image:captured: Blog https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog en-us (C) image:captured nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Sat, 30 Jan 2021 17:44:00 GMT Sat, 30 Jan 2021 17:44:00 GMT https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/img/s/v-12/u585146513-o556382294-50.jpg image:captured: Blog https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog 86 120 Future Publishing Ltd https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2021/1/future-publishing-ltd Future Publishing Ltd have licensed by Cocker Spaniel image below through Getty Images.  Some of the more popular brands and publications of Future include Bass Guitar Magazine, Computer Music, Country Homes & Interiors, Cycling Weekly, Digital Camera and Digital Photographer.

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Future Getty Images Liverpool Manchester Publications Still Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2021/1/future-publishing-ltd Sat, 30 Jan 2021 17:44:22 GMT
Latest images licensed via Getty images https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2020/11/latest-images-to-be-licensed-via-getty-images Although the ongoing national crisis is hampering photography operations here at image:captured, Getty images continue to license my images to business around the globe.  In October the following images where purchased in China and the UK:-  For instructions on how to download this image:-
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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Getty images Licensed Manchester Photography Still Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2020/11/latest-images-to-be-licensed-via-getty-images Tue, 24 Nov 2020 17:11:36 GMT
Canine Capers of Chester https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2020/9/canine-capers-of-chester

Last week I was shooting freelance with Canine Capers of Chester who are a dog walking and boarding business based in Chester.  With over 20 dogs to capture and being a dog lover myself it is safe to say it was a fun packed day!  A sample of the images are below.  To view the full gallery click this link:-

https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/caninecapersofchester

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Canine Capers Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester of Photography Still Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2020/9/canine-capers-of-chester Mon, 07 Sep 2020 17:53:50 GMT
Getty Images July sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2020/8/getty-images-july-sales In July two of my images (below) where licensed through Getty images. The ice creams image was licensed to a business called API based in Japan and the Blue Roan puppy cocker spaniel was licensed to the Telegraph Media Group. Woodlands Ice Cream

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Blue Cheshire Chester Cocker Getty Images Liverpool Manchester Photography Puppy Roan Spaniel Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2020/8/getty-images-july-sales Fri, 21 Aug 2020 18:43:00 GMT
Getty images - May sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2020/6/getty-images---may-sales

Fresh Start Media who is a television and online content production company based in London have licensed my Blue Tit image below through Getty Images.  I captured this Blue Tit on the apple tree in the back garden.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Bubb captured Cheshire Chester Getty image images Liverpool Manchester Nick Photography https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2020/6/getty-images---may-sales Mon, 22 Jun 2020 20:22:12 GMT
Hiking with a dog in Buttermere https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2020/6/hiking-with-a-dog-in-buttermere A spontaneous decision to head north today was rewarded with a beautiful hike around Buttermere lake in the beautiful Lake District.  A first to this location for both myself and our young dog and having literally walked back in through the front door i'm planning a longer trip back with the wife!  

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) a Blue Buttermere Cheshire Chester Cocker District dog Hiking Lake Liverpool Manchester Photography Roan Spaniel" Wales Walking With https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2020/6/hiking-with-a-dog-in-buttermere Mon, 08 Jun 2020 18:53:04 GMT
Tata Steel Colorcoat Prisma® https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2020/6/tata-steel Tata Steel, one of Europe’s leading steel producers, is delighted to introduce a new gold colour offering to its Colorcoat Prisma® range of pre-finished steel.  Having worked with Tata on previous projects I was pleased to have the opportunity to photograph the samples.

A sample of images from the shoot last week are below:-

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Colorcoat Gold Liverpool Manchester Photography Prisma® Steel Tata Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2020/6/tata-steel Sat, 06 Jun 2020 09:24:17 GMT
Roof inspection by Drone https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2020/5/roof-inspection-by-drone Having your roof inspected by a Drone could prevent  unwanted surprises when it comes leaks, slipped tiles or weather damage etc.  Yesterday I was flying the drone for that very purpose and this video shows what is possible.  The footage was captured with DJI Mavic Air Drone which is a small compact Drone with a powerful 4K camera. Roof Inspection

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Drone Inspection Liverpool Manchester Roof Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2020/5/roof-inspection-by-drone Sat, 30 May 2020 06:44:25 GMT
Daily exercise with the dog. https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2020/4/daily-exercise-with-the-dog Whilst we endure the current lock down at least we all have the liberty to go outside for exercise.  Taking the dog for a walk was a daily event which although I very much enjoyed, I had been taking the ability to do it for granted prior to the current crisis.  However now I appreciate every minute if it.  Here is our Deva loving her daily exercise!    

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Blue Cheshire Chester Cocker Liverpool Manchester Photography Roan Show Spaniel Wales Walks" https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2020/4/daily-exercise-with-the-dog Sat, 18 Apr 2020 16:00:22 GMT
Photography operations suspended https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2020/3/photography-operations-suspended

Due to the ever growing global COVID 19 crisis, formal photography operations at image:captured are suspended for the foreseeable future.  Take care of yourself and your loved ones.  The UK is a great nation and together we will see this through.

See you on the other side.

United we standUnited we standFor more information on the printing products:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 19 Cheshire Chester Corona COVID Liverpool Manchester Photography Virus Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2020/3/photography-operations-suspended Fri, 20 Mar 2020 19:46:31 GMT
Burger Shed - new menu items https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2020/2/burger-shed---new-menu-items

This morning I was back at Burger Shed 41 in Chester city centre to capture the new menu items for this year.  A sample of the images are below.  To see the full menu of new tasty dishes click this link to go to the gallery:-

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Burger Cheshire Chester food Items Liverpool Manchester menu new Photography Shed Still Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2020/2/burger-shed---new-menu-items Sun, 23 Feb 2020 16:44:46 GMT
Getty images - December sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2020/1/getty-images---december-sales In December, a number of my food images where licensed to various companies across the UK and Ireland in addition to one in Italy.  The top two images below I captured whilst on holiday in Italy last year.  There has been consistent high demand for quality food images for a number of years now. For instructions on how to download this image:-
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http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-downloading-images.pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Bubb" Cheshire Chester Getty Images Liverpool Manchester Nick Photography Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2020/1/getty-images---december-sales Tue, 21 Jan 2020 07:14:38 GMT
Great Christmas present for our dog https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/12/great-christmas-present-for-our-dog Deva posing with her Christmas present on her collar which is a 'Tractive GPS tracker'. Should the worse happen when your out hiking in the great outdoors your Dog can be immediately found via an App.  I took Deva to the lower footpaths of the Carneddua  n Snowdonia to capture the photo below on the left.

The tracker also monitors activity and sleep. More info here:- Tractive GPS Tracker

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Cocker Dramatic Female Liverpool Manchester Pet Photography Portraits" Show spaniel Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/12/great-christmas-present-for-our-dog Mon, 30 Dec 2019 20:58:10 GMT
Dramatic pet portrait https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/11/dramatic-pet-portrait This morning I took Deva to the summit of Foel Lus in Snowdonia to catch the sunrise.  The golden light of the very early morning made for a very dramatic shot with the snowy peaks of Drum and Foel-Fras of the Carneddau in the background.

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Golden Hour Liverpool Manchester North Pet Photography Portrait Snowdon Snowdonia" Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/11/dramatic-pet-portrait Sun, 10 Nov 2019 18:16:36 GMT
Getty Images - September sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/10/getty-images---september-sales In September three of my images (below)  where licensed through Getty Images including my photograph of a Highland Cow with her calf.  I was driving through the highlands and I spotted the cow through a fence so I pulled over a bagged the shot.... a lucky one! Philips Monitor HeadphonesPhilips Monitor Headphones Highland CowsHighland Cows

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Getty Images Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/10/getty-images---september-sales Sun, 20 Oct 2019 08:46:21 GMT
Nice breakfast https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/10/nice-breakfast My wife surprised this morning with a delicious breakfast which I could not resist taking a photograph off.  Crushed avocado and poached eggs on sourdough bread. Poached egg, crushed avocado on sourdough breadPoached egg, crushed avocado on sourdough bread

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) avocado bread Crushed eggs poached sourdough https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/10/nice-breakfast Sat, 05 Oct 2019 10:36:33 GMT
Getty images - August sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/9/getty-images---august-sales August was strong month with Getty Images.  Six of my images where licensed to various publishing houses in the UK and America.  The images are below:- Urbano32U4 Tomato and Basil SoupTomato and Basil Soup Amlwch Harbour - AngleseyAmlwch Harbour - Anglesey Blue TitBlue Tit

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Getty Images Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/9/getty-images---august-sales Sun, 22 Sep 2019 16:02:52 GMT
Deva - Show Cocker Spaniel https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/9/deva---show-cocker-spaniel Here at head quarters we have a new resident mascot!  Introducing Deva the (show type) Cocker Spaniel.  We named her Deva after the roman word for 'Chester' which is where we are based.

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Cocker Dog Liverpool Manchester Pet Photography Puppy Show Spaniel Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/9/deva---show-cocker-spaniel Sun, 22 Sep 2019 15:14:36 GMT
Digital Photo Pro Magazine Facebook https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/8/digital-photo-pro-magazine-facebook

Last month I entered a number of my images into Digital Photo Pro Magazine's portrait competition.  It was nice to see one of my entries featured on their Facebook page as an advert for the competition.  I have seen a number of entries featured on their page and the standard looks very high.

The blog post displaying all the images I submitted can be viewed here:- 

https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/7/portrait-competition

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Competition Digital Facebook Liverpool Magazine Photo Photography portrait Pro Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/8/digital-photo-pro-magazine-facebook Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:50:17 GMT
Getty images - July sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/8/getty-images---july-sales

Universal magazines based in Australia have licensed two of my Kitten images via Getty Images.  I originally captured these images for the RSPCA a number of years ago and licensed them to Getty at a later date.  They have been very successful and it is not hard to see why.... so cute!!!!

The full gallery of the Kitten images can be viewed on my website here:- TAKE ME TO THE KITTENS  

RSPCA Wirral KittensK8For more information on printing solutions:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Getty images Kitten Kittens Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/8/getty-images---july-sales Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:31:05 GMT
Portrait Competition https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/7/portrait-competition Its been a while since I entered a Photography Competition!  However, this evening I entered the below images into the 'Digital Photo Pro' magazine portrait competition.  These images are some of my favourite portraits that I have captured. Fingers crossed!  

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester competition Digital entered into Liverpool magazine Manchester Photo Photography portrait Portraits Pro the Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/7/portrait-competition Thu, 25 Jul 2019 19:42:33 GMT
Using window light for food photography https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/7/using-window-light-for-food-photography Normally when I shoot food on commission I use two or three strobes to create the light I want and/or need.  However this technique is limiting for capturing food when I am out and about.  I need to shoot food continuously for my Getty Images submissions so I have been practising using 'window light' so I only need my camera.  Below are samples of images I captured during a recent visit to a restaurant where I chose a table which would provide great window light. Tomato and Basil SoupTomato and Basil Soup Dipping into a baked CamembertDipping into a baked Camembert Bread basketBread basket

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Food Light Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales Window https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/7/using-window-light-for-food-photography Tue, 09 Jul 2019 15:27:54 GMT
Getty images - May sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/6/getty-images---may-sales Getty Images have issued the statements for May and I have had two images licensed.   The Eagle image below was published by a company called Reach Publishing and the Cheese Burger image by Hearst Magazines.  This particular Cheese Burger image has been one of my most popular images on Getty. EagleEagle Burger Shed 41 ChesterFor instructions on how to download this image:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-downloading-images.pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Getty Images Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/6/getty-images---may-sales Mon, 24 Jun 2019 06:31:56 GMT
Berghaus Grampian 2 Tent https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/6/berghaus-grampian-2-tent

Investing into camping kit to capture fresh content for the 'Wall Art' page this summer.  I will be braving the British weather to capture sunrise and sunset location images. Watch this space!

Items displayed left to right:-

1) Berghaus Grampian 2 tent.  Click here for more info:- Blacks

2) Oex Prowl Sleeping Mat XL.  Click here for more info:- Go Outdoors
3) Oex Fathom EV 400 sleeping bag.  Click here for more info:- Go Outdoors

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 400 Bag Berghaus Cheshire Chester EV Fathom Grampian 2 Liverpool Manchester Mat" Oex Photography Prowl Sleeping Tent Wales XL https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/6/berghaus-grampian-2-tent Sun, 16 Jun 2019 15:10:23 GMT
Italy June 2019 https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/6/italy-june-2019

My wife and I where lucky enough to be invited to a wedding in Sorrento Italy.  During our short stay we visited the beautiful island of Ischia and also explored the town of Sorrento.  I took my camera with a 35mm prime lens (light enough to carry around all day) and captured the delights.  A sample of the images are below and the full gallery can be viewed here:-

https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/italy

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Food Ischia Italy Liverpool Local Manchester Photography Sorrento Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/6/italy-june-2019 Mon, 10 Jun 2019 18:43:29 GMT
Pet photography in natural surroundings https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/5/pet-photography Over the bank holiday weekend I had the pleasure of the company of Toby a Cocker Spaniel.   I took him hiking over the Carneddau in North Wales and (of course) could not miss the opportunity to capture a couple of nice portraits for his owner.

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Dog Images Pet Photography https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/5/pet-photography Mon, 06 May 2019 18:51:21 GMT
Getty images - March Sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/4/getty-images---march-sales Last month the 'System 1 Group' which is a marketing agency based in California licensed my image below through Getty Images.  I originally captured this images for a Nails business based in Chester some years ago. Nails Product PhotographyICN1

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Getty Images Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/4/getty-images---march-sales Tue, 23 Apr 2019 06:56:58 GMT
Silver Eared Mesia https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/3/silver-eared-mesia Look at this stunning bird... the Silver Eared Mesia.  I captured this bird in Chester Zoo within the Islands section.  You can walk through through the enclosure and these birds are practically sitting on your shoulder.  I have sat in my hide for hours waiting to capture the local bird life and I bagged this shot within the first paces inside the enclosure! Silver Eared MesiaSilver Eared Mesia

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Birds Cheshire Chester Eared Islands Liverpool Manchester Mesia Photography Silver Wales Zoo https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/3/silver-eared-mesia Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:27:43 GMT
Lion at Chester Zoo https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/2/lion-at-chester-zoo

Yesterday my wife and I spent the afternoon at Chester Zoo.  I went with high hopes of capturing hundreds of images of the animals however the Zoo was so busy that photography was almost impossible.  That said I did capture this stunning image of a Lion relaxing in his enclosure. 

I captured this image using a 300mm Prime Lens and by using a single focus point with a wide aperture I was able to fool the camera into ignoring the cage which gives the appearance that this image was taken in the wild!

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Lion Liverpool Photography Wales Zoo https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/2/lion-at-chester-zoo Sun, 24 Feb 2019 18:48:18 GMT
Getty Images - January sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/2/getty-images---january-sales My Ice Cream Pots image below which I originally captured for Woodlands Ice Cream has been licensed to a business in Japan via Getty Images.   However, I did have to perform a touch of photoshop wizardry and change the pots around so the image was not exactly the same! Woodlands Ice Cream

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Getty Images Licensed Liverpool Manchester Photography Still Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/2/getty-images---january-sales Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:57:01 GMT
Getty images - December sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/1/getty-images---december-sales

December was a good month with Getty Images.  Four of my images have been licensed to companies in New York, California, France and Germany.

The images are below:-

Burger Shed 41 ChesterFor instructions on how to download this image:-
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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Getty Images Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/1/getty-images---december-sales Sun, 20 Jan 2019 12:25:59 GMT
Blue Tit https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/1/blue-tit This morning I captured this nice shot of a Blue Tit in the back garden.  I had set my hide up with an objective to capture one of the many Goldfinch's that regularly visit my feeders.  Typically though there was not one Goldfinch in sight!  However, this Blue Tit put on a nice show. Blue TitBlue Tit

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Blue Cheshire Chester English garden Liverpool Manchester Photography Tit Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/1/blue-tit Sun, 13 Jan 2019 13:33:47 GMT
Woodlands of Erbistock Ice Cream https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/1/woodlands-of-erbistock-ice-cream

Last May on a blistering hot day I worked on location at Woodlands Ice Cream to capture their entire range of Ice Creams.  The photographs were for their forthcoming website which has now been published.  I have to say the website which was created by a design agency called 'Creative Fury' looks absolutely stunning.  Please click on the links below for more information:-

The Woodlands Ice Cream website:- http://woodlands-ice-cream.co.uk/

The gallery on my website:- https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/woodland

Creative Fury, the agency I worked with on the day who helped set up the staging of each and every shot and also designed the website are very talented.  Reach out to them here:- https://creativefury.co.uk/

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Cream Creative Erbistock Fury Ice Liverpool Manchester North Photography Wales Wales" Woodlands https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2019/1/woodlands-of-erbistock-ice-cream Thu, 03 Jan 2019 21:14:13 GMT
Canon 85mm F1.8 USM lens - test shots https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/12/canon-85mm-f1-8-usm-lens---test-shots

Last week I purchased a Canon 85mm 1.8L Lens to add to my kit bag.  This is the first 'non professional' level lens I have purchased for a number of years, however, this glass has received good reviews from professionals and enthusiasts.  In addition the lens comes with a reputation for producing stunning bokeh and crisp sharp images.  Yesterday my wife and I walked in a local forest so I took the opportunity to test out the lens and grab a number of test portrait shots in natural light.

On first look I am very pleased with the performance of the Canon 85mm 1.8 USM lens.  The lens appears to be delivering to a standard that would be required when working commercially.

