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Copy Work

Earlier this month I returned to visit Christopher Bramham, an artist living and working in East Cornwall. Chris sells his work through Jonathan Clark Fine Art, an art dealer based in Chelsea, London and requires photographs of his paintings and drawings, which can be used to showcase his work.

Photographing paintings is a very technical aspect of photography. A camera profile is created for the camera body, lens and lighting combination to ensure all colours are accurately reproduced. The painting must then be lit in a manner which ensures all parts of the artwork are lit perfectly evenly. Powerful strobe lights help reduce the effect of drop-off as the distance from the light sources increases, particularly useful when in this case the largest painting was over 5 feet in height.

large oil painting

The challenge of photographing these paintings is further increased when oil paintings with impasto elements (area of thick paint or texture) are involved and in addition to lighting evenly, you also wish to emphasise the texture of the brush strokes while minimising glare. This can be achieved by polarisation and carefully positioned lights.

Oil painting photograph

The combination of the Nikon D800 and professional Nikkor lenses enable extreme detail to be captured in every reproduction as shown in the images below, a 100% crop from the image above.

close up of oil paint

This painting presented another challenge in that it was mounted in a deep frame behind glass.

Photographing artwork behind glass

In addition to these oil paintings I have also been required to copy pastel, watercolour, pencil and charcoal drawings.

Pastel drawing

Copy work of charcoal drawing

If you are interested in commissioning David Edmonds Commercial Photography for copy work then please send an email to [email protected] or call 07979 301741.

Thank you to Christopher Bramham for kindly giving permission to use these images on this web site.

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Events, Buildings, Cables and More!

My clients always come before self-promotion! So it’s always difficult to keep up with social media, especially when times are busy. After far too long it’s time for an update. So here are of the images from some of the projects I’ve been working on recently.

Event photography for Exeter University

Overview of building

Event Photography for University of Exeter‘s Student Conference held at The Streatham Campus, Exeter

Primary School teachers and Teaching Assistants

A panoramic image of the Teachers and Teaching assistants at St Newlyn East Learning Academy. This was shot on the same day as individual photographs of all the pupils.

 

Photograph of Chris working at Capture Studio Newquay

Monochrome image showing some of the screen printing process produced as part of a collection for Capture Studio, Newquay.

 

View of sun room for house sale

view of lounge for estate agents use

Photographs of a home in preparation for selling on the open market.

Journalists on roof of IC Penryn

AIR Building, Falmouth University

Photography for Invest in Cornwall‘s Tech Press Tour.

 

Man manufacturing cables harnesses at Staeng

Cable connectors

Commercial images for use in marketing materials for Staeng, a specialist cable harness manufacturer.

If you are interested in commissioning photography for your business or need high quality photographs of your property then send me an email or call on 07979 301741 to discuss your requirements or find out more.

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William Holland Installation at The Scarlet Spa

I was recently commissioned by William Holland, the world’s leading specialist manufacturer of copper baths and basins, to photograph their installation at the stunning Scarlet Hotel and Spa, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall.

They required images of the installation with lighting showing how they appear in-situ, to the naked eye.

Examples of some the images created are below.

Bath and tap

Sink and Bath in spa

Copper basin being filled

Sink in bathroom

 

If you are interested in commissioning interior photography for your business then send me an email or call on 07979 301741 to discuss your requirements or find out more.

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Vision Arts Pewter

Vision Arts Pewter are a small family run business manufacturing a diverse range of Tin Pewter products from their workshop in South West Cornwall. They sell their products online using their own website, Amazon and eBay as well as providing wholesale stock.

They required me to photograph approximately 150 pewter products as well as producing a panoramic image for each collection. The images are to be used on their new website which will be launched shortly as well as replacing the existing images on their Amazon and eBay listings.

The images had to meet the strict Amazon requirements and had the additional challenge of often being highly reflective with complex designs comprising of many gaps.

The items were photographed using the Nikon D800 with Nikkor 105mm f2.8 micro lens on a back and under-lit photography table and then further processed in Photoshop to produce a pure white background.

These are some of the images produced.

Vision Arts Pewter Letter Opener

Vision Arts Pewter Celtic Earings

Vision Arts Pewter Cornish Mine Cart

Trio of cats

Vision Arts Pewter can be contacted by telephone on 07817 402369 / 07779 846086 or by email at [email protected] and their products purchased from the sites below.

If you are interested in commissioning this type of photography for your business then send me an email or call on 07979 301741 to discuss your requirements.

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The Old Workshop

Last week I produced some photographs for a new holiday property in Newquay, Cornwall called “The Old Workshop“. The owners had some existing photographs but wanted professional images that would show the accommodation at its finest.

During the shoot, an iPad in conjunction with a Weye Feye adapter was used to control the Nikon D800 DSLR, enabling images to be composed and checked live on the iPad’s retina display. In post-processing these images were combined as multiple layers in Photoshop. This enabled reflections to be removed from the pictures on the walls, shadows removed and extra highlight details added to enhance the images.

