Posts Categorized: On Set

Norfolk Revisited

Lifestyle Photography for Triumph Motorcycles

I shot this series of lifestyle shots for Triumph Motorcycles Clothing brochure a few years ago. At the time I was in the middle of a big European shoot for CBRE shooting a premium property portfolio for Redevco.

I applied creative film styles to the images in Capture One (my raw file processing software). Since then Capture One has moved on a couple of generations greatly increasing my control of raw image processing. I’ve been meaning to go back to these images for a while, so I sat down with a cup of tea and got to work on them.

Captures One’s skin tone tool is great for smoothing out tone and colour, editable layers are now available for most controls including curves, levels, white balance and clarity etc.

Personally, I’m much happier with the results than the original time of processing. Don’t get me wrong they were great before and the client was really happy – but they are now much more like I intended when I shot them.

Capture One is a must have tool for the serious professional photographer. Capture One have created a brilliant piece of software that brings many of the qualities of photoshop to my raw file workflow – without having to open photoshop!

This was a great shoot to be involved in, we sourced the location in Norfolk and the models from the Midlands. My assistant Steve did a sterling job with the location lighting, creating the the sunset highlights. Ohhhh and that reminds me, by gosh it was cold!!! H

Documentary Portraits – Leeds Design Agency

As It Happens!

I recently shot this reportage series of images for Leeds creative design agency DSEmotion. The brief was to get an honest set of images to reflect the friendly, creative and professional ethos of the company. My approach was to capture them “as it happens” with minimum setting up, posing of people and no rearranging of rooms. Just an honest set of images as I saw them, warts and all – preferably less warts in the final edit I suppose!

I mostly used a long focus lens with minimal depth of field to help blur the foregrounds and or backgrounds of the pictures. This helps to give them a fly on the wall feel to the set of images. I also took a few cameo shots of the office to reflect their work and give the set of images an added depth of interest. It was a great shoot to both photograph and edit – just me and my camera (plus a little fill-in flash here and there) and my eye for an image. How I did photography when I was learning but with the advantage of more than 30 years experience! Enoy the snaps. Harry

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The Leeming Building, Leeds

Reportage Shoot Around Leeds

I was commissioned to produce a set of images to promote the marketing of The Leeming Building, which is basically the offices at the Leeds Market. A major part in Leeds history, this iconic Grade 1 listed building has been rejuvenated to become a collection of unique, design led work spaces created to attract likeminded businesses. Dan, the creative director wanted me to capture relaxed natural feeling images of the hipster/artisan/independent side of the city’s local amenities. Armed with only my charm, wit and a cover letter to introduce myself to shop keepers and restauranteurs etcetera, I spent two half days seeking out interesting angles, people and cameo shots. It was a  really enjoyable shoot, taking me back to my student days with free reign to use my vision, connecting with people and the environment. I also shot all the external and internal photography for the brochure. Dan was really pleased with the final set of images and I’ve attached a few of my favourites below. Cheers, H.

External of  The Leeming Building & Brochure Link

Reportage Photo Gallery

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

Triumph in the cold!!!

The recent 2013 model shoot for Triumph was in a very cold Norfolk.

The team was Gareth from Triumph who oversaw the production of the  shoot, Mark Hynds on art direction duty, modelling were Zoe and Mark, the lovely assistant Steve on lighting/equipment plus me behind camera.

The sun was added by assistant Steve using a double warm gelled Quadra head directed at the lens just off frame. This obviously didn’t warm the models, so we had a plentiful supply of good humour from everyone (and the car heating on full blast).

We produced some great shots and Gareth emailed some positive feedback which is always great to hear.

“Mate, love them, they are even better than I remember! Thank-you for a great two day photo-shoot it was a pleasure working with you, I’m so pleased with the clothing brochure and I believe it to be better than any previous version” – Gareth Bright.

Here are some snaps from Steve and some pages from the finished brochure. H


Glamping, Flies and Club Foot

Wow. Just got round to doing this entry, we had a great time shooting next years Tottie SS13 range! In the mist of all the persistent rain this year we managed to have the sun shine us on – a real deal breaker for whether this shoot went ahead or not! The damp ground bred particularly large and plentiful Horse Flies, I think I won on the “Highest Number of Bites Award” as one had eaten my back under my shirt! The mud was also fun with my Club Foot (I’d just had an opertion on my right big toe for hallux limitus) and was wearing my special shoe for it. Thanks to everyone for making this a great shoot.

Here is an early selection from my camera and some back scene shots from Assistant Andy. Harry

 

Ads on location

Behind the scene shots taken with various iphones whilst on a couple of sunny but pretty cool days on location, producing some great AW13 Clothing Adverts.  

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