Sample images below:-

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 85mm Canon Cheshire Chester F1.8 images Liverpool Manchester Photography Sample Test USM Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/12/canon-85mm-f1-8-usm-lens---test-shots Thu, 27 Dec 2018 16:32:57 GMT
Happy Christmas https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/12/happy-christmas Happy Christmas and a very prosperous new year to all visitors to my website and clients of image:captured.  Best wishes. Merry ChristmasMerry Christmas

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography Still Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/12/happy-christmas Fri, 21 Dec 2018 12:07:00 GMT
Welsh Castles https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/12/welsh-castles

North Wales is home to many medieval castles.  Over the past few months I have capturing the castles whilst on my travels albeit being on location when the light is just right has been a challenge!

Below is a sample of the images I have captured:-

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) castle castles Cheshire Chester Conwy Harlech Liverpool Manchester North Photography Wales Welsh https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/12/welsh-castles Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:11:50 GMT
Getty images - October sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/11/getty-images---october-sales This afternoon I received my Getty Images statement for October.  Magazine publisher MGN limited have licensed my Blue Tit image below.  This image has been popular through Getty with Prudential Finance licensing the image a few months back. Blue TitBlue Tit

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Chester Getty Images Liverpool Photography Still Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/11/getty-images---october-sales Thu, 29 Nov 2018 19:39:08 GMT
image:captured photograph in the Telegraph https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/11/image-captured-photograph-in-the-telegraph

The Telegraph newspaper have published an article on-line centred around visiting North Wales.  Within the article is section about food and one of my images has been used.  The image below of a plate of mussels was licensed to the Telegraph via Getty Images to which I am a content contributer.  Over the years I have had dozens of images published worldwide via Getty and its great to stumble across one in action.

The newspaper have added a strange looking filter to the image and also 'flipped it' round but it still looks great.... not as good as the original though!

Here is a link to the article:- Telegraph Article

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Getty Images Liverpool Manchester Newspaper Photography Published Telegraph Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/11/image-captured-photograph-in-the-telegraph Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:24:24 GMT
Texture images https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/11/texture-images This weekend I have been focused on capturing 'texture' images.  The photographs are for my latest submissions to Getty Images and a sample of my work is below:- Autumn LeavesAutumn Leaves Cathedral CeilingCathedral Ceiling

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Getty Images Liverpool Manchester Photography Texture https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/11/texture-images Sun, 04 Nov 2018 17:39:22 GMT
Chimpanzee https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/10/chimpanzee

I have added a new image to the Wall Art Gallery of the Chimpanzee featured below.  To view all my images which are for sale/licence in the Wall Art gallery click this link:-

image:captured Wall Art Gallery

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Chimpanzee Liverpool Manchester Zoo https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/10/chimpanzee Sun, 28 Oct 2018 16:42:17 GMT
Getty images - September sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/10/getty-images---september-sales

I have been spending a lot of my time recently shooting content for Getty Images and in September I had a staggering seven images licensed.  All the images where licensed for on-line content (except one which was for printing) in countries in South & North America as well Europe.  As follows in running order:-

  1. Washington to Microsoft
  2. Colorado to Globus Family Of Brands
  3. UK to Express Newspapers.  Brazil to Editora Al To Astral LTDA.  California to System 1-Creative Subscription
  4. UK to Glass's Information Services
  5. Germany to Arthen Kommunikation
Burger Shed 41 ChesterFor instructions on how to download this image:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-downloading-images.pdf
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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Bubb Cheshire Chester Getty Images Liverpool Manchester Nick Photography Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/10/getty-images---september-sales Thu, 25 Oct 2018 17:24:53 GMT
Getty images - August sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/9/getty-images---august-sales The latest statement from Getty has been published and my image below of a Seagull has been licensed by TI Media.  This business who is consumer magazine publisher can be recognised by their magazine brands such as NME, Ideal Home and many more.  SeagullSeagull

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Getty Images Manchester Media Photography TI Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/9/getty-images---august-sales Thu, 27 Sep 2018 07:00:25 GMT
Getty images - July sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/8/getty-images---july-sales I have received my July statement from Getty and my image below of a plate of muscles has been licensed by Hearst Espana.  Hearst publish a number of high end magazines such as Elle, Ego and Car & Driver.  I have has several images licensed by Hearst via Getty over the years.

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Getty images Liverpool Manchester Photography https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/8/getty-images---july-sales Tue, 21 Aug 2018 19:38:28 GMT
Upstairs at Urbano https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/7/upstairs-at-urbano

Earlier today I was on location at Urbano in Chester.  This popular pizza restaurant located in the heart of Chester City Centre has expanded to the floor above under the name of "Urbano Upstairs".  I was commissioned to capture the interior and a sample of the images from the shoot are below.  To see the full gallery click this link:-

Urbano Upstairs gallery

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography Pizza Upstairs Urbano Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/7/upstairs-at-urbano Sun, 22 Jul 2018 18:53:13 GMT
Getty images - May sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/6/getty-images---may-sales

This afternoon I received my May statement from Getty images and my Burger image below was licensed by two separate businesses.   As follows:-

(1) upday Gmbh & Co based in Germany woho operate a News App for Samsung Smart Phones  

(2) Jelmoli which is a Department Store based in Switzerland.

Burger Shed 41 ChesterFor instructions on how to download this image:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-downloading-images.pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Getty Images May Photography Sales Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/6/getty-images---may-sales Fri, 22 Jun 2018 16:09:33 GMT
Port St Mary on the Isle of Man - Drone Video https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/6/port-st-mary-on-the-isle-of-man---drone-video

Last month I had the pleasure of celebrating my mother-in-law's 70th birthday on the Isle of Man.  My wife's parents have a long connection with the Isle of Man and own a home on the harbour at Port St Mary.

The weather for long weekend was stunning each day which enabled me to capture some lovely drone footage.  Below is a short video I created promoting the stunning fishing village of Port St Mary:-

Port St Mary - Isle of Man

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) air cheshire chester dji drone isle liverpool man manchester mary mavic of photography port st wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/6/port-st-mary-on-the-isle-of-man---drone-video Mon, 11 Jun 2018 18:23:21 GMT
Woodlands Ice Cream https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/5/woodlands-ice-cream

Earlier this week I was commissioned to capture the delicious delights created by Woodlands Ice Cream.  This family operated business nestled in a quite rural corner of Wrexham in North Wales have been in business for 25 years.  They farm their own dairy cows and produce a range of ice creams within the buildings of the farm using the milk they source from the animals on site.

This was such a fun project to work on with an insight into a real working farm.  The images are for thier new website which will be live very soon.  A sample of the images from the shoot are below but to see the full gallery please click this link:-

Woodlands Ice Cream Gallery

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) cheshire chester cream ice liverpool manchester photography wales woodlands wrexham https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/5/woodlands-ice-cream Thu, 24 May 2018 19:42:51 GMT
Getty images - April sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/5/getty-images---april-sales

This morning I received my Getty Images statement for April and my image below of Loch Broom located in Ullapool has been licensed.  I captured this shot whilst on a tour of the Scottish Highlands last month.  The image has been licensed by a Photography Studio called Professional Litho based in Minnesota United States.

Always a humbling feeling when fellow professionals appreciate each others work.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) broom cheshire chester getty highlands images liverpool loch manchester photography scotland" scottish ullapool wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/5/getty-images---april-sales Tue, 22 May 2018 06:22:34 GMT
Paraglider Pilots at Long Mynd https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/5/paraglider-pilots-at-long-mynd

I have been Paragliding since 2005 and before the introduction of (good) action cameras in circa 2012, I used to always take my DSLR with me.  Yesterday for the first time in years I took my Canon 5D MK111 and 300ml F4L lens with me and spent a couple of hours capturing the action whilst I waited for suitable conditions to fly in myself.

I was inspired to do this as I have recently been sorting through hundreds (and I mean hundreds) of images dating from between 2008 and 2012 to create a portfolio of images for Paragliding Facebook page I created and manage called 'Fly Harlech'.  Each Sunday morning I post a 'memoir of the week' image to Fly Harlech and it dawned of me that I need to create good quality images for the future memoirs.  It will not always be practical to take such bulky camera equipment with me every time I go flying but I will when I can.  To see my Fly Harlech page click this link:-

 Fly Harlech Facebook Page

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) cheshire chester church liverpool long manchester mynd paragliders paragliding photography pilots stretton wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/5/paraglider-pilots-at-long-mynd Mon, 14 May 2018 06:47:25 GMT
Getty images - March Sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/4/getty-images---march-sales

This morning I opened my March statement from Getty Images and I found March was a good month!  Five of my images have been licensed by magazine companies.  In order as follows top to bottom:-

  1. Sea Bass image was licensed by Hearst.  Hearst UK publishes 21 brands including ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Good Housekeeping.
  2. Amlwch Harbour image licensed by Time Inc.  Time Inc publish brands such as NME, Look and What's on TV.
  3. Cheese Burger image was also licensed by Hearst.
  4. The Blue Tit image was licensed by MGN Limited. MGN is the Mirror Group Newspapers.
  5. Bacon Baguette image was licensed by UNILAD.
Amlwch Harbour - AngleseyAmlwch Harbour - Anglesey Burger Shed 41 ChesterFor instructions on how to download this image:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-downloading-images.pdf
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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) chester getty hearst images inc manchester march mgn photography time unilad wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/4/getty-images---march-sales Sun, 22 Apr 2018 15:31:25 GMT
Scottish Highlands https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/4/scottish-highlands

My wife and I have just returned from a week long tour in the Scottish Highlands.  We hired a Motorhome and travelled to Inverness, Ullapool, Plockton, Isle of Skye, Glen Nevis and Inverarary.  I have taken hours of Drone and GoPro video alongside hundreds of stills which I am currently working through...... its going to take me weeks!!!!

Below is a snapshot of my work on the holiday in the following order:-

  1. Plockton
  2. Loch Broom at Ullapool
  3. Highland Cows
  4. Lower path on Ben Nevis
  5. Loch Carron
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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) ben cattle" cheshire chester cow cows glen highlands liverpool nevis photography plockton scotland scottish ullapool https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/4/scottish-highlands Mon, 16 Apr 2018 14:11:04 GMT
Vintage Land Rover Defender https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/3/vintage-land-rover-discovery Sometimes as a photographer you get lucky. Whilst out hiking last week I stumbled across this Land Rover Defender which had been randomly parked. The way it was parked, the angle the natural light was illuminating the vehicle plus the backdrop gave the scene a very studio product shoot set up look! Land Rover DefenderLand Rover Defender

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 1 1963 cheshire chester defender discovery land liverpool manchester photography rover series still vintage wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/3/vintage-land-rover-discovery Sat, 17 Mar 2018 21:00:38 GMT
Muscovy Duck https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/3/muscovy-duck Whilst I was out hiking around the hills of Conwy this morning, I was lucky enough to capture this rather proud looking Muscovy Duck.  He is a handsome chap and he knows it!!! Muscovy DuckMuscovy Duck

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) cheshire chester conwy duck liverpool manchester muscovy photography wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/3/muscovy-duck Sat, 17 Mar 2018 16:14:13 GMT
Getty images - January sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/2/getty-images---january-sales

This morning I received my monthly statement from Getty and I was flabbergasted...... MICROSOFT have licensed my 'Magic Mannequin' image below.  The reason I am so surprised is that this image was one of the first still life images I crafted when I  started to experiment with lightening back in my early days.  

It must be five years at least since I last looked at this image and the sale has made my day.  Furthermore, this was the first image I poted to my image:captured blog back in 2012!!!

The Great Magic MannequinThe Great Magic MannequinFor more information on the printing products:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) cheshire chester getty images liverpool mannequin microsoft photography wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/2/getty-images---january-sales Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:28:35 GMT
Getty Images - December sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/1/getty-images---december-sales

December was a successful month with Getty images.  Three of my images where licensed.  The top image was licensed by Express Newspapers. The middle image was licensed by a company called 'Brainjolt' based in California and the bottom image was licensed by America Media based in New York.

I always look forward to monthly Getty Statement.  Over the years I have been a contributor I have had images licensed all over the world.

Burger Shed 18 Mold North Wales Scottish Shortbread FingersScottish Shortbread Fingers Burger Shed 41 ChesterFor instructions on how to download this image:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-downloading-images.pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) cheshire chester getty images liverpool manchester photography wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/1/getty-images---december-sales Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:39:02 GMT
Footpaths of Great Britian https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/1/footpaths-of-great-britian

A passion of mine is hiking and most weekends I am out exploring the great outdoors.  My favourite area to hike is Snowdonia in North Wales being only one hours drive from where I live.  Over the years I have been greeted with stunning scenery and I have never captured it.  The main reason for this is that professional level cameras and lenses are very heavy and cumbersome and therefore require a heavy duty tripod to support them.  Furthermore the lack of suitable backpacks have been an issue.  However, I recently invested into a newly available light weight tripod (Manfrotto BeFree Advanced Tripod) and found an ideal camera bag designed especially for the job (LowPro Photo Sport BP 300).

This year whilst out walking, I am going to capture all the amazing scenery I see and add to a new gallery I am calling 'Footpaths of Great Britain'.  New images will be added every week and I started this morning on my sunrise walk over Conwy Mountain into Conwy.  I have to say, Conwy Castle in Particular looked very majestic in the morning light.

The gallery can be found here.  Keep checking back for my new images!:-

Footpaths of Great Britian

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) castle cheshire chester conwy golden hour liverpool manchester photography snowdon snowdonia still sunrise sunset wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2018/1/footpaths-of-great-britian Sun, 07 Jan 2018 17:13:09 GMT
A footpath of Snowdonia https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/12/a-footpath-of-snowdonia Earlier today I was out hiking over the Snowdonia Foothills in Conwy where the mountains meet the coast.  I headed out to this particular location to capture a long exposure.  Hiking in and around Snowdonia is a passion of mine and this location is a favourite spot for a respite.  I have sat on a rock eating my packed lunch here many times!!! Footpath of Snowdonia - ConwyFootpath of Snowdonia - Conwy

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) cheshire chester conwy liverpool manchester snowdonia wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/12/a-footpath-of-snowdonia Tue, 26 Dec 2017 22:54:32 GMT
Merry Christmas from image:captured https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/12/merry-christmas-from-image-captured

Merry Christmas to all my clients, friends and visitors to the image:captured website.  Thank you for your continued support and have a lovely time with your families.  

2018 will be the 7th year in operation for image:captured!!!  Looking forward to the photography 2018 will bring.

See you all in the new year.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) cheshire chester liverpool manchester photography wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/12/merry-christmas-from-image-captured Fri, 22 Dec 2017 17:49:39 GMT
Getty Images - November sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/12/getty-images---november-sales This morning I received my Getty Images statement for November and Express Newspapers have licensed my Sea Bass image below.  Over the years I have been a Getty Image contributor, Express Newspapers have used numerous images from my portfolio which have been mainly food.

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) bass cheshire chester express getty images liverpool manchester newspapers photography sea wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/12/getty-images---november-sales Thu, 21 Dec 2017 08:57:52 GMT
For him and for her https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/12/for-him-and-for-her

Below are two of my favourite product shots both captured in my studio here in Chester.  Wouldn't they make the perfect Christmas presents for him and for her.  I have actually bought my wife a bottle of the Viktor & Rolf Flower Bomb for Christmas but ssshhhhh... don't tell her!

I shoot product for all types of companies.  To see more of my work visit my 'commissions' page here:-

commissions and freelance page

Philips Monitor HeadphonesPhilips Monitor Headphones Viktor & Rolf FlowerbombViktor & Rolf Flowerbomb  

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) & bomb cheshire chester flower headphones liverpool manchester philips photography product rolf viktor wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/12/for-him-and-for-her Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:04:27 GMT
Friendly Red Robin https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/11/friendly-red-robin

My wife and I enjoyed a nice walk through Delemere Forest in Chester this afternoon.  I took my Canon 300ml F4L with me over my shoulder in the hope I would have the opportunity to capture some of the local wildlife.  Towards the end of our walk this friendly Red Robin put on a nice show allowing me to take his photograph.  The trouble was that the light was fading and I struggled to get a fast enough shutter speed to achieve a nice sharp image so out of circa 100 x images I only have these two as acceptable.

I have lots more wildlife images taken whilst out walking in this gallery here:-

Wild Life Gallery

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) bubb cheshire chester delemere forest liverpool manchester nick photography red robin" wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/11/friendly-red-robin Sun, 26 Nov 2017 17:16:44 GMT
Getty images - October sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/11/getty-images---october-sales

I have received my Getty Image statement for October and my Scottish Short Bread images below has been licensed by Hearst Magazines UK.  Hearst Magazines can be recognised by the wealth of publications such as Mens Health, Cosmopolitan, Prima, Good Housekeeping and many more.

This particular image was never meant to be a commercial image.  I created the scene to test a new paper backdrop which the items are placed on. I wanted to see how the backdrop performed under studio lighting.  As I had no use for the image I licensed the image to Getty to see if there would be any takers.  I am pleased that it is being used professionally.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) bubb captured cheshire chester getty image images liverpool manchester nick wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/11/getty-images---october-sales Sun, 26 Nov 2017 09:51:14 GMT
Tata Steel Norway https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/11/tata-steel-norway

Last week Tata Steel Norway used one of my images in their LinkedIn feed.  Tata Steel launched a unique and revolutionary system that quickly navigates specifiers to the right Colorcoat®  pre-finished steel product and shade for their metal roofing or wall cladding project.  Back in February 2016, I worked with the Colorcoat® team to produce a series of images which visually demonstrates what the Colorcoat® Compass does.

