25th Shot Up North Awards 2013

This year see’s the 25th running of the SUN Awards and I’m proud to say I’ve got two images into this years exhibition, book and website. I took both in Snowdonia back in  April and worked with the dark longer lasting winter light that was on offer to me.

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The Leeds Gallery hosted the evening and the show is on until 28th September, then the exhibition goes onto Manchester and Newcastle. My lovely sister Gina, joined me and many others at the evening. We didn’t manage to avoid having a cheesy snap taken together next to one of my winning images. Cheers, Harry

Awards Evening

The New Workhorse

I’m really enjoying my new Ford S-Max. She’s my first diesel, has leather interior, panoramic roof, super sound system, sensors everywhere and is a joy to drive. Quick iPhone snap here whilst in pristine condition . Hx

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Artificial Sun Flare Effect – Image of the Month – August 2013

These images are just being published by my client and I’m really proud of the flash light we used to create sun flare in this image. In the dead of winter back in January, sunlight was scarce and snow wasn’t. So my assistant used a boom arm to hold into shot a small flash head pointing directly into the lens. The effect was great and was had a lot of fun working out the best amount of power and position of the light to gain the best results. People often use software to create this effect but It’s so much nicer getting it in the camera and the clients gets excited just looking at the back of the camera. Enjoy, H.

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I Believe In Monsters

It’s great to promote your mates creative work on that interweb thing! My best friend and actor Adam Lewis (pictured left below), has just done a short film. He plays an unsavoury character –  that’s fairly normal for him, both on and off the screen!!!!

Keep an eye out for it – the image links to the trailer on youtube. Cheers H.
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Goodbye Zafira

It’s the last days work for my lovely Zafira today. She’s been with me from new, done 115,000 miles and has served me well for seven and a half years. I thought it fitting to do a Hipstamatic iPhone snap as a final goodbye. She’s on the moors above Cross Hills near Skipton, we had one last drive together on a sun blessed summers evening. Goodbye.

Zafira's Last Day at Work

Working Skyline – Image of the Month – July 2013

This image was recently taken to promote a fantastic office block roof terrace. The model is working on her laptop with a London sunset skyline behind. The balance of the light is the hardest thing to achieve here. I’ve used a small blue gelled light bounced onto the laptop screen to give the soft effect of the screen lighting her face. We were also lucky to have a good sunset as am sure we all appreciate is more luck than anything in the UK. Phew!!! H

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Moon In The Attic

I really enjoyed shooting the 2013 Bronte brochures recently. Myself and assistant Steve did loads of work both in the studio and around the Moons Factory, of technical product shots, still life sets and location lifestyle sets. The attic at the factory was a great backdrop for shots and I’ve uploaded a few of the pages for you to peruse along with a couple of iphone snaps captured in the attic by my client. Cheers, Harry