Phil Jones Photography: Blog http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog en-us (C) Phil Jones Photography philjonesphotographer@gmail.com (Phil Jones Photography) Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:37:00 GMT Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:37:00 GMT http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/img/s/v-5/u844121845-o317486955-50.jpg Phil Jones Photography: Blog http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog 120 90 Throwback Thursday Blog #1 Strength and Beauty http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/-tbt-strength-and-beauty-photo-shoot Welcome to my first Throwback Thursday Blog!

Instead of sharing one or two nostalgic images as part of Throwback Thursday, I thought it would be a great idea to share my blogs from yesteryear!

Background to the shoot. A few years ago I was fortunate enough to have a small network of amazing models I could work with on a regular basis. Whenever I needed to test new equipment, try out new lighting techniques or just shoot for the fun of it there was always someone there to help me, for which I'm so grateful. My first Throwback blog has to feature the amazing Kelly Amber. We had so many shoots together and so much fun too as you will see on the behind the scenes video. I hope you enjoy the blog!

Model Kelly Amber wearing Seiko Sportura wrist watch inside her wrist. This image was later used on the cover of EOS Magazine July - September 2014Model Kelly Amber wearing Seiko Sportura wrist watchModel Kelly Amber wearing Seiko Sportura wrist watch inside her wrist. This image was later used on the cover of EOS Magazine July - September 2014

Above: This image of model Kelly Amber wearing Seiko Sportura watch was used on the front cover of EOS Magazine July - September 2014

 

Throwback Thursday - Strength and Beauty 

Model: Kelly Amber

Images taken September 2013

Strength and Beauty. Seiko Sportura Watch photo shoot in collaboration with Bellefontaines Jewellers, Billericay.Bellefontaines Strength and BeautyStrength and Beauty. Seiko Sportura Watch photo shoot in collaboration with Bellefontaines Jewellers, Billericay.

After having several fantastic photoshoots with model Kelly Amber during 2012 including the damsel in distress series: The Train Journey, A Female Assassin and Kallisto, it had been far too long since our last shoot so a date was set and a fitness shoot was our theme, a good excuse to catch up and have some fun.

When planning a photoshoot, making decisions on wardrobe, make up, hair styling and props are an integral part of my creative thought process as is choosing the right model. For this shoot I decided to keep it all low key, without an assistant or styling team behind me. The main reason for this decision, quite honestly, was that it would be nice to take the opportunity to chat with Kelly and put the world to rights, and as Kelly is a qualified beauty therapist, she is more than competent doing her own make up for this shoot.

Depending on the concept of the shoot and of course the budget, I usually hit Lakeside Shopping Centre, act as though I’m a stylist and get a selection of outfits and props. In this case, not long after a date was set, an email from Kelly arrived with the subject line “Outfit choices so far…” complete with a couple of selfies. A red, white and black theme instantly grabbed me and my creative process had begun.

This may not come as a big surprise but I’m very much a visual person and like to visualize from an early stage how the end image is going to look. Shot in the studio against a black background, traditional old school black cast iron York Fitness weights, a solid steel chrome barbell and dumbbell cutting through the darkness was all part of my vision. Creating an image that I could use as part of my marketing and use to make new business contacts would be useful, producing a behind the scenes movie to start my YouTube account would be awesome! Fortunately for me I work extremely closely with a full service creative agency, WWJ and Brad Carter, who is responsible for WWJ’s film and motion, offered to help out! Why, how could he resist?

I wanted the images to have a commercial look about them and create a series of images which could be used for an advertising promotional campaign, so the next obvious choice for me was to contact family run jewellers in Billericay, Bellefontaines, who I had already worked in collaboration with, helping to promote the Rodania watch brand. Not only are they a lovely bunch of people, they are also very supportive when it comes to helping and working with local businesses. A quick text, followed by a phone call, led to me visiting the shop. Sitting there in the window was a red, white and black Seiko Sportura Chronograph watch. As I’m slightly obsessed with colour coordinating my images, this was the obvious choice and would to be the focus of the shoot - no pun intended.

Any of you who follow me on Twitter, @PhilJonesPhoto, will know that on the day of the shoot I had an early morning start setting up the studio. A wise old photographer once told me to make time and set up the lighting before a shoot, if you’re in the studio alone, use the self-timer even if you’re as non-photogenic as I am! I use the set up time to visualize the end shot and think about poses and angles so I can give art direction to what I want to achieve.

Once I have created the lighting set up and mood I want to achieve, I can relax knowing the tricky stage is complete and all that is left is fine adjustment and tweaking of the lighting when the model is on set and the shoot is in progress.

It’s important to create your own style of photography and this can be achieved in many ways, such as through lighting. Look at other photographers work on Flickr, Behance and Deviantart. Read blogs and practice recommended lighting setups, then try new things. If they don’t work, so what? Learn from your mistakes and experiment.

The next stage for me is my favourite. The Photoshoot. As a photographer I believe it is important to build a rapport with the model. Not only does it make the shoot more fun but it creates better shots too. Again, every photographer has their own style and this is part of what makes me, me!

Take a look at the finished Behind The Scenes video and you’ll see what I mean.

 

 

What you didn’t see on the video is the outdoor location shoot. I already had permission from Basildon Sporting Village to photograph on their running track to create new images for my Shutterstock photo library account. I was also keen to create contrasting images to which I had just taken in the studio. Images which promote the Seiko Sportura to a serious athletic and fitness audience where performance, high precision and the strength are as important to them as it is to the Sportura brand.

I hope you like the results and that this article has given you an insight into how I work and plan my shoots. If you have any questions it would be great to hear from you. If you have any feedback, it would be great to hear that too. Make sure you sign up to my Blog so you don’t miss any future posts. Thanks for your support.

 

Strength and Beauty, the Seiko Sportura range available from Bellefontaines’ Jewellers, Billericay.

www.bellefontainesjewellers.co.uk

 

  Seiko Sportura watch marketing image for Bellefontaines' Jewellers, Billericay. Seiko Sportura watch marketing imageSeiko Sportura watch marketing image for Bellefontaines' Jewellers, Billericay.

 

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  Seiko Sportura watch marketing image for Bellefontaines' Jewellers, Billericay. Seiko Sportura watch marketing image for Bellefontaines' Jewellers, Billericay. Seiko Sportura watch marketing image for Bellefontaines' Jewellers, Billericay.

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Equipment used:

Studio: Bowens Esprit 500 Flash Heads

Canon EOS 5D

Canon EF 24-105mm f4 L series IS USM Lens

Tethered to MacBook Pro using Adobe Lightroom 3

Behind the scenes video filmed on a Canon C300

Track photography: Canon 70-200mm f2.8 L Series IS USM Lens

 

Image featured on front cover of EOS Magazine July - September 2014EOS Magazine July - September 2014Image featured on front cover of EOS Magazine July - September 2014
Above: Image featured on front cover of EOS Magazine July - September 2014

*NOTE* My images may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted or uploaded in any way without my written permission. All content © Phil Jones, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved. Use without permission is illegal.

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Creating photography for Website of the Year finalist http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/website-photography In 2016 I was commissioned by Rickard Luckin, a firm of chartered accountants and tax advisers with offices in Chelmsford, Basildon and Southend, to create business portraits and candid photography for their new website which was then under construction. I’m pleased to say Rickard Luckin entered the finished website, built by Infoserve, into the category ‘Website of the Year’ at the Countryside Business Awards 2017 and were one of only six finalists.

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Photographing over 130 Business Portraits for Rickard Luckin's new website across 3 officesBusiness Portraits for Rickard LuckinPhotographing over 130 Business Portraits for Rickard Luckin's new website across 3 offices

I am really proud to have been involved with the marketing team from the very early stages of the website build and to offer creative ideas within the photography which would capture the personality of the company.

Since the initial photo shoots, I have again been commissioned to create images at Rickard Luckin’s amazing new offices in Basildon. Many of my original ‘mood board’ concepts have now made their way into the decor of the offices and as a photographer who is known to be slightly obsessed with colour coordinating his shots, it’s an amazing space to work in, with a friendly, professional and approachable team!

Relaxed and informal business portrait for accountants and tax advisers Rickard LuckinRelaxed and informal business portraitRelaxed and informal business portrait for accountants and tax advisers Rickard Luckin

Relaxed and informal business images for accountants and tax advisers Rickard LuckinRelaxed and informal business images for accountants and tax advisers Rickard LuckinRelaxed and informal business images for accountants and tax advisers Rickard Luckin Creating digital content for Rickard Luckin Website of the Year finialist 2017Creating digital content for Rickard Luckin Website of the Year finalist 2017 (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)Colour coordinated images to reflect Rickard Luckin's brand. Website of the Year finalist 2017 (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)

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Congratulations to everyone at Rickard Luckin on such a fantastic achievement and thank you for trusting me with your photography!

 

Recommendation from Rickard Luckin’s Creative and Digital Marketing Manager, Kim Aaronricks

From the initial brief, to the final day of shooting, Phil's creative process, attention to detail, communication and photography was impeccable.

Having over 130 people in our team, across 3 different offices, the task I gave Phil was a tricky one. But he handled it with professionalism and a bit of fun! The feedback from staff has been nothing but positive and everyone left the studio with a smile on their face.

His distinctive eye for colour adds a unique graphic element to his photography, which united the team with our corporate brand, and he clearly has passion and takes pride in his work.

I couldn't be happier with the results and highly recommend Phil for corporate photography and professional profile shots.

 

Rickard Luckin Website https://www.rickardluckin.co.uk/

Infoserve blog https://www.infoserve.com/infoserve-website-finalist-website-year-award/

 

Below: A selection of images taken for Rickard Luckin over several days to be used not only on their website but also for social media and other digital marketing, print and promotional purposes. Interior design which reflects Rickard Luckins Brand IdentityInterior design which reflects Rickard Luckins Brand IdentityInterior design which reflects Rickard Luckins Brand Identity Interior design which reflects Rickard Luckin's Brand IdentityInterior design which reflects Rickard Luckin's Brand IdentityInterior design which reflects Rickard Luckin's Brand Identity

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Colour coordinated photography for businesses. Creating digital content for website of the year finalist Rickard Luckin.Colour coordinated photographyColour coordinated photography for businesses. Creating digital content for website of the year finalist Rickard Luckin.

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How to improve your sports photography: I spent a weekend shooting the British Superbikes http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2017/7/a-weekend-at-the-british-superbikes Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki, at Brands Hatch 2017, British SuperbikesSylvain Guintoli, Bennetts SuzukiSylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki, British Superbikes Brandshatch 2017,

If you are a regular follower of my photography then firstly I would like to apologise for not publishing a blog for a while. One of my excuses is I have tried to take time off at weekends and balance my work/social life. To help with this I have got myself back on two wheels, a Suzuki GSR 750 to be exact and I'm lovin' every minute of riding again!

This brings us on to the weekend of 21-23 July 2017 where I decided to buy a weekend ticket for the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, Brands Hatch GP, take my bike and camera, and have some fun! Yet again I found myself trying to balance relaxing and enjoying the moment, opposed to using my camera and 'working'. My biggest problem is I love what I do, so a weekend racing became a bit of 'Busman's holiday'. Although I have experience shooting images at the MotoGP (thanks to Claridon Shipping who sponsored a 125cc and later Moto 3 team), I am not an expert in sports photography. What I found at Brands Hatch were plenty of amateur photographers who follow BSB up and down the country to the various racing circuits. I found myself chatting with them over the weekend and picking their brains to which camera settings they were using and found it interesting that they all had their own method of shooting. I think this varies depending on what equipment they had and of course what style image they wanted to create. I would like to share a selection of my images from the weekend and explain my set-up, which if you are new to sports photography may help you.