The Colorcoat® team commissioned a number of my images and they have been sent to customers across Europe and used in media channels from trade press to the corporate website.

To see the full set of my images commissioned by Tata Steel click this link:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/tata

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) bubb cheshire chester colorcoat compass liverpool manchester nick photography steel tata wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/11/tata-steel-norway Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:02:19 GMT
Inspiration https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/9/inspiration As a Photographer, I am always looking for inspiration... searching for that perfect shot that I have not yet taken.  There are images everywhere I look from magazines to social media however, sometimes it best to look back at past work for inspiration.  This afternoon I was reviewing the content I advertise on my website when I stumbled across this cracking image I took sometime ago of Baby Stanley.  Food for thought for an upcoming shoot! Baby PhotographyBaby Stanley

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) baby cheshire chester children kid liverpool manchester photography" still toddler https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/9/inspiration Fri, 29 Sep 2017 02:06:22 GMT
Getty images - August sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/9/getty-images---august-sales

This morning I received my August statement from Getty Images and I had three images licensed in the month.  As follows:-

Top image - This image was licensed by MGN Ltd.  This is the second time this year my Blue Tit image has been licensed.  Prudential Finance licensed the image back in the spring.

Middle image - This image was licensed by Foxtel Management Ltd based in Australia.

Bottom Image - This image was licensed by Immediate Media Company London.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) cheshire chester getty images manchester photography wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/9/getty-images---august-sales Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:02:29 GMT
Volunteering https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/9/volunteering

As part of the image:captured business model, I do offer commercial commissions on a Volunteering basis to support local charities and/or good causes.  I have supported large organisations such as the RSPCA to local community projcets.

Over the coming weeks and months I have agreed to support a number of projects on a volunteering basis.  Watch this space for photography on Dogs, a Christian music event and potentially and product launch for globally recognised  manufacturing company (got to keep this one secret for the time being...sssshhhh!).

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) cheshire chester liverpool manchester photographer photography volunteering wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/9/volunteering Sun, 03 Sep 2017 08:30:25 GMT
Chester Zoo - well almost! https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/8/chester-zoo---well-almost Last weekend I was babysitting two toddlers with my wife.  We decided to take them to Chester Zoo for the day so I seized the opportunity to get some new wildlife images for my Getty Images submissions.  However, between nappy changes, picnics and mild tantrums I only manged to capture a couple of shots of the penguins!!!  Still a great day out. CZ27CZ27 CZ26CZ26  

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) cheshire chester liverpool manchester penguins photography still wales zoo https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/8/chester-zoo---well-almost Wed, 09 Aug 2017 20:23:27 GMT
Burger Shed 41 - Chester new menu items https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/7/burger-shed-41---chester-new-menu-items

Burger Shed 41 in Chester has added some additional delicious items to their menu.  On Sunday morning I was commissioned to capture the food for the on going social media campaigns.  A sample of the images from the shoot are below. 

If you like to see the full menu items available in the Burger Shed restaurants, click this link to view on the photographs on my website:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/f422293378

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 41 burger cheshire chester liverpool manchester mold photography shed wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/7/burger-shed-41---chester-new-menu-items Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:56:16 GMT
Getty Images - May Sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/6/getty-images---may-sales This morning I received my latest statement from Getty Images.  Last month Radio France licensed my whole fish image shown below.

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Fish France Getty Images Liverpool Manchester Photography Radio Wales Whole https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/6/getty-images---may-sales Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:07:43 GMT
Ducklings https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/6/ducklings

It's that time of year when cute Ducklings are about!  Whilst walking down by Chester river I captured this little fella enjoying the mild weather.

To see more of my wildlife images, click the following link to be taken to my wildlife gallery:-

Wildlife Gallery

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Bird Cheshire Chester Duck Duckling Ducklings Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/6/ducklings Thu, 08 Jun 2017 16:14:55 GMT
Getty images - April sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/5/getty-images---april-sales

This morning I received my statement from Getty Images for April.  In the month my chocolate milkshake image (below) was licensed by Groupon in Illinois.

I always look forward to my Getty Images statement each month.  Over the years I have been a contributor to Getty Images I have had images licensed in countries all over the world.

Burger Shed 41 ChesterFor instructions on how to download this image:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-downloading-images.pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Getty Images Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales chocolate milkshake https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/5/getty-images---april-sales Sat, 20 May 2017 15:12:56 GMT
Ring O Bells - Christleton https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/5/ring-o-bells---christleton

On Sunday morning I was up bright and breezy to shoot the new summer menu items at the Ring O'Bells in Christleton.  I met the owner and the Head Chef on location at 8am and by 8.30am we were busy photographing the food.  As the Ring O'Bells is a very busy Gastro Pub I had to be finished before opening time.

I have put a smaple of images from the shoot below.  If you would like to see the full gallery including images from prevoius shoots at the Ring O'Bells, click this link:-

Ring O'Bells Christleton

"Ring" "o" "Bells" O'Bells" "Christleton" "Chester" "Ring" "o" "Bells" O'Bells" "Christleton" "Chester" "Ring" "o" "Bells" O'Bells" "Christleton" "Chester" "Ring" "o" "Bells" O'Bells" "Christleton" "Chester"

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Christleton Manchester O'Bells Photography Ring in https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/5/ring-o-bells---christleton Mon, 15 May 2017 18:22:55 GMT
Corporate Portraits https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/5/corporate-portraits

Yesterday I was commissioned to capture Corporate Portraits for an experienced marketeer who is setting up her own business.  Ceri who has many years experience working at a senior level within her field, has set up her own business providing online training targeted at women who are starting out on their own business platforms.  

Ceri required relaxed, informal portraits which put a friendly face to her online offer which other women can relate to.  Ceri provided a comprehensive brief with sample images for me to follow. To fulfil this brief, I captured images of Ceri at her home, indoors under studio lighting and outdoors using natural light.

A sample of images from the shoot are below:-

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Chester Corporate Liverpool Manchester Photography Portraits Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/5/corporate-portraits Sun, 14 May 2017 10:57:05 GMT
Corks Out Chester https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/5/corks-out-chester

Have you heard the new news in Chester???  Corks Out the award winning wine merchants in Chester City Centre have installed a brand new bar after an extensive refurb of a disused cellar.  On Wednesday evening I was on location commissioned to capture the new look for a press release.  A sample of the images are below.  To view the full gallery click this link:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/corksoutchester

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Bar Cheshire Chester Corks Manchester New Out Photography Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/5/corks-out-chester Fri, 05 May 2017 19:47:23 GMT
Park Life https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/5/park-life

Shortly after turning professional in photography back in 2012 I found that I stopped taking pictures as a past time.  My cameras and lenses only leave the house with me on commercial assignments and my iPhone does the job of snapping daily life for facebook and other social media etc.  However, today my wife and I decided to go and spend Bank Holiday Monday down by the river here in Chester so I decided to take my Camera with my 300mm F4L and capture some wildlife.

As we walked the parks and river banks we where surrounded by Squirrels so they became my subject of the day!  I even got lucky with Red Robins which are one of my favourite Birds.  

A sample of images from today are below:-

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Park Photography Red Robins Squirrels https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/5/park-life Mon, 01 May 2017 16:19:20 GMT
Getty images - March sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/4/getty-images---march-sales

I have just received my March statement from Getty Images and it was a good month for image:captured.  Three of my images (shown below) have been licensed.  As follows top to bottom:-

1  Cheese Burger.  This image has been licensed by Prudential Finance (not sure of the connection as yet!)

2  Blue Tit.  This image has been licensed by MGN Ltd which is the company who publishes the Daily Mirror newspaper.

3  Bacon Baquet.  This image (which is my most licensed image by Getty Images and has been published around the globe) has been licensed by Hearst.  This company publishes magazines such as Cosmopolitan

Burger Shed 41 ChesterFor instructions on how to download this image:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-downloading-images.pdf
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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Getty Images Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/4/getty-images---march-sales Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:51:02 GMT
Chez Jules - Chester https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/4/chez-jules---chester

On Thursday evening I was commissioned by Chez Jules to capture their menu.  Chez Jules is a thriving french restaurant located in the heartbeat of Chester.  The food looks stunning and smelt devine.  Clearly there is an extremely talented team of Chef's in the kitchens at Chez Jules.

A sample of the images are below.  To view the full gallery, click on the following link:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/chezjules

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Chez Food Jules Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/4/chez-jules---chester Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:54:10 GMT
Burger Shed 18 - Mold https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/3/burger-shed-18---mold

On Sunday, I was commissioned to capture the Burger/food menu and interior of a new Restaurant in Mold, North Wales - Burger Shed 18.  This superb new venture is the second Burger Shed Restaurant in the chain operated by local Chester businessman Ian Wade of Roberts and Wade Restaurants.

Below is a sample of the images from the Burger Shed 18 shoot.  If you would like to see the full gallery click on this link:-

Burger Shed Restaurants

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 18 Burger Canon Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Mold North Photography Shed Still Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/3/burger-shed-18---mold Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:14:29 GMT
Kitten in a Boot image - licensed again! https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/2/kitten-in-a-boot-image---licensed-again

My 'Kitten in a boot' image has been licensed again through Getty Images.  eBooks in Japan had taken a digital license for this image in January.  This is the third time in the past 18 months this superb photograph (if I may say so myself!) has been licensed.  As follows:-

January 2017 - ebook in Japan

November 2016 - Scholastic Ltd Children's Books based in the UK

July 2015 - Greetings card company based in Italy (licensed for 10,000 Greetings Cards)

KittenKittenFor more information on printing solutions:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Boot Cheshire Chester Getty Images Kitten Liverpool Manchester Photography Still Vintage Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/2/kitten-in-a-boot-image---licensed-again Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:41:32 GMT
At The Hollows - new food and cocktail menu https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/2/at-the-hollows---new-food-and-cocktail-menu

On Thursday evening, I was shooting the new 2017 menu for 'At the Hollows' restaurant in Hoole Chester.  This vibrant restaurant is launching twenty five new dishes and eighteen new cocktails and my role was to capture the lot!  A sample of the images from the shoot are below.  To view the full gallery, click on this link:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/atthehollows

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) At Cheshire Chester Hollows Hoole Liverpool Manchester Photography The Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/2/at-the-hollows---new-food-and-cocktail-menu Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:51:17 GMT
Colorcoat® Compass https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/2/colorcoat-compass

Last year, I worked with Tata Steel to photograph their new colour matching tool the 'Colorcoat® Compass'.  The final images where used in trade magazines all over Europe.  Following the success of these photographs, Tata Steel have approached me again to capture the next set of images.  

Earlier today I captured a series of the new images.  A sample photograph is shown below.  To view the complete gallery including the images from last year, click this link:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/tata

Tata Steel Colorcoat® CompassTata Steel Colorcoat® Compass

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Colorcoat Compass Liverpool Manchester Photography Steel Still Tata Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/2/colorcoat-compass Sat, 04 Feb 2017 17:57:33 GMT
Getty images - The Sun Newspaper https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/1/getty-images---the-sun-newspaper

Yesterday I received my Getty Images statement for December.  This time round the Sun Newspaper licensed my 'Eggs Benedict' image below.  The article the image was used in can be viewed on the The Sun website.  Click this link:-

The Sun Newspaper

Last month Getty Images themselves licensed this image for their business over in Chile.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Benedict Cheshire Chester Eggs Getty Images Liverpool Manchester Newspaper Photography Still Sun Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/1/getty-images---the-sun-newspaper Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:15:00 GMT
Red Robin https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/1/red-robin

Earlier today I captured this little fellow standing on my garden fence.  Red Robins are seen all year round but especially so at this time of year.  Pity I didn't have the time to observe him and capture more stricking photographs which is always the way with wild life.  The days you don't have your camera to hand you are over come with cracking wild life photography opportunities... the day you do have the camera you see nothing!!!!

Red RobinRed Robin

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Bird British Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography Red Robin Wales garden https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2017/1/red-robin Thu, 05 Jan 2017 21:11:13 GMT
Getty images - November was a good month for image:captured https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/12/getty-images---november-was-a-big-month-for-image-captured

Earlier today I received my Getty Images statement for November and I found that three of my images have been licensed in the month.  Furthermore, they have been licensed for some rather exciting propositions!  As follows:-

Top left image:-  The Kitten in a boot image has been licensed by Scholastic Ltd Children's Books based in the UK. The licence is Royalty Managed which means Getty have agreed that the image can be used for specific number of prints - 10,000 for example.  This image will likely feature on a book cover.

Top Right Image:-  The boat image (which I took on a stromy day in St Ives) has been licensed by Motoring and Leisure Services Ltd.  This image has also been licensed as Royalty Managed which means that this image will feature in a publication where a certain number of prints have been agreed.

Bottom image:-  The Eggs Benedict image has been licensed by Getty themselves by their business based in Chile - South America.

KittenKittenFor more information on printing solutions:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf
All tied up with no place to go - St Ives CornwallAll tied up with no place to go - St Ives CornwallFor more information on the printing products:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf
 

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Contributor Getty Images Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/12/getty-images---november-was-a-big-month-for-image-captured Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:51:08 GMT
Baby Stanley https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/12/baby-stanley

Yesterday we had some fun in the studio photographing baby Stanley.  This very cute baby is six months old and was a pleasure to photograph.  Stanley is the third child to Marie and Glen and I have been fortunate to photograph all their family over the years.

A sample of images from the shoot are below:-

Baby PhotographyBaby Stanley Baby PhotographyBaby Stanley

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 6 Baby Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Months Old Photography Still Wales six https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/12/baby-stanley Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:53:35 GMT
Burger Shed 41 Chester https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/12/burgershed-41-chester

This morning, I was back at Burger Shed 41 in Chester shooting the refreshed menu which looked and smelt mouth watering delicious!!! Back in November last year I was commissioned to shoot the menu at Burgershed 41 when the restaurant was about to open it's doors to the public for the first time.

To see the gallery from today's shoot click this link:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/burgershed41refreshedmenu

Burger Shed 41 ChesterFor instructions on how to download this image:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-downloading-images.pdf
Burger Shed 41 ChesterFor instructions on how to download this image:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-downloading-images.pdf
Burger Shed 41 ChesterFor instructions on how to download this image:-
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Burger Shed 41 ChesterFor instructions on how to download this image:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-downloading-images.pdf
Burger Shed 41 ChesterFor instructions on how to download this image:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-downloading-images.pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 41 Burger Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography Shed Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/12/burgershed-41-chester Sun, 11 Dec 2016 19:09:36 GMT
Digital Photo Magazine - Photo of the Day https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/11/digital-photo-magazine---photo-of-the-day

Digital Photo Magazine have chosen my 'Seagull' photograph as the photo of the day on their Facebook page.  I have taken a screen grab of the feature from Facebook and posted below.  The original image can also be seen below.

When I was an up and coming Photographer I used to subscribe to Digital Photo Magazine.  This magazine taught me all the basics of Photography and I still use loads of the techniques that this magazine taught me in my photography today.

I have to say I am really chuffed!  Digital Photo Magazine provided so much fun to my photography that I feel rather humbled.

Back in the summer, I posted an article to my blog all about my week in Cornwall photographing these rather 'misunderstood' masters of the sky.  The article can be viewed here:-

http://www.zenfolio.com/imagecaptured/e/pages/blog.aspx#700467514

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Day Digital Liverpool Magazine Manchester Photo Photography Seagull Wales of the https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/11/digital-photo-magazine---photo-of-the-day Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:44:22 GMT
Canon 135mm F2L https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/11/canon-135mm-f2l

I am proud to introduce a new lens into my range - the Canon 135mm F2L prime lens.  This lens is famous for producing pin sharp images and lovely bokeh.... that dreamy blurred background.  With this in mind, this lens has been purchased specifically for outdoor, natural light portraits of adults, families and pets.  

This lens is an 'L' lens.   L Lens series is Canon's professional line and the lenses are top quality pieces throughout the range.  The image quality of the Canon L lenses is as good as it gets. Contrast, sharpness, colour, bokeh,  flare and Chromatic Aberration... all are outstanding.  Canon L-series optics represent the very best in lens design and construction. Superior image quality, combined with superlative handling and construction, results in optics that are trusted by professionals the world over.

This lens completes my required range of lenses which are as follows:-

  1. Canon 24-70mm F2.8L which is my favourite all rounder used for all my product and food work
  2. Canon 135mm F2L as described above
  3. Canon 70-200mm F2.8L which I use for events and conferences
  4. Canon 300mm F4L which I use for wildlife

For more information on all the equipment I use see my 'tools of the trade' page:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/the-tools-of-the-trade

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 135mm Canon Cheshire Chester F2L Lens Liverpool Manchester Photography USM Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/11/canon-135mm-f2l Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:17:57 GMT
Man About Town Collection https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/11/man-about-town-collection

I have collated a number of product images from various shoots that relate to men's clothing into a separate gallery on my commissions page called 'man about town'.  The vision is to have a collection of images which tell the story of the modern man.

Over the coming months I will develop this gallery but in the meantime a snap shot of images are below... including a mug shot of yours truly!!!

The man about town uniformThe man about town uniform Nick Bubb Self PortraitNick Bubb Self Portrait Jones Bootmakers ShoeJones Bootmakers Shoe Dapper DanDapper Dan Ted Baker ShoesTed Baker Shoes

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Baker Boss Cheshire Chester Hugo Liverpool Man Manchester Photography Tag Ted Town Wales Watch about https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/11/man-about-town-collection Sat, 05 Nov 2016 17:17:30 GMT
Happy Halloween https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/10/happy-halloween

Happy Halloween from image:captured!!!  

