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Pregnancy Photograph

So last time we talked about varying the height at which you take your photos, this time I want to talk about light. Light will make or break your photos. Photography literally means to write with light.

So what is good light? Well that’s too much to discuss in one article – but we can make a start with texture, dimension and shape. I can demonstrate that easily.

All you need is an egg, an egg cup, a torch and a room you can turn the lights out in. Place the egg in the egg cup, turn on the torch and turn out the lights! Shine the torch straight ahead at the egg. You’ll see it looks flat, like it’s been cut out of paper and stood up – it’s totally 2 dimensional – that’s bad light…and where is the flash on your camera? Pretty much where the torch is – shining straight ahead. Now move the torch to the left, or right – and maybe up a bit. See the shadows start to form on one side and highlights on the other – moving the light source starts to give that texture, dimension and shape we’re looking for. So next time you’re taking a picture of a friend or loved one, try turning that flash off and positioning them near a window – get the light coming in from the same angle as where you moved that torch and get some well lit portraits.

And remember – have fun!

Niel Stewart, Photographer

Beemers and Bracers

Beemers and Bracers

Sash Box Update

Sash Box Update

We put our origami skills to the test and created a bespoke promotional box for Sash UK. The box will contain various literature, a pen and a USB Flash drive. Breaking away from their usual branding we have gone for a bold Banksy inspired illustration style. Watch this space for the finished product…

Mar
31

Totali unique

Totali Adverts and Website

We were very excited when approached by Totali (manufacturers of bespoke windows, doors and glass structures) to market their unique boundry-pushing products. So far, we’ve created an advert to promote ‘the worlds first 90˚seamless window’ which will be published in national architect magazine Showhouse and we’re currently working on their new website and promotional literature.

Mar
26

Photoshop it!

Photoshop it!

Not always as easy as you think.

The term ‘Photoshop it’ is used very freely these days, sometimes getting bad press, notoriously, the over airbrushed images of fashion models and celebs, making them appear super slim and blemish free. None the less, it is a brilliant application enabling us to make the impossible possible (most of the time!). We often get asked ‘Can’t you just Photoshop it?’ Our designers use Photoshop on a daily basis and can create all sorts of amazing affects from removing unwanted background objects to complete image manipulation. With technology and programmes becoming more accessible to edit your photos easily we find more and more people doing their own photo editing, which often makes life easier… other times not so easy. Here’s a few amusing images that we’ve come across in magazines, on the web and in the papers illustrating how not to ‘Photoshop it’.

Car with Moving Wheels

Car with Moving Wheels

Where has the wheel gone
Shadows that don't match

Shadows that don't match

Where has the wheel gone