Jake Dixon, RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki, ZX-10RR, British Superbikes 2017Jake Dixon, British Superbikes 2017Getting a low camera angle of Jake Dixon, RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki, ZX-10RR, British Superbikes 2017 Above: Jake Dixon, RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki, ZX-10RR. Image taken at Sheene Curve at over 100mph. 1/2500 sec, f3.5, ISO 125, focal length 200mm

Let's talk camera set-up!

I'm shooting with a Canon 5D mk3 with a EF f2.8 70-200mm Lens. If you're thinking of buying a lens, my advice is get the best you can afford. A Canon EF 70-300mm USM IS Lens would be a great lens for sports photography as it gives you the option to zoom in close or take a wider shot. Someone kindly let me experiment with his 300mm prime lens which was amazing but personally I like to be able to have the option to pull back a little especially as many of my shots get used on websites where aspect ratios are different and a tight shot wouldn't work. It's great to fill the frame but these days you can always crop tighter afterwards and not lose quality for web.

Set your camera to burst mode or continuous high speed. Although I usually take one or two images at a time, it's good to have it set up in case you need it for unexpected racing incidents, more of this later! Without a doubt use AI Servo Focusing mode which is best for shooting moving objects. When you partially depress the shutter button, the lens focuses on your subject and will continually refocus if the subject moves and the focus point changes. Take a look at the link at the bottom to read more from Canon on this subject.

Focusing. My technique is to use one single focus point and to position it on the riders crash helmet to create a sharp image. Some photographers use multiple focusing points but as I always focus on the eyes when shooting models this was to be no different. As the bikes approached the 'U' bend of druids, a second gear bend - 60mph. I would pan my camera and follow them throughout the turn.

Shutter speeds. This will of course change depending on how fast the action is and again how you want your image to look. Let me explain by showing a few examples. I would recommend 1/500 or 1/640 is a good place to start. Set your camera to shutter priority, dial in one of these speeds and let the camera pick the aperture or f/stop. When shooting at these shutter speeds it creates a sense of movement from the bike as the tyres and wheels are revolving much quicker than the forward movement of the bike. The faster the shutter speed, the more you will freeze the action. At Sheene Curve for example, (a third gear corner - 100mph or faster), I found myself wanting to use a faster shutter speed when the bikes were at a quicker part of the circuit. Also during qualifying or on race day the riders' speed will increase to that of a practise session. It's also a lot harder to follow the rider as they approach Sheene Curve making the camera pan shorter.

Taylor Mackenzie, British Superbikes 2017Taylor Mackenzie, British Superbikes 2017British Superbikes 2017 Above. Taylor Mackenzie. I started the day at 'Druids' which is a relatively slow bend and this location gives you the opportunity to get close to the riders. The settings for this shot were 1/640 sec, f7.1, ISO 400 but I used my x2 lens converter at 220mm.

Below: Still using the image converter but at maximum focal length of 400mm, these two shots were taken using continuous shooting mode and have not been cropped. This is where panning the camera helps keeping the bike in shot.

Rider: James Ellinson, McCams Yamaha YZF-R1 at 'Druids'.

Close up action shot of James Ellinson, British Superbikes 2017James Ellinson, British Superbikes 2017Close up action shot of James Ellinson, British Superbikes 2017 Close up action shot of James Ellinson, British Superbikes 2017James Ellinson, British Superbikes 2017Close up action shot of James Ellinson, British Superbikes 2017

Apertures. As I mentioned earlier when using shutter priority the camera automatically selects the aperture and creates some stunning results but this will vary depending on the light conditions. I have shots at f2.8 through to f16! The evening of day 1 I looked at my images in Lightroom and thought f6.3 worked really well for the style of image I wanted to create. The next day I experimented further setting the camera to manual, selecting f6.3, a shutter speed of either 1/1250, 1/2000 or 1/2500 but then selecting Auto adjust on the ISO. This is the first time I've ever used Auto ISO as I like to keep the noise or grain down to a minimum but I know from experience if I print an image at ISO 1250 you will not see the grain. When shooting with Auto ISO I kept an eye on the ISO and made sure it didn't get too high. I also found it very interesting chatting to other photographers to whether they use the lens image stabiliser. Some did and set it to mode 2 for panning but others said it wasn't necessary and they found it slowed down focusing. Again I tried both and personally found Canon's image stabiliser worked really well.

Leon Haslam, British Superbikes 2017Leon Haslam, Kawasaki, British Superbikes 2017Leon Haslam, British Superbikes 2017 Above: Leon Haslam JG Speedfit Kawasaki. 400mm, 1/640, f6.3, ISO 400. Uncropped and filling the frame. This image is a little soft at the rear of the bike.

A slow shutter speed can add excitement to your action shot. Billy McConnell, British Superbikes 2017Slow Shutter SpeedA slow shutter speed can add excitement to your action shot. Billy McConnell, British Superbikes 2017 Above: Here I moved to as the riders were exiting 'Druids' and I slowed the shutter speed right down to create an image which shows the speed and excitement of racing. Here I shot rider Billy McConnell on his Kawasaki at 1/60 sec using shutter priority mode (TV on a Canon). f9.0, ISO 100, 200mm Although there's a little movement on the rider I personally love the shot.

Below: I tried the same technique but shot at a faster shutter speed of 1/125 on Shane 'Shakey' Byrne on his Be Wiser Ducati Panigale R.

A slow shutter speed can add excitement to your action shot. Shane Byrne, British Superbikes 2017Shane Byrne, BSB 2017A slow shutter speed can add excitement to your action shot. Shane Byrne, British Superbikes 2017

John Hopkins, British Superbikes 2017John Hopkins, British Superbikes 2017John 'Hopper' Hopkins, British Superbikes 2017 Above: John 'Hopper' Hopkins, Moto Rapido Ducati Panigale R. Shutter speed at Sheen Curve now at 1/2500 second. See how there's no movement on the shadows of the brake discs. Remember the riders are travelling over 100mph at this point of the circuit.

The good thing about shooting with a fast aperture is if an incident does happen which you obviously weren't expecting then you have a better chance of capturing the shot. I found this to be the case during Race 1, Lap 1 of the Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship when rider James Naggy found himself on the grass and heading for the gravel or cat litter as I call it! Somehow I managed to keep focus as the front end of the bike dug in and cartwheeled. Fortunately, James walked away unhurt although he told me later he was just a little sore!

Below: Just a few images of the incident shot using continuous shooting at 1/1250 sec in shutter priority mode.

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Below are some of my favourite images taken at Sheene Curve, Brands Hatch.

Something I noticed at Brand Hatch was the majority of photographers try to keep high when shooting, many of them take a step ladder. A technique which I use and I must admit I didn't see anyone else doing was to keep myself as low as possible. This makes it difficult at times seeing the riders approaching but it does create a great angle. Of course there were times when I tried to make myself as tall as possible and look down on the riders. Generally the most interesting shots you can get as a photographer are finding angles which you don't want to be in for too long, especially if you have an achy back!

Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1/1600 sec, f3.2, ISO 100 Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1/1600 sec, f3.2, ISO 100 Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki ZX-10RRLuke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1/1600 sec, f3.2, ISO 100

Below: Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R 1000 I know I am biased as I now ride a Suzuki but this colour scheme just works doesn't it!

1/1600 sec, f2.8, ISO 250

Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R 1000Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R 1000

Below: The same angle but shot at 1/500 sec  Shane Byrne BSB 2017Shane Byrne BSB 2017Shane Byrne BSB 2017

Blue just seems to photograph really well. Jakub Smrz on his BMW S1000RR before he launched it into a fence creating a very dramatic crash, see link below. 1/500 sec 

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Below: This image of James Ellison really makes it look as though he is travelling at speed, which of course he was! The second image below which I've cropped in tight shows how a slower shutter speed allows for movement in the wheels, tyres and ground adding to the excitement.

his image of James Ellison really makes it look as though he is travelling at speed, which of course he was! James Ellison, British Superbikeshis image of James Ellison really makes it look as though he is travelling at speed, which of course he was! Cropped image shows how a slower shutter speed allows for movement in the wheels, tyres and ground adding to the excitement.

a slower shutter speed allows for movement Cropped image shows how a slower shutter speed allows for movement in the wheels, tyres and ground adding to the excitement.

Below: Josh Brookes. Yamaha YZF-R1

Josh Brookes. Yamaha YZF-R1, British Superbikes, 2017Josh Brookes. Yamaha YZF-R1Josh Brookes. Yamaha YZF-R1, British Superbikes, 2017

Below: Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing, CBR1000RR Fireblade.

Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing, CBR1000RR Fireblade.Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing, CBR1000RR Fireblade.Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing, CBR1000RR Fireblade.

Below: Bradley Ray, not only getting his knee down but his elbow too! Buildbase Suzuki, GSX-R 1000

Bradley Ray, not only getting his knee down but his elbow too! Buildbase Suzuki, GSX-R 1000Bradley Ray, getting his knee down but his elbow too!Bradley Ray, not only getting his knee down but his elbow too! Buildbase Suzuki, GSX-R 1000

Below: Richard Cooper, in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship who dominated his class all weekend. Richard Cooper, in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 ChampionshipRichard Cooper, Superstock 1000 ChampionshipRichard Cooper, in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship

Richard Cooper, in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 ChampionshipRichard Cooper, Superstock 1000 ChampionshipRichard Cooper, in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship

Below: Staying with Superstock 1000's #4 Michael Rutter getting his knee down. What a great sound as you hear the nylon knee pads scraping along the floor.

Michael Rutter, in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 ChampionshipMichael Rutter, in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 ChampionshipMichael Rutter, in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship

Taylor Mackenzie who I had the pleasure of meeting a few times when he rode with MotoGP 125cc class Taylor Mackenzie, BSB 2017Taylor Mackenzie, BSB 2017Taylor Mackenzie, BSB 2017

 Below: See the sparks fly as Andy Reid's BMW S1000RR exhaust hits the ground. See the sparks fly as Andy Reid's BMW S1000RR exhaust hits the ground.Sparks fly as Andy Reid's BMW S1000RR exhaust hits the ground.See the sparks fly as Andy Reid's BMW S1000RR exhaust hits the ground.

Hopefully, this blog has shown you the sort of results you can get when using different camera settings, of course, they are just a guide as lighting conditions are never the same and that's what makes photography fun. When shooting in the afternoon of day 1 I was worried about having the sun behind the rider creating harsh shadows. One of my favourite shots over the weekend was taken at this time and the sun created an amazing shadow of Sylvain Guintoli (50) and his Bennetts Suzuki.

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I love the detail in this shot above which I've cropped tight. Image straight out of Adobe Lightroom.

The most important thing about shooting sports photography is the same as when photographing nature, people or fantasy; have fun and shoot what you love! Practice and try different techniques. Don't be afraid to talk to other photographers who are generally happy to pass on a little knowledge and show off their shots, just like me!

If this blog has inspired you to pick up your camera, then take a look at the British Superbike calendar here, who knows, I may even see you at the closing round when they return to Brands Hatch 13-15th October 2017.

Focusing tutorial from Canon Click Here 

All images are copyright of Phil Jones 2017. Please do not use without prior written permission.

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philjonesphotographer@gmail.com (Phil Jones Photography) action photography british superbikes sports photography http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2017/7/a-weekend-at-the-british-superbikes Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:52:09 GMT
Home of Hearts Boutique Photoshoot http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2017/5/home-of-hearts-boutique-photoshoot It's always a pleasure to work with Essex based Hairstylist Tara Johnston, when she approached me and proposed a photoshoot to create images for her on-line wedding accessory and jewellery business, Home of Hearts Boutique, I had to say yes!

