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Thursday, 22 March 2012

New Print Publication - "Dip a toe in the water" for Cotswold Life Magazine

I was recently sent by Cotswold Life Magazine to to shoot a collection of swimwear from local Boutiques.

The team for the day was:

Madame Bink
Katy McGee (IMM)

Hair and Make-up:

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Friday, 16 March 2012

UUnique Campaign in April - Vogue, Tatler, Glamour Magazine and more...

Just thought I'd do a quick update as things have been so hectic recently, my UUnique campaign is now in the April issues of British Vogue, Tatler, Glamour Magazine and I believe GQ (although I've not yet seen that one).

Hope everyone is well, and keeping busy. I'm move house in 7 days so things are a mass of hectic, chaotic, shooting & packing right now.

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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Photoshoot with Anni Ulm & Jo Freeman

Some photos from a recent shoot with Anni Ulm and Jo Freeman MUA.

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Monday, 12 March 2012

New Client for 2012 - Supreme Being Clothing

I've been working on a lot of projects with T-shirt/Clothing companies of late, but one of my favourite new clients is definitely Supreme Being. Can't wait to see what they come up with for Tee designs with some of my photos of Vicki Blatchley, Onya and Tara.

There's also no better feeling than coming home to a large collection of free clothing to wear. I'm rocking one of my new Supreme Being Tee's on today's shoot.

I definitely can't wait for a parcel of clothing to arrive with my images splashed all over them, I think they'll become my new shoot uniform, no feeling like rocking your own designs/images.

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Saturday, 10 March 2012

Client Shoot with Rachael T

I do a lot of paid agency testing, either via agencies directly of via private bookings from agency signed models. If you're interested in updating your book, EMAIL ME, I have discounted paid testing rates for all agency girls.

Rachel was a gorgeous model that got in touch via email, after a few brief exchanges of ideas, we had a date and a shoot plan sorted.

I booked the talented Jay Arik to do hair and make-up on the day, as I'd not worked with her before and had seen/heard really good things about her work.

Here's a selection from the shoot:


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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Focus on Imaging 2012

Just got back from Focus on Imaging 2012, and it was great to see so many friends (old and new) and to get recognised by strangers way too much. I had a play with the new Canon EOS 5D MKIII, checked out what Fujifilm and Olympus had to offer, and made some new contacts for wedding album/book printing.

Even managed to get 'papped' and made it onto the Focus on Imaging website, which I'm sure is thanks to the gorgeous Madame Bink & Jay Jessop. It seemed a lot busier this year than last, and a lot of people seemed to be spending, so there's clearly not a recession on in the photography world.

I may write a little kit review sometime soon, when I've got the time. Things over the next few weeks are so so SO busy.

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Monday, 5 March 2012

A Photoshoot with Cass

I recently grabbed some time to shoot with Cass when she stopped by to shoot with myself, Binkography and Stefano Brunesci. Here are a mixture of images we shot.


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Friday, 2 March 2012

This morning was the day that the internet is awash with the Canon 5d MKIII release

So this morning is the day my inbox is filled with emails from just about every camera stockist around telling me the new Canon EOS 5d MK III is available for pre-order. This means a lot of photographers will now be thinking and looking into a kit update, and with Focus on Imaging just around the corner, it's a great time to be a photographer wanting new gear.

But what do you get for your money? and if you're a 5D mk II owner, what's the upgrade worth to you?

How does it compare?

5D Mk II
1D X
ISO Range
100 - 6,400
100 - 25,600
100 - 51,200
Extended ISO Range 
100 - 25,600
50 - 102,400
50 - 204,800
HD Video Max 
1080p (30fps)
1080p (24, 25, 30fps)
1080p (24, 25, 30fps)
Auto Focus 
Image Processing 
Card Format 
LCD Screen Size 
3.0" (920k-dot)
3.2" (1,040k-dot)
3.2" (1,040k-dot)
 (Table source: Wex Photographic)

Are you a Canon user, will you be upgrading? What do you think of the price and value for money? Are you a Nikon user that has been converted to Canon with this new release, or have you gone from Canon to one of Nikon's new releases? Would love to hear your feedback in a comment at the bottom of the blog.


