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Corporate photography by Peter Dyer Photographs

Posted on: March 10th, 2015

So a little something to do on a Tuesday morning, well being in O’sheas Irish bar in Chestnut at 9am is a little different for me.

No I was not there for drinking I was there to do the pubs Corporate photography for all their media campaigns that they are running.

The pub was closed for 6 weeks – funny thing is I am at their sister pub in Silver Street on Friday morning.

Well they gave me a nice coffee & here are a few shots of this morning’s work. Corporate photography by Peter Dyer Photographs.

The art of shooting black cloths on a black background

Posted on: March 4th, 2015

People ask us all the time how do we create such wonderful unique photographs, so this gave me an idea for a post on our Blog.
Below you will see 4 photographs, two wide angle photographs to show the lighting set up and 2 finished images using this lighting pattern.
Now for the technical stuff…… for this studio portrait set up we have used 4 studio lights (all suspended on our ceiling track rod system), a reflector, on the main light we are using a soft box, one hair light from above, one backlight that illuminates the background slightly to separate the black shirt/top from the background and one accent light coming in from the right. Now all we need to do is get our subject, in this case Anthony, the correct distance for our lighting, add some personality then of course the most important bit, wait for the right moment to push a trigger to take the picture.
Let me know if this helps and I might do some more……





A warning from google boss, to print your photographs

Posted on: March 3rd, 2015

From the Daily Mail  Science Correspondent Fiona MacRae,  in San Jose.

TAKING a photo with the tap of your smartphone, you would be forgiven for thinking the moment was safely captured forever. Yet these precious memories could disappear down an ‘information black hole’ if we don’t print them out, warns a Google boss.  Vint Cerf, the internet giant’s vice president, said the 21st century could become a new Dark Age as technology moves on and renders today’s digital files unreadable.

‘If we don’t find the solution to that problem our 21st century will become an information black hole,’ said Dr Cerf, whose pioneering work in the 1970s led to him being called one of the fathers of the internet. ‘The 22nd century will wonder about us and will have difficulty knowing much because so much of what we leave behind may have become uninterpretable.’

He told the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual conference in San Jose that records of our lives are already disappearing. For instance, some digital photos taken a decade ago are not compatible with the newest computers – and so cannot be rendered, or viewed. ‘If there are photos that you are concerned about, print them out,’ he said. He added it was ironic that ancient scrolls and tablets may stand the test of time better than records of our own advanced age.

I always recommend to my clients they should have their portraits or wedding photographs printed or made into an album, simply because a printed photograph is future proof and archival, no matter what happens with the digital files it was made with, you can always view it.

Imagine if you will,  your wedding was photographed at the turn of the century with a digital camera and the files were saved with to a system used at the time, say, a floppy disc.  These days floppy discs are unheard of, therefore if they weren’t copied and updated regularly to newer media how would you open them today?

Photography dates back nearly 200 years, with the earliest recorded photographs being taken in the 1820’s.  Therefore digital capture is still very much in it’s infancy despite rapid moves forward in technology.  This is why it is so important to have those precious memories printed so they can always be future proofed and enjoyed for many generations to come.



A warning from Google to print your photographs

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