Wildlife photography around Lanzarote

March 21st, 2018 by

Wildlife photography around Lanzarote, a few of my findings. I’m not one of those people that loves to go abroad just to lie in the sun until I frazzle. Don’t get me wrong, I love to have a change from the unpredictable UK weather, which tends to air on the side of wet. Therefore I need something […]

Southport Airshow 2017 Photographic Highlights

September 21st, 2017 by

Having visited RIAT (Royal International Air Tattoo) for the last 2 years, this year I decided to give it a miss. Instead we decided as a family to go to the Southport Airshow with some good friends of ours. We knew the kids would love it and it would be a social event as well […]

Material Tube Photoshoot

June 20th, 2017 by

Every now and again I try and squeeze in a photoshoot that’s not work related. Something creative and fun. Last year I worked with 2 great dancers Kirsty Clare and Fern Maia on a flour shoot. I was really pleased with the shots I got from the shoot and was already thinking of collaborating again […]

Behind the scenes with BiNO Clothing

May 24th, 2017 by

Sometimes in our job we are lucky enough to be able to help out and work with friends.  This was one of those projects. BiNO Clothing is a fresh, new clothing label from right here in Manchester.  BiNO is the creation of 2 very creative minds, Leigh Culverwell and Simon Woolley, who “Inspired by the ever-evolving […]

“My God, it’s full of stars” – Astronomical Time-lapse

September 5th, 2016 by

Portugal Astro Time-Lapse Recently there has been a lot of interest in Vivid Towers about space, the stars and the moon. I always remembered how clearly you could see the stars from where I stayed in Portugal. I thought that whilst I was on my holidays, it would be a good opportunity to learn a new […]

What a RIAT – Royal International Air Tattoo 2016

July 19th, 2016 by

                      Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) 2016 It’s 12 months since my first visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo, otherwise known as RIAT and as I enjoyed it so much last year I decided to go again this year. RIAT is held at RAF […]

Fun with Flour – Dance Photography shoot – In-depth guide

May 13th, 2015 by

For quite some time I’d wanted to have a go at a flour photography shoot involving dancers. I’m obviously not the first photographer to come up with the idea but if something seems fun and creative then it makes me want to have a go. Preparation for a shoot like this would be key. I […]

Big eyes, Catwoman and a touch of Madonna – Studio Photography

September 29th, 2014 by

One of the good things with Social Media is it enables you to keep in touch with people that you may find difficult through more traditional means. So when I came to my next studio photography session, I took to FaceBook and easily found a perfect subject. I had a great friend, Rachel, who sadly passed […]

Tour de France 2014 Stage 2 West Vale Yorkshire

July 7th, 2014 by

Tour de Yorkshire Well I’d be the first to admit that I’ve never really paid that much attention to the Tour de France. When I found out that the first 2 stages of the 2014 tour, were to take place within an hour of where we live, I thought let’s see what all the hype is about. […]

Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit – Wildlife Photography on the Outer Hebrides

June 27th, 2014 by

Wildlife Photography on the Outer Hebrides I love wildlife photography and it is a passion of mine. I thought I’d write a quick blog about a fantastic session I had photographing some adorable Rabbits whilst on my recent trip to the Outer Hebrides. I realise there are far rarer and more exotic animals to be found […]

All Eyes On You

August 21st, 2013 by

  It seems like only yesterday that All Eyes On You opened its doors to the public but we are now into our eight month of trading. So much has has happened so quickly… we now have a team of three therapists and are currently preparing the new extension to the salon. All Eyes On […]

MCE Superbike Championship at Oulton Park – Sport Photography

August 14th, 2013 by

MCE Superbike Championship at Oulton Park I’m at that stage now where having 2 young children seriously hampers my ‘own’ photography time. Don’t get me wrong I wouldn’t change this for the world but I needed to think of a way to turn this round. The answer, buy my 5 year old a camera and […]

Sunjunkie “Behind the scenes” Photography shoot and Video…

July 23rd, 2012 by

Product Photography Shoot With this blog we are looking at product photography shoot we completed, for a long-term client Sunjunkie. Sunjunkie are a leading supplier to the spray tan industry. They requested a shoot at Vivid’s photography studios to cover a new product launch.  Sunjunkie wanted to combine straight product photography with some shots using a model to […]

Admiral Sportswear Product Photography

April 5th, 2012 by

Clothing Product Photography Being of a certain age, the brand Admiral brings back floods of memories. My first England football kit was made by Admiral. I have vivid memories of Kevin Keegan and the boys in the 1982 World Cup wearing that instantly recognisable England strip. My 1st Manchester Utd kit was the 79/80 season […]

Photography – It’s a mugs game?

January 24th, 2011 by

Well excitement fell over the Vivid Photo Visual studio today, with the arrival of a new piece of equipment for Graham. A couple of things for those that don’t know me too well. I’m always buying equipment, mainly Canon, and I love a good cup of tea…or if Glen is making it, just a cup […]

Miniature Manchester Tilt Shift Time-Lapse

December 21st, 2010 by

Manchester Tilt-shift Time-lapse Well it’s nearly Christmas and the Vivid team decided that as part of our Christmas email campaign we should create a film that was a little different. Inspired by Australian filmmaker Keith Loutit, we decided to produce a short film tilt-shift time-lapse based around our home town of Manchester. We used a technique called […]

The New Adventures of Miss Stockport – Lifestyle Photography

December 17th, 2010 by

Super Hero Photography Sounds like a Super Hero character… Miss Stockport, here to make your day! It was a few weeks back now when Katie emailed me saying she’d seen one of the photo’s from our last session in the Daily Mail. Vivid work with a number of models to produce lifestyle photography images that are […]

A Bird in the Hand – Photographic Studio Session

October 11th, 2010 by

Photographic Studio Session A quick post this week, and to follow on from last weeks post. Strangely enough it’s another of my attempts at getting a little creative. I had a photographic studio shoot arranged with another local model, Natalie. Who again, I have to say was brilliant, we had a good laugh during the […]

A bit of blue for the Dads – A Studio Photography session

October 1st, 2010 by

Well I thought I’d show a few photographs of a great model. We did a studio photography session recently with a model called Steph. Steph is a local girl with a great look, and as not to disappoint all the Dads expecting a bit of blue, here you go; A bit of blue for the Dad’s […]

Miss Stockport 2010 – Lifestyle Photography

May 6th, 2010 by

Lifestyle Photography Thought it would be only fair to congratulate Katie, who’s just been voted Miss Stockport 2010. Katie is the sister of a good friend, who was Chief Bridesmaid at my wedding. Katie has modelled a couple of times for me, with a view to us building our lifestyle photography stock library. She now […]