Canon Press Release

Creativity, redefined – Canon unleashes the EOS 5D Mark III

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 2nd March 2012 – Canon today announces the latest addition to its world-famous EOS range with the launch of the new EOS 5D Mark III. The EOS 5D Mark III builds on the performance of the legendary EOS 5D Mark II, offering improved speed, greater resolution, enhanced processing power and extended creative options for both stills and Full HD movies – providing unparalleled artistic freedom for the most demanding photographers.

Incorporating feedback from photographers worldwide, the EOS 5D Mark III offers improved performance in virtually every area. A new 22.3 Megapixel (MP) full-frame sensor offers the ideal balance of resolution for stills and HD movies and up to 6 frames per second (fps) shooting, whilst a 61-point AF system and 63-zone metering provide greater speed, flexibility and accuracy. Powered by the latest DIGIC 5+ processing technology, the EOS 5D Mark III also features enhanced video functions, offering improved image quality alongside greater audio control – redefining creative possibilities for photographers and amateur videographers alike.

“The EOS 5D Mark III represents a big step forward for the EOS 5D series” said Kieran Magee, Marketing Director, Professional Imaging, Canon Europe. “The EOS 5D Mark II is an exceptional camera and we’ve listened carefully to feedback from its passionate community of users to improve performance in every area.  This camera has been designed to meet virtually any creative challenge – it’s faster, more responsive and features the tools to adapt to everything from studio photography to creative videography, while producing results of the highest quality.”

Enhanced performance

With its comprehensively upgraded specification, the EOS 5D Mark III is the ideal tool for the growing number of photographers shooting both stills and movies. It incorporates a number of the features launched with Canon’s revolutionary EOS-1D X, providing vastly improved performance, flexibility, handling and durability.
The camera’s newly-developed 22.3MP full-frame sensor provides increased resolution and finer detail, enabling the capture of a wide range of scenes, from sweeping landscapes to beautiful portraits. Higher speed continuous shooting also offers expanded creative possibilities. With an increased 8-channel read out, the camera comfortably handles a maximum full resolution speed of up to 6fps in bursts of 18 RAW images or over 16,000 JPEGs¹, without the need for additional accessories. Additionally, the sensor’s advanced architecture offers a huge native ISO range of 100-25,600, expandable to 102,400, making it possible to capture clean, high quality pictures, even in extreme low-light conditions.

The EOS 5D Mark III utilises the same 61-point wide-area AF system as the flagship EOS-1D X, providing exceptional sensitivity, precision and speed. One of the most advanced AF systems currently available, it features an impressive 41 cross-type points and five dual cross-type points, providing unsurpassed accuracy across the frame. The customisable AF pre-sets introduced in the EOS-1D X are also available, helping the capture of traditionally challenging subjects, and providing additional reliability in situations where subject movement can be unpredictable.
Highly accurate exposures are provided by Canon’s acclaimed iFCL metering system, which incorporates a 63-zone Dual-Layer sensor linked to each point of the AF system. Focus information gathered from the AF system is analysed alongside colour and luminance signals measured by the metering sensor itself, enabling the EOS 5D Mark III to deliver consistently accurate skin tones and excellent results in a wide range of shooting situations.

Creative performance without compromise

The EOS 5D Mark III features Canon’s latest DIGIC 5+ image processor, which powers a range of new functions without affecting the camera’s performance. 14-bit A/D conversion provides smoother tonal gradation and transitions between colours, while in-camera HDR shooting combines three different exposures and allows one of five preset tone maps to be applied, enabling photographers to capture all the detail in high contrast scenes. With in-camera RAW processing and editing capability, photographers also have the option to immediately begin post-processing their images while still on a shoot. 

The increased power of DIGIC 5+ also enables a range of tools which contribute to higher image quality. Lens peripheral illumination correction, Lens chromatic aberration correction (lateral and axial) and high ISO noise reduction are all performed in-camera without affecting performance, allowing photographers to continue shooting without any camera lag. Additionally, in-camera image rating via a dedicated button makes it easy for photographers to organise images ahead of post-production.

The EOS 5D Mark III features a new Creative Photo button, which enables users to quickly select Picture Styles and capture multiple exposures, as well as offering direct access to the HDR shooting mode. In playback, pressing the Creative Photo button displays a new comparative playback function, displaying two images side-by-side to allow photographers to view, magnify and compare the quality of different exposures mid-shoot.
For situations where photographers want to avoid being noticed, such as weddings, the EOS 5D Mark III also features a new silent shooting mode that dramatically reduces the sound of the shutter and mirror, ensuring they can work quietly in the background. A continuous silent mode is also available, enabling photographers to capture faster-moving subjects without attracting attention.