Time put out the pumpkins,  dim the lights, stoke the living room fire and press play on that spooky film.  Have a fun evening all.

Happy HalloweenHappy HalloweenFor more information on the printing products:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Halloween Liverpool Manchester Photography Spooky Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/10/happy-halloween Mon, 31 Oct 2016 18:42:46 GMT
Newborn https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/10/newborn Earlier today I was working on my website galleries and I stumbled on one of my very first photo shoots following the launch of image:captured back in 2012.  This very cute newborn baby boy is Trystan who is now four years old.  I have to say I am very proud of this newborn portrait! Newborn baby photography

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Newborns Photography Shoot Wales baby newborn photo portrait https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/10/newborn Sat, 29 Oct 2016 16:51:37 GMT
All Saints Biker Portraits https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/10/all-saints-biker-style-shoot Over the weekend I was shooting an 'urban biker scene' portrait session for Karl and Alison.   The images are for their submission to the 'All Saints Biker Portraits' competition.  This event offers the chance for the winners to feature in the next All Saints Biker Portraits Campaign.  Karl and Alison found a superb urban location hidden in the back streets of Manchester which completely fits the style required for the images.  A sample of images from the shoot are below.  To see the full gallery click this link:-
 

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/allsaintsbikershoot
 

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) All Biker Cheshire Chester Competition II Liverpool Manchester Photography Portraits Saints Shoot Wales portrait portraits https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/10/all-saints-biker-style-shoot Mon, 17 Oct 2016 06:23:46 GMT
North Wales Ignite 2016 https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/10/north-wales-ignite-2016

On Friday night I was invited to photograph the North Wales Ignite event hosted at the Scala Cinema in North Wales.  This is the third year I have photographed this superb event.  North Wales Ignite brings christian messages through modern music to young people. 

A sample of the images are below.  To view the fulll gallery, click this link:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/northwalesignite2016

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Ignite Liverpool Manchester North Photography Prestatyn Scala Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/10/north-wales-ignite-2016 Sun, 02 Oct 2016 07:36:00 GMT
Welsh Sea Salt Crisps https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/9/welsh-sea-salt-crisps

Below is a small part of Wales!  A welsh slate plaque with a finger bowl of welsh sea salt from the Isle of Anglesey dressed with welsh potato chips.... mmmmm.

This particular still life image has been taken especially for my Getty Images submissions.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Anglesey Cheshire Chester Crisps Liverpool Manchester Photography Salt Sea Slate Still Wales Welsh https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/9/welsh-sea-salt-crisps Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:07:24 GMT
Subaru https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/9/subaru

This morning I was out on location shooting this Subaru.  The owner had commissioned me to photograph the car for two reasons (1) for his own private photograph collection and (2) to submit to a Subaru owners competition. 

We took the car up on to the horseshoe pass next to the Ponerosa Cafe near LLangollen.  

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 2007 Cheshire Chester LLangollen Liverpool Manchester North Photography Subaru Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/9/subaru Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:41:23 GMT
Burger Shed 41 Chester - cool video using image:captured images https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/8/burger-shed-41-chester

Last year, Burger Shed 41 opened it's doors to the public.  As part of the media campaign behind the launch and for their social media, I was commissioned to photograph the menu.  Burger Shed 41 have now up weighted their social media campaign with trendy video using the stills from the shoot.  See their cool video using image:captured images below.

Alternatively, if you would like to view the gallery of images click this link:- 

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/burgershed

For instructions on how to download this image:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-downloading-images.pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 41 Burger Cheshire Chester Manchester Photography Shed Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/8/burger-shed-41-chester Sat, 27 Aug 2016 15:34:08 GMT
Getty images July sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/8/getty-images-july-sales

The 20th of every month is a date I look forward to because Getty Images release their statements to the contributor community.  Today I found out that my Bacon Baguette image below has been licensed... again!  This time to Microsoft in Washington.  This image as been licensed several times now through Getty Images.  The last time was in April to the Express Newspaper.

I originally captured this image last year for a new restaurant in Chester called Urbano32.  See the gallery here:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/urbano32

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Bacon Baguette Cheshire Chester Food Getty Liverpool Manchester Microsoft Photography Wales images https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/8/getty-images-july-sales Sat, 20 Aug 2016 09:41:48 GMT
Chester Cathedral Falconry & Nature Gardens https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/8/chester-cathedral-falconry-nature-gardens

Today has been a full day of photography!  This morning I was in the studio shooting Beer and then this afternoon I visited the Chester Cathedral Falconry.  I took my Canon 300mm F4L IS USM with me as I wanted to capture a number of close ups of the birds for my wild life portfolio.

Below is a small sample of the images I captured at the Falconry.  

For more information on this superb tourist attraction, see the Chester Cathedral Falconry & Nature Gardens website. Click this link:-

https://chestercathedral.com/falconry-nature-gardens/

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) & 300mm Canon Cathedral Cheshire Chester F4L Falconry Gardens IS Liverpool Manchester Nature Photography Still USM Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/8/chester-cathedral-falconry-nature-gardens Sun, 07 Aug 2016 18:17:56 GMT
Heineken - screen saver images https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/8/heineken---screen-saver-images

A nice Sunday morning spent shooting my favourite subject in the studio.... Beer!!!

Heineken is a global beer and is sold world wide in over 187 countries.  The images below are not typical product images to directly sell the product however serve a practical purpose as such screen savers.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 330ml Beer Cheshire Chester Heineken Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/8/heineken---screen-saver-images Sun, 07 Aug 2016 12:31:44 GMT
Getty images - latest image licensed https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/7/getty-images---latest-image-licensed

This evening I opened my June statement from Getty Images and found that my full breakfast image below has been licensed by.... Getty Images!!  Thier Beijing company licensed the image.

This image has been licensed several times in the past 12 months to over seas companies located in India and South America.

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Beijing Cheshire Chester China Getty Images Licensed Liverpool Manchester Photography Still Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/7/getty-images---latest-image-licensed Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:43:24 GMT
Triangle Wood Caravan Park https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/7/triangle-wood-caravan-park

Last weekend I was commissioned to capture images of Triangle Wood Caravan Park in North Wales.  The brief was to capture sample images of the park at various locations and also shoot portraits of owners for website testimonials.

A sample of the final images are below:-

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Canon Caravan Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester North Park Photography Still Triangle Wales Wood in https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/7/triangle-wood-caravan-park Mon, 18 Jul 2016 20:35:04 GMT
Seagulls - Pests or masters of the sky??? https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/7/seagulls---pests-or-masters-of-the-sky

We have all been on the seaside holiday where our encounters with Seagulls are close to frightening.  They are either swooping in to steal your ice cream or dropping a little present from above!  However, if you consider a Seagull as an aviator they are truly masters of the sky.

Whilst I was packing my camera and 300mm prime lens for our annual holiday in Cornwall last week, I did not suspect that I would spend my time photographing Seagulls.  However, as I observed these birds throughout the week I could only be impressed with their flying skills.

Below are a sample of the images I captured which attempt to  show the Seagull as a true aviation master!

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 400mm Birds Canon Cheshire Chester Cornish Cornwall Devon F4L IS Manchester Photography Seagull USM Wales Wildlife https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/7/seagulls---pests-or-masters-of-the-sky Sat, 09 Jul 2016 15:56:02 GMT
Getty Images - May sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/6/getty-images---may-sales This morning I received my Getty Images statement for May.  Pintrest based in California have licensed my image below for use on their platform.  Over the past 12 months I have had a number of my images licensed by Pintrest. Nails Product PhotographyICN2

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Getty Images Liverpool Manchester Pintrest Still Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/6/getty-images---may-sales Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:05:03 GMT
Cheese Board - Getty Images https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/6/cheese-board---getty-images

Over the past 12 months, I have had a number of my food images licensed through Getty Images to various media around the world. As part of my monthly submissions to Getty Images, I have therefore been concentrating on building my portfolio of food images.

My latest image below is of a Cheese Board.  I was to sure to purchase premium items for this shot and the ingredients are from Waitrose.  Either Waitrose own label or exclusive to Waitrose.

My wife and I enjoyed the Cheese board following the shoot and I can vouch for the Pork Pies.... mmmmmmm!

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Board Cheese Cheshire Chester Food Getty Images Liverpool Manchester Photography Still Waitrose Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/6/cheese-board---getty-images Tue, 14 Jun 2016 17:51:45 GMT
Stonechat wild birds https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/6/stonechat-wild-birds

The Snowdonia National Park is not only an area of outstanding natural beauty offering some of the most dramatic landscape this country has to offer but as you would expect, is also teaming with wildlife. I have been to the mountains of  Penmeanmawr on the North Wales coast to capture this tiny wild bird... The Stonechat.

The Stonechat is a very small robin sized bird which gets it's name from the sound it makes which is very similar to stones being bumped together. Although a rather shy bird they are often found perched on the highest branches of small bushes and shrubs.

To get close enough to capture a nice image, I set my hide up (shown on the last picture below) within the mix of the bushes.  I did not have to wait long before these tiny birds where doing what they do best...perching and chirping!

My images from the shoot will be submitted to Getty Images.  Some sample images from the shoot below:-

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 300mm Canon Cheshire Chester F4L" IS Liverpool Male Manchester National North Photography Snowdonia Stonechat USM Wales park https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/6/stonechat-wild-birds Sat, 04 Jun 2016 06:47:02 GMT
Studio operations postponed! https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/6/studio-operations-postponed

We are having such lovely weather at the moment it has to be said... there is no nicer place to be than the UK when the sun has his hat on!  However, this warm weather makes it difficult to shoot in the studio so I am having to postpone a couple of projects I have in the pipeline.

Back soon with some Beer photography, delicious food and a new born baby about to be greeted into the world.  In the meantime, I am still out an a about with my new Canon 300mm F4L IS USM capturing the wild world around us.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Blu Blueye Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography Still Wales eye sunglasses https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/6/studio-operations-postponed Wed, 01 Jun 2016 17:29:33 GMT
Canon 300mm F4L IS USM - Test Shots https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/5/canon-300mm-f4l-is-usm---test-shots

Earlier today I went hiking on the hills of North Wales just past Conwy.  I took my new Canon 300mm F4L IS USM with me for a test run.  I captured a variety of wild life from Ponies to small birds.  Although the Canon 300mm F4L IS USM is  rather long in length,  one of the key advantages with this lens is it's weight.  The lens is very light to hold and in addition has image stabilisation which means every shot can be taken hand held (no need for a tripod).

The shot I was actually after today was a Red Kite in flight.  I always see these birds when I am out walking in the hills but the day I take my camera there is not one to be seen.  Typical!!

I am very happy with new my lens which as been purchased especially for capturing wild life for my Getty Images submissions.

Wild HorseWild Horse Great TitGreat Tit Young Wild HorseYoung Wild Horse LambLamb  

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 300mm Canon Cheshire Chester F4L IS Liverpool Manchester Photography Still USM Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/5/canon-300mm-f4l-is-usm---test-shots Sat, 28 May 2016 16:51:01 GMT
A new lens for image:captured - the Canon 300mm F4L IS USM https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/5/a-new-lens-for-image-captured---the-canon-300mm-f4l-is-usm

Earlier this week I invested into a new lens - The Canon 300mm F4L IS USM.  This lens is another excellent lens from the Canon 'L' series which is best known for it's sharpness.  It is regarded as one of  the best 'L Series' within it's focal range second only to it's big brother the 2.8L.  However, many professional photographers claim they can not see the difference between the two in overall image quality only in the price tag!  The 2.8L version costs four times as much as the F4L.  At 300mm it has enough focal range to feel long however is relatively light and being a member of the famous 'L Series' this lens is incredibly well built.

I purchased this lens for wildlife photography when I am on the move, hence the light weight of this lens was particularly attractive to me.  In addition, I will use this lens when photographing events when the reach of my Canon 70-200mm 2.8L is not quite long enough.  For more insight into the gear I use here at image:captured, see my tools of the trade page:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/the-tools-of-the-trade

The Canon 300mm F4L IS USM is pictured below.

Canon 24-70mm 2.8LCanon 24-70mm 2.8L

The Canon 300mm F4L IS USM lens is my forth 'L Series' Canon Lens and has received many superb reviews and recommendations.  

When ever I purchase a new Canon 'L' series lens, I always have a battle with my inner perfectionist regarding the overall image quality...... will it be as good as my Canon 24-70mm 2.8L???? (Pictured left).

The Canon 24-70mm USM 2.8L was my first L series lens and is my preferred choice of lens for 70% of the work I do.  The Canon EF 24-70mm USM  2.8L lens is an impressively high performing zoom lens. I regard it as one of the best general purpose lenses available and for the same reasons, it is one of the most-professionally-used Canon lenses. This lens is as good as it gets in this focal length range.  This lens is a cracking all rounder and produces very clear, highly detailed and extremely sharp images.  It is  is the 'bread and butter' wedding and portrait lens for many professional photographers.

I have not had chance to properly road test my new Canon 300mm F4L IS USM lens.  Watch this space.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 300mm Canon Cheshire Chester F4L IS Liverpool Manchester Photography USM Wales lens https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/5/a-new-lens-for-image-captured---the-canon-300mm-f4l-is-usm Sun, 22 May 2016 20:13:27 GMT
Getty Images - April sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/5/getty-images---april-sales This morning I received my April statement from Getty Images.  It transpires that Express Newspapers have once again licensed my Bacon Baguette image.  This is the second time the Daily Express have used this image in the past six months. Urbano32U5

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Bacon Baguette Cheshire Chester Express Getty Images Liverpool Manchester Newspapers Photography Still Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/5/getty-images---april-sales Fri, 20 May 2016 05:43:19 GMT
Veni Construction https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/5/veni-construction

Today I have been working with Veni Construction again.  I was originally commissioned by Veni Construction back in August 2014 to photograph a new development they had recently completed.  This was the conversion of a derelict pub to six houses.  Veni Construction are now working on several projects including the renovation of another pub.  

My role today was to capture head shots of the proprietor and a number of completed projects such as a large garden shed, oak wooden flooring and the pub under construction.

A sample from today's shoot is below, for the full Veni Construction gallery, click on this link:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/veni

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Construction Liverpool Manchester Photography Veni Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/5/veni-construction Wed, 04 May 2016 20:14:39 GMT
Time To Talk Chester https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/5/time-to-talk-chester

Yesterday I was out on location and in the studio shooting commercial portraits.  I was commissioned by Katy and Nikki of Time To Talk Chester to capture their business portraits.  Time To Talk Chester offer counselling services across the north west and the images are required for their website and business directories.  The brief was to capture relaxed outdoor portraits for the website and head shots in the studio for the business directories.

There is a stunning location within the public gardens of Chester which I knew would be ideal for the outdoor images.  As you can see from the sample images below I have used the arches from a ruined church to frame Katy and Nikki.  The location provides the required relaxed theme.  Also below are a sample of the head shots taken in the studio.

To view the full gallery of images from the shoot, click this link:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/timetotalk

For more information regarding Time To Talk Chester and their services, click this link to be directed to the website:-

http://www.timetotalkchester.com/

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Corporate Liverpool Manchester Talk Time To Wales portraits https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/5/time-to-talk-chester Sun, 01 May 2016 07:39:24 GMT
Colorcoat® Compass https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/4/colorcoat-compass

Tata Steel has launched a unique and revolutionary system that quickly navigates specifiers to the right Colorcoat®  pre-finished steel product and shade for their metal roofing or wall cladding project.  Back in February, I worked with the Colorcoat® team to produce a series of images which visually demonstrates what the Colorcoat® Compass does.

Below are the final images which the Colorcoat® team have commissioned. These images have been sent to customers across Europe and will used in media channels from trade press to the corporate website.

To read more about this product and see these images in use, see the corporate website here:-

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Compass Liverpool Manchester Photography Steel Still Wales colorcoat tata https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/4/colorcoat-compass Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:06:18 GMT
Jones Bootmakers Shoe https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/4/jones-bootmaker This morning I have been busy in the studio crafting this image of a stunning shoe.  The shoe is from Jones Bootmaker and is a fine example of dapper gents footwear! Jones Bootmakers ShoeJones Bootmakers Shoe

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Bootmaker Bootmakers Cheshire Chester Jones Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/4/jones-bootmaker Sat, 16 Apr 2016 11:52:05 GMT
Farmers Market https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/4/farmers-market

Earlier today I have been shooting this basket of vegetables.  The images are required for a local farmers market brochure.  With this many vegetables left over after the shoot I don't think my wife and I will go hungry tonight!

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Farmers Liverpool Manchester Photography Still Wales basket market of vegetables https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/4/farmers-market Wed, 06 Apr 2016 12:36:27 GMT
New camera body - first test shots https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/3/new-camera-body---first-test-shots

Last week I purchased my dream camera body... The Canon 5D MKIII.  This was an upgrade from the 5D MKII.  Before I can take the camera into the field on commercial work, I need to make sure everything works as I expected it to, in particular, syncing my Canon 600 EXRT speedlites with the camera.  It is very important that I have this area of operation covered as I use my speedlites for all my location commercial work. 

Fortunately my (ever suffering!) wife Lindsay was happy to be my guinea pig and pose for a portrait.  I have used a rather simple light set up for the shoot as shown below:-

  1. The key light is the small circular light modifier on the right of the image.  This is called a Beautybox and creates the stunning light on the face.  It has also put those pleasing circular catch lights in each eye.
  2. The rectangular light in the background is called a Stripbox.  I am using this to create soft highlights in Lindsay's curls on the right side of her hair as you look at the image.
  3. Finally, I am using a vintage wallpaper style backdrop

As you can see, the lighting set takes up very little space and creates a lovely portrait.

