After 30 years of commercial photography and shooting for clients I decided to start shooting a few personal projects. I recently bought a Sony A6000 to carry around with me all the time and capture images that interest me. I decided on a road trip to the Isle of Skye to capture some images of this fantastic Island which has been seriously impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic. The lack of tourists on the island was very noticeable in all the shops , cafes and hotels. Very sad for an island that relies so much on tourism.
Talisker Bay. The sand is a mixture of golden sand and black sand from the Cuillins. The beach is almost monochrome already. Best time to shoot this area in my opinion is sunset.....it was overcast when I shot this. The weather in Scotland is as unpredictable as the National Football team !!
Sligachan Bridge with the Cuillins in the background
Shot on Sony A6000 (entry level camera) with neutral density filters and graduated filters to hold back the sky.
The thing about photography is....there are no rules. Just go out and shoot and enjoy the day.
Sundown at Neist point lighthouse. THe wind was blowing a hooligan when I shot this and I stayed well away from the cliff edge. Would love to go back and shoot this in the summer and campout near the lighthouse and get a sunset and with clear skies a few astro shots.
The Commando memorial at Spean Bridge,and they deserve a memorial for the service they have given. The memory of this place is the memorial garden where you can still see that young men are still giving their lives in combat zones to this day.
A dramatic corporate portrait of the financial director of UK Land Estates for the Royal Bank of Scotland.
We wanted to give a strong image using leading lines from the graphic pattern and using directional lighting.
The main light was my favourite 75° Softlite Reflector by Bowens on a Gemini 500 head, an accent light through the glass to the left gives a rim light on the face and seperation from the background.
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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.
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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.
BIPP North East Photographer of the Year