Two videos and two songs with Emma Kate Dawson
June 13, 2018 by GordonM in Blog, people, video 0 Comments

I always enjoy the experience of going up to see close friend and singer Emma Kate Dawson and this trip up to South Shields near Newcastle was going to be a bit busier than normal as we wanted to put together 2 videos of original songs that Emma had recently written. We’d been collecting some ideas previously of how we would put these together and so on the day I just kept it quite simple as far as kit was concerned using just a Canon 200D and kit zoom lens for the video. Everything was predominantly fine doing the recording of both videos but even despite the use of some ND filters it was still difficult on a bright sunny day to stop the highlights from clipping.

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With me … or not?
January 16, 2014 by GordonM in Blog 0 Comments

The Christmas holiday I find is always a good time to take stock on what has happened during the year and also start to plan the coming year in terms of what the priorities will be and what work I will be pushing towards. Over the past months I’ve certainly been working towards doing more fashion and commercial, but also moving into product photography.   Some avenues of photography that I’ve previously been in appear to be becoming almost what feels like a closed shop as a number of  photographers flood the market with cheap work and in so doing devalue the work of others and what the magazines are prepared to pay. So by exploring new markets, not only will it help channel my creativity in a different way, it may well open up new work if I build up the relevant skills and also make the right contacts with magazines and companies. I think also that sometimes we do work and/or styles because that is what people always expect us to do.  This year is going to be different, it’s going to be a year of what I want to do ….. so you’re either with me or you’re not.  And if […]

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Using the Nikon D600 for video
June 26, 2013 by GordonM in Blog 0 Comments

We went out recently with model Emma Kate Dawson to record a small video for her singing website. We were using the Nikon D600 and Nikon 24-70 f2.8 lens in manual focus. Post production in Adobe Premiere Pro was used and we mixed in some clips to modify the grading to produce an old retro home cine-camera look.

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Emma Kate Dawson – The Park
March 25, 2013 by GordonM in Blog 0 Comments

Emma and I wanted to create a video that we could put on her singing website to promote her. Filmed solely with a Nikon D600 and Nikkor 24-70m f2.8 lens, we hope we’ve produced something you like.

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