The last flying Vulcan Bomber.
We had the privilege of a location trip to Robin Hood Airport to photograph the last flying Vulcan bomber as it was having aviation fuel offloaded by specialist haulage company Imperial Tankers.
The Vulcan is currently being renovated in the hanger by a team of experts and the aviation fuel was need to be emptied and transported to another display Vulcan bomber.
We used our Bowens travelpaks with Esprit Gemini 500 heads to light the tanker being offloaded.
The Bowens travelpaks are a game changer for location work, giving ease and flexibility in lighting. Often in locations industrial units and hangers they use 3 phase sockets and the travelpaks wive you the ability to light the subject anyway without trailing extensions around the location.
We had a fantastic day shooting this historic aircraft and its great to see that a dedicated team are looking after the last flying example.
All images copyright Eric Murphy ABIPP LSIFGP
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We recently had a fantastic Industrial shoot for Hargreaves bulk transportation company at the Port of Immingham.
We shot the job with Canon 7D and using Bowens travelpac lighting to give some dramatic industrial shots. We often shoot in very unpleasant conditions and a coal handling depot in the rain ranks as one of the more challenging locations. I think we nailed it with the mix of Bowens lighting and ambient lighting and a clever bit of post processing to give some dramatic images.
All images are copyright Eric Murphy Photographer Ltd.
Water shoot in the studio.
The shot below was taken in Bananastudio on a specially constructed set for the shoot. We achieved the dramatic lighting with 2 direct heads from behind with coloured gels to give a rim light effect.
The front light was with a beauty dish from above pointing down towards the model. The backlighting was needed to record the water drops and splashes. The camera was set on the highest sync speed of 160th of a second at F5.6
The resulting shot captures the colours and splashes of the water and makes for a dramatic shot.
All images by Eric Murphy ABIPP LSIFGP
Not only is the worlds most expensive footballer Gareth Bale, an avid fan of the brightly coloured therapeutic taping, but one of Kinesio UKs partners, have been nominated for prestigious awards for their work with Kinesio.
Eric Murphy, a multi-award winning photographer and winner of North East Photographer of the Year, has been working with Kinesio UK since 2011 and has taken numerous pictures of Kinesio fan Gareth Bale.
Eric, has now been shortlisted for the prestigious British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) Peter Grugeon Award for his photographs, which include some fantastic studio and location shots of athletes wearing Kinesio Taping.
Eric is originally from Glasgow and now works from a studio in Whickham, Tyne & Wear. He has 20 years of photographic experience under his belt and graduated from Blackpool and Fylde College before learning the ropes in London working freelance and then heading North to Newcastle. He enjoys the diverse, varied commissions that working in Newcastle offers and says: "I'm passionate about the power of fantastic photography and am thrilled to have been nominated for this award. Working with Kinesio UK and with Gareth Bale has given me a lot of scope for creative flair. I've enjoyed it immensely and look forward to many more interesting commissions from Kinesio in the future."
Kevin Anderson, Managing Director of Kinesio UK is equally pleased at his partner's success. He says: "Kinesio Tape is a fantastic, effective product that helps people of all ages, but in order to communicate that to the outside world, we need the top, professional people to help us. With Eric's incredible photography, we are well on the way to Kinesio Tape becoming a household name and a must in every first aid kit."http://www.kinesiotaping.co.uk/news/articles/2013-09-04-TapingTeamAreTops/index.jsp
A couple of shots from a recent shoot for John Brown publishing for Prudential Health. We literally had 2 hours to shoot in Jonny's very busy schedule at Slaley Hall hotel. I can only say Jonny is one of life's gentlemen and was very accommodating along with his manager to make sure we got the shots we need for the publication.
A couple of the shots for "Vitality" magazine below.
On Valentines night I organized a location shoot for Newcastle University photography association , featuring 2 fantastic models Daria and Louise from Bohomodels.
Thanks to Kyle Glen for assisting.
I was inspired by the publicity posters from the recent Sherlock Holmes film and tried to recreate the style and feel of the posters.
The shots where taken on a Canon 7d with the colour temp set at 2700 K and the flash unit used where Bowns gemini 500r for the backlight and a 250r for front light.
I wanted to keep a cold feeling and used the colour temperature on the camera to add to the blue tones.
I explained to the delegates the way in which I measure the ambient light at the scene and how I calculate the flash exposure.
The most important thing in shooting with 2 light sources ( ambient and flash ) is to try retain the atmosphere and feeling of the shot and not overlight with your flash.
Details of our next location fashion workshop are available on our website.
On location......and the final results.
Our recent classic portrait workshop at the studio produced some stunning portrait images. The delegates explored techniques including Rembrant , Hollywood and split lighting using bowens lights with grids.
A selection of the images are attached.
Our next portrait session is Friday March 1st 6pm -10pm.
The workshop will cover the classic lighting set ups including Rembrandt, Hollywood and split lighting techniques.
The session will be hands on with all lighting equipment and models supplied for shooting.
We will be showing both flash and constant lighting and discussing light modifiers and shapers.
This workshop is ideal for any photographer who wants to understand the “grand masters’ techniques.
Link here..PORTRAIT WORKSHOP
Bridal Fashion shoot at Bananastudio Newcastle . Featuring models from www.bohomodels.com
Concept by Eric Murphy Digital retouch Adrian Murphy
BIPP North East Photographer of the Year