Next generation EOS Movies

The EOS 5D Mark III builds on the reputation of the EOS 5D Mark II, with a range of new features introduced following feedback received from photographers to provide even better Full HD video performance. As well as offering the depth-of-field control loved by video professionals, the new full-frame sensor combines with the vast processing power of DIGIC 5+ to improve image quality by virtually eradicating the presence of moiré, false colour and other artefacts. The addition of a movie mode switch and a recording button also offers greater usability, enabling videographers to begin shooting immediately when movie mode is engaged.

Additional movie functions include manual exposure control and an enhanced range of high bit-rate video compression options, with intraframe (ALL-I) and interframe (IPB) methods both supported. Variable frame rates range from 24fps to 60fps, and the addition of SMPTE timecode support provides greater editing flexibility and easier integration into multi-camera shoots. Users can also check and adjust audio during recording via the camera’s Quick Control screen and a headphone socket enables sound level monitoring both during and after shooting. Enhanced processing power provided by DIGIC 5+ also makes it possible to conveniently trim the length of recorded movies in-camera.

Professional build, easy operation

The EOS 5D Mark III has been built to offer photographers easy-handling and robust build quality. Its lightweight, high-grade magnesium body offers advanced weather proofing for protection against the elements, while the construction of the shutter has also been reinforced, with 150,000-cycle durability making it ideal for repeated, everyday use. An enhanced version of the Intelligent Viewfinder featured in the EOS 7D offers approximately 100% coverage, as well as an on-demand grid display via the built-in transparent LCD.

The same reinforced 8.11cm (3.2”) Clear View II LCD screen as used by the EOS-1D X provides high quality framing and playback in all conditions. 1,040k-pixels provide the resolution to accurately check image sharpness and focus, while the gapless structure design introduced with the EOS-1D Mark IV prevents reflections and protects against dust or scratches. A headphone socket and locking mode dial have been included, while the inclusion of a UDMA 7-compatible CF card slot plus an SD card²  slot enables shooting to both cards simultaneously, auto switching when the one in use becomes full and the option to copy images from one card to the other in-camera.

Digital Lens Optimizer – new in Digital Photo Professional v3.11

The EOS 5D Mark III comes complete with the most advanced version of Digital Photo Professional (DPP) yet – Canon’s free, in-box software enabling high-speed, high quality processing of RAW images. New in DPP v3.11 is Digital Lens Optimizer – a revolutionary new tool designed to drastically improve image resolution take the image nearer to how the scene appears to the naked eye. This creates exceptionally detailed, high-quality images with highly manageable file sizes, providing photographers with maximum image quality and greater flexibility.

Digital Lens Optimizer (DLO) precisely imitates lens performance, with a series of complex mathematical functions replicating each stage of the journey of light through the optical path. Using this information DLO can correct a range of typical optical aberrations and loss of resolution caused by a camera’s low pass filter, by applying an inverse function to each shot to take the image nearer to how the scene appears to the naked eye. This creates exceptionally detailed, high-quality images with highly manageable file sizes, providing photographers with maximum image quality and greater flexibility.

EOS System compatibility
As part of the EOS System, the EOS 5D Mark III is immediately compatible with over 60 EF Lenses, including the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM – the new, essential wide-angle zoom lens from Canon’s famous L-series. The camera is also compatible with a newly-announced range of accessories designed to offer extended creativity, including the Speedlite 600EX-RT – a high performance TTL flash with wireless radio connectivity. Additionally, the new Battery Grip BG-E11 offers greater handling flexibility alongside the ability to double the camera’s battery life.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III – Key features:
• 22.3 Megapixel full-frame sensor
• 61-point autofocus
• Up to 6fps continuous shooting
• Native ISO 100-25,600 sensitivity
• Full HD video with manual control
• 14-bit DIGIC 5+ processor
• Enhanced Weather sealing
• 8.11cm (3.2-inch) 1,040,000-dot screen
• HDR mode with presets

Pricing and Availability:
The EOS 5D Mark III will be available from end of March 2012, priced at £2999.99 / €3569.99 RRP including VAT.

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