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 5D Beautybox Broncolor Cheshire Chester Liverpool MKIII" Manchester Photography Portrait Wales canon https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/3/new-camera-body---first-test-shots Sun, 20 Mar 2016 09:41:46 GMT
Garden Bird https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/3/garden-bird

I captured this lovely looking bird in the garden today after I came in from work.  He was casually sitting in the Apple Tree at the bottom of the garden. The trouble is.... I can't identify him!!??

If you know what species of bird he is please let me know via the comment option above.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Bird Black Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography Siskin Stripey female garden white yellow https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/3/garden-bird Fri, 11 Mar 2016 17:07:00 GMT
Chess Pieces https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/3/chess-pieces

Earlier today I was busy shooting still life images for my monthly Getty Images submission.  This month I decided to capture Chess Pieces.  With the use of two speedlites and modifiers I have been able to create dramatic light making each piece look very interesting and strong.

A sample of the images from today's shoot are below:-

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Bishop Cheshire Chess Chester Getty Images King Knight Liverpool Manchester Pawn Photography Pieces Queen Rook Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/3/chess-pieces Sat, 05 Mar 2016 18:42:34 GMT
image:captured images at work https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/3/image-captured-images-at-work

Always a humbling experience when I see my commercial images hard at work!  This time for Social Media campaigns. 

The top image is from a a portfolio of photographs I was commissioned to capture at a new Burger Restaurant in Chester called Burger Shed 41.  

See the full Burger Shed portfolio here:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/burgershed

This bottom image which I originally photographed for the Ring O'Bells has also been licensed by Getty Images several times and published around the world.

For more information on the Ring O Bells, see their website here:- http://www.ringobellschester.co.uk/

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 41 Bells Breakfast Cheshire Chester Christleton English Getty Images Liverpool Manchester O' Photography Ring Shed Wales burger https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/3/image-captured-images-at-work Fri, 04 Mar 2016 17:11:16 GMT
Sinatra Armchair by John Lewis https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/3/john-lewis-sinatra-chair How about this stunning chair just waiting for a corner in your home.....?  The Sinatra Armchair by John Lewis.  A stunning piece of furniture it has to be said. (The lamp in the background is also available from John Lewis). Sinatra Armchair by John LewisSinatra Armchair by John Lewis

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Armchair Chair Cheshire Chester John Lewis Liverpool Manchester Photography Sinatra Still Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/3/john-lewis-sinatra-chair Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:44:23 GMT
Getty images - January activity https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/2/getty-images---january-activity

This morning I received my January statement from Getty Images and my image below of a full english breakfast has been licensed.  Groupon in Illinois have licensed this image for editorial use.

This image was originally photographed at the Ring O Bells in Christleton when I was commissioned to capture their menu and internals of the bar area.  This gallery can be viewed here:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/ringobells

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Breakfast Cheshire Chester English Full Getty Groupon Images Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/2/getty-images---january-activity Sat, 20 Feb 2016 08:47:25 GMT
Green Thumb National Franchise Meeting https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/2/green-thumb-national-franchise-meeting

Last week I was commissioned by Green Thumb to photograph their National Franchise Meeting which was hosted at The Mere in Knutsford.  The event which was attended by over 200 franchisees  was extremely well organised and a pleasure to photograph.

As a Green Thumb customer, it was interesting to hear from key stakeholders within the organisation regarding their business objectives and direction.  I now have even more confidence that my lawn is in great hands!

Below is a very small selection of the final images.  To view the full gallery of over 130 images captured during the event, please click on the link below:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/greenthumb

Green Thumb National Franchise Meeting 2016For instructions on how to download this image, click on this link:-
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Green Thumb National Franchise Meeting 2016For instructions on how to download this image, click on this link:-
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Green Thumb National Franchise Meeting 2016For instructions on how to download this image, click on this link:-
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Green Thumb National Franchise Meeting 2016For instructions on how to download this image, click on this link:-
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Green Thumb National Franchise Meeting 2016For instructions on how to download this image, click on this link:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-downloading-images.pdf
Green Thumb National Franchise Meeting 2016For instructions on how to download this image, click on this link:-
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Green Thumb National Franchise Meeting 2016For instructions on how to download this image, click on this link:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-downloading-images.pdf
 
Green Thumb National Franchise Meeting 2016For instructions on how to download this image, click on this link:-
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Green Thumb National Franchise Meeting 2016For instructions on how to download this image, click on this link:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-downloading-images.pdf
Green Thumb National Franchise Meeting 2016For instructions on how to download this image, click on this link:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-downloading-images.pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Franchise Green Knutsford Liverpool Manchester Meeting Mere National Photography Thumb Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/2/green-thumb-national-franchise-meeting Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:58:22 GMT
image:captured business card https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/2/image-captured-business-card If you see me out and about.... don't forget to ask for an image:captured  business card! Business Cardimage:captured Business Card

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Business Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales card https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/2/image-captured-business-card Sat, 06 Feb 2016 10:54:51 GMT
Website blues https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/1/website-blues

There are gremlins at play inside the image:captured website!  

Images in many of my galleries and pages are not loading leaving blank white boxes.  I am currently working to resolve the issue and hopefully normal service will resume soon.

Thanks in advance for patience and your visit to the image:captured website.

The ThinkerThe ThinkerFor more information on the printing products:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Bubb Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Nick Photography Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/1/website-blues Sun, 31 Jan 2016 19:32:00 GMT
Dapper Dan https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/1/dapper-dan

Are you a "Dapper Dan Man???"  

Dapper Dan -the vintage style for the modern man and the first choice hair product of George Clooney in the 1930's based film 'O Brother, where art though'.

Below is product shot of Dapper Dan which I have captured in the studio.  Am I going to try this unique product I hear you say... your damn right!!!

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Dan Dapper Liverpool Manchester Matt Photography Still Wales paste https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/1/dapper-dan Wed, 27 Jan 2016 19:04:00 GMT
Secret Project... sssshhhh! https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/1/secret-project-sssshhhh

This weekend I was busy in the studio shooting a new product soon to launched by a national manufacturing company.  This exciting innovation will transform the way this company interacts with it's clients.

The product is going to be launched on the 1st March 2016 so I can not publish the images to my website before then.  This is because the project is very much an industry secret at the moment.  It's going to feel like a long wait as these images are an example of my best "story telling" product photography work to date.... can't wait!

Watch this space and don't forget to check back to the image:captured blog in March to see the images and find out more about this truly impressive innovation.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography Still Wales manufacturing product https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/1/secret-project-sssshhhh Mon, 25 Jan 2016 20:01:48 GMT
Garden Birds https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/1/garden-birds

After 12 months of observing the seven types of wild birds which frequently visit our garden and after many failed attempts to photograph them, I think I have worked out how I am going to capture the birds so I can build my portfolio for Getty Images.  

As follows:-

  1. Blue Tits (pictured Below). The Blue Tits visit the feeders all day long however, they tend to be most active in numbers around 8.30am, 12.30pm to 1.30pm and 4pm.  I can capture Blue Tit's easily.
  2. Goldfinch.  We have two Goldfinch's which come in daily since I put out Sunflower Hearts in the feeders.  The challenge is they both have no pattern and are very random visitors.  Just going to have to sit out and wait!!!
  3. Woodpecker.  Up in till recently, we only had one Red Headed Woodpecker visiting our garden.  Now there is two.  These birds are very shy though and never come into the garden when I have my hide set up.  I really want to capture the Woodpecker but I think I will need a longer lens then I currently have so I can put my hide further away from the feeders.
  4. Blackcap.  A Stunning grey bird with a black head which is about the same size as an adult Blue Tit.  A  very recent addition to the garden and an all day visitor.  Won't be long before I have an image!
  5. Red Robin.  Already bagged him!  Next steps are to get a variety of images for my portfolio. Click this link to see the image:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/h6701c93a#h6701c93a 
  6. Great Tit.  A similar bird to the Blue Tit but with a slightly bigger body, longer beak and a thick black strip down his face and chest.  Again, like the Woodpecker, will not come to the feeders when the hide is set up.
  7. Long Tailed Tit.  A lovely small bird however, soooooo difficult to photograph.  He moves so quick making it difficult to capture a sharp image.  Practise makes perfect though.

My challenge is having the time to devote to capturing the images I want and need so it is going to be a slow process developing my portfolio of wild birds.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Birds Blue Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography Tit Wild https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/1/garden-birds Sun, 17 Jan 2016 10:33:07 GMT
Burger Shed 41 Staff Photographs https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/1/burger-shed-41-staff-photographs

Earlier this morning I was back at Burger Shed 41 in Chester city centre to photograph the staff. I was commissioned to photograph the management team, the Chef's and finally a full team photograph.

A sample from this's morning's shoot is below.  To view the full Burger Shed 41 gallery which includes the full menu click on the link below:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/burgershed

T - SupervisorT - SupervisorFor instructions on how to download this image:-
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Lauren - Assistant ManagerLauren - Assistant ManagerFor instructions on how to download this image:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-downloading-images.pdf
Eva - General ManagerEva - General ManagerFor instructions on how to download this image:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-downloading-images.pdf
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http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-downloading-images.pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 41 Burger Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography Shed Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/1/burger-shed-41-staff-photographs Sat, 09 Jan 2016 12:55:44 GMT
Red Robin https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/1/red-robin

Over the past 12 months I have been watching the same Red Robin visit my garden but I have never been able capture him in a photograph.... until today.  I had a spare half hour during my lunch break so I took my camera into the garden and I was lucky enough to be visited by the man himself!

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To capture the birds in my garden I use a combination of lenses.  I use my Canon 70-200mm 2.8L at 200mm.  However, at 200mm, this is not a strong enough zoom to get a close shot of the bird.  Therefore, I use 2x extender to achieve 400mm.  Both of these items are pictured below.

The 2x extender doubles the zoom of any canon L series lens.  However, this comes at a price which is a reduction in light of 2 x stops.  Therfore dropping my 2.8L lens to a 5.6.  This alone is not a problem providing there is good available light at the time.  Futhermore, I have found that shooting at F8 delivers the sharpest image.  Sadly today, I forgot about this and was shooting at F5.6... ggrrrrr.  This means my Red Robin images are not as perfect and as sharp as I would like however, after waiting 12 months to capture him I am happy!

Canon 70-200mm 2.8LCanon 70-200mm 2.8L Canon 2x III ExtenderCanon 2x III Extender

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Birds Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography Red Robin Wales Wild https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2016/1/red-robin Fri, 08 Jan 2016 17:52:14 GMT
image:captured commercial work... at work! https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/12/image-captured-commercial-work-at-work

It is very humbling when I see my commercial work being used for the purpose it was photographed for.  Below is a screen shot from the top section of Burger Shed's Facebook page where my photography is featured.  Recently I photographed the entire menu for the purpose of their social media campaign.

To view the image:captured Burger Shed Gallery, click this link:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/burgershed

To visit the Burger Shed Facebook page, click this link:- https://www.facebook.com/burgershed41/

I will be back at Burger Shed in January to photograph the interior and also a staff shot.

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 41 Burger Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography Shed Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/12/image-captured-commercial-work-at-work Wed, 23 Dec 2015 16:00:30 GMT
Merry Christmas https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/12/merry-christmas

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to everyone.  Thank you to all visitors to the image:captured website for your support throughout 2015.  I hope you have a fantastic festive break with your families and loved ones.

See you all in 2016!

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Chester Liverpool Photographer Photography https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/12/merry-christmas Mon, 21 Dec 2015 18:29:41 GMT
'2 for 1' Burgers at the Ring O Bells! https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/12/more-burgers-photographed

Over recent months,  I have been busy shooting food for one of clients 'Roberts & Wade Restaurants Ltd'.  They have three bespoke restaurants in their chain and yesterday I was back at the Ring O Bells in Christleton.

The Ring O Bells offer '2 for 1' on burgers during a mid week evening and I was invited back to shoot the burgers.  The images will be used to promote that offer via social media.

To view the images that I have crafted for Roberts and Wade Restaurants, click on these links:-

Ring O Bells:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/ringobells

Burger Shed 41:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/burgershed

Urbano 32:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/urbano32

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Bells Cheshire Chester Christleton Liverpool Manchester O Photography Ring Still https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/12/more-burgers-photographed Sun, 20 Dec 2015 18:20:44 GMT
Getty images - November sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/12/getty-images---november-sales This afternoon I downloaded my November statement from Getty Images.  I found that my image below of a Bacon Baguette has been licensed to the Daily Express Newspaper in the UK.  This is the second month on the run this image has been sold via Getty.  In October the image was licensed to Hearst in New York. Urbano32U5

The image was used by the Sunday Express in an article regarding meat and a link with Cancer.  I managed to track down an on-line version of the article and I have taken a screen shot.  The images can be seen bottom left.  For the full article, please click on this link:-

http://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/614813/red-processed-meat-cancer-scare-balanced-diet-professor-tim-key

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Bacon Cheshire Chester Getty Images Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales baguette https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/12/getty-images---november-sales Sun, 20 Dec 2015 18:18:25 GMT
Liverpool Waterfront Skyline https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/12/liverpool-waterfront-skyline

Back in September, I photographed the Liverpool Waterfront Skyline as a panoramic for a Management Consultants based in the City.  I have now taken that image and applied some 'wizardry' in photoshop to create the image below.

The image which I have called 'Planet Liverpool' has been added to the image:captured wall art gallery and is available for public sale.  Click on this link:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/hf329f73#hf329f73

Liverpool SkylinePlanet LiverpoolFor more information on the printing products:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf
The original image which was printed on a canvas is below:-

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Canon Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography Skyline Still Wales Waterfront panoramic https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/12/liverpool-waterfront-skyline Sat, 12 Dec 2015 08:59:35 GMT
Burger Shed 41 https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/11/burger-shed-41

A new vibrant restaurant has opened in Chester called Burger Shed 41.  Located in the centre of Chester and cooking up the best Burgers in England, Burger Shed is going to be very popular eating house indeed!

I was commissioned to photograph the food and over the weekend I was on location capturing the images.  There are not many perks in photography however Burger Shed was one them as I was invited to try some of the delights.... and they where awesome!

A sample of the final images arte displayed below.  If you would like to view the mouth watering gallery, click on this link:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/burgershed

For instructions on how to download this image:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-downloading-images.pdf
For instructions on how to download this image:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-downloading-images.pdf
For instructions on how to download this image:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-downloading-images.pdf
For instructions on how to download this image:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-downloading-images.pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 41 Burger Burgershed Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography Shed Still Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/11/burger-shed-41 Mon, 23 Nov 2015 20:13:48 GMT
Getty images and image:captured https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/11/getty-images---a-good-month-for-image-captured

This morning I received my Getty Images sales report for October from which I found that  three of my images where licensed in America..  The images are below.  As follows:-

Top image:-    

Licensed to Groupon in Illinois.

Bottom left:-  

Licensed to Hearst in New York (Hearst have licensed several of my images through Getty).

Bottom Right:-

For the second month on the run I have sold this image.  This time to Pintrest.  Pintrest licensed the image for use on digital media only.  Last month I published to my blog an update on this image being sold.  The article can be viewed here:-http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/10/getty-images

Urbano32U27 Nails Product PhotographyICN2  

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Getty Liverpool Manchester Photography Still Wales images https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/11/getty-images---a-good-month-for-image-captured Fri, 20 Nov 2015 18:10:00 GMT
Chester Eastgate Clock https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/11/chester-east-gate-clock

The Chester East Clock is a prominent landmark in the city and is the most photographed clock in England after Big Ben.  Recently, the clock went under a long period of restoration and is now looking as new as the day it was installed back in 1897.

Being a Cestrian, it is only right that I have an image of this famous clock on display in my home!  About 10 years ago when I was first starting out in photography, I photographed the clock and had the image printed on canvas where it has been proudly hanging in my dining room ever since.  However, following the clock's refresh I thought it was time to update my canvas with a higher quality image.

On Sunday morning I went walking on the Chester Walls and timed my visit to the East Clock to match the time on my original canvas.  The updated image is below where I have ordered a 20"x 20"x 2" Canvas from the laboratory that I am partnered with.

This image can be purchased here:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/h6c8cbed3#h6c8cbed3

Chester Eastgate ClockChester Eastgate Clock

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Canon Cheshire Chester Clock Eastgate Liverpool Manchester Photography Still Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/11/chester-east-gate-clock Tue, 17 Nov 2015 07:55:09 GMT
Cute Cuddly Teddy Bear https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/11/cute-cuddly-teddy-bear

Earlier today I photographed this very cute Teddy Bear.  This image was specifically photographed for Getty Images and the target market is greeting cards.

Lets hope he does his job of charming the viewers and generating revenue!!!

Cute Cuddly Teddy BearCute Cuddly Teddy Bear

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Bear Cheshire Chester Cuddly Cute Liverpool Manchester Photography Still Teddy Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/11/cute-cuddly-teddy-bear Sat, 14 Nov 2015 13:57:15 GMT
Coming soon https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/11/coming-soon

I am currently preparing to photograph a stunning TAG Watch.  Capturing a watch under studio conditions is going to be one of the most challenging product projects I have worked on to date.  The final image will have to be a perfect, high quality, premium photograph which represents the TAG brand.   There will be a high level of planning required before I even switch on a strobe light!

Watch this space for the final image.... coming soon.

