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A little bit about me, what I do, and why I do it.
What is a 'Composite Image'? (back to top)
an image created by putting together several photographs specifically
taken to produce the final picture. The process of creating a Composite
Image means that there is a huge amount of control over how the final
image looks. On the more intricate pictures everything that makes up
the final image is photographed seperately... with a live setting that
might include various lighting set-ups, individual band members, various
on stage details such as setlists and a dry ice layer if it was used
in the show... everything needed to capture the overall feel of the
show. Because each part is photographed individually several times to
get lots of options, the final image can also have far more depth of
field than is usually possible in low light concert photography and
lots of creative control over perspective viewpoints and general scale.
With this kind of image making there is freedom from the limitations
of a split second shutter release and any visual restrictions of the
lens in use at the time. In fact it is possible that a final image could
use several different lenses and angles of view.
Film or Digital? (back to top)
Both. Each has it's advantages. Digital is king when it comes to providing images quickly (sometimes needing to be ready by the morning after a gig) and especially if the images are for web use where perhaps quality isn't quite so important. However, if there's more time and the final image might actually be printed I still like to use 35mm film. It's subjective but I still think good film in general has a nicer 'look' with more pleasant tonal graduations, random grain and highlights that don't suddenly 'white out'. I enjoy processing the films myself and the whole problem of not being able to check histograms or see the image immediately forces you to think properly about the shooting process. I spend far less time on the computer editing the things too!
What equipment do you use? (back to top)
Stuff that I trust and know very well...
I have accumulated alot of gear most of which only ever gets used occasionally depending on circumstances but one thing that is always necessary is of course a camera and a lens... virtually all my photography is done with a 30mm or 50mm lens on one of these cameras...
EOS 1v (35mm film) - my main camera
How much does it cost to book you? (back to top)
Firstly, you only pay if you're happy with the finished image(s). You wouldn't buy something in a shop if you didn't like the look of it so the same applies here.
have two cost options...
To get the ball rolling, send me a text, give me a call, email me or message me on facebook or myspace... my contact details are at the top of this page (and every other page too). Thank-you :)
Finally, I'd like to say... and with the geatest of respect... If you feel a photographer is someone who just turns a dial to 'auto' and presses a button, or that all photographers are as 'interchangable as their lenses', or you've "had trouble" finding someone who will give you the 'Testino with just a hint of Bailey' look... then to avoid wasting your time and mine it's probably fair to say I won't be interested thanks :)
Every photographer, like every musician, has their own invidual style. I wouldn't go to a Slayer show and ask the band to sound like Justin Beiber, and by the same token please don't expect me to copy another photographer's style either. (bit of rap for ya there... ish :D)
If you like a particular photographer's style... use that photographer. They'll give you exactly the results you want! However, if you like the look of the images that I create... thank-you, I would love to hear from you.
all for now - I'll probably update this or change it altogether at some
point but for now I hope this has given you a bit of an insight into
the way I operate. If you'd like to get in touch my contact details
are on every page of this website. Thank-you :)
GREIG CLIFFORD. ALL IMAGES ARE SUBJECT TO COPYRIGHT LAWS. ALL RIGHTS