Corporate clients invest in photography

I’m fortunate enough to work with a handful of terrific corporate clients who invest in photography – they have ditched cheap universal stock photography and all the associated problems these images bring (the same images on similar businesses etc) and instead believe in creating their own imagery of staff and clients – real people and a real focus on individuals.

Recently I was sent out to the coast to photograph one of their clients, a landlord who has a reputation for providing fabulous property services, as well as renovating some of the gorgeous Victorian properties along the seafront.

Fabulous Business Shoot in Peterborough

Fabulous shoot a couple of weeks ago in Peterborough… lovely people, great building, inspiring tech and shockingly good food…

A long day with the camera gear, saw a variety of shoots throughout the building. People, food and events were the order of the day… timing the food shoots just before lunch enabled us to eat the samples (not all of them.. just the one dish)… bit unusual this, as normally it’s stone cold and heavily ‘made up’ – but the chef prepared it perfectly and it was ready to go on time and looking great.. .no make up required!

Cameras, lights, horses and horse-feed!

Occasionally I get shoots booked in that require a slightly different skillset.
This particular summer shoot was for a well-known and extremely well-respected horse feed & nutrition company. Coming from a horse background, it certainly helped with dealing and photographing the various owners and their beautiful horses.
Working with animals is always testing (boy am I glad I don’t work with them full time!) but equally it’s rather satisfying when the images come together.
One of my favourites is the head Nutritionist in one of the feed rooms – the light was just right, adding a small strobe and reflector helped illuminate the shadows and provided a pleasing portrait.
#horses #feed #portrait

Thousands cycle around Norfolk at Tour de Norfolk Sportive

Thousands of cyclists took to the Norfolk roads on Sunday at the 2nd Tour de Norfolk cycling sportive.
Torrential rain on Saturday thankfully didn’t dampen the spirits of the masses on Sunday, as it started off a little damp, but thankfully the sun came out (mixed with a few showers in North Norfolk) and all involved seemed to have a ball on the quiet lanes of Norfolk.

Photographs from the event are now online – pop along to the Tour de Norfolk website or visit the albums by clicking the link below…

Well done to all who took part and congrats on raising thousands for the Big C!
http://julianclaxton.jalbum.net/

Enjoyable Shoot on the Norfolk Broads

This shoot on the Norfolk Broads was only a few weeks ago, but already seems like a lifetime ago – oh how I miss the bright days, warm weather and light evenings… winter is creeping ever closer!

Towards the end of August I popped along to How Hill and Thurne to shoot some frames of happy holiday makers and the wonderful scenery. Enjoying a couple of boat trips, we found some willing models and set about some pretty quick setups to get some tourism material shot.. a thoroughly nice day spent on the river… couldn’t wish for much else could we!

#Norfolk #Broads #Tourism #Boating #Holiday

Spotlight @ Norwich Theatre Royal

I find it hard to believe we’re already at the point of the Autumn (ish) Spotlight event at the Norwich Theatre Royal… a slightly smaller attendance this time around, but the benefits of which meant that people seemed to find time to network and ‘work the floor’

The speaker, was Neil Smith, joint founder and producer of the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, who entertained the audience with a few lovely anecdotes – I particularly enjoyed the description of one of opera trips to Egypt at the time of the Arab Uprising.. having been around Egypt at that time, I can appreciate the humor and indeed concern.

#business #networking #Norwich

Beautiful Wedding at Waxham Barns

A month ago I had the pleasure of photographing the lovely Ant & Martine at their wonderful wedding on the Norfolk Coast at Waxham Barns.
 
Summer was truly in full swing and we were greeted by lovely weather, beautiful blue sky, great food and well stocked bars!
 
The barns provided the perfect romantic space for their wedding, with the beach an ideal backdrop for some extra photographs.
 
Already a month into their marriage, I’m sure these images will provide a lovely little reminder of their special day. Congratulations folks

Working with Young people in Saxmundham.. | Photography workshop

The past few days have been an absolute pleasure working with @access_ourwork on a photography project at Saxmundham Youth Booth.
We had a ‘full house’ of inspiring young people who wanted to improve their photography skills and boy did they achieve some stunning results.
Wednesday saw us heading to Dunwich, where a photography workshop was led in the woods, using the rain as a wonderful resource for some stunning creative photography.
Yesterday was spent processing images and fine tuning some street photography techniques in Saxmundham…

The final choices and those that have been printed are really inspiring and show the depth of creativity young people have.
Simply stunning imagery..

Spot of Photography at a Norwich Acupuncture Clinic

An enjoyable and interesting recent shoot saw me popping along to the charming Three Treasures Acupuncture clinic in Norwich to work with Nicola.

I’ve witnessed first hand the benefits of acupuncture from numerous visits to China, but to really get an insight into the ‘art’ and craft of this fabulous treatment was a real pleasure and indeed interesting. The years studying & constant CPD has meant Nicola is a real knowledge bank regarding her industry and I thoroughly enjoyed a formal introduction to Acupuncture and to understand the numerous treatments on offer and the health benefits these can have.

Interesting shoot in Great Yarmouth

A shoot within 30 mins drive of home!? that is pretty unheard of these days….
Planning for a lovely afternoon/evening light, I made my way to Great Yarmouth for a client brief which included some of the new (ish) business development sites and the infrastructure around the town.

I particularly like the imagery of the bridge over Breydon Water.
While I was busy shooting this, I noticed a couple of amateur photographers taking photographs of the sunset – I think they found it hard to believe I would rather shoot the A47 than the wonderful scenery!