Tag WatchTag Watch

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography Product TAG Wales Watch https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/11/coming-soon Sun, 08 Nov 2015 16:34:22 GMT
Using off camera flash for bird photography https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/11/using-off-camera-flash-for-bird-photography

There is a constant demand for local wildlife images to be used on greeting cards and calenders.  Therefore, I am building up my portfolio of British garden birds for Getty Images and there is no local bird more recognisable than the common Blue Tit.

The challenge I have experienced whilst photographing Blue Tit's is that they move so fast that capturing a sharp still image is far from easy.  The main problem is having a fast enough shutter speed whilst having the required aperture and keeping the ISO down.  Ambient light on an average British day is just not bright enough.  This has resulted in 100's of images being taken with only around a dozen images usable at a time.  This is not a good yield or productive use of time.  Therefore, I have run a trial using 2 x Speedlites (off camera flash).  Using flash means I can dial up my shutter speed.

I set up my hide in the garden with one Speedlite in front of the hide facing the subject with a second Speedlite positioned under the subject firing upwards.  To entice the birds to my chosen location on the tree, I have placed feeders in strategic positions.

Below is one of the images taken using this method where I have achieved a clean crisp sharp image using flash with superb background separation. 

After a bit of 'jiggry pokery' with my flash settings I now know the perfect balance of camera and flash settings to get a great image every time.  All I have to do next is make some time for a full shoot.... looking forward to it already!!!

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Blue Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography Still Tit Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/11/using-off-camera-flash-for-bird-photography Mon, 02 Nov 2015 18:37:29 GMT
Marques de Valido Rioja https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/10/marques-de-valido-rioja

Earlier this afternoon I was busy in my studio crafting this product image of Marques de Valido Rioja.  I have done lots of similar product photography in the past but this particular image was one of the hardest to create.  The reason was because I needed to create a moody image introducing red light in addition to the normal lighting.  Also, I have light coming into the image from four different directions to complete the look.  That said, product photography is one of my favourite areas to work in.

For further examples of my product photography work click this link:- 

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/f565504624

Marques de Valido RiojaMarques de Valido Rioja

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Chester Liverpool Manchester Marques Photography Rioja Still Valido Wales de product https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/10/marques-de-valido-rioja Sat, 24 Oct 2015 19:09:31 GMT
Getty images - another photograph licensed https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/10/getty-images---another-photograph-sold

Through Getty Images,  the image below has been licensed to a publishing company called Hearst in New York.  I have been a Getty Images contributor for some time now and have over fifty of my images on sale with them.

It's a humbling thought to know my work is being utilised around the globe.  I have had images sold on license to America, Italy, Mexico, India and China to name a few!

Urbano32U5

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Contributor Getty Liverpool Manchester Photography Still Wales images https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/10/getty-images---another-photograph-sold Thu, 22 Oct 2015 17:17:02 GMT
Autumn scene https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/10/autumn-scene

This time of year is great for photographers as there are so many natural tones to work with.  I captured this autumn scene below in my back garden.  I introduced two speedlites to create highlights and shadows... basically to shape the scene.

I have added this image to the image:captured wall art gallery where there is a variety of printing options to choose from.  Follow this link to open this image in the wall art gallery:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/h5d186b8b#h5d186b8b

AutumnAutumn

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Autumn Cheshire Chester Leaves Liverpool Manchester Photography Still Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/10/autumn-scene Sat, 17 Oct 2015 16:35:03 GMT
Getty Images https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/10/getty-images

My image below has been sold to a publishing company in India called Bennet Coleman & Co Ltd.  The sale was generated through Getty Images to whom I am a contributor.  Over the past 12 months I have had several images sold worldwide through my partnership with Getty Images.

Nails Product PhotographyICN2

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Getty Images Liverpool Manchester Photography Still Wales nails https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/10/getty-images Sat, 10 Oct 2015 18:15:00 GMT
Liverpool waterfront canvas print https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/9/liverpool-waterfront-canvas-print

Earlier today I took delivery of the Liverpool Waterfront Canvas print.  This piece of wall art is for TMB Management Consultancy Ltd who are a new business  based in Liverpool.

I was out shooting this landscape last week after waiting a number of weeks for the right evening.  The light I was after was the last hour of the setting sun as this light casts a warm golden colour.  The window of opportunity to capture this was very short as the Liverpool skyline very quickly goes into shadow.  Fortunately, I arrived just in time!

This image is also available for public sale so if you would like a canvas print just like the one below, please contact me and I will organise a quote for you.  I can be contacted here:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/contact.html

(Please note that the photograph of the canvas print below does not resemble the superb pin sharp quality of the actual canvas - A photograph of a photograph will always lose image quality along with colour, contrast and saturation).

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales Waterfront canvas print https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/9/liverpool-waterfront-canvas-print Tue, 22 Sep 2015 19:16:52 GMT
Ring O Bells staff photographs https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/9/ring-o-bells-staff-photographs

Earlier today I was back at the Ring O Bells in Christleton shooting the staff/team photographs.

Back in April of this year I photographed the new menu followed by the refreshed interior later in the year around June time.  For the full gallery of the Ring O Bells images click this link:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/ringobells

Below are a sample of the images from today:-

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Bells Cheshire Chester Christleton Liverpool Manchester O Photography Ring Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/9/ring-o-bells-staff-photographs Sun, 20 Sep 2015 12:21:49 GMT
Isle of Man Steam Packet SeaCat - Manannan https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/9/isle-of-man-steam-packet-seacat---manannan

Last night I was out on location shooting the Liverpool Waterfront.  I have been commissioned by a new business in Liverpool to shoot the skyline for a print on their office wall.  I have waited patiently over the past couple of weeks for the right evening.  The light I was after is the last 30 minutes of sunlight when the sun turns everything into a nice warm golden colour.  The panoramic image will printed onto a 8" x 36" canvas.  I have ordered the print this evening and once it arrives I will post up a picture of it here on my blog... watch this space.

Whilst I was there, I took the opportunity to capture the Manannan SeaCat which was alongside in front of the Liver Building.  I will forward this image to the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company to see if they would like license this image.  

This image is currently available to order on the image:captured wall art gallery.  There is a variety of printing options available:- 

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/h57fa9621#h57fa9621

Manannan SeaCat alongside the Liver BuildingManannan SeaCat alongside the Liver Building

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Building Cheshire Chester Liver Liverpool Man Manannan Manchester Photography SeaCat Steam Still Wales Waterfront isle of packet https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/9/isle-of-man-steam-packet-seacat---manannan Wed, 16 Sep 2015 17:28:53 GMT
Maternity to Toddler https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/9/maternity-to-toddler

This couple below are getting married in November and I have the pleasure to photograph their special day.  Weddings are not a service I normally offer here at image:captured but after photographing their young family over the years I am very much looking forward to the event.

Watch this space for the wedding photos.  Below are some sample photographs I have taken of the couple as they grow their young family.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography Still Toddler Wales baby newborn https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/9/maternity-to-toddler Fri, 11 Sep 2015 15:41:21 GMT
New image for the 'wall art' gallery https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/8/new-image-for-the-wall-art-gallery

I picked up a bunch of pink Roses for Mrs Bubb but before I gave them to her, I couldn't resist photographing them for the image:captured wall art gallery.  Unusually for me, I photographed these flowers in window light without the use of strobes.

The image can be viewed on the gallery where there is a variety of printing options available.  Click on this link:- 

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/h55568ff6#h55568ff6

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Bunch Cheshire Chester English Garden Liverpool Manchester Photography Pink Roses Still Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/8/new-image-for-the-wall-art-gallery Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:04:02 GMT
Canon EF 2x III Extender https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/8/canon-2x-111-extender

In a recent blog post, I described a dilemma I found in myself debating regarding my Canon 70-200mm 2.8L Lens (post can be read here http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/8/canon-70-200mm-2-8l-lens ).  I want to start adding Wildlife images to my portfolio and submit to Getty for sale to Greeting Cards and Calendar companies etc.  The problem I have is that my 70-200mm 2.8L does not have zoom the capacity to get close enough to the action.  The lens required for the job - the Canon 300mm 2.8L or 400mm 2.8L cost's an astronomical amount of money.  By that I mean you could buy a small car for the same investment!

As no commission or image sale at the level I am working at is ever going to warrant the investment, the only solution was to buy  a Canon 2x III extender.  What is one of these I hear you say?  Pictured below is the Canon 2x III extender which I nipped into the studio with this afternoon to capture for this blog post-

Canon 2x III ExtenderCanon 2x III Extender

The Canon EF 2x III Extender mounts between a Canon EOS Digital SLR and a compatible lens (primarily Canon L Series lenses), extending the focal length of the lens by a very noticeable 2x. The huge focal length increase of course comes with some penalties, including a modest financial cost, some size and weight addition and more impacting, a decrease in image quality  and maximum aperture.

A disadvantage brought by the use of a 2x extender  is that the lens' max aperture setting is reduced/narrowed by a 2 stops – allowing at most 1/4 as much light into the exposure. So in my case, my Canon 70-200mm 2.8L becomes a 5.6.  However, my maximum reach is now 400mm.

Earlier today, I set up a hide at the bottom of my garden and photographed the Blue Tit's which visit the feeders I have postioned up in an apple tree.  As reported with the use of an extender, there is a notch of reduced image quality but it really is only a small amount.  However, the improvement in bokeh (the area of blur on the background) is actually quite staggering. I am really pleased with this element.

 

The litmus test is really whether the images are good enough to sell.  I will submit them to Getty and see if (1) they accept them and (2) if they sell!

I purchased this extender second hand on eBay for a notch above £200.  For that level of investment I am happy..... however, I still want the Canon 300mm 2.8L but that will have to wait for now!  A small sample of today's shoot are below:-

Blue TitBlue Tit
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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 2x III Blue British Canon Cheshire Chester English Extender Garden Liverpool Manchester Photography Tits Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/8/canon-2x-111-extender Sat, 22 Aug 2015 18:03:15 GMT
Getty Images - latest submissions https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/8/getty-images---latest-submissions Getty Images is the first stop for any professional design or creative company when searching for high quality professional images. Getty Images serve over 1.5 million customers in over 200 countries.   Contributors to Getty Images help create inspiration for the world leading media, advertising, design and creative agencies.  Images can appear on bill boards to greeting cards.

I have been a Getty Contributor for several years now and twice a year I review my stock of images and submit a varied selection to be licensed.  The evenings of last week where spent selecting content for submission and going through the submission process.

Below are a selection of my images that have been licensed this week with Getty.

Urbano32U4 Jethelm Scooter HelmetJethelm Scooter HelmetFor more information on the printing products:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf
Zebra Heliconius CharitoniusPP1 - Zebra Heliconius CharitoniusFor a guide on how to order a print click on this link:-
http:/​/​www.​imagecaptured.​co.​uk/​guide-​to-​ordering-​finished-​products.​pdf
RSPCA Wirral KittensK3For more information on printing solutions:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf
Bumble BeeAll in a days workFor more information on the printing products:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf
  M&S Colombian Coffee BeansM&S Colombian Coffee Beans
Knight Chess PieceThe KnightFor more information on the printing products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products


A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf
RSPCA Wirral KittensK11For more information on printing solutions:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf
MeerkatCZ5For a guide on how to order a print click on this link:-
http:/​/​www.​imagecaptured.​co.​uk/​guide-​to-​ordering-​finished-​products.​pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Contributor Getty Images Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/8/getty-images---latest-submissions Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:21:57 GMT
Canon 70-200mm 2.8L Lens https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/8/canon-70-200mm-2-8l-lens

The Canon 70-200mm 2.8L Lens is arguably one of Canon's most popular lenses (pictured below).  I purchased this lens about three years ago primarily for event photography.  However, the direction of image:captured has gone into more studio and location studio photography.  Therefore, this cracking lens has not been seeing that much light of day recently.  The lens I generally have on my camera is the Canon 24-70mm 2.8L which is an absolutely awesome lens and my favourite lens by far.

I am a Getty Images contributor and this winter I would like to up weight my Getty portfolio with a large and varied wild life selection. I am intending to shoot the style of images which would be in demand for greeting cards.  Therefore, I need a new lens for the job reaching parts the 70-200mm can't..... the Canon 300mm 2.8L.

The Canon 300mm 2.8L is quite possibly the best lens to have ever blessed the word of photography.  So sharp you can cut your fingers on the images and it produces the dreamiest bokeh on any prime lens in the market.  Therefore, the Canon 300mm 2.8L has a price tag to match!  This means I need to make some sacrifices and the Canon 70-200mm might just be one of them.

The question is.... can I part with this lens???!!!  I know the minute it is gone I will need it!

Some sample images which I have taken using this lens are below.  It's a tough decision. 

Canon 70-200mm 2.8LCanon 70-200mm 2.8L IG25IG25 IG14IG14 IG20IG20

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 2.8L 70-200mm" Canon Cheshire Chester Lens Liverpool Manchester Photography Still Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/8/canon-70-200mm-2-8l-lens Mon, 10 Aug 2015 18:59:40 GMT
Philips Monitor Headphones https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/8/philips-monitor-headphones

Yesterday I was in my home studio shooting this pair of Philips Monitor Headphones.  I really enjoy photographing product because the lighting required to capture an image such as this is often extremely technical.  In this case, it took me over two hours to fine tune the lighting and only 10 seconds to capture the shot!!!

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Headphones Liverpool Manchester Monitor Philips Photography Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/8/philips-monitor-headphones Sun, 02 Aug 2015 08:40:30 GMT
Getty Images https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/7/getty-images

My very cute image of a kitten sitting in a vintage rugby boot has been sold to a greetings card company in Italy.

Part of my photography business model includes contributing images to Getty Images.  Getty is a worldwide market leading stock photography agency.  This means that the images I have licensed with Getty have a potential global reach which in this case, resulted in a greeting's card company based in Italy buying the image!

It has to be said that this image is one of my personal favourites within my portfolio.  I have even used it myself on thank you cards which I have had printed to send to friends and family.

KittenKittenFor more information on printing solutions:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Boot Card Cheshire Chester Cute Getty Greeting Kitten Liverpool Photography Wales images https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/7/getty-images Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:22:01 GMT
Ring O Bells shoot part 2 - the interior https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/7/ring-o-bells-shoot-part-2---the-interior

It's been a busy Saturday morning behind the lens!

Back in April this year, I was commissioned to photograph the new menu of the Ring O Bells in Christleton near Chester.  This morning I returned to complete the second part of the shoot which was to capture the interior.

The Gastro Pub has had a refresh with new chairs and curtains to name a few.  The brief was to capture these new details.  Below are a sample of the images from the shoot.  

To view the full gallery complete with the food click on this link:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/ringobells

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Bells Cheshire Chester Christleton Liverpool Manchester Photography Ring The Wales o https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/7/ring-o-bells-shoot-part-2---the-interior Sat, 18 Jul 2015 19:36:21 GMT
Just Married! https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/7/just-married

Two weeks ago I married my girlfriend of 12 years!  We got married at St Petere's Church in Llanbedr DC followed by the reception at the stunning Ruthin Castle Hotel & Spa in North Wales:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/ruthincastle

The theme for the wedding was 'Great Britain' and the colours of the Union Jack flag where featured across the whole wedding. We had over 100 guests who all made a huge effort to be there and made the day as special as it was.  Therefore, we need to personally thank each and every guest.  

I have photographed the top tier of our wedding cake with a Union Jack on the background.  The image below will be used on the bespoke Thank You cards I have ordered.

Wedding Cake topperWedding Cake topper

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cake Cheshire Chester Just Liverpool Manchester Married Photography Wales Wedding https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/7/just-married Thu, 16 Jul 2015 07:09:22 GMT
British Heat Wave https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/7/british-heat-wave

It's hot.... it's damn hot!!!  It s so hot that all photography operations are temporarily suspended. 

As a studio and location studio photographer, the current extreme heat in the UK at the moment is making it impossible to work.  Services will resume very soon.

The next project coming up will be my most technical yet.... watch this space!

In the meantime, I am going to don these designer sunglasses from Blue Ray and catch some sun!

Blue Eye SunglassesBlue Eye SunglassesFor more information on the printing products:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Blue Cheshire Chester Designer Liverpool Manchester Photography Still Wales ray sunglasses https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/7/british-heat-wave Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:56:58 GMT
The Red Rose https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/6/the-red-rose

I am continuing with the project assigned to me by my Fiance' which is to photograph all the flowers as they appear in our garden.

The image below is a pure red rose growing in the centre of the garden.  I introduced studio lighting to create this 'moody' image.  This one is definitely going on our wall!

The image is also for sale in the 'wall art' gallery.  Please contact me if you would like to buy a print as this image is a special size and will require a bespoke order with my lab.  

Contact me here:-  http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/contact.html

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) British Cheshire Chester Garden Liverpool Manchester Photography Red Rose Still Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/6/the-red-rose Sat, 20 Jun 2015 15:30:35 GMT
Garden Flowers https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/6/garden-flowers

My Fiance has asked me to photograph the flowers which appear in our garden over the summer months.  She wants to create a montage print for our dinning room.

Photographing flowers in their natural form is not my usual style of photography however, I have really enjoyed making a start on the project.  Below are a couple of sample images.  I will publish the full gallery to my website when the shoot is finished around September time.

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) British Cheshire Chester Common Flowers Garden Liverpool Manchester Photography Still Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/6/garden-flowers Wed, 10 Jun 2015 20:55:54 GMT
Microsoft Sculpt Mobile Mouse https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/6/microsoft-sculpt-mobile-mouse

I really enjoy shooting an everyday object and via the use of studio lighting, manipulating the light to make it look very interesting!

