Commercial

Santa's Grotto - Two Sided Commercial Studio Shoot

Tune in this week as mark shows you a more in depth look into the small two sided studio space and how to mix white balance within the space.



Ringflash with Santa

In this film, Mark takes you through Speedlight photography with the trusty ring flash attachment while shooting the official photographs for Father Christmas himself. In this one Mark uses two flash lights, on a red paper background with a separation light being added mid shoot to bring a dynamic look and feel to the final image.



Academy LIVE - Shooting Food - Choosing the Light

Tune in as Mark teaches you everything lighting, in relation to food photography and commercial shoots. Learn the difference between the different artificial lights and studio flash options available out there for you. Watch along as Mark takes each light, one at a time, to show you what results you can achieve with each individual unit and with that giving his top tips on where to start in the food photography commercial business.

All About Food Photography

Welcome to The Photographer Academy's basic guide to Food Photography. Food is a very interesting genre of photography, stay tuned in to see Mark Cleghorn introduce his approach to capturing the best images, straight out of camera. Watch the following video to take your first steps in food photography and do so with a bang in creating dynamic images with the click of a button.

How To Animate Your Product Photography

In this film, Mark teaches you how to create a quick animated photography using Photoshop. The first steps to this would be to firstly shoot your product. Once Mark takes his images into photoshop, he creates a stacked image and imports the images into a timeline, hence creating his desired GIF.


Getting Creative with your Product Photography

In this Film, Mark Cleghorn talks Fine Art Photography and getting creative within a commercial studio space. In this one Mark uses a set of Copper Spoons alongside a series of herbal spices in order to bring a more lifestyle, Kitchen-esque style of image for the likes of an add or a stock image etc. Mark also gives away a few tips and tricks in the setup of an image, alongside taking you through a flow of a series of looks and feels, captured differently for different purposed adds.

Lighting a Commercial Product

In this Film, Mark Cleghorn shoots 3 types of images for you in the form of a Fine Art style of image and a set of copper Cutlery. This film is all about lighting, and using reflectiveness to a metal surface in order to create a variety of images, shot in a slightly different way in order to achieve different looks and feels to the overall image. Throughout this shoot Mark also seeks to image stack his photographs in photoshop, blending multiple images together in order to achieve a certain look and feel to the finished image. Remember, all images shot within this video are taken straight out of camera, RAW with no processing.

Food Photography - Aperture & Depth of Field

In this film see how Mark shoots using different apertures and depths of fields whilst instructing you on what settings through the camera can be achieved. In this film, mark works on a minimal basis in Aperture Priority mode as a way for him to explain the process easiest.

Food Photography- Best Lighting Setup

In this film Mark talks Food Photography on an introductory level, showcasing his preferred lighting style and finding where everything starts and ends within the image. For this shot Mark will only be using a single backlight and therefore styling his shot to bring that homely, kitchen, handmade element.

Food Photography- Chosing Your Background

In this film Mark talks backgrounds in food photography. Mark introduces you to the world of food photography and explains how to use the tools around you to create some interesting and dynamic backgrounds.

Food Photography- Introduction to the Lay Flat Shot

In this film Mark delves into the flat plan photography style from a broad aspect, covering each and every element that goes into the perfect shot.

Food Photography- Setting Up The Shot

In this film Mark talks setting up the shot, taking you through the steps of setup from the very beginning of the shoot with the very first shoot all the way through to the midst of the shoot where Mark captures "The Shot".

Food Photography - Shooting for £1

In this one Mark will show you how to become a photographer for only £1. The £1 would be spend on the food of course, in this case it will be the Welsh delicacy Welsh Cakes. With only using natural daylight for his key light source, Mark explains how you can control the light within your working space in order to produce quality images. In this film, mark works on a minimal basis and proves that anyone can pick up a camera and use the environment around them to capture some amazing images of food.



Food Photography- Shooting Tethered

In this film Mark is shooting straight from his camera to his Laptop using the Tether Tools cable. This allows Mark to shoot his shot and transmit the image straight to his Laptop for instant display.



Food Photography - Shooting With Daylight

In this film see how Mark shoots using daylight as his key light source within this shoot. With this light source, Mark explains how you can control the light within your working space in order to produce quality images. In this film, mark works on a minimal basis and proves that anyone can pick up a camera and use the environment around them to capture some amazing images of food.



LED Lighting for Food Photography

Learn how to shoot food with continous LED lghts. Mark takes the Manfrotto LED portable lights out on location to demonstrate the versatility of these great little lights. Whether on traditional stands, handheld or on camera these compact lights enable a wide range of uses, for photography and video allowing you to shoot unrestricted, wherever you are.


Olive Tree - Editorial Part 1

Join Mark back at The Olive Tree to shoot a variety of Editorial Portraits of the staff and Head Chef Chris, on location in and around The Queensberry Hotel.



Olive Tree - Editorial Part 2

Join Mark back at The Olive Tree to shoot a variety of Editorial Portraits of the staff and Head Chef Chris, on location in and around The Queensberry Hotel.


Olive Tree - Creating Variety with Light

Learn from Mark as he captures beautiful lunch and elegant evening dishes demonstrating his techniques and styles behind lighting the dishes.


Olive Tree - Summer Dishes

Mark Cleghorn is shooting food photography out on location, as he races against the clock to capture, edit and send off the first two dishes to print before lunch.


Shooting Hotels

Learn how to shoot hotels and restaurtants. Follow Mark on location for this hotel and restaurant commercial shoot. Beginning by capturing beautiful externals for this sea front restaurant and housing development, to advertise its opening.



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