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Never Underestimate the Power of a Catchy Jingle…

Here’s a video I shot on the spur of the moment featuring my not so little bro. Just goes to show those advertising guys have got this down pat. We might find these tunes annoying but it’s stuck in the old bonce now for good.   Link to PR week

Decent Exposure

If you’ve read my previous entry about photographing the nude, you’ll know that I’ve been asked on several occasions to provide this service. Each customer has had highly personal reasons, from the cathartic analysis of their own body image to simply giving a present to a close relative or spouse. I’ve never been big on […]

ZED Tunnel Guidance Systems in Hersham win the Queen’s Award for Industry : Light years ahead for Adobe Lightroom 3.

Doink! Down popped a message from my trishgant.com contact form. It was a local company, ZED Tunnel Guidance Systems,  needing a photographer to shoot a presentation. But is wasn’t just an ordinary presentation…oh no! It was the Queen’s Award for Industry presented by HRH Duke of Kent. Blimey! Since 1975, ZED Tunnel Guidance has specialised […]

Catharsis or Catalyst?

Catharsis: 1: purgation 2a : purification or purgation of the emotions (as pity and fear) primarily through art b : a purification or purgation that brings about spiritual renewal or release from tension. 3: elimination of a complex by bringing it to consciousness and affording it expression. For a person with surgical or mental scars, […]

Shooting Food – Waste Not Want Not

I love working with food. It’s delectable, delicious and very challenging. Although the home economy trend is towards more natural, there is a fine line between natural and looking a mess I’ve found. During my assisting years, I worked with some great food photographers: all exceedingly talented. One had his own photo-library shooting dishes to […]

Covering Low Light Events

In July, I invested in a Canon 5d Mk 2 and just as well that I did because I a job came in to work at an event in Oxford which turned out to be a real challenge. (Despite the reviews on the newest pro level Nikon being better, I had to stick with Canon […]

Walton Open Gardens – A Great Way to Spend a Sunday

Yesterday the 19th was the thrid time a select bunch of keen Walton gardeners opened their doors to the public.   At £4 a pop, over 300 tickets were sold with the proceeds going to fund the up-keep of open spaces in Walton. Judy McRae, the organiser, exhibited her own cosy city garden which was a […]

Ojén –More than Bitter Sweet

Juan, Mum’s neighbour and Gene Wilder look-alike with the bright blue eyes, lamented the election of a Basque politician at the beginning of May 2011. I had some sympathy. How do we assimilate extremist politics without it being at the expense of the moderate voter? “Spain is finished. We may as well move to America” […]

Face It …….. Isn’t There More To A Portrait Than “Just A Simple P.R. Shot?”

Today, when I was out shopping, I did something I rarely do…. pick up an in-house magazine . Why? Because those sultry eyes of Colin Firth’s worked their magic on me.  I wondered just how many visitors to the bank had done the very same thing. There’s something about those eyes that linger, that draw […]

Is Black and White Photography Dead?

I offer Black and White options to most of my social photography customers but very few order…. why? I thought Black and White was meant to be really fashionable and creative…try my on-line survey. It’s very quick, only 5 questions: http://polldaddy.com/s/809D36F89363C4B9