Earlier this evening I finished shooting a product project of  this Microsoft Sculpt Mobile Mouse.  I have even tried the mouse out and it work great.  For it's size it's very comfortable in the hand and nicely responsive.

Microsoft Sculpt Mobile MouseMicrosoft Sculpt Mobile Mouse

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Manchester Microsoft Mobile Mouse Photography Sculpt Still Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/6/microsoft-sculpt-mobile-mouse Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:55:36 GMT
Ring O Bells Christleton https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/5/ring-o-bells-christleton

I have completed shooting the new menu at the Ring O Bells.  This charming Gastro Pub is just a few miles outside Chester in the picturesque village of Christleton.

Their food has always been lovely so I highly recommend a visit... book a table first though as they get very busy!

See the Ring O Bells website here:- http://www.ringobellschester.co.uk

A sample of the final images are below.

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Bells Cheshire Chester Christleton Food Liverpool Manchester Menu O Photography Ring Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/5/ring-o-bells-christleton Sat, 16 May 2015 10:52:00 GMT
Self Portrait https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/5/self-portrait

It has been nearly three years since I launched image:captured so the time had come to refresh my profile image on my about page.

Like most photographers, I prefer to be behind the camera rather than in front of it!  This morning I set the studio up for lighting I wanted and asked my Fiance' to press the shutter.

My about page can be viewed here:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/about

Nick BubbNick Bubb Self Portrait

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Bubb Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Nick Photography Portrait Self Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/5/self-portrait Sat, 02 May 2015 13:23:27 GMT
Newborn - April Marie https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/4/newborn---april-marie

Yesterday I was photographing April Marie.  A tiny one week old baby girl.  The shoot took place at my home using the mobile studio and took about two hours to complete with feeds and nappy changes.  

A sample of images from the shoot are below:-

AM1AM1 AM2AM2

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Baby Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Newborn Photography Posing Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/4/newborn---april-marie Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:06:06 GMT
Sneaky Peak https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/4/sneaky-peak

I have been commissioned to photograph the new menu of a very popular Gastro Pub in Cheshire.  The shoot is not yet finished so I am unable to published the the final images, however, see below for a sample from the new menu.

Their full English Breakfast looks delicious... my mouth was watering whilst shooting it!!!! mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

The commission will be completed in two or three weeks time so watch this space for images of the new mouth watering menu.

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Breakfast Chester English Food Full Liverpool Manchester Photographer Photography Wales portraits https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/4/sneaky-peak Sun, 19 Apr 2015 18:27:00 GMT
M&S Colombian Coffee Beans https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/4/m-s-colombian-coffee-beans

Earlier today I captured this image of M&S Colombian Coffee Beans.  The aroma from the coffee smelt lovely.... and so did my studio!!!

This image is available for public sale and would make a great print on a kitchen wall!  To view the image in the wall art gallery and choose a printing option, click on this link:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/h41d7a777#h41d7a777

M&S Colombian Coffee BeansM&S Colombian Coffee Beans

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Beans Cheshire Chester Coffee Colombian Liverpool M&S Manchester Marks Photography Spencer Still Wales and https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/4/m-s-colombian-coffee-beans Sat, 11 Apr 2015 13:01:59 GMT
Ladybird https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/4/ladybird

Spring is here.... time for getting back in the garden for some macro photography!

Earlier today I captured this lovely image of a Ladybird.  If you would like to buy this photograph , I have added the image to the 'wall art' gallery where there are a variety of printing options available.

Click this link to open the image in the 'wall art' gallery:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/h41a5b2a3#h41a5b2a3

LadybirdLadybird

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) British Cheshire Chester Ladybird Liverpool Macro Manchester Photography Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/4/ladybird Thu, 09 Apr 2015 11:23:56 GMT
Dog Photography https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/3/dog-photography

A couple of years ago I photographed the dogs of Mr & Mrs Jackson.  The family are loving and extremely passionate dog owners. Mrs Jackson had her dogs photographed and the final images printed on canvas as a surprise for her husband. Since the shoot, Mrs Jackson gave up her life as a professional estate agent and set up her own dog care business 'Canine Capers of Chester'.

The business which offers day care, training, walking and nutritional advice has gone from strength to strength over the past 18 months or so.  Recently, Mrs Jackson launched her new website from which one of my images (seen below) is used on the home page as the cover photograph.

It was very fulfilling to see my work being utilised in this way.

See the Canine Capers of Chester website here:- http://caninecapersofchester.co.uk

Jackson 15Jackson 15

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Dog Liverpool Manchester Pet Photography Studio Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/3/dog-photography Sun, 22 Mar 2015 08:19:46 GMT
Theakston Distillers Cask https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/3/theakston-distillers-cask

This morning I was shooting this fine example of a craft beer... Theakston Distillers Cask.  A full flavoured 6.5% ABV beauty!

An image photographed in this style with a plain white background is usually used for the brand owners internal digital image library.

Theakston Distillers CaskTheakston Distillers Cask

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 6.5% ABV Ale Cask Cheshire Chester Craft Distillers Liverpool Manchester Photography Still Theakston Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/3/theakston-distillers-cask Sun, 08 Mar 2015 14:47:09 GMT
Audi A3 Saloon 2LTR S-Line https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/2/audi-a3-saloon-2ltr-s-line

This weekend has been a weekend of car photography! On Saturday morning I was on location shooting a stunning Audi A3 2LTR Saloon S-Line.  I took the car to Delemere Forest and used a technique which turns day into night.  I chose this particular location so that I could achieve the effect of the final image, in particular, the ambient light visible through the trees.

The Audi image is available for public sale.  Prints can be ordered from the image:captured Wall Art gallery here:- 

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/hbc06b90#hbc06b90

On Sunday morning I was back out on location shooting a Nissan 350Z sports car which I was commissioned to capture in motion.  The Nissan 350Z (featured below the Audi) roared like a lion.  I've never heard a road car with an engine like that before!

Audi A3 Saloon S Line 150 BHPSpot Light Audi

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 2LTR 350z A3 Audi Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Nissan Photography S-Line Saloon Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/2/audi-a3-saloon-2ltr-s-line Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:21:44 GMT
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/2/viktor-rolf-flowerbomb

Last weekend I was busy shooting this rather nice perfume - Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb.  It was great to get back into the studio and shoot product now that I have got myself organised after my recent busy spell of moving house!

On valentines evening my Fiance' wore this scent and I have to say.... it smelt lovely!

Viktor & Rolf FlowerbombViktor & Rolf Flowerbomb

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) & Cheshire Chester Flowerbomb Liverpool Manchester Photography Rolf Still Viktor Wales product https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/2/viktor-rolf-flowerbomb Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19:00:38 GMT
Maternity photo shoot https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/2/maternity-photo-shoot

Last Sunday I was shooting a maternity portfolio.  The images are being used as a birthday present surprise for my client's Partner. Also, the images serve a second purpose which is to celebrate their forthcoming new arrival.  

I think we will all agree she looks lovely in her pregnancy.

Maternity photo shootM1 Maternity photo shootM3 Maternity photo shootM10

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Maternity Photo Photography Pregnancy Pregnant Shoot Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/2/maternity-photo-shoot Fri, 06 Feb 2015 20:04:49 GMT
House move https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/1/house-move

Apologies that there has been no photography updates for the past three weeks... I have just moved house.  May I take this opportunity to say "never again"!!!!  It took three days to clear the loft, a full day to clear the shed, four days to pack the house , a day to move out and then in followed by two full days getting the new house set up with the basics!  We have been in our new home for nearly two weeks now and we are still unpacking.

I will back behind the lens very soon with some very exciting projects ahead.

Canon 70-200mm 2.8LCanon 70-200mm 2.8L

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 2.8L 200 70 70-200 Canon Cheshire Chester Lens Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/1/house-move Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:46:13 GMT
The new image:captured Business Card https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/1/the-new-image-captured-business-card

New year..... new image:captured business card!

A business card can be the first point of contact for any business and when you only have a split second to make a first impression, a quality business card is a must.  I wanted a card which describes myself as a photographer - a perfectionist who crafts high quality vibrant images which invoke the mind of a viewer.

I love old analogue cameras.  They are complelling and beautiful things... even when they don't work.  The design on the back of my new card offers an entirely new view at the camera as an object - quirky and fresh, yet classic and iconic.  The design also serves a second purpose.  It is a signal to say that although I use professional level photography equipment, I can still capture a great image on a point and shoot!

My design is printed on 600gsm Mohawk superfine paper which is triple the thickness of a standard business card.  There is also an eye catching black seam running through the centre.

The front of my design gives a clear message.  I am a commercial photographer who transports the image you have in your mind directly into a photograph.

Business Cardimage:captured Business Card

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Business Card Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/1/the-new-image-captured-business-card Fri, 09 Jan 2015 17:35:20 GMT
Canon Digital IXUS 100 IS https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/1/canon-digital-ixus-100-is

I have just completed a project shooting the Canon Digital IXUS 100 IS compact digital camera.  A cracking small camera for taking snaps.

Canon Digital IXUS 100 ISCanon Digital IXUS 100 IS

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 100 Canon Cheshire Chester Digital IS IXUS Liverpool Manchester Photography https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/1/canon-digital-ixus-100-is Thu, 08 Jan 2015 19:23:43 GMT
Seven months to the big day! https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/1/seven-months-to-the-big-day

In seven months time, myself and my Fiance' get married!  It only seems like yesterday when we first met.

To celebrate the count down I have taken a winter themed photograph of my Fiance enjoying her engagement ring.

For more information on the printing products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Engagement Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2015/1/seven-months-to-the-big-day Sat, 03 Jan 2015 21:02:32 GMT
From Baby to Boy https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/12/from-baby-to-boy

My.... how fast children grow!  

I photographed Trystan  when he was a newborn baby and then again two years later.  It is amazing to see how much he has grown in a short space of time.

No doubt I will photograph Trystan over the future years in to his journey as a young man.  His parents will have a great set of photographs to show his forthcoming friends and family.

Trystan MeadowcroftTrystan Meadowcroft

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Boy Cheshire Chester Children Family Liverpool Manchester Photography Portraits Wales baby https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/12/from-baby-to-boy Wed, 31 Dec 2014 10:24:42 GMT
Audi A3 Saloon S-Line 2LTR TDI https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/12/audi-a3-saloon-s-line-2ltr-tdi

The new Audi A3 Saloon S-Line 2LTR TDI.... what can I say..... stunning!!!

Last weekend I had been scouting for good locations to photograph the car.  I required a location that provided an urban scene with a main road running through it and I found the perfect spot on Chester Business Park.   The Business Park also provided a low volume of traffic which meant I could work safely and undisturbed.

Following an early alarm (to early for a Saturday morning!) I was on the Business Park crafting the image below.

This image is available for sale on the 'wall art gallery' where there is a wide selection of printing options available.  Click on this link to be taken to the image:- 

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/hb036010#hb036010

Audi A3 Saloon 2ltr TDI S-LineSunrise AudiFor more information on the printing products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 2LTR A3 Audi Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography S-Line Saloon TDI cars https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/12/audi-a3-saloon-s-line-2ltr-tdi Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:26:49 GMT
Framed family portrait - Grandchildren https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/12/framed-family-portrait---grandchildren

A few weeks back I posted to my blog about the shoot I did of ten grandchildren.  The final image was to be framed and presented to their Grandparents as a Christmas present.  Earlier today I took delivery of the framed print from my partner laboratory and quickly photographed it before presenting the frame to the (very happy!) client.

The frame chosen by the family is called 'Ferrosa Bronze' and is from the 'traditional' range of frames that I supply.  Perfect choice for the home of any Grandparent.

As a 'photograph of a photograph' never looks as good as the original, the image can be viewed here:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/grandchildren/h1aaa5aca#h1aaa5aca 

 

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales grandchildren portraits https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/12/framed-family-portrait---grandchildren Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:34:08 GMT
Urbano32 - Food and venue photo shoot. https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/11/urbano32---food-and-venue-photo-shoot

I have just completed a commission photographing a new city centre restaurant called Urbano32.  This venue which is located in the heart of Chester City Centre serves fantastic oven baked pizza along with numerous tasty dishes.

My brief was to photograph the food and make it look good enough to eat!  In addition, I was also tasked with capturing the venue.  The images are to be used on Urbano32's forthcoming website.  A sample of the final images are below.  

To view the full gallery please click on this link:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/urbano32

***The images within the Urbano32 portfolio are very low res as requested by the client so are likely to pixelate when viewed large***

Urbano32U5 Urbano32U17 Urbano32U14 Urbano32U11
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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photographer Photography Still Urbano32 Wales restaurant https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/11/urbano32---food-and-venue-photo-shoot Sun, 30 Nov 2014 18:45:19 GMT
Urbano32 https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/11/urbano32

I have been commissioned to photograph a brand new restaurant in Chester called Urbano32.  This morning was the first part of a three part shoot. 

On arrival to the venue this morning it was straight to work photographing the Beer, Bar and the venue finer details.  Next week I will be returning to photograph the food and and finally the venue during an evening service.

The proprietor Ian Wade took snaps of me at work on his iPhone - seen below. 

For more info on Urbano32 see their Facebook page:- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Urbano32/299940856875436

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography Restaurant Urbano32 Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/11/urbano32 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:32:03 GMT
Christmas Card Portraits https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/11/christmas-card-portraits

Is it really five weeks to Christmas.... how did that happen??!!!  The year has flown by.

Still time however to have a bespoke Christmas Card Portrait taken, printed and delivered to a loved one for Christmas.  At image:captured I can shoot, print and dispatch your high quality Christmas Cards.  A photograph like the one below can be taken in the comfort of your own home. 

Drop me a line for more information:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/contact.html

Baby Christmas photographyTrystan 1

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Child Children Chistmas Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/11/christmas-card-portraits Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:25:38 GMT
Grandchildren https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/11/grandchildren

Earlier today I was photographing a family of ten children.  The image will be framed and presented to the grandparents as a Christmas present.  The shoot took place at Shotton Sports and Social Club where I set up my mobile studio.

GRN3GRN3  

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Children Grandchildren Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales group kids portrait https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/11/grandchildren Sun, 02 Nov 2014 20:32:43 GMT
The image:captured tools of the trade https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/10/the-image-captured-tools-of-the-trade

I am regularly asked about my camera equipment.  Common questions relate to my type of camera in particular which lenses I use.  With this in mind I have written an article all about my camera set up.  I have included an overview of each item and why I chose it.  Also I have included sample photographs taken with the said piece.

The article can be found here:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/the-tools-of-the-trade

The CollectionThe Collection

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 100mm 2.8L 24-70mm 70-200mm Canon Chester L Lenses Liverpool Macro Manchester Photography Still Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/10/the-image-captured-tools-of-the-trade Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:53:45 GMT
Doom Bar https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/10/doom-bar

There is one Ale which reminds me of good times on holiday.... Doom Bar.  The taste of Cornwall in a bottle!  The description on the bottle reads:-

"Where the river Camel meets the Atlantic Ocean on Cornwall’s rugged north coast, a sand bank, centuries old, known as the Doom Bar protects and calms this beautiful estuary. Sailors respect the Doom Bar knowing it to be unforgiving if met with haste or arrogance".

Doom Bar has won many awards:-

  • Regional winner of the Morning Advertiser ‘Great British Pub Supplier Award’, 2009 and 2010
  • International Beer Challenge World Top 50 Beer 2006
  • Bronze medal winner, Publican Licensees Choice Awards, 2010
  • International Beer Challenge 2011, Bronze
  • International Beer Challenge 2012, Bronze
  • PMA Publican’s Choice Award - National Cask Ale brand 2013
  • Taste of the West Award 2013, Bronze
  • Brussels Beer Challenge 2013 - Pale & Amber Ale : Bitter, Bronze
  • Taste of the West Award 2014, Silver

I have just completed a project photographing Doom Bar in the studio.  This image was very technical to craft involving four strobes to capture the image below.  After all the hard work in the studio this particular bottle has my name on it!!!

Doom BarDoom BarFor more information on the printing products:-http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products


A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Ale Bar Beer Cheshire Chester Cornwall Doom Liverpool Manchester Photography Sharp's Sharps Still Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/10/doom-bar Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:56:38 GMT
Talented Musician https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/10/talented-musician

The mood of a spell binding song captured in an image. 

Earlier this evening I was reviewing the content within the image:captured website when I stumbled back on to this image.  I took this photograph in the studio around 18 months ago and it is still one of my favorites.  The artist is a very talented musician called Adam South from the Wirral and I was lucky enough to be commissioned to shoot this image and others like it for his promotional material.

Play it again SamPlay it again SamFor more information on the printing products:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Musician Performer Photographer Photography Singer https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/10/talented-musician Mon, 13 Oct 2014 19:39:18 GMT
image:captured photograph published in the Western Mail https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/10/image-captured-photograph-published-in-the-western-mail

One of my photographs which I captured at Ruthin Castle recently was spotted by Wales On-line and published last week in the Western Mail.  A snippet from the publication showing the image is below.

The full gallery of images from Ruthin Castle is here:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/ruthincastle

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Castle Cheshire Chester Liverpool Mail Manchester Photography Ruthin Wales Western https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/10/image-captured-photograph-published-in-the-western-mail Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:00:23 GMT
Brit Mod https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/10/brit-mod

Whilst I was out walking in the Peak District recently, this gentlemen on a Scooter drove past.  As he approached I had this image instantly spring to mind.... the age of the Brit Mod.

I waved the Scooter down and asked if I could take his photograph from which I crafted the image below.