Examples of the images created are below.

 

Bathroom with shower in Old Workshop Newquay

Kitchen Diner

The lounge in the Old Workshop, Newquay

Bedroom at The Old Workshop, Newquay

The apartment sleeps 2, is in a peaceful area, only a short walk from the town centre,  has parking, free Wifi access and can be booked online here .
 
If you are interested in commissioning this type of photography for your own holiday letting or letting agency then send me an email or call on 07979 301741 to discuss your requirements or find out more.

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Environment and Sustainability Day

This week I was commissioned to photograph the Environment and Sustainability Day held at the Environment and Sustainability InstituteUniversity of Exeter, Penryn Campus. 100 local year 10 students were invited to learn about the research being carried out at the institute, see the facilities and be involved in workshops to develop their knowledge and skills in Science, Geography and Art.

Images were required for supplying to local schools, being sent electronically to the media and for use in marketing and communications. Images were required in both portrait and landscape formats with the press images needing to be processed and uploaded to the cloud within 24 hours.

These are some of the images I provided.

Interior detail of Environment and Sustainability Institute

Cornwall futures workshop

Group of students from Truro School

Students make art from material from beaches

Boys producing artwork from beach rubbish

Students watch ESI's got talent

Visiting students and staff at the ESI, Penryn

If you are interested in commissioning this type of photography for your business or educational institution then send me an email or call me on 07979 301741 to discuss your requirements.

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Excellence Awards 2014

This week I was commissioned to photograph the annual Excellence Awards at the University of Exeter, Penryn Campus. The event celebrates the achievement of pupils from Falmouth School, Helston Community School, Penryn College and Mullion School, and helps to encourage and support students from our local community to engage with, and aspire to, higher education.

The photographs will be used by the university for publicity and promotion as well as for a press release. I was asked to capture the students and their families, the performaces during the ceremony and organise group photographs of each school as well as a group shot of all award recipients. These are some of the images from the evening.

Balloons at the University of Exeter

Musicians and choir from Helston Community College

Award winners from Mullion School

Guitar duet performed by Falmouth Students

3 students from Falmouth School

Siblings at the excellence awards

If you are interested in commissioning this type of photography for your business or educational institution then send me an email or call me on 07979 301741 to discuss your requirements.

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Do You Hear the People Sing?

On Friday, a special one-off musical performance was held, to raise money for the Mermaid Centre, Royal Cornwall Hospital. The organizer of “Do You Hear the People Sing?” wanted a lasting memory of the event and commissioned me to photograph at the final dress rehearsal at the Hotel Victoria, Newquay.

These are some of over 100 processed images I provided her with.

Men drinking during Oom-pah-pah

Jonathan Tucker's solo

"Easy Street" from Annie performed by Steph O'Connor and Tara.

Watching "tomorrow" form the musical Annie

Performing song from the musical Oliver

If you’re organising an event and could benefit from the publicity provided by professional photography or just want photographs to keep as a lasting memory send me an email or call on 07979 301741 to discuss your requirements.

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Photography to exact specified requirements

My first assignment of 2014 involved returning to Smiths Gore in Truro, one of the UK’s leading firms of rural chartered surveyors and property consultants.

The national company had commissioned corporate headshots recently but the local office need to add new staff as they are hired. This meant taking photographs to very specific specifications so they will match with the other headshots taken previously.

Through a combination of following these guidelines, studying the existing photographs and post-processing in Lightroom and Photoshop, I was able to ensure the new images would seamlessly integrate with the other headshots.

Corporate portraiture

In addition, I was asked to produce a photograph suitable for a press release to introduce the latest member of staff.

Handshake for new member of the team

If you are interested in commissioning David Edmonds Commercial Photography for your business headshots, portraits or professional press releases send me an email or call on 07979 301741 to discuss your requirements.

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Children’s University Graduations

Last Saturday I photographed the latest Cornwall Children’s University graduation ceremonies, Held at the Tremough Campus of  the Combined Universities in Cornwall. The Children’s University (CU) Trust offers 7 to 14 year olds (and 5 to 6 year olds with their families) exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside normal school hours. Find out more and how to get involved.

Organised by Cornwall Learning with assistance provided by The University of Exeter and University College Falmouth, two ceremonies were held and the children also had time to explore the Learning Zone.

As well as providing Cornwall Learning with images for their own use, a password protected gallery was set up for parent’s to view images with the option to buy prints or digital copies if they wished. These are some of the many images from the day.

Student Ambassador greeting guests

Children throw their caps in the airGroup of graduates with Mayor of PenrynGirl watches the event in the lecture theatre

Child collects certificate from Mayor of PenrynExploring the University of Exeter's Stand.

If you are interested in commissioning this type of photography for your business then send me an email or call on 07979 301741 to discuss your requirements.

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