The BBC

The BBC

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Most of the work done for the BBC is to do with retouching and CMYK file prep for the books that accompany the major natural history documentaries. I retouch a mix of original RAW, Jpeg and Video format (4k+) RED files.

Care is taken to retain the veracity of the images with adjustments limited to removing camera artefacts, cast and exposure / contrast issues.

When a sequence of images is required I will adjust individual shots so that they integrate into the general flow of the story. This mainly takes the form of adjusting tone and colour for the different cameras/lenses used on a sequence and is not dissimilar to colour grading for tv and cinema in this regard.

During this work I set my Fogra ISO standard monitor to an adjusted 5000K in order to better preview the outcome of printing on paper. I get very good “soft” proofing results from the monitor and can predict the appearance of the proofs very accurately.

Occasionally I “hard” proof the image myself using my profiled Epson printer and Epson Fogra certified proofing paper.

Services provided:

Production retouching
Stills from video grading
Quality control

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MINT

MINT

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MINT is a contemporary stock production company.  Its remit is to produce images that reflect a more naturalistic and environmentally sensitive aesthetic.

I take in images from a variety of photographers mainly based in Europe or America and I work to ensure that the images will meet the quality standards of the more demanding end of the market.

Services provided:

Production retouching
Creative retouching
Quality Control

Client website: http://mintimages.com/

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Disney

Disney

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For the Natural History division of Disney (Disney Nature) I help prepare sets of images from their productions so that they can be used for a variety of PR, Book,Magazine and other uses.

I keep a naturalistic effect from the colour grading and retouching that is in sympathy with the subject and supply Disney with  standardised sets of files for their use.

Client website: http://nature.disney.com/

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The Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

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I have worked with the teams at the Natural History Museum on a number of specialist projects including Wildlife Photographer of the Year and other related publications.

Client website: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/

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Sue Flood

 Sue Flood

Leading Arctic and nature photographer.

I have worked with Sue for many years, initially with help preparing her work for Getty Images.

Services provided:

Editing for Stock and other uses
Retouching
Colour managment
File preparation for agency submission
Adobe Bridge and Photoshop training
Exhibition grade prints up to A2
CMYK file prep
Liaise with and supply Sue’s clients when she is away on a trip
Specify equipment and installation
Teamwork member for special projects and private clients

Client website: http://www.sueflood.com/

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Clive Nichols

Clive Nichols

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Leading British Garden Photographer

I have worked with Clive for many years helping him make the transition from film to digital in his business.

Together we developed a Photoshop workflow that retained the characteristic look and feel of his film images and was efficient enough to enable daily production of market ready images from his shoots.

As well as creative work I also helped the business to automate the more mundane aspects of imaging workflow in areas such as backup, delivery file automation, unattended metadata cross injection and other processes that free him up to concentrate on his photography.

 

Services provided:

Editing for Stock and other uses
File preparation for agency submission
Adobe Bridge and Photoshop training
Colour managment
Workflow Automation
Specify equipment and installation
Teamwork member for special projects and private clients

 

Client website: http://www.clivenichols.com/

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Doug Allan

 

Leading UK Camera Man, Doug has a long history and great reputation for his work for the BBC and others.

Services provided:

Editing for Stock and other uses
Scanning
Retouching
File preparation for agency submission
CMYK file prep
Initial book distribution
Telephone support during UK AV / talking tour.

Client Website: http://www.dougallan.com/

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Look and Learn

Look and Learn

 

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Look and Learn  has a very large archive collection of historical illustrations and imagery.

Services provided:

Configure Scanning hardware and software
Adobe Bridge and Photoshop training
Workflow automation
Colour calibration and profiling

Specialist actions to help enhance images and remove the artefacts from scanning old printed material.

Development of an advanced colourisation automation process for monochrome images.

 

Client Website: http://www.lookandlearn.com/

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Other clients

After training most clients are happy to build on their work and only occasionally need my help with updates or training in new methods, I’m happy to keep all clients as up to date as possible and am only an email or phone call away.

Janette Hill / Natural Wonders Photography: http://www.janettehillimages.co.uk/, http://www.naturalwondersphotography.co.uk
Anup Shah and Fiona Rogers http://www.shahrogersphotography.com/
Arcaid http://www.arcaid.com/
Steve Bloom http://www.stevebloom.com/
Michael Fogden http://www.fogdenphotos.com/
Ben Cranke http://www.bencranke.com/
Martin Hartley http://www.martinhartley.com/
Elliot Neep http://www.enwp.co.uk/
Andrew Lawson http://www.andrewlawson.com/
Marianne Majerus http://www.mariannemajerus.com/
Rosemary Alexander http://www.rosemaryalexander.co.uk/
Rick Tomlinson http://www.rick-tomlinson.com/
irisimage http://www.irisimage.com/
Scott Polar Research Institute http://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/
ArcticPhoto http://www.arcticphoto.co.uk/

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