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Prospectus photography for Aston University

One of my regular bookings for Aston University, I recently updated their image library for the Pharmacy, Sociology and Optometry courses.
Pictures will be used in the University prospectus and across all social media for the 2021/2022 academic year.

University optometry pharmacy photographer photography

Aston University Optometry

 

Aston University Optometry

 

Aston University Pharmacy

 

Aston University Sociology

I have many years experience shooting health and education images for the NHS and education.
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Sony a1 HSS flash test Elinchrom elb500

Sony Alpha a1 camera electronic shutter HSS flash test with Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL

Just got myself a new camera to replace my Sony a9,  the flagship Sony a1 which was released earlier this year.

I’ve used Sony cameras for the past few years (Switch from Canon to Sony) and have been very happy with the whole system, the eye AF is a real game changer, but swapping from the electronic shutter to the mechanical shutter so I can use flash has slightly slowed my working.

I’ve lost count the amount of times I’ve left my a7iii on electronic shutter and wondered why the flash isn’t firing.
The Sony a1 is the first Sony camera that you can use with flash on electronic shutter.

I shoot the majority of my pictures using HSS so I can 100% control the look of the final image, I am interested to see how the far I can push the camera’s electronic shutter above Sony’s 1/200 second (Full-frame) or 1/250 second (APS-C size) flash sync speed.

Setup,  1xElinchrom ELB 500 on TTL for ease of use (I usually use the ELB500 on manual for consistency.) Elinchrom transmitter pro. All with the latest firmware.

Sony a1 HSS test Elinchrom flash

Sony a1 F1.8 1/250th Elinchrom ELB500

Sony a1 HSS test Elinchrom flash

Sony a1 F1.8 1/500th Elinchrom ELB500

Sony a1 HSS test Elinchrom flash

Sony a1 F1.8 1/1000th Elinchrom ELB500

Sony a1 HSS test Elinchrom flash

Sony a1 F1.8 1/2000th Elinchrom ELB500

Sony a1 HSS test Elinchrom flash

Sony a1 F1.8 1/4000th Elinchrom ELB500

Sony a1 HSS test Elinchrom flash

Sony a1 F1.8 1/5000th Elinchrom ELB500

Sony a1 HSS test Elinchrom flash

Sony a1 F1.8 1/6400th Elinchrom ELB500

Sony a1 HSS test Elinchrom flash

Sony a1 F1.8 1/8000th Elinchrom ELB500

Sony a1 HSS test Elinchrom flash

Sony a1 F1.8 1/10000th Elinchrom ELB500

Sony a1 HSS test Elinchrom flash

Sony a1 F1.8 1/12800th Elinchrom ELB500

Sony a1 HSS test Elinchrom flash

Sony a1 F1.8 1/16000th Elinchrom ELB500

Sony a1 HSS test Elinchrom flash

Sony a1 F1.8 1/20000th Elinchrom ELB500

Results were usable images up to 1/5000th second shutter speed which perfectly meets my requirements for most location portraits, slight banding was noticeable at 1/64000th. Looks like Sony has made the perfect camera and made the mechanical shutter redundant for most of my work.

I’ll be testing the anti flicker/electronic shutter function under LED lighting in my next post, hoping there will be an improvement to the 1/100th, or slower shutter speed (to eliminate banding) that I am limited to on the a7iii.

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BAMA annual conference, Cheshire

I recently photographed the BAMA annual conference in Cheshire. After a break last year due to Covid this is the 4th time I’ve covered the event.

I shoot all conferences using an electronic camera shutter (LED lighting permitting.) This means there wasn’t any disturbance for the delegates from a noisy camera shutter, something I’ve been very aware of in the past.

At the end of the first day I also updated some staff headshots for the BAMA.

BAMA conference photographer Cheshire

BAMA conference Cheshire

BAMA conference photographer Cheshire

BAMA conference Cheshire

BAMA conference Cheshire

Fawlty towers tribute act

BAMA conference Cheshire

BAMA conference Cheshire

BAMA conference Cheshire

BAMA conference Cheshire

BAMA conference Cheshire

BAMA conference Cheshire

BAMA conference Cheshire

BAMA conference Cheshire

Good to be back shooting conferences after over a year off due to Covid.

Princess Anne Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham.

Princess Anne opens new wards and operating theatres at the The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham.

Photographed my first Royal visit for a while due to Covid.

Princess Anne visited the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham this morning to open the new wards and operating theatres.

princess anne royal orthopaedic hospital

Princess Anne Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham.

Princess Anne Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham.

Princess Anne Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham.

Princess Anne Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham.

Princess Anne Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham.

BBC Gardeners world filming in Birmingham

BBC Gardeners World presenters

Last week I photographed the BBC’s Gardeners World presenters for the Gardeners World live show at the NEC Birmingham.

BBC Gardeners world

BBC Gardeners world filming in Birmingham

BBC Gardeners world filming in Birmingham

BBC Gardeners world filming in Birmingham