Home of Hearts Boutique offers a range of accessories to compliment any bride, their collections are as unique as each bride on her wedding day!

Our photoshoot was another great collaboration of talent and an opportunity to try new ideas. Tara and I were both influenced by a number of fashion images we had seen and were keen to create a backdrop which moved away from stereotypical wedding photography. We swapped the pretty flowery background to a metallic silver which I painted on a sheet of mdf board, I better mention my daughter assisted or I will be in trouble!

I was also interested to know if I would have room to shoot this at home as opposed to hiring a studio for the day. Although we were a little tight on space we managed not to fall over each others feet, both Tara and I were delighted with the end results. Makeup was courtesy of Michelle Lacey of Bumblebee Bridal, who did an amazing job on our two beautiful models Krisztina and Clare. It goes without saying, Tara was responsible for the hair styling, she's no stranger to creating beautiful hair. Whether it's a timeless classic, vintage inspired, or a Boho style, Tara is passionate and patient so you can be confident in her 20 years experience in the hairdressing industry.

We were also interested in creating a behind the scenes video of the shoot, this was made possible by Pete at PDA Creative. Make sure you take a look at the end of the blog and be sure to give it a like on YouTube!

Finally, a big thank you to Bridal Reloved, Maldon who supplied Clare's amazing designer dress.

Without further ado, ladies and gentlemen please be upstanding for the bride(s)!

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Watch behind the scenes at this commercial photoshoot for Home of Hearts Boutique with photographer Phil Jones. See owner of Home of Hearts and professional Hairstylist Tara Johnston as she works with her team to create promotional and marketing images for a wide selection of wedding accessories and jewellery for her on-line business.


 
A big thank you to the amazing and beautiful models

Krisztina Gibson and Clare Webb

Facebook Krisztina  Clare

Make-Up Artist Michelle Lacey of Bumblebee Bridal

and Pete Alltimes of PDA Creative who produced this video.

 

You can purchase Home of Hearts Boutique accessories and jewellery on-line by visiting HOHB website: 
Home of Hearts Boutique

Wedding Hair by Tara Website

Bumblebee Bridal Make-up Website

Phil Jones Photography Facebook

PDA Creative Twitter  Facebook

Bridal Reloved Maldon Website

 

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philjonesphotographer@gmail.com (Phil Jones Photography) accessories hairstylist jewellery photography wedding http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2017/5/home-of-hearts-boutique-photoshoot Thu, 04 May 2017 15:51:55 GMT
Commercial and Fantasy Art Photography http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2017/2/commercial-and-fantasy-art-photography One question I get asked a lot is "What does a commercial photographer do?" My new video takes you behind the scenes as I share video footage from many of my commercial and fantasy art photoshoots. My job as a commercial photographer, is to create images to be used by businesses to help sell, advertise or market their brand. I hope this video will give an insight into the world of commercial photography and the many locations I find myself working as I set out to create the final images for my clients.

Commercial and Fantasy Art Photography Showreel

Whether it's creating corporate images or advertising campaigns, every day is different. I get to travel, meet new people, be creative and have fun! That's why I love my job.

Something else I wanted to explore was creating movie style footage filmed during a fantasy art shoot with model Grace Gray. I hope to pursue this further over the coming months with some very exciting shoots I have planned.

Below are a selection of the final images I created from the shoots featured on the video which I hope you like. Feel free to ask me any questions and I'll do my best to answer them!  Please do not use any of the images without written permission, thank you!

Commercial lifestyle photographyCommercial lifestyle photographyCommercial and advertising photography. Model wearing wrist watch as she sits on running boards of hotrod, Model A Ford wearing Ma-Ga London watch inside wrist. Images by Phil Jones Photography

Commercial lifestyle photographyCommercial lifestyle photographyHot Rod Girl with Ma-Ga London. Images by Phil Jones Photography

Commercial watch photographyCommercial watch photographyAdvertising images for Ma-Ga London watches. Hot Rod Girl with Ma-Ga London. Images by Phil Jones Photography

Lifestyle PhotographyLifestyle PhotographyAndrea Vasiliou lifestyle photoshoot (Photo by Phil Jones Photography) Lifestyle Advertising PhotographyLifestyle Advertising PhotographyAdvertising commercial lifestyle images by photographer Phil Jones. Phil specialises in People and lifestyles . Andrea Vasiliou lifestyle photoshoot. (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)

Commercial advertising photographyCommercial advertising photographyFossil Style image by Essex people and lifestyle photographer Phil Jones. Fossil watch.

Corporate Business PhotographyCorporate Business PhotographyBusiness portraits by Essex, London and SouthEast photographer Phil Jones. Corporate Business PhotographyCorporate Business PhotographyBusiness portraits by Essex, London and SouthEast photographer Phil Jones.

Commercial advertising photograherCommercial advertising photograherAdvertising photoshoot for guitar marketing campaign. Young woman playing Brunswick guitar with Houses of Parliament, London in the background. Fitness and Lifestyle commercial photographyFitness and Lifestyle commercial photographyPulse. Sport woman checking her pulse looking at her watch. Concept sport and fitness. Fitness and Lifestyle commercial photographyFitness and Lifestyle commercial photographyFemale runner resting following outdoor workout in a park. Beautiful fit redhead girl. Fitness model outdoors. Listening to music with earphones. Healthy lifestyle. Fitness and Lifestyle commercial photographyFitness and Lifestyle commercial photographyFemale runner sitting on grass resting following outdoor workout in a park. Beautiful fit redhead girl. Fitness model outdoors. Holding fruit infuser water bottle. Healthy lifestyle.

Rickard Luckin Corporate PhotographyRickard Luckin Corporate PhotographyBusiness and Corporate photography in Essex, London, Chelmsford and SouthEast. Woman working in accountants. Colour coordinated photograph.(Photo by Phil Jones Photography) Rickard Luckin Corporate PhotographyRickard Luckin Corporate PhotographyBusiness and corporate photography to promote your company (Photo by Phil Jones Photography) Rickard Luckin Corporate PhotographyRickard Luckin Corporate PhotographyBusiness and corporate photography. Essex photographer Phil Jones creates images to be used by businesses for their marketing. Commercial Advertising PhotographyCommercial Advertising PhotographyPhotographer Phil Jones works on location to create images for advertising and marketing purposes.

Lifestyle shoot with professional model to advertise decking by leading DIY store.
Commercial advertising photograherCommercial advertising photograherPhotographer Phil Jones works on location to create images for advertising and marketing purposes.

Lifestyle shoot with professional model to advertise decking by leading DIY store.
Lifestyle PhotographyLifestyle PhotographyAdvertising and commercial photoshoot of model and actor Emma Frisk.

Commercial Location PhotographyCommercial Location PhotographyCommercial Location Photography at Port of Felixstowe, Suffolk. (Photo by Phil Jones Photography) Commercial Location PhotographyCommercial Location PhotographyGoldstar Transport. Location photography at Port of Felixstowe by photographer Phil Jones. Images for advertising, website, marketing and art posters. Corporate PhotographyCorporate PhotographyCorporate photography. Phil Jones corporate and business photography in London, Essex and the SouthEast.

Business PhotographyBusiness PhotographyBusiness and corporate portraits for your marketing use. Photographer Phil Jones brings a wealth of experience creating portraits business marketing use.

Ethereal Fantasy Art PhotographyEthereal Fantasy Art PhotographyPhil Jones is a Fantasy Art Photographer creating images for advertising and publications. Lord of the Rings inspired ethereal image of beautiful woman standing by running water in an amazing beautiful location.
Ethereal photography for publications.
Ethereal Fantasy Art PhotographyEthereal Fantasy Art PhotographyFantasy art Photography. Woman hunting for food in brook. Fantasy image of young woman as she hunts for fish with a knife. Images available to purchase for advertising and publication use. Ethereal Fantasy Art PhotographyEthereal Fantasy Art PhotographyPhil Jones is a Fantasy Art Photographer creating images for advertising and publications. Set amongst beautiful woodland and by the edge of a running brook, this fantasy inspired image was taken by photographer Phil Jones.

Fantasy Art PhotographerFantasy Art PhotographerTribal hunter standing in forest. Fantasy art and fine art photography by Essex photographer Phil Jones. (Photo by Phil Jones Photography) Tribal Warrior Fantasy Art PhotoshootTribal Warrior Fantasy Art PhotoshootTribal hunter armed with wooden spear. Model: Lexi Lane, MakeUp and Hair: Rachael Henighan (Photo by Phil Jones Photography) Ethereal Fantasy Art PhotographyEthereal Fantasy Art PhotographyArtistic photograph of Redhead woman with white horse in a field. Fantasy art images by photographer Phil Jones. Ethereal Fantasy Art PhotographyEthereal Fantasy Art PhotographyGothic warrior woman fashion style image with long fantasy sword in a hand. (Photo by Phil Jones Photography). Ethereal Fantasy Art PhotographyEthereal Fantasy Art PhotographyFantasy art photography for advertising and publishing. Image taken of woman in woodland with her hands tied behind her back with rope. Image for book publishing. Ethereal Fantasy Art PhotographyEthereal Fantasy Art PhotographyGothic warrior woman fashion style image with long fantasy sword in a hand. (Photo by Phil Jones Photography). Ethereal Fantasy Art PhotographyEthereal Fantasy Art PhotographyGothic warrior woman fashion style image with long fantasy sword in a hand. (Photo by Phil Jones Photography). Ethereal Fantasy Art PhotographyEthereal Fantasy Art PhotographyGothic warrior woman fashion style image with long fantasy sword in a hand. (Photo by Phil Jones Photography).

Fashion Photography - Canon Fashion ExperienceFashion Photography - Canon Fashion ExperienceFashion Photography - Canon Fashion Experience

Phil Jones' winning photograph at Canon Fashion Experience.

Ma-Ga London Watch PhotographyMa-Ga London Watch PhotographyNeil Tadman 1934 Ford Sedan Hot Rod with model wearing Ma-Ga London watch. Images by Phil Jones Photography Ma-Ga London Watch PhotographyMa-Ga London Watch PhotographyRedhead model Grace wearing Billy Bones watch by Ma-Ga London Model Grace Gray rocking the watch inside wrist look. Image by Phil Jones Photography

I would like to thank my clients, makeup artists and all the models who have made this video possible.

A special thank you to Canon Fashion Experience (video 2:42) which I attended in 2015 where I'm pleased to say my image won Canons Photograph of the Day competition.

Fantasy Art Images available for publishing and advertising campaigns. Please contact me to discuss use or to commission your Commercial or Fantasy Art Project. Click Here.


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philjonesphotographer@gmail.com (Phil Jones Photography) What does a commercial photographer do? corporate fantasy art photography location photography photography" http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2017/2/commercial-and-fantasy-art-photography Thu, 02 Feb 2017 13:11:40 GMT
Sleeklens Portrait Perfection Review and Tutorial http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2017/1/sleeklens-portrait-perfection-review-and-tutorial I was recently asked by Sleeklens if I would like to test one of their Photoshop Action collections, Portrait Perfection, so I thought I'd create a screen recording and explain how I used the software to retouch a set of images I recently shot with model and actress Emma Frisk.

As I explain in my video I wanted this set of images of Emma to look very natural. I didn't want the images to look heavily retouched but simply enhance the shot, smooth the skin slightly, remove some highlights created by my flash and make the viewers attention focus on Emma's eyes and smile.

