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So last week was doing photography for local band The Face On The Moon at Ivory Blacks in Glasgow last week as they were launching their debut album “Shelter (cover designed by my good self) who were being supported by All Suns Blazing. The night was pretty much as success all round apart from my camera seizing up every time i tried to take one too many pictures in one go which was annoying, but everything else was great. I bought a new camera bag earlier that day for the purpose of carrying all my gear whilst shooting which was perfect, i was using my f1.8 35mm prime lens most of the night which was ideal for lighting conditions and the lighting at the venue itself was great, not immersed in total darkness and not flooded with too many lights. What a music venue should be. The only thing that […]

Again i had a chance to work with local band The Face On The Moon on location at The Vale in Glasgow. They were doing a live set with support from another local band Athenas Army, who were incredible, and really set the stage for TFOTM. I didn’t get any shots of Athenas Army because since they weren’t my clients, i didn’t want to dive in and start shooting without any permission. It’s a tricky area when shooting support acts because even though i might do it in order to get some practice shots before the act i’m supposed to shoot get on the stage, permission has to be granted and the band will think you’re doing some promo shots for them and will no doubt want copies and it just gets all confusing. The way i do it; i’m only there for my clients and my clients alone. If […]

I know that a few months have passed since this particular job but i feel like jotting down how i found the experience. Anyway, once again i had the opportunity to shoot for local band The Face On The Moon at Glasgow’s Ivory Blacks. This was the first time setting foot in the place so i wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of layout, lighting etc. so i was  a bit nervous about it all. However after a massive learning curve from a previous shoot, which was an utter disaster, i had purchased a new lens to combat low lighting, so i think i was ready for whatever was going to be thrown at me. Upon entering the venue, i couldn’t have been more happier. To me this was going to be my first shoot at a “proper” music venue. I say that because it had the raised stage, […]

I had another opportunity to work with local band The Face On The Moon back on the 14th. The gig was held at The Vale bar in Glasgow, one i’ve never been to before and like the last one, it was quite small but this time around the lighting was much better and i had more freedom to capture all band members. Only downside is that i really must invest in a better lens that will allow a more open aperture to work better in low light conditions as most if not all of my images came out quite noisy (grainy). When converted to black and white, it’s not so bad, but when in colour, it’s nothing fantastic but not bad either. You can see all of the processed images by going to the TFOTM Facebook page located https://www.facebook.com/thefaceonthemoonmusic?fref=ts

I haven’t done anything new after the New Year, well except for a quick trip to Glasgow which proved rather pointless, but i decided to try something new until i can really get out and about when the good weather returns. I was given a freebie temporary magazine subscription because i play the People’s Postcode Lottery and one of the subscriptions was digital photograpy, so naturally i opted for that. It was either that or cars as the rest didn’t appeal to me whatsoever but cars seemed the more interesting of the bunch after photography even though i know very little about cars. Anyway the magazine was full of useful info for a beginner like me and it also contained some photoshop tutorials, not only to make a photo look more presentable but tutorials on how to give photos a completely new look. So i decided to dabble with a […]

After a few teething problems trying to get this site up and running, i finally managed to fix the most annoying things which I’m pleased about. I just have to do the odd things to make the entire thing look more functional but for now, it’s up and running and that’s all i care about in the meantime. The rest of it can wait. With that being said, it’s time to crack on with my first official blog post on this site. Apologies if it’s not detailed enough, I’m trying to post this as quick as i can but don’t want to leave too much out. Last week (23 July) I undertook the small task of taking some group shots of the local band “The Face on the Moon”.  A few weeks before, i was asked to design a logo for them, which was easy enough but took some hours […]