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CAR PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES AT BROOKLANDS MUSEUM

17/04/17

Brooklands has been the base for my car and fashion photography courses for over 6 years now, in that time hundreds of amateur photographers have attended these and with the stunning backdrop of the historic racing circuit and museum the home of British Motor Sport has provided some great portfolio images for the attendees, today was the second course of 2017... ...more

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY IN LONDON

13/04/17

Brick Lane is an iconic location in London, full of trendy boutiques, coffee shops and stunning backdrops with some of the best street art you are ever likely to see. The perfect backdrop for a fashion shoot with model Siobhan... ...more

AUTOMOTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY ARTWORK FOR BMW

12/04/17

Broad Oak BMW commissioned my a few years ago to cover some artwork for their showroom and offices, with the range ever changing I had bee commissioned to cover some new car photography images to be displayed as large format acrylics... ...more

CANTERBURY PHOTOGRAPHIC ART IMAGERY

11/04/17

Canterbury is one of the most photographed places in Kent, with plenty of history around the city and various monuments its a photographers paradise. I had been commissioned by a client to cover some more abstract imagery of the City for some photographic artwork which would be displayed in their offices... ...more

NEW HONDA CIVIC CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

07/04/17

Honda have just released the new Civic, a five door hatchback that's the space inside of an executive saloon. The car is built in the UK and will be produced to a worldwide market, the design seems more American influenced to me with its large bumpers and would make sense due to the large interior space. The model I drove and photographed was the Sport model... ...more

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF R CAR PHOTOGRAPHY IN FRANCE

06/04/17

Volkswagen have always produced hot hatches, ever since the late 70's when the GTI changed the face of the family hatchback. Now the most favoured by the motoring press, the Golf R is the one for the competition to beat... ...more

RONDOS FOOTBALL ACADEMY PHOTOGRAPHY

05/04/17

Rondos football academy has four centres in Kent, the y specialise in developing footballers from the age of 5 to 16 years old. The photography this evening was at the Kings Hill Centre in West Malling where the images would be used on their website... ...more

UNIVERSITY OF KENT WEBSITE PHOTOGRAPHY

04/04/17

The location for todays photography assignment was at Medway Campus for the University of Kent. The web designers are currently working on a brand new site and require specific imagery for the top banners to highlight the campus, these were to highlight the social aspect of life at the University… ...more

PORSCHE 911 TARGA CLASSIC CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

03/04/17

Another great iconic car to photograph during my car photography course at Brooklands Museum, from 1972 the Porsche Targa was a joy to photograph and is for sale at Brooklands car at £129,995... ...more

SHIPOWNERS CLUB PORTRAITS IN LONDON

31/03/17

Friday morning and a trip to London to cover some corporate portraiture for the Shipowners' Club. A variety of locations were used, including the Oxo Twoer restaurant along London's Southbank,,, ...more

DOG PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATION LIGHTING

28/03/17

After covering a few sessions of photography at Bourne veterinary centre just outside of Canterbury I met a familiar face at the puppy school, Dave works at Motorline Renault and after having a chat his Rottweiler puppy Kayo seemed very keen on the camera, hence the meeting up last weekend to capture some portraits of the pooch... ...more

BROOKLANDS MUSEUM CAR PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE

27/03/17

Brooklands has been the base for my car and fashion photography courses for over six years now, in that time hundreds of amateur photographers have attended these and with the stunning backdrop of the historic racing circuit and museum the home of British Motor Sport has provided some great portfolio images for the attendees, today was the first on the calendar for 2017... ...more

GOODWOOD 75th MEMBERS MEETING PHOTOGRAPHY

22/03/17

This year’s weekend at Goodwood Motor racing circuit featured a dozen races, including one for motorcycles, and three demonstration runs that proved every bit as head-turning as the competitive action... ...more

THE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW 2017 PROFOTO SPEAKER

21/03/17

The Photography Show is a destination for all image creators, and its home of the NEC had hundreds of exhibitors the year. A range of seminars and demo sessions show off the latest innovations, and also photography professionals talk about various bits of kit, I was lucky enough to be talking about automotive photography on the Profoto lighting stand... ...more

LOTUS EVORA SPORTS CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

17/03/17

Automotive photography is always a bonus to cover when the suns out and you get the chance to photograph sports car that is 400 bhp and owned by a fellow petrolhead. So with the sun out, blue skies as far as the eye could see we set off to the seaside... ...more

MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY

17/03/17

Joe Green is a Canterbury based musician who has a number of bands, and also performs solo gigs throughout the South East on a regular basis. The Joe Green Blues Explosion group visited the studios in the afternoon for an up to date shoot of the group... ...more

CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY AT CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL

14/03/17

Canterbury Christ Church University's annual Cathedral concert took place on Saturday evening at the stunning Canterbury Cathedral. The students from the music and performing arts performed a variety of classics from the worlds greatest conductors… ...more

BMW M4 GTS SPORTS CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

13/03/17

German automotive giant BMW produced a more hardcore version of its ever popular M$ coupe last year with the £121,000 M4 GTS. With only 700 produced worldwide and a small number coming to the UK, 30 in total today was a very special opportunity to photograph this 500 bhp performance car... ...more

MASTER BREWER EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

10/03/17

Faversham brewery Shepherd Neame commission me for a wide range of photography work, recently it has been covering new pub and restaurant acquisitions, refurbished venues and also new signage incorporating the companies new branding and colours. All of this work has been used across the websites, social media and now the Master Brewer, a quarterly magazine that goes out to clients, staff and various other industry experts... ...more

EC3 LEGAL CORPORATE PORTRAITS IN LONDON

10/03/17

Corporate portraiture covers so many areas, in this day and age profiles on social media, press releases and also website pages. EC3 Legal had commissioned me to cover a series of portraits of their team at their offices in Leadenhall Street London, right in the centre of the capitals financial district... ...more

PROFOTO B2 OFF CAMERA FLASH

07/03/17

Profoto have been in the UK for a number of years now, the swedish company have a reputation with photographers worldwide for quality and innovative portable lighting units that can work for any photography assignment... ...more

MINNIS BAY RESTAURANT PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

07/03/17

Saturday evening saw the official opening of the Minnis Bay pub and restaurant, situated on the coast of North Kent it has been refurbished in to a stylish location offering outstanding views and great food along with an extensive drinks list... ...more

EDUCATION PHOTOGRAPHY IN LONDON

06/03/17

Morley College this afternoon in Lambeth London as a follow up to last months photography, this time was to capture some corporate head shots and cover some areas that were not available to capture last time... ...more

ASTON MARTIN DB5 CLASSIC CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

01/03/17

Aston Martin produced the DB5 in 1963, it was to be one of the most iconic cars ever released, the James Bond reference only helped to elevate it as one of the most desirable cars around, not just then but today with mint examples heading toward seven figure prices... ...more

LORD MAYOR CHARITY DINNER CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL

28/02/17

Lord Mayor Charles Metcalfe hosted a dinner and dance charity event at Cathedral Lodge situated in the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral. Motor group Barretts of Canterbury were the main sponsors of the event that had 200 guests attend... ...more

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY LECTURING AT UNIVERSITY OF KENT

27/02/17

During the last month I have been a guest lecturer at the University of Kent, covering a range of photography disciplines that will lead to he students providing a basis for their final project of nine individual images... ...more

PUB AND RESTAURANT PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

21/02/17

Beer and pub company Shepherd Neame have just bought a chain of five restaurants in Kent for £11.9 million.The Faversham-based brewer, which employs about 1,300 people, has taken control of Village Green Restaurants from its previous owners... ...more

BOURNE VETS PHOTOGRAPHY KENT

20/02/17

Bourne veterinary practice is based in Bekesbourne, just a few miles outside of Canterbury, Kent. I was paying an annual visit to update the photography for the company... ...more

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PHOTOGRAPHY IN CANTERBURY KENT

16/02/17

Waiting for the ideal weather this time of year is sometimes a waiting game, fortunately this week was perfect to photograph commercial property of Logan House, a new three storey business complex in the heart of Canterbury... ...more

PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY

15/02/17

Product photography is generally a mix of studio and lifestyle imagery, recently I was asked to take some images for a local company who had manufactured a large suitcase that was being promoted to large businesses as a portable back up office... ...more

SIGMA 85MM 1.4 ART LENS REVIEW

13/02/17

Sigma have been one of the best quality manufacturer of independent lenses for the top camera brands around, in recent years their Art range of lenses have come head to head with the likes of Canon and Nikon like for like lenses and performed better in tests online and in magazines... ...more

LONDON INSTITUTE OF BANKING & FINANCE PHOTOGRAPHY

09/02/17

London was the location for the London Institute of Banking and Finance Henry Grunfeld lecture yesterday evening, the key speaker for the event held at Haberdasher's Hall was Lord Alistair Darling.. ...more

ADOBE HOTEL CANTERBURY INTERIOR PHOTOGRAPHY

08/02/17

Abode Canterbury is the city's premier hotel, situated in the High Street just a short walk from the Cathedral and Westgate Towers it is in the prime position for couples to get married. Today's photography was to cover interior photos of the wedding rooms and chefs table for the company website... ...more

