Tag Archives: Commercial Photography

THe Beauty of Machinery?

Volvo Mechanical Shovel.

There’s no doubt that an image like this will never be considered ‘beauutiful.’ It’s the inside of the cab of a huge mechanical shovel, the end used in quarries to lift tons of stone and gravel and load it into lorries.

I made the image, along with others, interior and exterior, as part of a commission for a commercial client, so it won’t ever be hanging on anyone’s wall!

Yet beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and photography, unlike some other disciplines is entirely subjective. What one person thinks is attractive and beautiful, will be repulsive to another. When I’d finished the commission, and sent off the completed images, this one still stuck out as interesting, if not exactly pretty. I like the almost ‘three dimensional’ aspect of the image, created by the juxtaposition of the levers and the screen, leading the eye in a convergence toward the starter key. The depth of field that blurs the image of other vehicles outside helps to keep the eye from straying outside the cab.

Fujifilm X-T4, F=55mm, f/5 @ 1/60th on ISO1600.

The Lockdown Logs #39 – Final Edition!

The Lockdown Logs

Dateline: June 12th 2020

Final Edition!  Whether the government like it or not, the Lockdown is more or less over for most of us, and I was BACK AT WORK TODAY!  So here’s my very first commercial shoot of the rest of my life, and the last of my Lockdown Logs (and I’m not sorry to see the end of the Lockdown!)

Fujifilm X-T3, F=55mm, f/7.1 @ 1/60th sec on ISO 3200.

BMW14

Happy Christmas!

Christmas Eve and I’m still working…

Two commercial photoshoots today, first one was at at 8.30am in an HGV Yard, and needless to say – in the miserable, foggy wet, yucky semi darkness. I needed an ISO of 6400 on the Fujifilm X-T3 to get anything near what the client wanted.

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Fujifilm X-T3, F=34mm, f/11 @ 1/60th sec on ISO6400

Strange how all the romantic notions of being a photographer vanish when you’re standing in a puddle!
However, whatever way you spend Christmas Day, HAVE A HAPPY, BLESSED AND SAFE DAY.  Enjoy your food, your family and your photography, and hope that Santa brings you a Hasselblad!