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Saving lost or deleted files on a hard drive

Saving lost or deleted files on a hard drive. I will talk about how to recover lost files and how to restore accidentally deleted files from a memory card using Disk Drill. As a photographer and video producer I have numerous hard drives with ongoing projects. At some point a hard drive or memory card will become corrupted or fail. It might have even been accidentally deleted or formatted. This happened to me recently. I had three video production projects, all nearly completed. I also had a photographs to edit and send from a shoot on the Costa Blanca. I was transferring the video projects and photo files from one had drive to another, when my hard drive failed and all my video edits and photography projects...

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Real Estate Photographer Spain

Photographer Spain - as a real estate photographer, I photograph luxury villas for holiday rental companies and property developers. Being a photographer in Spain, interior photography is made so much easier with the regular sunshine we get. Alicante on the Costa Blanca has one of the best yearly sunshine statistics. I recently photographed loft apartment in Alicante, and my client was really happy with the photos.  I was based in the UK as a photographer for 10 years, and to photograph interiors on overcast wintry days was far more complicated. I had to carry at least two lighting setups as well as make sure I had my camera flash with an extra set of batteries ready. [caption id="attachment_4939" align="alignleft" width="800"] The light in the apartment really...

photography terms and conditions

Photography terms and conditions

Photography terms and conditions are essential to you photographic business. It can save your reputation as a photographer, a lot of money and most importantly a lot of time. I nearly had a bad experience a couple of years ago, when I was contracted to do a studio photo shoot for Dock Of The Bay, a clothing company based in the UK. I was set to photograph their Autumn range of clothing in a studio I had booked in Leeds. There were also 2 models booked for the day and everything was set. Two days before the photo shoot around 4 large boxes of clothing arrived. They were sealed and upon opening the garments were still packaged and most importantly no creases were ironed out. If...

photography and covid

Photography and Covid 19

It has been incredibly difficult to do any photography and Covid 19 restrictions limiting almost all aspects of taking pictures. One area of photography that is particularly restricted is event photography. My photography colleagues from all over the world have said that they have instantly seen their incomes completely disappear. Fortunately for me I am not only a photographer, I also work as a photo editor and having this as a service I offer has helped me through this financially difficult time. The restrictions have slowly been lifted, but I felt that event photography was a long way away from resuming. I was pleasantly surprised to receive a call from the director of the Adda Simfonica enquiring if I could come and take photographs of a concert...

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Travel photography assignments

Travel photography assignments. It's not every day you get offered your dream job. I was contacted by a bespoke travel agency to become a travel photographer. Anglo Indiago Travels - specialise in tailor made holidays to exotic travel destinations. Their main travel destinations are: India, Sri Lanka, The Maldives, Nepal Madagascar to mention a few. Over the years I have had quite a few travel photography assignments. I have been to Dubai and Morocco as a professional event photographer. I have also travelled the world with a classical orchestra and I am sure my experience, photographing and travelling was what they were looking for when they got in touch. They  were looking to recruit a professional photographer to accompany their guests. My main tasks would be to...

racism at work

Black lives matter, racism at work

Black lives matter, racism at work is particularly terrible as many won't speak up for fear of losing their jobs. This racist attitude is not only aimed at the black community but at many ethnic minorities. Anybody who is racially abused deserves to be protected or at least have a voice to speak out about this injustice. This has recently come into the headlines, with the terrible events in the USA and the black lives matter protests that are taking place all around the world. I started my career as a dental technician but my heart was never really in it. I had studied photography in London and around 2004, I quit my job to fulfil my dream of becoming a photographer and video producer. My...

conservation photography

Photographing wildlife: a lion sanctuary

Photographing wildlife for a conservation project. I have always held the belief that we humans need to conserve our environment before it is too late. When I heard about the plight of GG Conservation, a lion sanctuary in South Africa, I jumped at the possibility to offer my services to this very important sanctuary. They are currently running a crowdfunding campaign, here is a bit about them: Glen Garriff (GG) Conservation is a lion sanctuary for lions in need in South Africa. We provide an environment where our animals can live in safety, be treated with the compassion and respect they deserve, free of abuse and persecution. Thousand’s of Lions are held worldwide in captivity, many in appalling circumstances. According to IFAW in the US alone It’s been estimated...

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Event Photography – photographing Michael Nyman

Event photography at its best. It was a real pleasure to be invited to photograph and create a visual archive of the recording sessions of Symphony # 2 and 5. Composed by the academy award winning Michael Nyman. Photographing the recording process was a real inspiration for me, shooting everything from the sound engineers, to the meetings between the musicians and Michael Nyman. I also had the privilege to be invited to photograph the premiere of his new symphonies.  The World Orchestra conducted by Josep Vicent managed to record these two symphonies in record time. Recently Charles Padley, the record label manger contacted me for permission to use eight of my photographs for the album: Michael Nyman Symphonies. Of course I gave permission and got a...

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Mediterranean Magic: Tie the Knot In Altea on the Costa Blanca, Spain

Mediterranean Magic: Tie the Knot In Altea on the Costa Blanca, Spain. [caption id="attachment_4382" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Altea on the Costa Blanca is a great wedding destination[/caption]   Known for its stunning beaches and long sunny summer days that never seem to come to an end. Altea provides a variety of interesting elements not only for seasonal tourists but also for couples who are planning to tie the knot. Through the years, this historic town the Mediterranean has been blossoming as more and more people are discovering and unfolding the beauty that it offers. If you and your partner are starting to think about a great venue for exchanging your vows, you should consider taking your destination wedding in Altea on the Costa Blanca. You might be thinking, “The name...

Professional Wedding Photography - All You Need To Know 4

Professional Wedding Photography – All You Need To Know

Professional wedding photography is how people with a lot of money spoil themselves during the happiest time of their life. Platforms like Instagram and Pinterest showcase quality, professional wedding photography. This type of quality photography is becoming more common – even to those who can’t afford the price tag. We see luxury elements getting added to weddings all the time now. Why is Bespoke Professional Wedding Photography Different? Professional wedding photography is all about the style of the photos that are taken to capture the moment and the tools being used to create those powerful shots. There are several different styles, but candid photography seems to be the most popular method right now. Bespoke photography is designed to make the happy couple feel like royalty! This is achieved...