 

Retouched images using Sleeklens Portrait Perfection Adobe Photoshop Actions.

Sleeklens Portrait PerfectionSleeklens Portrait PerfectionPhil Jones reviews the series of Sleeklens Portrait Perfection Photoshop Actions. Retouched image of model Emma Frisk. Image by Phil Jones Photography. Commercial lifestyle photographyCommercial lifestyle photographySleeklens Portrait Perfection Photoshop Actions. Retouched image of model Emma Frisk. Image by Phil Jones Photography. Retouched image using Sleeklens PS ActionsRetouched image using Sleeklens PS ActionsSleeklens Portrait Perfection Photoshop Actions. Retouched image of model Emma Frisk. Image by Phil Jones Photography. Home lifestyleHome lifestyleSleeklens Portrait Perfection Photoshop Actions. Retouched image of model Emma Frisk. Image by Phil Jones Photography. Young woman sitting on sofa smiling as she talks on the phone. Retouching using Sleeklens softwareRetouching using Sleeklens softwareSleeklens Portrait Perfection Photoshop Actions. Retouched image of model Emma Frisk. Image by Phil Jones Photography. Young woman holding cup of drinking chocolate and looking out of window. Commercial photography, lifestyle images.Commercial photography, lifestyle images.Sleeklens Portrait Perfection Photoshop Actions. Retouched image of model Emma Frisk. Image by Phil Jones Photography. Sleeklens software review. PJ161006-EditPJ161006-EditSleeklens Portrait Perfection Photoshop Actions. Retouched image of model Emma Frisk. Image by Phil Jones Photography. Review of Sleeklens portrait perfection Photoshop actions by commercial photographer Phil Jones.

Below: Fitness image of Grace Gray. In this case I used Sleeklens Photoshop Action 'Base - From Golden Hours' to add vibrance and contrast to the image.

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Below: Image before using Sleeklens PS Action

Image of Grace Gray before using Sleeklens Photoshop ActionImage before using Sleeklens SoftwareImage of Grace Gray before using Sleeklens Photoshop Action

To find out more about Sleeklens retouching presets please visit Sleeklens.com

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Additional links to Sleeklens products

Portrait Perfection

Professional Photo Editing

Photoshop Actions

 

Sleeklens also have a YouTube channel of helpful tutorial videos Sleeklens YouTube

Model and Actress Emma Frisk can be commissioned via her website Emmasofiafrisk.com

Twitter @Emmasofiafrisk

 

Please do not use any images without written permission.

 

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philjonesphotographer@gmail.com (Phil Jones Photography) photoshop retouching sleeklens http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2017/1/sleeklens-portrait-perfection-review-and-tutorial Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:46:00 GMT
Testing the Profoto B2 Off-Camera Flash and Light Modifiers http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2017/1/testing_the_profoto_b2_ocf For years I have contemplated the idea of investing in a portable lighting kit with a battery powered pack which I could use off the beaten track and also in an indoor environment. Finally I’ve taken the plunge and purchased a light weight Off-Camera Flash system by Profoto for the mobile photographer, the Profoto B2 250TTL Location Kit.

The entire kit fits in a bag no larger than your average shoulder bag and is surprisingly lightweight which makes it perfect for on location photography. The Location Kit comes with 2 flash heads and each Profoto Off-Camera Flash heads have built-in reflectors which creates a wide spread of light. But what happens when you add one of the many light shaping tools Profoto have to offer? I put them to the test with the help of model and actress Lucy Scarfe on a shoot in my home studio.

Profoto B2 250 AirTTL To-Go Kit photographed using one flash head, with a Profoto 2' OCF Octabox. Model Lucy Scarfe. Photography and retouching by Phil Jones.Profoto B2 Light modifiersProfoto B2 250 AirTTL To-Go Kit photographed using one flash head, with a Profoto 2' OCF Octabox. Model Lucy Scarfe. Photography and retouching by Phil Jones.

Above: This retouched and cropped image was shot using just one flash head and a Profoto 2' OCF Octabox. The image below is the unedited shot, taken from Adobe Lightroom.

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Below: The same image after retouching.

Retouched Image of Lucy Scarfe. Lit by Profoto 2' OCF Octabox.Retouched Image of Lucy ScarfeRetouched Image of Lucy Scarfe. Lit by Profoto 2' OCF Octabox.

Image below is an unedited image using Profoto Umbrella Deep Silver - small + Diffuser and a second light with 10° OCF Grid for hair light. The lighting set-up used is often referred to as Rembrandt where the light creates a triangle of light on the face.

Unedited image using Profoto B2 Umbrella deep silver small and diffuser with 10 degree OCF grid for hair lightUnedited imageUnedited image using Profoto B2 Umbrella deep silver small and diffuser with 10 degree OCF grid for hair light

Below: Another retouched image of model Lucy Scarfe using the Profoto B2 Location Kit.

Retouched head shot of model and actress Lucy ScarfeRetouched head shot of model and actress Lucy ScarfeRetouched image using Profoto B2 250TTL, Light modifiers Umbrella deep silver small and diffuser with 10 degree OCF grid for hair light.

As you can see from the image below, our subject, Lucy,  was positioned close to the backdrop, I used a white polystyrene sheet to her right as a reflector and positioned a Profoto flash high and to one side, approx 45° to her left. I also used the second flash fitted with a 10° OCF Grid for a hair light.

Studio set up using Profoto B2 Location Kit, Deep Silver Umbrella - small and OCF 10° Grid as a hair light.Home studio set-up, Profoto B2 Location KitStudio set up using Profoto B2 Location Kit, Deep Silver Umbrella - small and OCF 10° Grid as a hair light.

I wanted to create a simple lighting set up where I could quickly change the OCF modifiers and compare the results. All 7 set-up shots took only 15 minutes. It's amazing how easy it is to change them, even setting up the Octabox from flat and attaching it to the speedring can be achieved in just a couple of minutes. For the following images I turned off the rear hair light (seen above) so only shooting with the one single light source. Power on the B2 was set to 8.5, camera settings on my Canon 5D MKIII were 1/160, f11, ISO 100. Below are the unedited results.

Set up 1 - 2' OCF Octabox

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Set up 2 - Built-in Profoto reflector, no additional modifiers.

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Set up 3 - Profoto B2 Umbrella Deep Silver with diffuser.

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Set up 4 Profoto B2 Umbrella Deep Silver-small without a diffuser.

Profoto B2 Umbrella deep silver small no diffuserProfoto-OCF-umbrellaUnedited image lit by Profoto B2 Umbrella deep silver small no diffuser

Set up 5 -  Profoto OCF Grid Kit

Profoto B2 with 30° OCF Grid

Below when using the OCF Grid Kit the spread of light is significantly reduced creating a much moodier image and harder light.

Unedited image lit by single Profoto B2 with 30° OCF gridProfoto-OCF-30-GridUnedited image lit by single Profoto B2 with 30° OCF grid

Set up 6 - Profoto B2 with 20° OCF Grid.

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Set up 7 - Profoto B2 with 10° OCF Grid.

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Below: Retouched image. Profoto 2' OCF Octabox and 10° Grid for hair light

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Below unedited image. Lit with an Umbrella + Diffuser as the key light and a 2' Octabox as a fill light positioned to the models right we then went on to create a series of fashion images, and I can't wait to share them with you soon!

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Images below: Final retouched fashion shots.

Retouched fashion image of Lucy ScarfeRetouched fashion image of Lucy ScarfeRetouched fashion image of Lucy Scarfe, lit with Profoto B2 Location Kit.

Image below: Before and After Photoshop Retouching Before-and-AfterBefore-and-AfterBefore and After Photoshop Retouching. Retouched fashion image of Lucy Scarfe wearing Levi's T-shirt.

 

Model Lucy Scarfe, lit with an Umbrella + Diffuser as the key light and a 2' Octabox as a fill light positioned to the models rightModel Lucy ScarfeModel Lucy Scarfe, lit with an Umbrella + Diffuser as the key light and a 2' Octabox as a fill light positioned to the models right

I'm really pleased with my new kit and have already used it on a few commercial photoshoots but I really can't wait to put it through its paces on one of my many Fantasy Art Photography shoots I have coming up this year. I hear there's a Profoto B1 Location Kit, without cords and cables, now that would be nice!

 

Thanks to the lovely and brilliant model Lucy Scarfe for all her help. Lucy can be booked via her website www.lucyscarfe.com

You can follow Lucy on Social Media Twitter and Facebook

To find out more about the Profoto B2 and OCF Light Shaping Tools, please visit their website profoto.com

 

Please do not use images without written permission.

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philjonesphotographer@gmail.com (Phil Jones Photography) OCF Grid Kit Profoto B2 Profoto OCF commercial model photography fashion photography portrait photography profoto OCF light modifiers studio photography http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2017/1/testing_the_profoto_b2_ocf Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:17:22 GMT
How a reflector can improve your photography http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/11/how-using-a-reflector-can-improve-your-photographs As a teenager I remember reading books on photography for beginners and one of the first rules of photography was never shoot into the sun. The great thing about photography is some rules are made to be broken! If you look closely at my images or you've seen me at work, you may have noticed I often shoot with the sun behind my subject. In this blog I show a simple but effective way of improving your photography by bouncing natural light back on to your model using just a reflector.

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Above: Image of model Grace Parry shot using natural light and a silver 110cm reflector

Reflectors come in all different shapes and sizes, and a photographic reflector can be purchased from as little as £10. You could actually use a piece of white paper which works well for macro photography. You can then cut and shape your reflector. It's also worth pointing out that like any light source the larger the light source is, the softer the light will be.

Below: My first test shot shows beautiful autumn light directly behind model Kelly Amber but she looks is too dark and requires a fill light.

Test shot without a reflectorTest shot without a reflectorTest shot without a reflector

Below: By holding a silver reflector to bounce the natural light back on to our subject, the image completely changes its appearance.

When using natural light a silver reflector can easily add a fill light on the model creating amazing resultsShot with a silver reflector When using natural light a silver reflector can easily add a fill light on the model creating amazing results

Below: This screen grab shows the Raw image in Adobe Lightroom. All the sun flare is natural and not added in Photoshop.

Image in LightroomImage in LightroomA screen grab of model Kelly Image shown in Adobe Lightroom

There are lots of different types and shapes of reflectors available, a small collapsable reflector is light to carry and will fit in the back of most camera bags. I have 3 types of reflectors in my kit which I use.

• A Lastolite LR3041 white and gold which is 75cm in diameter 

• A 110cm 5 in 1 reflector, which features a diffuser panel, a black blocking out panel and a silver, white and gold reflector.

• My 3rd reflector is a silver foldable windscreen cover which cost me £1. Actually, it cost Mrs Jones £1 but I borrowed it on a long term basis!

3 types of reflectors which I use.
• A Lastolite LR3041 white and Gold which is 75cm in diameter 
• A 110cm 5 in 1 reflector, which features a diffuser panel, a black blocking out panel and a silver, white and gold reflectors.
• My 3rd reflector is a silver foldable windscreen cover which cost me £1. 3 types of reflectors which I use3 types of reflectors which I use. • A Lastolite LR3041 white and Gold which is 75cm in diameter  • A 110cm 5 in 1 reflector, which features a diffuser panel, a black blocking out panel and a silver, white and gold reflectors. • My 3rd reflector is a silver foldable windscreen cover which cost me £1.

How I use my reflector.

I normally keep my reflector a little distance from the model to create a fill light, for me it makes the image look very natural and doesn't produce a harsh, overpowering light. In some cases you may want a strong light, in fashion for example, as always it's what works for you and your style of photography. Depending on where I'm working and who I'm with I would either ask an assistance to hold the reflector for me, lean it against a nearby object or a tripod or more often than not attach to my reflector holder boom arm or tie it to my camera backpack with a piece of rope - it works for me!

