Tag Archives: lenses

Extracting The Best From The Olive – You Get What You Pay For

After our delicious lunch we were treated to a tour to see the industrial side of olive oil production. A visit to Co-operativa Agricola San Giorgio is a must if you’re in the Lecce area, nicely finished off by perusing the produce in the farm shop. I love industrial places. They are a feast for […]

Restaurant Risorgimento – Something A Little More Sophisticated

You know that really tired feeling, when your head throbs slightly and things seem a little distorted? We had had such an amazing day but it wasn’t all over yet. Vita certainly had packed a lot into our Grundtvig week. We walked in a chattering group, through the beautiful, noisy and vibrant streets of Lecce, […]

Pasticcioto at Donno’s Bakery, Cutrofiano

I have to say at this point, after a considerable feast at Bakery Caroppo earlier today, I didn’t think I could fit another thing in! It was exceptionally dark in Donno’s Pastry shop in Cutrofiano, lit with only a couple of very green strip lights,  stretching my Canon 5D Mark 2’s high iso capabilities to the […]

Crem De La Crem

Wouldn’t the Internet be a wonderful place if you could taste things? If I could give you a scratch ‘n sniff card, I would. (Now that’s giving away my age isn’t it?) We’re on the Grundtvig Project visiting one of Lecce’s fabulous Gelaterias, Crem Bar (viale Marconi angolo viale Lo Re, Lecce, Italy). How privileged […]

Canon Gives Me A Good Run For My Money At London Fashion Week.

Photography is all about putting yourself in new situations. I’ve photographed lots of kids before on location, wearing trendy gear, but I’ve never done a catwalk show before, so when Canon’s Professional Network sent down an invite to London Fashion Week, it was an experience not to be missed. Meeting other photographers at the Charing […]

EBS “Riot Of Colour” Turns A Few Heads At RHS Hampton Court

With only 4 hours to visit the largest horticultural show in the UK, I was hard pushed to get round it all. Following the Edible Bus Stop’s crew through each stage of the build via Twitter and Facebook, I was determined to hit their installation first and wasn’t disappointed. It was a large plot replicating […]

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

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 […]

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 […]