Monday, 17 December 2012

New winter lifestyle shoot - hiking in Wales

Last month we were shooting some outdoor lifestyle images in Wales. Snowdonia in November was always going to be a bit of a gamble with the weather but on our shoot day we were blessed with perfect winter conditions - soft cloud but dry and no wind. We woke up the next morning to a howling gale and horizontal rain, so luck was definitely on our side.

Big thanks to Katie Higson for producing and assisting and putting up with my terrible driving; Keith and Emma for modelling; and Gaynor and all the crew at the National Mountaineering Centre at Plas y Brenin for being such wonderful hosts.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Canon Lens Toolkit

Earlier this year I undertook an epic shoot for Canon, creating a whole new image library showcasing their vast array of lenses. Using 7 cameras and 33 different lenses we were shooting for 17 days across 4 different countries, shooting everything from lifestyle images in London to landscapes in Scotland to extreme skiers in Switzerland. I also got to play with some cool kit including a pre-productiuon 1DX, the funky 17mm tilt-shift lens and "the beast" - the new 800mm super tele.

The first fruits of our labour are beginning to appear with the creation of a new lens toolkit for use by all of Canon's sales team and resellers across Europe.

Big thanks to Charlie and James at Canon, Duncan at TAG for the fantastic design, Katie Higson for production and assisting, Carolina Svensson for hair and makeup, Kajsa Soderlund for styling, Tim Stephens for carrying all the bags up the ski slopes,  Beanie, Lolo and the amazing Erik at Faction for being such awesome skiers, Chris at Tate Modern, Sian at the British Museum, Simonetta for fixing everything in Venice, and last but not least the crew at Leila's shop for keeping us supplied with all that delicious coffee.