Below: An image from a Boho shoot in July 2013 with model Sasha Wright being a bad influence on my daughter! See how I've attached the reflector to a extendable boom arm and stand, I haven't yet positioned it correctly but you can see how the gold light bounces back onto the models dress and right arm.

A gold reflector fixed on an adjustable boom arm and standA gold reflector fixed on an adjustable boom arm and standA gold reflector fixed on an adjustable boom arm and stand

Below: A soft warm natural fill light created by a gold reflector on this unedited image.

Using just a gold reflector fixed on an adjustable boom arm and stand can create beautiful resultsA gold Lastolite reflectorUsing just a gold reflector fixed on an adjustable boom arm and stand can create beautiful results

Below: By holding the gold reflector closer to the model I created a harder light. Both images below have not been retouched.

Natural evening light and a gold Lastolite reflectorNatural evening light and a gold Lastolite reflectorNatural evening light and a gold Lastolite reflector. Hold it closer to your subject for a harder light Natural evening light and a gold Lastolite reflectorNatural evening light and a gold Lastolite reflectorNatural evening light and a gold Lastolite reflector

Below: I love this shot of model Grace Gray which I have retouched using frequency separation in Photoshop.

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Look closely at the next image which is a video grab and you'll see in this behind the scenes shot how the reflector as it's laid down bouncing back the sunlight as it appears overhead.

Behind the scenes with Grace Gray. Look below Grace's knees to see the silver reflector bouncing natural lightBehind the scenes with Grace Gray. Behind the scenes with Grace Gray. Look below Grace's knees to see the silver reflector bouncing natural light

Below: An unedited image shows the soft even light as it reflects back onto Grace

An unedited image shows the soft even light as it reflects back onto GraceAn unedited image shows the soft even light as it reflects back onto GraceAn unedited image shows the soft even light as it reflects back onto Grace

Below: Earlier in the day Grace Gray and I created fitness and wellbeing images, using my reflector this time resting against and tied to my Manfrotto Bumblebee backpack. Look closely at the eyes and you'll see the reflector in her eyes. In some shots I actually remove different catch lights from the eyes in Photoshop. Showing just one catch light in the eyes makes a nicer image.

Pretty healthy woman in park preparing for yoga exercises. Health and Fitness Photoshoot with model Grace Gray lit with a silver reflector. Photo by Phil Jones Photography.Lit with a silver reflectorPretty healthy woman in park preparing for yoga exercises. Health and Fitness Photoshoot with model Grace Gray lit with a silver reflector. Photo by Phil Jones Photography. Happy young fit woman. Pretty redhead female wearing sports clothing.

Using a silver reflector, see the catch light in her eyes. Photo by Phil Jones Photography.PJPL1252-Edit lo resHappy young fit woman. Pretty redhead female wearing sports clothing. Using a silver reflector, see the catch light in her eyes. Photo by Phil Jones Photography. Bouncing natural light with a reflector Pulse. Sport woman checking her pulse looking at her watch. Concept sport and fitness.Bouncing natural light with a reflectorBouncing natural light with a reflector Pulse. Sport woman checking her pulse looking at her watch. Concept sport and fitness.

If you are shooting on a breezy day and the reflector isn't firmly fixed, expect your model to chase it a few times as this image of Alex demonstratesChasing the light!If you are shooting on a breezy day and the reflector isn't firmly fixed, expect your model to chase it a few times as this image of Alex demonstrates Above: If you are shooting on a breezy day and the reflector isn't firmly fixed, expect your model to chase it a few times as this image of Alex demonstrates.

Below.: Imported into Adobe Lightroom before adjusting the colours. Notice on this RAW image how I used the gold reflector to make the image feel as if it's sunset golden time. Spend some time in Photoshop and your image will really come alive.

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Below: You guessed it, a silver reflector with the sun directly behind my model Andrea. I think this creates a lovely even light over her skin.

Bouncing light with Model Andrea and a silver reflector (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)Bouncing lightBouncing light with Model Andrea and a silver reflector (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)  

Two silver reflectors bouncing natural light onto model Kelly for this beach shot. Image has not been retouched in Photoshop.Two silver reflectors bouncing natural light onto model Kelly for this beach shotTwo silver reflectors bouncing natural light onto model Kelly for this beach shot. Image has not been retouched in Photoshop. Above: This unedited image of Kelly was taken using 2 reflectors fixed to stands and clamped together.

Below: Take a look at my Ethereal video on YouTube to see the results my assistant for the day Emma White created using a silver reflector on location. This was also mixed with an off-camera speedlite flash. Click the here to see the video.

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New work with model and actor Grace Parry

This is also a great opportunity for me to share new images from a shoot on 31st October 2016 with the very lovely model/actor Grace Parry with the very talented Make-Up Artist Grace Gray. We were fortunate enough to have amazing warm low October sunlight which looked beautiful. For the majority of the images I rested my silver reflector against my tripod which I positioned approximately 10' from my model and that was it! Of course having a beautiful and talented model and a great makeup artist helps!

Thanks to a great model, a fantastic Hair and Make-Up artist and amazing sunlight I absolutely love the results we all created and hope you do too. Amazing sun light but we still needed to have a fill light to capture Grace Parry on this whimsical photoshoot - images by Phil Jones PhotographyGrace Parry whimsical photoshootAmazing sun light but we still needed to have a fill light to capture Grace Parry on this whimsical photoshoot - images by Phil Jones Photography

Above: ISO 400 f3.5 1/400 Sec Shot with a Canon 5D mkIII and a 70-200mm f2.8 L USM lens.

Amazing sun light but we still needed to have a fill light to capture Grace Parry on this whimsical photoshoot - images by Phil Jones PhotographyModel and Actor Grace ParryAmazing sun light but we still needed to have a fill light to capture Grace Parry on this whimsical photoshoot - images by Phil Jones Photography Amazing sun light for this headshot but we still needed to have a fill light to capture Grace Parry on this whimsical photoshoot, we used a silver reflector - images by Phil Jones PhotographyHeadshot with Grace ParryAmazing sun light for this headshot but we still needed to have a fill light to capture Grace Parry on this whimsical photoshoot, we used a silver reflector - images by Phil Jones Photography Using a reflector can improve your photography when shooting in natural lightUsing a reflector can improve your photography when shooting in natural lightUsing a reflector can improve your photography when shooting in natural light Using a reflector can improve your photography when shooting in natural lightUsing a reflector can improve your photographyUsing a reflector can improve your photography when shooting in natural light. Image of Grace Parry Using a foldable silver windscreen shield as a reflector Using a foldable silver windscreen shield as a reflector Using a foldable silver windscreen shield as a reflector and it only cost £1

Above: This image uses my silver windscreen reflector wrapped to try and create an unusual bounce effect. Notice how you can see in the top corners of the image the edge of the reflector which could be removed in Photoshop if required.

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If you've never used a reflector before, I hope this blog inspires you to give it a go. With Christmas just around the corner you know what to add to your list or buy for a budding photographer! Make sure you share your results with me. You can find me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Philjonesphotography

Here's a link to Lastolite reflectors by Manfrotto, prices start from as little as £12.95 Click here

 

Thanks to all the models featured and a big thank you to the lovely Grace Parry. If you haven't seen her amazing acting skills please check out her Showreel below.

Last but by but not least, thanks again to the brilliant and amazing Grace Gray model and Make-Up Artist. Grace has just launched her new website Grace Gray Make-Up Artist, please take a look and follow her on Facebook and Instagram. It goes without saying if you're looking for a MUA, then Grace is your girl!

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philjonesphotographer@gmail.com (Phil Jones Photography) bouncing light learn natural light photography reflector http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/11/how-using-a-reflector-can-improve-your-photographs Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:55:23 GMT
Hot Rod and Watch Photoshoot http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/hotrod-watch-photoshoot If you know me, or follow me on Instagram, you'll know me know that I am a big fan of Hot Rods and have been since I was a kid. In the back of my mind for many years has been the thought of combining my interests and creating a car shoot with a difference. Then in February 2016 I had one of those lightbulb moments after meeting with Ma-Ga London.

Ma-Ga London promotes its watch and accessory brand as the edgier and darker Daniel Wellington and Olivia Burton, reaching out to the inked culture. My thinking was to introduce the Hot Rod and Custom Culture, who have always been synonymous with tattoos, with Ma-Ga London watches and accessories, at the same time combining my interests. They say shoot what you love, so what could be better?

The concept of the shoot was to portray the Hot Rod culture with a lifestyle photoshoot. Yes its important at some stage to show the detail of the watch but this campaign is about showing your personality. Creating and building a Hot Rod or Custom is about being an individual, adding style and detail which makes your build unique and reflects your personality. The same ethos applies to Ma-Ga London - Create your own identity.

You don't have to go with the flow. Be you. Make your own statement and see where it takes you.

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The model. I've worked with Grace Gray on many occasions and she's an absolute joy to work with. Grace doesn't need any art direction although I can't help but suggest a few ideas from time to time. I also learn from 'the talent' as she delivers ideas I would never have thought of. This shoot consisted of a small  team, me and Grace! As well as modelling Grace is also a professional make-up artist and did her own hair and make-up.

The Gear. The lighting was a mix of low September ambient light, a silver reflector and a Bowens 500 Esprit strobe with a white beauty dish. Nearly all the shots were using my 70-200mm f2.8 lens, mounted to my Canon 5D MKIII on a Manfrotto tripod to help reduce camera shake as the light wasn't as bright as I would have liked so I shot at a slower shutter speed and kept the ISO down to reduce noise.

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The Hot Rods. Thanks to Hot Rod Ron who kindly let us use his 1930 and 1931 Model A Fords which he built himself. For the Hot rodders out there here's some of that spec that we like! The maroon Ford Model A is a 1930, has a standard body and arches, runs a 318ci small block Chrysler engine and white wall cross ply tyres keep the car on the road. His other Ford Model A, in the background, is fenderless (no arches), runs a 1961 Studebaker 259ci engine, 1940 Ford brakes and running gear and has a 3"chopped roof.

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Above: Hot Rod culture lifestyle photoshoot with model Grace Gray.

Below: From the Femme Fatale Range, the Maida Vale watch with Pastel Pink Leather strap by Ma-Ga London. Lens used: Sigma 150EX Macro f2.8.

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Advertising lifestyle commercial photography - Hot Rod CultureAdvertising lifestyle commercial photography - Hot Rod CultureHot Rod Girl with Ma-Ga London. Images by Phil Jones Photography

Above: It wasn't as important for me to show the detail of the watch face in all of the shots. Reflecting your personality was top of the list. 

Below: From Ma-Ga London's Femme Fatale Range, the 'Maida Vale' watch with its quality Pastel Pink Leather strap worn inside the wrist by model Grace Gray with Brown Tiger Eye Onxy with perforated Gold Skull Bracelet.

Create your own identityMa-Ga London watch worn inside wrist with Onxy Bracelet to create your unique look.Hot Rod Girl with Ma-Ga London. Images by Phil Jones Photography Below: A more traditional style of wearing your watch the 'Maida Vale' features Sun Ray Gold Dial with 'Billy Bones' motif worn with Brown Tiger Eye Onxy with perforated Gold Skull Bracelet makes an edgier alternative to Olivia Burton watches. Ma-Ga London Maida Vale watch. Pastel Pink leather strapCreate your own identity - Ma Ga London Advertising photographyMa-Ga London Maida Vale watch. Pastel Pink leather strap

Below: I stupidly put a lot of pressure on myself as I wanted,as always, to create the perfect shoot and produce a series of creative images which I thought could be awkward to light, certainly within the time restraints of the shoot. Working with Grace is so much fun and it always helps me knowing she will 'make good' and we will always get the shot. Note to self, adding pressure to yourself doesn't help, don't do it again.