MACDONALD HOTELS CORPORATE PHOTOGRAPHY

08/02/17

Macdonald hotels are a group of 45 hotels across the UK, each with its own unique style. They range from countryside to city, every Macdonald Hotel is full of individual charm and strong local character. With the venues being located from Scotland to the South of England, today they had an event at the Shakespeare globe theatre to promote their hotels to a London audience... ...more

BRAND IDENTITY PHOTOGRAPHY SHEPHERD NEAME

06/02/17

Shepherd Neame last year had a new branding put in place, not an easy task for a company that has over 350 pubs and with their vats range of products and premises the overall changes will take a number of years, today I was photographing some of the first pubs to receive their new signage... ...more

ONE TO ONE CAR PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING

03/02/17

Photography is always full of a variety of subjects, with my photography courses covering the automotive sector Sussex based portrait photographer Adorn contacted me as he was looking to venture in to editorial car photography work and needed some training on composition and lighting. The session took place at Barretts Jaguar with a mix of cars for the training session in Canterbury, Kent... ...more

KENT UNIVERSITY LECTURING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

31/01/17

Digital photography and image editing is the subject during my guest lecturing slot at the University of Kent, for the next ten weeks I will be teaching the fundamentals of photography to over seventy students... ...more

MORLEY EDUCATION COLLEGE PHOTOGRAPHY IN LONDON

30/01/17

Founded in 1889, Morley College is one of the UK’s leading centres for adult education. Morley is best known for music and the visual arts, with over 13,000 students studying with them each year. Today was my second day's photography for the Lambeth based college, with the first day being covered prior to Christmas last year... ...more

ASTON MARTIN DB11 AUTOMOTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

24/01/17

Broad Oak International have a brand new Aston Martin DB11 and today I had the opportunity to photograph this stunning super car, the DB series has always been seen as a GT car and this car has all of those credentials but so much more in terms of performance and handling over its predecessor the DB9... ...more

PORSCHE PANAMERA 4S PHOTOGRAPHY

21/01/17

Porsche Tonbridge have recently introduced the new Panamera to their showrooms, a car that has been in the past had mixed reactions due to its design now sits alongside its coupe 911 brother in a redesigned and engineered form making it more than just a saloon version of one of the best selling sports cars in the world... ...more

OTTEWILLS SILVERSMITHS PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

20/01/17

Ottewills are a silversmiths and jeweller based in Ashford, Kent and have a reputation worldwide for quality and care whether it is a small trophy for a club or silverware for Manchester United football club... ...more

MANOR BARN COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY KENT

16/01/17

Manor Barn in Southfleet, Kent has just gone through a major refurbishment. The Barn was built in 1747 and owned by the Harris family until 2002 when brewery Shepherd Neame purchased the venue... ...more

UNIVERSITY OF KENT PHOTOGRAPHY LECTURING

14/01/17

Kent university approached me a few months ago about being a guest lecturer on their digital photography course, I start at the end of this month covering a variety of areas and subjects to do with the world of photographs and its history... ...more

ALFA ROMEO GIULIA CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

12/01/17

Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo released towards the end of last year one of the most important cars in decades for this historic brand, the saloon Giulia which will be taking on the most competitive sector in the automotive market, the mid sized saloon... ...more

BUGATTI CHIRON SUPER CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

09/01/17

Bugatti launched the £1.9m Chiron in the UK at their new dedicated showroom in June last year, set in Mayfair it is home to one of the most anticipated cars of 2016, although certainly not the most affordable... ...more

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR PHOTOGRAPHY

09/01/17

Always nice to have a few weeks off over the Christmas period, I had a few jobs around Christmas time and have posted a few images in this article, as usual a diverse mix... ...more

PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEW OF 2016

09/01/17

The start of the New Year and a quick recollection of 2016, a very consistent year which culminated in my busiest month ever in June. Also April saw me reach eleven years as a professional photographer, the article runs through the highlights and a montage of images showing the diversity of commercial photography... ...more

PROFESSIONAL PHOTO MAGAZINE FEATURE

06/01/17

Professional Photo magazine have just published an article covering my automotive photography, the feature was on my use of lighting and how I go about putting a car photo commission together... ...more

BROOKLANDS NEW YEARS DAY CLASSIC CAR MEET

01/01/17

With over 1,000 vehicles expected, live music and a winter barbecue there was something for everybody amongst the vast and diverse displays of classics all descending on Brooklands to kick start 2017 in style, also present were newer modern classics and a wealth of American cars and trucks... ...more

BLOG 2017

This blog will keep you updated of my recent photography assignments, also details of new photography equipment and also background information on the shoots. You can also find me on twitter @jasondoddphoto