How to get that Blurry Background Photograph
April 28, 2018 by admin in Hints and tips 0 Comments

This week I’ll show you how to get that blurry out of focus background look. By this I mean a shallow depth of focus where the subject is in focus and the background smoothly falls out of focus. When DSLR’s first started doing video, this was all the rage. In movies, when you have a closeup, it usually is shot on a lens that will give you this effect. And in photography, it has been around for years. You’ve just got to know how to set up your camera to get it. These are the different ways to get the effect, but when you combine them, you can really get the effect working in your favour. Now I am not going to go into the science behind this because I’d be here for hours, I’m just going to quickly go over what you need to know to get this effect working for you, when you want it. 1.Aperture  If you have a lens with a really low F number, you can get the background out of focus quite easily. The nifty fifty from canon is your cheapest way into this, but if you have a cropped sensor, this lens will […]

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Daddy Funk – THE drum teacher to have in Scotland!
September 11, 2017 by admin in Musician, People 0 Comments

As well as photography, I make short films and promos. Check out my vimeo page if you’re interested. You can also click on the image above to see Daddy Funk’s promo video! Over the last year, I’ve been filming a lot with Daddy Funk (a.k.a. Simon Greenhill). Whenever, I shoot a film, I always try to get my stills camera out and get some behind the scenes shots to use and some action shots whilst we’ve got the lights up! With Simon, we did just that and he performed magnificently! Simon is a great drum teacher and really is a guru in the industry. He has so many endorsements (Istanbul Agop Cymbals & Los Cabos Drumsticks, in association with BR Distribution in the UK), and so much talent that if you want a drum teacher and you live in Birmingham, he’s the man to see. In January 2016, we filmed a promo video together. This showcased his talents and highlighted his skills as a drummer and a teacher. Click here for the video. In September, we filmed his teachings which will be spread out over several different videos. Keep an eye out on his all new, and very cool website and for […]

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Maverick Race
September 4, 2017 by admin in Events 0 Comments

Over the summer I was lucky enough to be the Maverick Race official photographer. Initially, I thought this would be a relatively straight forward job………………………….I was very wrong! Taking photographs of runners in some pretty amazing places sounds like a dream job, and it was. But one thing I forgot to think about was my fitness levels for the event. Now I consider myself a pretty fit guy; I eat well, I train periodically and I do lots of different sports from kitesurfing to mountain biking. But, running is a very different kind of fitness. The job was to capture the feel of the day shooting the runners, the location and the countryside. So I headed to the first event in Somerset programming into the satnav a beautiful place called Fingle Bridge. After a two and a half hour drive, I arrived at 8am and got all of my kit ready after doing a recce. There was lots of opportunities for great images and it looked like it would be a great day’s shooting. The runners started turning up and I started shooting. When people are comfortable in their environment or are focusing on something else, it makes it easy […]

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