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It was time to leave Hotrod Ron and move onto a new location, with a different watch and yet another Hotrod for our next look. Enter Neil Tadman's 1934 Ford Sedan and Ma-Ga London 'Whitechapel' watch.

A big thanks to Neil Tadman and wife Heather who also kindly gave up their time and let us work with such an amazing prop! Neil is an upholsterer by trade and runs Neil's Auto Interiors in Essex. The 'prop' is a 1934 Ford Sedan built by Dave Haskel and runs a small block Chevy engine, TCI frame, has a two and a half inch roof chop and a Oyster Pearl interior which is of course all Neil's handy work.

Many of you know how I love to colour coordinate my images and I must admit I'm extremely proud of this combination. The 'Whitechapel' watch has a 'Blanc' leather strap, Rose Gold case and Eggshell White Dial. Add a beautiful Redhead wearing a black turtle neck sleeveless top to complement the paint and 'Billy Bones' motif and striping on the side of the car and it's a perfect match. Neil also has a skull handle on the glovebox of his dashboard. (It doesn't take too long in the Hotrod community to find skull and crossbones detailing).

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Ma-Ga London Hot Rod commercial photography. Whitechapel watch with Blanc leather strap. Neil Tadman's 1934 Ford Sedan1934 Ford sedan Hot RodMa-Ga London Hot Rod commercial photography. Whitechapel watch with Blanc leather strap. Neil Tadman's 1934 Ford Sedan

Whichever way you wear your watch, inside the wrist or outside, the Ma-Ga London 'Whitechapel' from the Billy Bones Range, is designed to be comfortable, attractive and hard wearing so you can wear your Ma-Ga 'Billy Bones' wherever you go and change the strap to suit any occasion.

Ma-Ga London Hot Rod commercial photography. Whitechapel watch with Blanc leather strap. Neil Tadman's 1934 Ford SedanHot Rod Culture Lifestyle PhotoshootMa-Ga London Hot Rod commercial photography. Whitechapel watch with Blanc leather strap. Neil Tadman's 1934 Ford Sedan Above: It's hard for me to pick a favourite images from the shoot but the above image is certainly a contender from the 'Hotrod culture' series.

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Model Grace Gray wearing Ma-Ga London Whitechapel watch inside wrist as she leans across 1934 Ford street machineModel Grace Gray wearing Ma-Ga London Whitechapel watch as she leans across 1934 Ford bonnet.Model Grace Gray wearing Ma-Ga London Whitechapel watch inside wrist as she leans across 1934 Ford street machine

Model Grace Gray wearing Ma-Ga London Whitechapel watch inside wrist as she stands by 1934 Ford Hot Rod owned by neil Tadman in this commercial photoshootModel Grace Gray wearing Ma-Ga London Whitechapel watch inside wrist as she stands by 1934 Ford Hot Rod owned by neil Tadman in this commercial photoshootModel Grace Gray wearing Ma-Ga London Whitechapel watch inside wrist as she stands by 1934 Ford Hot Rod owned by neil Tadman in this commercial photoshoot.

Below: I couldn't resist including a shot showing off Neil Tadman's beautiful 1934 Ford Sedan Hotrod.

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For the next shoot I was thinking about a British HotRod in central London, that would be cool!

The watches are from Ma-Ga London. From the Femme Fatale Range is the Maida Vale which has a pop on/off (self change) Pastel Pink leather strap and Sun Ray Gold dial. From the Billy Bones Range we feature the Whitechapel with a leather Blanc pop on/off (self change) strap, Eggshell White Dial and Rose Gold case. Both watches feature the 'Billy Bones' motif. We also feature a Brown Tiger Eye Onxy with Perforated Gold Skull Bracelet. Find out more and see the full range on the Ma-Ga London website.

Ma-Ga London Website

Ma-Ga London Facebook

Neil's Auto Interiors Facebook Telephone 01702 530930

Grace Gray Makeup Artist - Model website Facebook

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philjonesphotographer@gmail.com (Phil Jones Photography) 1934 Ford Ford Model A Grace Gray Hot Rod London" Ma-Ga Model Phil Jones Photography advertising photography commercial photographer culture hotrod hotrod culture kulture maga London model a ford watches http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/hotrod-watch-photoshoot Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:57:37 GMT
Ethereal photoshoot http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/9/ethereal-photoshoot If you follow my work you'll know that my portfolio is divided between commercial photography, where I work with businesses and organisations creating images for advertising and marketing, and fantasy art photography where I love storytelling through images. This blog is about a photoshoot I did in June 2014 but until now have only shown a couple of images in my portfolio. 

For a long time I had wanted to create a series of ethereal images inspired by Lord of the Rings and set in an amazing location with rushing water and breathtaking scenery. I spent a while looking for the right location until I discovered Wyming Brook in South Yorkshire which was 180 miles away but looked ideal for my fantasy photoshoot. I had a model in mind who I thought would be perfect for the role. I'd worked with Sasha Wright on many shoots creating bohemian, lifestyle, lingerie and corporate images. Thankfully Sasha agreed to take part in my big adventure along with photographer Emma White who was to be my assistant for the day as well as help film behind the scenes footage.

Despite our very early start I remember we were all very excited as we made our way down the path towards the brook. Carrying the props and camera equipment we could hear the sound of rushing water in the distance. This actually made talking to each other during the shoot difficult at times as the water was so loud but such an amazing location to shoot at.

When it came to styling we had been kindly lent a dress by Frances Mahon, Oasis Wedding & Celebrations, which had the perfect look for my first theme which was inspired by 'Galadriel' played by Cate Blanchett in Lord of the Rings.

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This was also one of my first shoots with my then, new camera, a Canon 5D mkIII, fitted with a Canon 24-105mm f4 L Series lens. I also packed my classic 5D mkI and a Canon 70-200mm f2.8 lens. For lighting I used a Canon 580EX Speedlite both on and off the camera. When shooting off-camera I used a Bowens Pulsar transmitter to fire the flash which is great when working outdoors in daylight. Emma is a genius with a reflector which she used to bounce silver light. For some shots I used my Manfrotto tripod which is such a sturdy tripod and great when shooting outdoors at slow shutter speeds.

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Above: A raw file in Adobe Lightroom without retouching showing how the image was shot.

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Above: Another raw file without retouching showing how the image was taken.

The second look or theme was an Elf wearing light decorative body armour and hunting the land for food. The decorative top was supplied by Rachel Burnett who had hand-made the piece. I modified some belts I found in a charity shop and made the hairpiece, the skirt came from Primark.

It was great fun shooting in the water, finding low angles and bring my best not to drop my new camera in the water. I wanted to make the scenery a character in the story as it's not everyday I get to work in a location as spectacular as this. Along with my props I also took a trout! Although it wasn't Sasha"s favourite prop she'd ever worked with we certainly got the shot I imagined!

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The final look we created was a Woodland Elf who moved effortlessly through her natural environment. As you'll see on the video, we didn't exactly move effortlessly but who would know when you're looking at the final images. Although it was now early evening, it was still quiet light as it was the middle of June, so to create the feeling of dusk I retouched the images in Photoshop and created custom filters using Nik software.

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Below: Behind the scenes video

 

It just leaves me to say thank you to everyone who helped make the shoot happen:

Model: Sasha Wright Website

Videographer and assistant: Emma White

Dress supplied by Frances Mahon Oasis Wedding & Celebrations Facebook

Elf decorative top supplied by Metal Artist, Rachel Burnett. http://www.rachelburnett.co.uk

I hope you like the behind the scenes video, if you have any questions or comments, leave them in the comments and please like, and share and don't forget to subscribe to my channel for more videos.

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Above: Behind the scenes with my friendEmma White.

Below: Tired but happy. The end of a long day. 

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Equipment used:

Canon 5D mkIII

Canon 5D mkI

Canon 24-105mm f4 L series IS USM lens

Canon 70-200mm f2.8 L IS USM lens

Canon Speedlite 580EXII Flash

Bowen Pulsar Transmitter

Manfrotto 058 Studio Tripod with 229 Head

Silver Reflector

 

Images are not to be used without written permission. All images are available for commercial use. Please contact me for more information.

Video Music by M.Craft - Dragonfly (Memro Bootleg)

 

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philjonesphotographer@gmail.com (Phil Jones Photography) elf ethereal ethereal photography fairytale fairytale photography fantasy fantasy photography location photography lord of the rings inspired speedlite http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/9/ethereal-photoshoot Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:12:22 GMT
Charity Shop Photoshoot for St Luke's Hospice http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/8/charity-shop-photoshoot-for-st-lukes-hospice If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter you may have noticed the occasional post mentioning St Luke's Hospice, Basildon. Well, I'm pleased to officially announce that since the beginning of 2016 I have become a corporate partner of the hospice, assisting them with photography when possible.

Its been a great pleasure for me to be able to assist my local hospice creating images at fundraising and special events and getting to know some of the many staff, volunteers and friends who all do an amazing job for such a worthwhile cause. 

Not long after I got involved with the hospice, I remembered a few years ago I purchased an old victorian style wedding dress as a prop for a fantasy shoot from a St Luke's Hospice shop in Basildon. Like many photographers, charity shops are always first on my list when searching for props - you never know what you'll find from one day to the next, and so the concept was born, creating an awareness campaign to be shared on social media promoting St Luke's Hospice shops and all their magical items waiting to be discovered.

Wedding and prom dresses, vintage clothing, trendy and chic clothing, jewellery and accessories, charity shops get them all. St Luke's Hospice now manages 11 shops in Basildon and Thurrock area and the money raised plays a vital part of funding the hospice which in turn cares for the local community offering free palliative care and counselling. I'm sure you would agree its a great cause to support. 

Below: Urban Fairytale. Social media image created to bring awareness to St Luke's Hospice shops.

Urban Fairytale A promotional photoshoot for St Lukes Hospice Basildon to bring awareness to St Luke's Charity Shops in Basildon and surrounding area.Urban Fairytale: Promotional image for St Lukes Hospice Shops.Urban Fairytale Photoshoot for St Luke's Hospice Shops, Basildon and Thurrock. Create images for social media campaign to bring awareness to the hospice. Photo by Phil Jones Photography. Model Krisztina Gibson. Hair Stylist Tara Johnston. MUA Michelle Lacey.

Of course I couldn't have created these images alone. Hairstylist and good friend Tara Johnston asked if I would create images for her business, Home of Hearts Boutique, and following a quick chat it was agreed we would also use our resources and allocate time to create images for a St Luke's Hospice Urban Fairytale campaign. A big thank you also goes to our amazing and beautiful model Krisztina Gibson, Make-Up Artist Michelle Lacey of Bumblebee Bridal, Tara Johnston and videographer Pete Alltimes at PDA Creative for all giving up their time.

When I met the staff and volunteers at St Luke's Hospice, I couldn't help but notice how friendly, happy and cheerful they were. I wanted to reflect this in our imagery and combining the urban fashion and fairytale theme allowed me to do this. I always try to bring a little fun to my photoshoots and working with this amazing creative team made it an upbeat time as you'll see on the behind the scenes video at the end of the blog.

3 images below: Fairytale style fashion images using a dress discovered in a St Luke's Hospice Shop.

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7 images below: Urban Fairytale style fashion images. You never know what item of fashion clothing, piece of jewellery or accessory you will find in a St Luke's Hospice Shop.

