07766 815703
info@martinhambleton.com

Blog

Fashion photographer | shooting swimwear

While I don’t consider myself a specialist fashion photographer, I’ve actually shot a lot of it over the years. That is, I’ve photographed people in clothes of all kinds, in such a way as to show off those garments in the best possible way. That’s included bridalwear, fashion, workwear and, as here, swimwear (or here).…
Read more

product photography for industrial company

E-commerce photos … because everybody wants to shop online

So, lockdown has eased and all non-essential retail shops are allowed to open again. Only we’ve all been shopping throughout the past year and a bit haven’t we?  We’ve just been doing it online.  And I’ve spent a fair bit of the last year or so shooting e-commerce photos for clients.  It’s sometimes known as…
Read more

photo of evening sunlight on yellow labrador walking on beach

What makes a good photo? It’s ALWAYS about the light

What makes a good photo?  There are lots of factors, some technical and some aesthetic.  There are rules about composition, about getting a pleasing expression on a person’s face, about getting good detail, getting close enough to the subject, or far enough back to get everything in.  There are technical things like not cutting a…
Read more

traditional stone house in Puglia, Italy converted to holiday home

A quick tip for taking better phone pictures

Every time we upgrade our contract and get a nice new shiny smartphone, the technology has leapt ahead.  Essentially, all the software is trying to make things easier for us by doing a lot of the hard work i.e. decision making, for us.  But that’s not necessarily a good thing.  Here’s an example of what…
Read more

The key to great portraits – work quickly

Over the past ten years I seem to have spent a fair chunk of my working life in warehouses.  I mention that as this particular job, shooting PR shots of the three brothers that run this tile retail company, have possibly the cleanest warehouse I’ve ever set foot in! But I digress. Sometimes you know…
Read more