Alternative Images have found a need for investing in the new camera that has the full frame FX CMOS sensor that offers shooting at 36 mega pixel producing a native image size of 62 x 41cm. The files when shooting RAW are superb and are in excess of 100 megabit each. With a large platform to obtain information at the initial shoot stage the detail in an image is captured. Even when the file is reduced in size that fineness and sharpness still remains within the image even when reduced to a fifth of it original size. The argument here is that does one need to work with such large files. The answer is probably no. But it is far easier to reduce image size within post production to suite its purpose than to struggle the other way! And if you need the quality, you have it.
Image Taken with Nikon D800
The photographic projects this will be mainly used for are property interior and exteriors for publication that require fine detailed images, product shots, portraits and studio based assignments.
The camera is able to record full HD 1080p resolution video. Alternative are using this equipment to shoot talking head to camera interview/announcement video clips and short promotional footage that can be placed to a company website for information purposes. We are able to shoot, edit and have clips available to client’s onsite for upload with immediate effect. Please view our most recent examples here: http://www.alternativeimages.co.uk/video.html
It’s that time of year again with Christmas just around the corner. Where did autumn go? Time to send out a greeting of goodwill and cheer. This year I decided to brave the somewhat chilly spell we have had and venture out and capture a scene ‘as we corporate photographers do’ that is a bit different from traditional Christmas cards. A scene with a little tongue in cheek humour. Well its Christmas isn’t it!
I’ve decided to send ecards this year, not to be lazy about it but we all want to ‘save the planet’ with paper usage and above all ‘the price of postage!’ So here it is. If I have missed anyone out in my mailing do have a good Christmas, and by the way there is a bottle of bubbly to be won in a prize draw, so email me to be entered. Merry Christmas. Click image to expand.
I have been recently commissioned to produce images for the opening of a new restaurant in Shepperton. The proprietors David and Judi who have an established outlet in Windsor have been working hard in opening their sister restaurant ‘Castello’. The building was previously a restaurant but fell into decline and has been empty for ten months, but now has a new lease of life. ‘Castello’ offers a warm welcome with an extensive Italian menu and wine list. Alternative was asked to photograph the restaurant that has had a complete overhaul to bring it to the standard that David and Judi excel.
As a corporate photographer I wanted to capture images that reflect the interior colour scheme and lighting that give the areas a calm relaxed feel. Even when the restaurant is buzzing the feeling of space is present. The different seating arrangements can produce a moody, cosy feel or a bright open air ambience with a large daylight light conservatory. The seating arrangement can create space for larger groups or quiet romantic hideaways.
I photographed the interior using available light with a minimal flash so as to capture the soft wall lighting and all the warm colours of the furniture. Daylight creeping in through windows gave the images shape and contrast to the final look I wanted to achieve to portray the ambience of the venue.
The exterior image of Castello was achieved by using the HDR blending process that captures detail of exterior lighting over the signage.