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Behind the scenes video kindly donated by PDA Creative.

If you're a shop-a-holic and your wardrobe looks like it's about to give way under the weight of all those clothes you haven't worn in ages, how about doing something amazing and donating them to St Luke's Hospice or a charity shop in your area which you support? Not only are you helping a good cause, you're also helping the environment too! Re-use, you know it's better than to recycle.

It's not just clothes charity shops can sell. Books, games, furniture, bags, toys, the list is endless. To find out more on how you can help, call St Luke's Hospice on 01268 524973 or St Luke's Hospice Warehouse on 01268 522741 or visit St Luke's Hospice website www.stukeshospice.com

 

 

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philjonesphotographer@gmail.com (Phil Jones Photography) St Luke's Hospice charity shops fashion http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/8/charity-shop-photoshoot-for-st-lukes-hospice Fri, 05 Aug 2016 14:50:47 GMT
The importance of corporate photography http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/7/corporate-photography The importance of corporate photography and how it can help your marketing?​

 

We all know the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words”, in many cases creating quality commercial and corporate images to promote your business or organisation is overlooked. Here’s a few tips and suggestions which will not only help you create better images but will take your marketing material to the next level.

Whichever industry you work in, every organisation needs good imagery to promote and communicate a message effectively, but for many, commissioning a professional photographer, and understanding what is involved in a photoshoot, is a grey area.

 

Corporate photography for Rickard Luckin. Incorporates Rickard Luckin's brand colours in the props used.Corporate business image with subtle use of brand colours.Corporate photography for Rickard Luckin. Incorporates Rickard Luckin's brand colours in the props used.

Above: Image incorporates Rickard Luckin's brand colours in the props to promote the clients brand.

 

Preparing a brief

 

Producing a photographic brief is vital not only to obtain an accurate estimate, it will also help set the tone of the shoot, what information should you include in your photographic brief? Before we start writing our brief, let’s look at a few other things you need to consider:

 

Think about how the images are going to be used

 

Where are you going to use the images? On your website, a company brochure, social media, presentations, exhibition display, newsletter or annual report? You may find you want your images to be used across all media, this isn’t a problem but the photographer will need to know. These days at least one person in the office has a nice camera and has taken some lovely shots, but what many amateur photographers do not consider are the technical requirements. If the image is to be used in  printed material, a trim or bleed area will be required (this is the area the printer will trim off). Lets not get bogged down with the print details but what’s important is letting the photographer know if you intend the shot to be used in this way. Another thing I always think about when composing a shot is, do I need to leave room on the image for copy, a headline or a logo?

 

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Above: Example of Trim and Bleed area required. After trimming, the bleed area ensures that no unprinted edges occur in the final trimmed document.

 

Corporate Portrait Photography

 

So you want to organize a corporate portrait or headshot. There are many things you should consider before taking a portrait photograph. This will vary on how and where the image will be used and the style and look you want to portray. Will you be using your headshot for social media, as a Linkedin profile for example, a website or for an annual report? If the media has already been designed, where on the page will it be positioned? Do you need to include the subject’s shoulders? Is the image to be cut out and used on a white background? Do you need copy space? There is more than one way to take a corporate portrait and because there are so many variables to consider, I suggest meeting with the photographer, or at least having a chat on the phone, before a shoot to discuss how you’re going to use the images in detail. A professional commercial photographer will be able to guide you through the process and advise you on the practicalities and restraints of your shoot.

 

 

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Above: Portrait taken against a white background and retouched later to create a high end business portrait.

Below: Business portrait taken on location against a white seamless white background as part of my mobile studio.

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Above: Portrait taken against a white seamless white background and later replacing the background in Photoshop  to create a pure white.

 

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Above and below: Informal portrait taken in clients own environment.

 

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Above: Corporate Headshot photographed against a seamless white paper background.

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Above: Corporate portrait in a relaxed style incorporating clients brand colours.


How much time should you allow for a shoot?

 

In my experience, one thing that gets overlooked, which the client doesn’t always consider, is how much time is required to set up lighting and the background. It also depends on how many people, looks and locations are to be photographed, and how far away the photographer can park, something else to take into consideration. Allow between 30 minutes to an hour to unload, set up and take the first shot. When I’m shooting tethered to my laptop, this allows time for me to colour calibrate a profile so the client can see how the final image will look. How much time to shoot per person? I’ve taken photo-booth style shots using my portable studio where I have only been allocated 2-3 minutes per person, I must admit this is rushed but we ended up with fantastic results. In total I photographed 535 people, over 6 days, in 3 locations. For a less hectic approach allow 10 minutes per person, this gives them time to catch their breath, check their hair or tie and enjoy the shoot. I don’t like to have too many people looking on either, not everyone is relaxed when they arrive for their portrait session, having colleagues watching them as they are posing in front of the camera doesn’t help! 

 

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Above: Photo-booth style corporate head shots taken at different locations against seamless white background.

 

Create a mood board

 

But before you do, think about the message you want the images to convey to your audience. Creating a simple, positive image that connects your audience to your message is not always easy. In most cases it will not be possible to reflect all the elements of your brand in a single image, but they should convey some of them and certainly not contradict them. Now create a mood board. A mood board is the most effective way to communicate the ‘look’ and ‘feel’ of a shoot to the photographer. It’s a collection of images from the Internet or magazines to mimic a style and mood that communicate your ideas. This doesn’t just have to be styles you like, but styles you don’t like. Pinterest is a great tool to collect images from the web and create your own mood board and you can also keep your board secret too! Here’s an example I’ve created.

 

Click here to see my example Mood Board on Pinterest

 

Build a rapport with your photographer and bounce ideas off each other. Remember it’s a creative process and will reflect your organisations personality.

 

It’s in the detail

 

Include as much information as possible about your organisation’s identity. Include identity guidelines, colour palettes and design layouts. Explain your values, strengths and personality too. This will identify the mood and feel you are trying to convey and what you would like to see in the photographs. Think about props, backgrounds and locations. If you have interesting features within your office, provide snap shots of them too. This will not only show the space the photographer has to work in but reveal parts of the location which could be included in the shoot. Using coloured props and accessories can be a subtle way of not just conveying your identity but will compliment the design of your marketing material.

 

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Above and below: A fly on the wall approach incorporates Rickard Luckin's brand colours in the props used.

 

A fly on the wall approach incorporates Rickard Luckin's brand colours in the props used. (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)Business photography using clients brand colours.A fly on the wall approach incorporates Rickard Luckin's brand colours in the props used. (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)

Above: Executive portrait taken in clients own environment. 

 

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Above: Editor's Headshot incorporates the organisations new brand colours (orange and black) and their caring and professional values. Here is the final chosen image and shown in use within Footprints, the supporters' magazine for Spurgeons, a UK children's charity. 

 

Incorporates Rickard Luckin's brand colours in the props used. (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)Brand promotionIncorporates Rickard Luckin's brand colours in the props used. (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)

Above and below: Business image for marketing use incorporates Rickard Luckin's brand colours in the props used.

 

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Above: Corporate group shot.

 

Keeping it real

 

Many businesses use stock images from photo libraries such as Getty Images, Shutterstock and iStock and they certainly have their place, but photographing your own people is a much better way to relay your organisation’s personality. I know not everyone feels comfortable sitting in front of a camera, but candid photography or a fly on the wall approach captures real people in their natural working environment, in a relaxed, professional manner. This style of photography is perfect when you do not want to stop your team from working, whether it’s at their desk, in a team meeting or in a one-to-one situation. If you want to show how your team engages with your clients you should seek permission before hand and ask them to sign a model release form. Believe it or not a photoshoot with your own people is great for team morale - despite what they may tell you! 

 

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A fly on the wall approach to capture candid images of people at work.Corporate candid photographyA fly on the wall approach to capture candid images of people at work.

 

Above: Candid photography is a great way of capturing images of people at work in their true working environment. This style of photography is perfect when you want engaging images which tell a story.

 

Should I use professional models?

 

Don’t rule out the idea of employing professional models to act as members of your staff when producing a corporate brochure or even for your website. For some shots it may be better to hire a professional model who has a look which portrays the ethos and spirit of your company. It really depends on your marketing campaign and who your audience is. Major advertisers don’t think twice about booking commercial models who reflect their brand. Remember, they are professional models for a reason and bring experience, knowledge and professionalism to a shoot.

 

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Art direction

 

This depends on the type of shoot and style of images you require. Ensuring a member of your marketing team is on hand to approve the shots is always a good thing. Without art direction a photographer is left to their own interpretation of the brief. I’ve never had a shoot where the client wasn’t happy with the shots, maybe that’s because I’ve always had someone on the shoot to regularly look and approve the images.

 

How important is photography as part of your marketing? I believe these days people are aware how powerful and vital photography is when promoting a service or a product. They know an advertising campaign has seconds to grab the audience’s attention and communicate a message. Photography ensures this. Photography is an extremely important part of your marketing which will improve the overall quality of your marketing material, leading to:

• Increase in sales and overall perception of your company

• Increase the value of the services that your organization provides

• Build brand awareness and presence

• Improve the overall image of your company

• Convey to your customers the quality of your service

 

Preparing a brief

 

So now you have a better idea of what’s involved in organizing a professional photoshoot, lets write a brief… better still, email me at philjonesphotographer@gmail.com and I'll send one I prepared earlier!

 

Get in touch

 

It goes without saying that I’d love to take shots for your organization. I've photographed thousands of people, in various styles, for all types of organisations. If this were something you’re considering and would like to meet with me to discuss in more detail, I’d love to hear from you. 

 

 

 

*NOTE* My images may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted or uploaded in any way without my written permission. All content © Phil Jones, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved. Use without permission is illegal.

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philjonesphotographer@gmail.com (Phil Jones Photography) business portraits corporate photography http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/7/corporate-photography Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:31:12 GMT
Lomography Petzval Art Lens http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/7/lomography-petzval-art-lens In August 2015 I was kindly invited to Emily Soto Petzval Portraits Bloom Exhibition at Lomography store Soho, London for an exclusive look at Emily’s amazing photographs. One thing led to another and before I knew it I was chatting to Hannah, Lomography’s UK marketing manager and showing off my work on my iPad portfolio. When Hannah saw my Dark Fairytale Series and the Damsel in Distress images, she immediately asked if I would be interested in testing The Petzval 85mm Art Lens as she thought the lens would really suit my style of photography. Of course I said yes and was very excited to see what new fantasy images I could create.

Unfortunately the weather wasn’t particularly kind to us that year and every outdoor shoot I had planned turned into a cloudy and very wet day which gave us no option but postpone or cancel the shoot until more favourable weather came our way. 

Without having a model and team at hand but keen to try out the lens, I decided to pack the Petzval lens in my camera bag and set out by myself one sunny day to put the art lens through its paces. As you can see in the results below the 85mm lens absolutely loves the sun. The centre of the image is sharp and shooting with a narrow depth of field creates a unique swirly bokeh effect.

Petzval 85mm Art LensFalling into wonderland.Petzval 85mm Art Lens (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)

Lomography 85mm Petzval Art LensThe path to WonderlandLomography 85mm Petzval Art Lens (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)

Images above have not been retouched, the swirly booked effect is created by the Peetzval 85mm Art Lens.

