If you want to see the pics, scroll down to the bottom.
Walking through the mud, in the pouring rain with a 10kg+ backpack, no, it’s not an army boot camp, it’s Saturday @ SW4.
This is my 3rd SW4, the 3rd time I’m covering the event. What is it like being a tog at an event?
Being a tog is hard work, travelling with heavy gear, lugging kit all day (due to the lack of secure storage), being mobbed for photos, time limits/schedules, getting hassled by over zealous bouncers, weather, sorting, publishing, etc.
The flip side is that festivals buzz with a lot of smiley, happy people, top acts/performers, multiple stages, open space, uber crazy moments, time to experiment and be creative. Or as the guy on the cover would put it, camera’s ready, prepare the flash 😉 A photographers dream, this makes … Read More »
Now that ‘summer’ is here, it also means that the photographers are out in force.
Unfortunately, us photographers have a bad rap for a number of reasons. In short, this sucks!
You’re been approached by a ‘photographer’, how do you know if he/she is a good/bad tog, how’s this for a start:
Look for an official badge. It means that the photographer have been ‘approved’ to shoot at the event but note, not all events would give out a badge so don’t take this as gospel
Ask for a business/event card. All respectable photographers have a business or ‘event’ card that points them to where your photos are going to be posted to. At least have a website, Facebook page, etc. listed on the card (and don’t lose this card!)
Ask them, “Where will these photos go?”. They must be able to tell you … Read More »
It has been a while, traveling, shooting and planning. This routine hasn’t stopped but we’re probably going to be staying put in London for a short time.
In ol’ London town, the season for the great outdoors is here, festivals, events and this year, the Olympics.
So in between the breaks, here’s hoping that we’ll get some time to be a wee bit more interactive.
Here’s hoping that the weather will behave and we’ll catch you at an event some time soon.
Finally, fresh photos!
Lovebox 2012, 10 years and going strong. Like previous years, it was a blast. Not sure how they can top this next year 😉
Anyhoo, the pics are on FB, take a peek.
If you’re in them, thanks for being a good sport. If you like them, tell your friends, like the photo, the like the page and/or leave a (nice) comment.
Now stop reading this and head to the FB page: http://www.facebook.com/pimpedphotos (or click the little f on the top of this page 😉 )
Yes, I haven’t been blogging for a while. It has been busy.
To fill the void, I’ve created a travel album:
Hope you enjoy.
BTW: normal programming will resume shortly
While waiting for Lightroom to do it’s thing, I thought that a quick blog and picture teaser would be a good idea.
On the way home yesterday, I was thinking about life as an event tog. What actually happens inside that head? Well, here it is. Disclaimer: this is a comical account of my experiences, it is a lot of fun and quite addictive. This post is painted in the same light.
Event tog: It’s a cross between host, photographer, cattle herder. Expected to multitask.
Getting to the venue should be easy enough, getting through the door is always the first hurdle. It all depends on who is at the door and how they are feeling. I think that over several hundred events, private or otherwise, I’ve never been rejected at the door. Hot potatoed, yes, but never rejected (now that I mention … Read More »
Summer, it’s supposed to be here…if you’ve seen it, let me know. Summer also means festivals!
We are proud to announce that we’ll be covering World Burlesque Games 2012 in London. Previously known as London Burlesque Week, no doubt that this year will again splash out a lot of colour!
Starts next week, for more details, check out their website:
The courses are back:
The all important intro is first off the list:
Pimped Photography 101
We’re going to cut the marketing BS and get straight to the point.
You bought an SLR to take better snaps (you paid more for it, right?)
This course will help you understand how your camera works so you can do take better snaps.
The anonymous photographer (aka Pimpedphotos) started off as landscape photographer, learning the hard way on how to get that perfect picture. During this time, we’ve diversified to Event and Fashion where we have covered a few celebs and have been in a few publications.
You can see our work on:
or on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pimpedphotos
What makes this course different:
Easy to digest theory component, you don’t need to know that much about your camera (you still need to know how to charge it, turn it on and be able … Read More »
Just settling into a new week. Here’s something to get you going.
It’s been a while since the last blog so here is an educational piece on casting for models from a agency/photographer’s point of view.
In the past, I’ve put out castings and also have spoken to agencies about casting for models for a project. It seems that unless if you went direct with agent, more often then not, time is spent chasing important details. If you’re planning just starting out or planning to freelance, it is a very good idea to read through this.
We photographers look for certain things, different shoots/projects also look for different things, you have to be different and stand out!
Treat any casting call as being like a job application, it’s a tough world, you have to be prepared!
Here are the things you have to consider:
1. Read the casting call
Even though it is stated on the casting call, I’d … Read More »