, as with every shoot I do. Firstly you have to position the product, so it is straight onto the camera; I often use…

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Don’t forget the camera. People do worry what sort of camera they have, or indeed I have. Ok it’s a good camera, with lots of pixels, and an expensive bit of glass on the front! However it’s only a light sensitive box with a hole at one end to let light in, and sensitive material…

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Lots of chairs shot on location. I frequently load a whole mobile studio into the car and do shoots at the customer’s premises. This works well for bulky objects, like chairs, and can work out easier for some companies. For instance I did a whole cocktail shoot for Penderyn in a cocktail bar, as all…

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Not just Pigs, lots of wonderful local produce at The Moody Sow Farm shop. A very interesting day out in wellies. http://www.moodysow.com/ I now know you should never get in front of pigs when feeding! Also a great day out at the Farm Park for you and the kids.

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Welcome to my first blog on our new look site. Thank you for looking, and I hope you enjoy the images.
A big Thank you to Tayler, at Blindspot Design. For all his help.

As you may know I have been a photographer for over 20 odd years, shooting a wide variety of images, for all sorts of business, big and small.

Just recently I have completed more images, for The Jewellery Studio in Cardiff. Jewellery photography is all about lighting, lots of reflective surfaces, diamonds that need to sparkle, and stones and metal colours shown correctly. Then add a bit of creativity and consistency and your finished. It’s actually quite fiddly being that close up, but rewarding when you see the results. I have a short movie on Jewellery photography if you are interested. Just go to Portfolio and Motion.

Please stop by again, as I will try to add more content regularly. I shoot a wide variety of subjects, from furniture in room sets, to food and factories.