 

Moving on to January 2016 and keen to create a set of fantasy images, I arranged a 'Tribal Hunter' themed shoot with model Lexi Lane and MUA Rachael Hennighan. As always the weather was extremely changeable but we decided to brave the cold and wind and shoot in a location close to Lexi’s base, Lane Home Studios in Kent. A big thank you to both Lexi and Rachael for all their help, and well done to Lexi because it was absolutely Freezing! I had fun preparing the outfit before the shoot which consisted on a wooden spear, a custom made leather and faux fur gilet sleeveless waistcoat, faux suede tassel fringe skirt and last minute finding the perfect style 'warm' coat from a charity shop. Rachael did an amazing job creating the tribal make-up look and styling Lexi's hair, messy with braids whilst tieing in strands of leather.

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Images above: Tribal Hunter

 

Not wanting the next model to die of Hypothermia we decided to wait for slightly warmer weather for our next outdoor shoot. In the meantime I had arranged for an indoor shoot bridal shoot with the comfort of central heating for Home of Hearts Boutique with hair stylist Tara Johnston. Our two models for the day kindly agreed to let me test the Petvzal lens during our shoot. As you can see below the images are incredibly sharp and the colours look amazing. One thing that took me a little while to master with the lens was the manual focusing, especially when shooting at f2.2 or f2.8 but at f5.6 or above this wasn’t an issue.

 

Images below: Home of Hearts Boutique. All images have had no retouching, they are direct off the camera which is the style Lomography like as it's similar to shooting with film.

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April 2016 and after having to postpone the shoot once already the day had finally arrived for my second fantasy shoot with model Amber Boyden-Wilson and MUA Clare Bradshaw. Unfortunately for Amber I don’t think it was any warmer than in January, the joys of unpredictable British weather but like any passionate model Amber battled through the cold to create the images below. Our theme, A Twisted Fairytale, the concept and genre is similar to my dark fairytale series, a fairytale theme for young adults with an unfortunate twist. My original images have proved to be inspiration for story ideas, especially on Pinterest boards, I hope this set will do the same.

 

Fairytale shootPetzval Art Lens Fairytale shootModel: Amber Boyden-Wilson, MakeUp: Clare Bradshaw (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)

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The two images below are taken at a similar angle but notice the difference in background when shooting with a shallow depth of field, the top image has created a swirly background effect. depth of field, petzval lens, fantasy shootPetzval lens shallow depth of fieldCaptive. Model: Amber Boyden-Wilson, MakeUp: Clare Bradshaw (Photo by Phil Jones Photography) fairytale, fantasy photoshootChange the aperture to create a different background effectCaptive. Model: Amber Boyden-Wilson, MakeUp: Clare Bradshaw (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)

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A great big thank you goes to everyone who was kind enough to give up their time to help me create these images,

Tribal Hunter Shoot

Model: Lexi Lane Make-Up Artist: Rachael Hennighan, Lane Hone Studios

Home of Hearts Boutique 

Krisztina Gibson and Clare Webb, Hair Stylist and owner of HoH Tara Johnston, Make-Up Artist Michelle Lacey

A Twisted Fairytale Shoot

Model: Amber Boyden-Wilson, Make-Up Artist Clare Bradshaw

and of course thank you to Lomography UK for giving me the opportunity to test the Petzval lens and for featuring my work on their website. Please take a look at all the the featured images and my interview on their blog Phil Jones: Fantasy Art Photography with the Petzval 85 Art Lens

https://www.lomography.com/magazine/321465-phil-jones-fantasy-art-photography-with-the-petzval-85-art-lens

 

To find out more about the Petzval 85mm Art Lens please take a look at Lomography’s video by clicking here. http://microsites.lomography.com/petzval-lens/

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philjonesphotographer@gmail.com (Phil Jones Photography) art lens fairytale fantasy lomography petzval http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/7/lomography-petzval-art-lens Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:21:56 GMT
Commercial Lifestyle Photoshoot http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/6/commercial-lifestyle-shoot It's been far too long since I've tested with a commercial model so it was great to receive an email from Andrea Vasiliou, an agency signed model who was looking to create fresh shots for her portfolio and likes my style of work.

Andrea came to me with some great ideas and had already created a moodboard showing the type of lifestyle image she was hoping to create. A quick glance at Andrea's profile on MOT models website followed by a phone call to discuss ideas and a shoot was arranged for the following week.

As we had both been really busy with other work commitments but still wanted to meet, we decided to make it a quick shoot and keep it to just the two of us. Being a lifestyle shoot, Andrea did her own makeup out of the back of my car and photography equipment consisted of my Canon 5D mkIII, a couple of lenses and a reflector. It's amazing what you can create in 2 hour shoot? 

Model leaning against wall wearing reflective sunglasses and grey T-Shirt.  Image by Phil Jones PhotographyCommercial Lifestyle Shoot - HeadshotAndrea Vasiliou lifestyle photoshoot (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)

Full length photograph of model leaning against wall wearing reflective sunglasses and grey T-Shirt holding a skateboard.  Image by Phil Jones PhotographyCommercial Lifestyle Shoot - SK8'er girlUrban lifestyle image. Andrea Vasiliou lifestyle photoshoot. Lookbook style fashion image (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)

Full length photograph of model laughing as she leans against wall wearing a grey T-Shirt, blue jeans, converse sneakers and holding a skateboard.  Image by Phil Jones PhotographyCommercial Lifestyle Shoot - Skateboard Girl: urban fashionAndrea Vasiliou commercial lifestyle photoshoot. I'd love to see this image used for an urban fashion brand (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)

photograph of model sitting on steps holding iPhone taking a selfie. Wearing grey t-shirt, jeans and converse footwear.  Image by Phil Jones PhotographyCommercial Lifestyle Shoot - SelfieCommercial lifestyle photoshoot with model Andrea Vasiliou taking a selfie (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)

model leaning against wall wearing a grey T-Shirt.  Image by Phil Jones PhotographyCommercial Lifestyle Shoot - HeadshotAndrea Vasiliou lifestyle photoshoot (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)

Full length photograph of model leaning against a graffiti wall wearing grey T-Shirt, converse footwear, jeans and holding a skateboard.  Image by Phil Jones PhotographyCommercial Shoot - Skateboard & fashionAndrea Vasiliou lifestyle photoshoot (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)

Full length photograph of model standing on a skateboard with a graffiti wall in background. wearing grey T-Shirt, converse footwear, jeans and white watch.  Image by Phil Jones Photography Commercial Lifestyle Shoot - Skateboard GirlLifestyle and urban fashion image. Girl on a skateboard with Andrea Vasiliou (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)

Full length photograph of model leaning against a graffiti wall wearing sports top, converse footwear, jeans and holding a skateboard.  Image by Phil Jones PhotographyCommercial Lifestyle Shoot - skateboard & fashionAndrea Vasiliou lifestyle photoshoot Model holding skateboard against a graffiti wall (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)

PJPL3372-Edit_andrea_v_lo_resCommercial lifestyle photography - urban summerAndrea Vasiliou lifestyle photoshoot (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)

Young woman sitting on concrete steps holding retro camera and wearing denim dungarees, white sleeveless top and white watch.  Image by Phil Jones PhotographyCommercial lifestyle photographyCreating a fresh portfolio for Andrea Vasiliou signed with MOT models. Lifestyle photoshoot (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)

Young woman leaning against boarding holding retro camera and wearing denim dungarees, white sleeveless top and converse sneakers.  Image by Phil Jones PhotographyCommercial model photoshootYoung woman leaning against boarding holding retro camera and wearing denim dungarees, white sleeveless top and converse sneakers. Image by Phil Jones Photography

Young woman leaning against boarding holding retro camera and wearing denim dungarees, white sleeveless top and converse sneakers.  Image by Phil Jones PhotographyBlack and White processingUrban lifestyle photoshoot with retro camera wearing short denim dungarees (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)

Model wearing denim dungarees, white sleeveless top, reflective sunglasses and holding iPhone.  Image by Phil Jones PhotographyFashion and lifestyle photographyUrban lifestyle photoshoot model wearing short denim dungarees and reflective sunglasses (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)

Fashion image of smiling model wearing reflective sunglasses, denim dungarees, white sleeveless top, white watch and holding iPhone.  Image by Phil Jones PhotographyLifestyle photography - textingUrban lifestyle photoshoot. Model Andrea V wearing short denim dungarees and holding mobile phone (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)

Close up photograph of smiling model wearing dungarees.  Image by Phil Jones PhotographyLifestyle photographyClose up photograph of smiling model wearing dungarees. Image by Phil Jones Photography

Full length photograph of woman with long brown hair wearing denim dungarees and holding iPhone.  Image by Phil Jones PhotographyFull length model shotFull length image of MOT Model Andrea Vasiliou (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)

Full length fashion image of model wearing blue denim dungarees, white sleepless top, converse and holding iPhone.  Image by Phil Jones PhotographyLifestyle image of young woman textingLifestyle and fashion image of young woman texting. Wearing short dungarees, converse sneakers, white sleepless top and white watch. (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)

Lifestyle image of model Andrea Vasiliou looking at camera smiling. Image by Phil Jones PhotographyAndrea Vasiliou lifestyle photoshootModel Andrea Vasiliou looking a little like Sandra Bullock here in this lifestyle photoshoot! (Photo by Phil Jones Photography)

I hope you like the images as much as we do. Feel free to leave your comments and give us a like on Facebookwww.facebook.com/Philjonesphotography

It was an absolute pleasure to work with Andrea and we are already talking about another shoot soon which is going to be very exciting so as always, watch this space!

To book Andrea visit MOT Models website by clicking here.

All images and retouching by Phil Jones Photography.

 

Photography equipment used:

Canon 5D mkIII

Canon 24-105mm L Series f4 Lens

Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM Lens

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philjonesphotographer@gmail.com (Phil Jones Photography) commercial photography lifestyle photography model photographer http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/6/commercial-lifestyle-shoot Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:05:39 GMT
Welcome to my new website http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/5/newblog Hello, and welcome to my new website!

I'm excited to launch my new website which I hope you really like.

Why the change? There were areas I wanted to change on my old website and after attending the SWPP convention in January and meeting with a few suppliers, I decided to work with Zenfolio who offer an all-in-one web solution for photographers.

You can now enjoy my images in a very different way. Not only can you view them much bigger than before, filling your screen in-fact, you can now log-in and create your own account where you'll be able to save all your favourite images to come back to time after time and even share with friends and colleagues.

My photography is divided into simple to find categories under "Portfolio" Here you can see some of my favourite images for Corporate & Business, People & Lifestyles, Fantasy & Ethereal, Advertising & PR and Fashion & Commercial. Make sure you keep coming back as I'll be updating the images on a regular basis.

A big feature on this new site is to offer a Client Access area where my clients can log in, view images from our shoot and have the option to download Hi Resolution files, order prints, canvases and other products from my shopping cart.

Another great feature I've created is the Art Prints area where anyone can purchase images as prints or wall art for the home or office. It's a very easy to use feature and you'll be amazed by the quality of the products thanks to One Vision Imaging who have supplied my prints for many years.

 

art-printsart-printsPhil Jones Fantasy Art Photography available to purchase as Prints or Wall Art.

My plan is to create regular blogs where I can show off new work, videos and share images from past shoots which have never been seen before. I'll also  share my experiences to help you create better images for your portfolio, give photography tips and show you some of my lighting setups.

There's no better time than now. While you're here, please take a moment to Login and start creating your own favourite's list.

Thanks as always for visiting and for your interest in my work - enjoy!

Phil

Phil Jones PhotographerCommercial photographer Phil Jones, specialising in People & Lifestyles

 

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philjonesphotographer@gmail.com (Phil Jones Photography) Phil Jones Phil Jones Photography advertising business commercial commercial photographer fantasy photographer photography http://www.philjones-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/5/newblog Mon, 23 May 2016 16:53:33 GMT