It really helps that I absolutely love taking photo's when we get a large batch of the same product delivered to be photographed as cut-outs. It's certainly not the most exciting work but there is a lot of satisfaction in producing a nicely lit image and this is arguably much more critical when photographing a product that is later going to be cut out and dropped on a plain background; there's nothing to detract your attention so it has to look fantastic. Unfortunately a lot of photographers think that cut-outs are easy and therefore don't give them the attention they deserve resulting in badly lit images. Here's a good example of that, we were sent the bottom image as a reference to what had previously been produced by another photographer, hopefully you would agree that both the lighting and composition of our version below is much better.
We spent 24 hours with the Virginmarys at Chapel Studios, Lincolnshire while they were recording their debut album. It was fantastic to be invited along and be part of such a major thing. Here are a few of the shots we got.
We recently worked on a new student gym membership campaign with Pure design in Macclesfield. They wanted an energetic feel to the shots so bright colours, a trampoline and some young fit models were required. The shots were used in a variety of places in Manchester and Birmingham. Here are some of them at Sugden Sports Centre and the Aquatics Centre in Manchester.
There's nothing like a last minute deadline to whip you into shape! We were asked by Annie Edwards of The Monocle Deli in Macclesfield to produce some framed photographs for the wall in time for their grand opening in a little less than 2 days time! As we didn't have anything appropriate in our stock library I borrowed a few teacups and teapots and off I went down the Bollin Valley with them. A couple of hours and a lot of strange looks later this is what we produced. Shot, printed and framed in 24 hours!
I first met Toby doing a series of portraits for the Macclesfield Beer Festival. He was setting the brewery up while still holding down a day job in London. He commissioned us to photograph his range of bottled beers once the labels had been designed and printed. The labels look fantastic and the beer is delicious! You can find out where their beer is available through the website www.redwillowbrewery.com
It's been a ridiculous amount of time since we have put anything on our blog, hopefully you've had a look through some of our recent work on the teneight facebook page www.facebook.com/teneightphotography During 2012 we've worked on all sorts of exciting projects and continued to provide our high standard of work to a wide variety of clients. We've also got a new website, hope you like it! Now it's time to get some posts done so you can see what we've been up to!