Yorkshire commercial photographer: It was only a short jop from Glasgow down to East Kilbride for an overnight stay in readiness to shoot the lights at EK, East Kilbride’s major shopping mall. I’ve been to many shopping malls for shoots but EK is by far the biggest I’ve ever been in! I must have walked miles in that place as I dashed between different sections to get the images. As well as a vast atrium and long corridors there was even an ice skating rink! I managed to get down to Hamilton from here and mop up a shoot at the Regent Centre, a small town centre mall in the suburbs of East Kilbride, before heading off home.

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West Yorkshire commercial photographer: After an overnight stop in Dundee at the amazing Balmuirfield House B&B (what an fantastic find!), I headed down to Glasgow to shoot the St Enoch’s shopping mall. St Enoch’s is right in the heart of Glasgow and the square was very busy with Christmas shoppers and had a great vibe to it. As usual, I was outside at the blue hour for the external shots, trying to capture the large reindeer just inside the main entrance, then it was back inside and dash round the mall looking for the shots that would include daylight. After this, it was a much more steady jaunt round capturing the internals, grotto and giant reindeer that MK Illuminations had erected. This was a great lighting scheme.

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West Yorkshire commercial photographer

 

West Yorkshire commercial photographer: After a good night’s sleep in the B&B and a hearty Scottish Breakfast, I spent the day around the Ythan estuary with the big lenses looking for wildlife before heading over to the first of three shopping malls in Aberdeen. I was up here to photograph the Christmas lighting schemes for MK Illuminations at Bonn Accord, St Nicholas and Trinity shopping malls. I decided to shoot at Trinity first and was on site at around 3.30pm ready for the blue hour. There’s just a window of around 20-30minutes where the sky is just perfect for night photography of Christmas lights, after this the sky goes black and the photography is less successful. Because of the limited window to shoot, I tend to arrive early and work out if there are any outdoor lights or glass atriums as these need to be done at the perfect time. Lights along internal corridors can be done at any time. Following Trinity, I photographed in the Bonn Accord and St Nicholas centres before heading off to Glasgow on the second leg of my Scottish tour.

 

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West Yorkshire commercial photographer: Bonn Accord, Aberdeen

 

This week saw the start of my tour of ‘Wakefield commercial photographer tour of Scotland’ starting with a shoot at the Gyle Shopping Centre in Edinburgh. If I’m honest, there was limited scope here as the shopping centre was much smaller than I’d expected but the lights by MK Illuminations were right for the mall. As usual, I made sure I was on site for the blue hour to capture the lights that are either outside or against a glass atrium with the evening sky behind them. After shooting in the Gyle Centre, I started the journey north to Aberdeen where three more shopping malls were to be photographed.

Wakefield commercial photographer at The Gyle Centre

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Commercial photographer West Yorkshire: A stunning frosty morning with winter sunshine raking across the landscape greeted us as we arrived at Wentworth Woodhouse for a commercial photography shoot of a Morgan sports car. The shoot was to create some high quality images of the car to submit to an agency that provides cars to the film and television sector for use in period dramas. If I’m honest, the sunshine was a bit too much for the shoot as the shadow side of the car was around 3stops darker than the bright side. I used a couple of speedlights on low power to throw some light into the shadows and try and balance the exposure evenly throughout the image. Most of the shots were taken with a 24-70 f/2.8 lens although the opening shot is done with a 24mm PC-E tilt/shift lens which allowed me to create a stitched image while keeping the stonework of the house perfectly vertical. A 70-200mm f/2.8 was also used for some of the shots to flatten the perspective of the images.

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West Yorkshire Commercial photographer: Bridges Centre, Sunderland

West Yorkshire commercial photographer: Another shoot for MK Illuminations, this time at the Bridges centre in Sunderland so it was north on the A1 for the second day running to get on site for around 3.30pm just ahead of sunset. This centre has a large glass atrium so being there just before sunset to make sure the lights are photographed in the blue hour was critical. Security were expecting me so no problems there and so it was straight into the shoot starting in the main mall before nipping outside to try and capture a shot looking back into the centre and the curtain of lights just behind the glass entrance wall. These shoots are never as easy as you might think and they involve a lot of running around frantically in the 40 minutes or so straight after sunset. Look out for the double exposure image created in camera with a slow shutter speed while revolving the 70-200mm within its own tripod collar!

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