The image is for sale on the wall art gallery.  Click this link to go to the image:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/h846e98f#h846e98f

Brit Mod ScooterBrit Mod ScooterFor more information on the printing products:-
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A guide to purchasing printed products:-
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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Brit Mod Scooter https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/10/brit-mod Sun, 05 Oct 2014 07:32:57 GMT
Disability Information Bureau https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/10/disability-information-bureau

Earlier this week I was on assignment at the Disability Information Bureau in Cheshire.  My role was to photograph the services the Bureau offer across their three sites in Macclesfield and Congleton.  The images will be used on their new website.

The brief was to capture the following:-

  • Information and advice service
  • Benefit service
  • Shopmobility
  • Employment services
  • IT centre
  • Room hire
  • Wheelchair loan
  • Radar keys

A sample of the final images are below.  To view the full gallery click this link:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/dib

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Bureau Cheshire Chester Disability Information Liverpool Macclesfield Manchester Photographer Photography https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/10/disability-information-bureau Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:12:21 GMT
North Wales Ignite https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/9/north-wales-ignite

On Friday evening I was the event Photographer at the 2014 North Wales Ignite festival hosted at Prestatyn High School. The event which is organised by the local Calvary Church was a great night of talented bands and musicians. Aurora Lighting Solutions created the stage and lights which not only looked superb but at the level you would expect from the O2 Arena! (Although very challenging for a photographer!!!)

I photographed the first North Wales Ignite event last year and it was great to see 2014 another success.

A sample of the images are below.  To view the full gallery click on the link:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/ignite2014

NWI33NWI33For more information on the printing products:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

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NWI32NWI32For more information on the printing products:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) High Ignite North Prestatyn School Wales festival https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/9/north-wales-ignite Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:51:06 GMT
Ruthin Castle in North Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/9/ruthin-castle-in-north-wales

Earlier today I was shooting at Ruthin castle in North Wales.  The castle is the location for my wedding next year and the management team at the castle kindly allowed me to photograph the venue.  The images are for the 'save the date' and wedding invitations.

It was lovely warm sunny day today.  Due to the time of the year the sun provided a softer light than usual which was perfect for location photography.  A sample of the final images are below.

Full gallery of the images here:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/ruthincastle

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Castle Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester North Photographer Photography Ruthin Venue Wales Wedding https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/9/ruthin-castle-in-north-wales Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:59:52 GMT
Alaiya O'Hara photoshoot https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/9/alaiya-ohara-photoshoot

It was a pleasure to photograph Alaiya on the weekend.  Last year I photographed Alaiya when she was just a few weeks old and it is hard to believe how much she has grown up within that time... she is busting with personality!

A selection of the images are below.  To see the full gallery click on the following link:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/alaiya

To see the photographs I took of Alaiya when she was a baby click on the following link:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/babyalaiya

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photographer Photography Wales portraits https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/9/alaiya-ohara-photoshoot Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:12:25 GMT
2014 North Wales Ignite Festival https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/8/2014-north-wales-ignite-festival

Last year I was invited to photograph the first ever North Wales Ignite Festival at Prestatyn High School.  The festival is back again on the 26th September and I am lucky to have been asked again to be the photographer.

The gallery from the previous event can be viewed here:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p850655988

The organisers have produced the poster below to advertise this superb festival and two of my images are featured.  For more information on North Wales Ignite see their Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/nwignite

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Ignite Liverpool Manchester North Photography Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/8/2014-north-wales-ignite-festival Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:35:55 GMT
Veni Construction https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/8/veni-construction

Earlier this week I was commissioned to photograph a recently completed housing development by Veni Construction.  The images are going to be used on the home page of their website.  The properties are stunning and the standard of work and finish completed by Veni Construction superb.

I was delighted find the client had shared the images to his facebook page with the following comments:- 

"Nick at image:captured not only knows how to take a fantastic photo he really knows how to sell the business! Having just seen the images he's done for me I'm blown away!"

A selection of the images are below.  The full gallery is here:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/veni

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography Property Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/8/veni-construction Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:36:53 GMT
Competition entry https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/8/competition-entry I have just entered the image below in to the 'Stylish Still Life' round of the annual 'photographer of the year competition'.  As always, the standard of photography within all rounds of this competition is always extremely high.  Got my fingers crossed! Jethelm Scooter HelmetJethelm Scooter HelmetFor more information on the printing products:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Canon Cheshire Chester Liverpool Photography Still Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/8/competition-entry Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:44:35 GMT
RSPCA Animal Rescue Wirral - Kittens https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/8/rspca-animal-rescue-wirral---kittens

Earlier this week I was lucky enough to be invited to the RSPCA Animal Rescue Service (Wirral) to photograph some very young Kittens.  These little heart melters are all after a home so if you are interested please contact the centre on 0151 638 6318.

The full gallery can be viewed here:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p74338465

RSPCA Wirral KittensK1For more information on printing solutions:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Kittens Liverpool Manchester RSPCA Rescue Service Wirral photographs https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/8/rspca-animal-rescue-wirral---kittens Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:01:22 GMT
Engagement portrait https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/8/engagement-portrait

This morning I set up a small studio in my living room to capture this lovely portrait of my fiance with her engagement ring.  The original photo shoot I did of her last month was all taken outdoors (gallery here http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p931120992 ) and I wanted one nice image taken under full studio conditions.

The set up was vintage style backdrop (5ftx7ft) with two Canon 600EXRT speedlites.  One for the main key light with a beauty dish and the second to put the nice highlight on her hair.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Chester Engagement Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales portrait portraits https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/8/engagement-portrait Sun, 10 Aug 2014 13:14:01 GMT
Bulmers Cider https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/8/bulmers-cider

Bulmers Cider have a range of flavours.  Collectively, Bulmers is the number one modern cider in the UK.  Their new advertising campaign strapped line 'live life in colour' is very clever in my mind.  It differentiates the brand from the competition who are all playing on their heritage whilst drawing relevance to the target consumer .  Good work Bulmers!

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Bulmers Cheshire Chester Cider Fruits Liverpool Manchester Original Pear Photography Still Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/8/bulmers-cider Sat, 09 Aug 2014 13:52:50 GMT
Belvedere Vodka https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/8/belvedere-vodka

I have just finished crafting this image of Beledere Vodka.  This project was not a commission - practice only.

The vision of the finished image below had been going round in my head for the past few weeks.  I had been on the look out for the perfect bottle to light from behind with a star burst effect and this small 20cl Belvedere Vodka was just the job.  The photograph took hours to craft however, I am very happy with the result.  No doubt I will use this technique in future assignments.

The image has been added the image:captured wall art gallery for public sale.  There is a list of printing options available which are listed down the right side of the image once opened in the gallery. 

Simply click on the image to open it in the gallery.

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Canon Cheshire Chester Manchester Photographer Photography Still https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/8/belvedere-vodka Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT
25% off - canvas sale. https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/7/25-off---canvas-sale-01-08-14-to-06-08-14

My printing supplier has just announced a 25% discount on all canvas wraps purchased between the 1st August to the 6th August 2014.  A superb deal!  To claim the discount could not be easier.... it is automatically applied to your basket when you check out on-line.  Look out for the canvas wrap options listed to the right of your chosen image. 

If you have had a photo-shoot done you can find your images here:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/f408699314

If you fancy refreshing your living room or office wall you can choose an image from the image:captured wall art gallery.  Follow this link to over 150 images to choose from:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171

Canvas prints - two different types:-

Ink Jet Canvas

The Inkjet Canvas Wrap is a standard wrap created using a state of the art Large Format Inkjet Printer. Your image is printed directly onto artists canvas which is then wrapped around a stretcher bar.  Unlike a general canvas print, the image quality is reserved on the Ink Jet Canvas providing a sharp representation of the original digital photograph(s).

Sizes available are 24"x18", 18"x12" or 20"x20" Additional sizes available on request.

Prices from £49.99

2" Premium Canvas

Your chosen image printed on professional quality photographic paper with a canvas effect seal. The print is then flush mounted and wrapped over an  MDF box frame consisting of 7mm board and 2 inch deep (15mm thick) side walls, creating a truly stunning 3 dimensional product.  Image Quality is superb as is the bulid quality.

Sizes available are 15"x10", 18"x12", 16"x16", 20"x20" & 24"x16".  Additional sizes available on request.

Prices from £69.99

Allow up to 5 working days for production.

The Canvas shown in the image on the left is the 18" x 12" Ink Jet Canvas

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Canvas Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales portraits https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/7/25-off---canvas-sale-01-08-14-to-06-08-14 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:58:34 GMT
Engagment Ring Shoot https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/7/engagment-ring-shoot

Myself and my girlfriend got engaged whilst on holiday in Cornwall last week.   I photographed Lindsay enjoying her new ring (and status!) the day after we got engaged so she had a portfolio of images to look back on.

A sample of the images are below.  To see the full gallery please click on this link:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p931120992

LA1LA1For more information on printing solutions:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photographer Photography Wales portraits https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/7/engagment-ring-shoot Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:26:35 GMT
Happy Feet https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/7/happy-feet

Myself and my fiance have just returned from an amazing weeks holiday in Cornwall.  The weather was superb and we had a great time staying in a chalet on Whitsands Bay.  The best view in Cornwall was actually from our bedroom window.  I am definitely getting this image printed on a large canvas as a reminder of good times!

This image is available for public sale within the 'wall art' gallery.  Just click on the image to open it within the wall art gallery and you find a list of printing options listed on the right of the image.

Shell Seekers Cabin Chalet whitsands Bay CornwallHappy FeetFor more information on the printing products:-
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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Bay Chalet Cornwall Sea View Whitsands https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/7/happy-feet Sun, 20 Jul 2014 07:55:36 GMT
Base London Shoes https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/7/base-london-shoes

Base London Shoes are the business.  I used to wear Base shoes when I was in my twenties and I had forgotten how cool and retro they are.... I am definitely wearing these shoes this weekend!

This image took some time to get just right.  The position of the lights in relation to the shoes was crucial as was the overall composition of the image.  There was lots of minor nudges to the shoes and props to get the image just right!  In addition, the image was to have a vintage look about it so the correct choice of props and background was vital.

Base London Shoes - NUTMEG REMIX WAXY SUEDE TANBase London Shoes - NUTMEG REMIX WAXY SUEDE TAN

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Base Cheshire Chester London Photographer Photography Shoes https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/7/base-london-shoes Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:00:34 GMT
Absolut Vodka https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/6/absolut-vodka

Absolut Vodka - The first choice of many a bartender! 

I shot this image using speedlites (flash guns) rather than my usual studio lighting.  The reason for this was because this image required very fine tuned lighting.  I had to first get the lighting on the background spot on then focus on the lighting for the bottle.  I have a handy device from Pocketwizard called the AC3 to control this.  The AC3 allows for the adjustments of the lights from the camera where as my studio lights require manual adjustments - ie... me getting up and down every two minutes!!! 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Absolut Canon Cheshire Chester Liverpool Photography Still Vodka Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/6/absolut-vodka Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:12:34 GMT
Sheaffer Pen https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/6/sheaffer-pen

I have just completed a project shooting a Sheaffer Pen.  A very technical image to capture because of how reflective the pen is. This is how it was done:-

  1. First off, I used a 100mm Macro lens with an aperture of F32.  This was to be sure of achieving front to back sharpness of the Pen.  I locked my camera off on a tripod and fired the shutter remotely so I didn't have to touch the camera once I had set the shot up and risk knocking my focus off.
  2. There are three parts to the lighting on the Pen.  The first is the highlight which runs along the top of the subject, secondly, the shadow which runs along the centre and finally the highlight which runs along the base of the pen.
  3. There was only one strobe used with no light modifier (no soft box etc).  This was placed facing the camera pointing down to the Pen
  4. To achieve soft but high contrast lighting on the pen I placed a sheet of 80gsm tracing paper between the strobe and the subject.
  5. The strobe creates the highlight which runs along the top of the pen.
  6. To create the dark shadow which runs along the centre of the pen I placed a black back drop behind the camera.  The dark shadow area is simply the pen reflecting the black back drop.
  7. Finally, to create the highlight which runs along the base of the pen, I placed a silver reflector under the camera.  This reflector bounces the light from the strobe back onto the pen.  I placed the reflector at an angle to create the highlight in the place I wanted it.
  8. Finally, I took the shot. When shooting products, I always have my camera connected to a laptop so I have a large image to look at and check my lighting is right.  Trying do to this on the 3" screen of the camera never shows the detail required.

As always.... great fun in the studio!

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Chester Life Pen Photography Sheaffer Still Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/6/sheaffer-pen Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:10:57 GMT
Photographer of the year 2014 - entry https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/6/photographer-of-the-year-2014---entry

Earlier today I entered this image into the 'Photographer of the year 2014' competition.  I entered this image into round 3 which is 'colourful nature'.  The standard of photography within this competition is always very high so I have got my fingered crossed!

The image was so hard to capture because on the day it was very windy and the lavender was swinging around in the wind!

This photograph is available for public sale and there is a variety of printing options to choose  from within the 'wall art' gallery.  To open in the wall art gallery simply click on the image.

Bumble BeeAll in a days workFor more information on the printing products:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales bee lavender https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/6/photographer-of-the-year-2014---entry Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:17:57 GMT
The PocketWizard AC3 https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/6/the-pocketwizard-ac3

I have just invested in a handy new device from PocketWizard - the AC3.  This little device is an addition to the PocketWizard receivers and transceivers which means I can control the flash output of all remote Speedlites from my camera. No more walking over to each light to manually stop them up/down...which was an inconvenience at times. I can also switch off a speedlite without having to touch it.

To test the AC3, I have photographed this artists mannequin and purposely set the lights and different distances from the subject then used the AC3 to match the power output of each light in 1/3 stop increments... all from the camera.

The AC3 will certainly be of great help on location and in the studio on future shoots.

Artists MannequinArtists MannequinFor more information on the printing products:-
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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) AC3 Canon Chester Life Liverpool Photographer Pocket Still Wizard https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/6/the-pocketwizard-ac3 Sun, 15 Jun 2014 19:36:03 GMT
The year beard https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/6/the-year-beard

Jason Hough successfully went without a shave or a hair cut for one year to grow a 'Yeard'.  An impressive feat which is only over shadowed by the beard it's self!

Before Jason went to the Barber shop for a tidy up he came my way first to have is beard professionally photographed!

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Beard Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography Yeard https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/6/the-year-beard Tue, 10 Jun 2014 18:22:35 GMT
Robert Welch Cutlery https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/6/robert-welch-cutlery-by-john-lewis
 

Earlier today I captured these images of Robert Welch Cutlery.

Shooting very shiny objects is always a challenge to any photographer but the solution of this image was very simple... a large sheet of tracing paper in between the strobes and the subjects to diffuse the light.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Cutlery John Lewis Liverpool Manchester Photography Robert Wales Welch by https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/6/robert-welch-cutlery-by-john-lewis Sat, 07 Jun 2014 14:37:45 GMT
The Blues Brothers https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/6/the-blues-brothers

We all had great fun in the studio today photographing Ethan & Trystan in their smart suits.  It has to be said.... these guys looks very cute! 

The studio set up used in these images was a paper background and a vinyl wooden effect floor.  This set up can easily be erected in a small living room so great for home visits.

For the full gallery from today's shoot click this link:-http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p508769342

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography Visit Wales blues brothers home https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/6/the-blues-brothers Sun, 01 Jun 2014 18:16:25 GMT
Blue Eye Sunglasses https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/5/blue-eye-sunglasses

It's summer time.... grab your sunglasses!  I was up at 5am this morning working on this Blue Eye Sunglasses product shot.

Our British summer usually rains.... look on the bright side though... at least the rain is warmer!!!

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Blue Cheshire Chester Eye Liverpool Manchester Photography Still Sunglasses Wales product shot https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/5/blue-eye-sunglasses Sun, 25 May 2014 08:25:49 GMT
Autograph Nail Polish https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/5/autograph-nail-polish

Being a man I don't know much about nail polish!  The brand is Marks & Spencer's own label.

The theme to the image is 'city girl' and the background is a city scape paper.  However, with so much vertical lines within the image due to lighting, I have chosen a very soft background to this image (or strong bokeh in photography terminology).

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) & Autograph Cheshire Liverpool Manchester Marks Nail Photography Polish Spencer Still by https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/5/autograph-nail-polish Sat, 24 May 2014 17:34:14 GMT
Sunrise Snail https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/5/sunrise-snail

I was sat in the yard this morning eating my brekkie when I spotted a snail on the wooden mushroom. The light in our yard is very flat in the morning so I used a Speedlite with an orange gel to create a sunrise light effect on the mushroom and snail.

A fun image!

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Liverpool Photography Snail macro strobist https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/5/sunrise-snail Fri, 16 May 2014 09:24:21 GMT
New wall art image https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/5/new-wall-art-image

I have added the image below to the wall art gallery.  There are a variety of printing options available to choose from within the gallery.

To open this image in the gallery simply click on it.

straight on the rocksstraight on the rocksFor more information on the printing products:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Chester Manchester Photography Still Wales Wall art rum spirit https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/5/new-wall-art-image Sat, 10 May 2014 19:57:12 GMT
Affligem Blonde https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/5/affligem-blonde

Affligem Blonde - the beer of the monks.  Affligem dates back to 1074 is a strong craft beer with an ABV of 6.8% - a great beer to go with food.

I have just completed a project shooting the beer and the final is image is below.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Affligem Blonde Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Photography Product Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/5/affligem-blonde Mon, 05 May 2014 12:01:46 GMT
Heritage Windows - Edwardian 4 Front Door https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/4/heritage-windows---edwardian-4-front-door I have just been shooting a small assignment for Heritage Windows.  This stunning newly installed Edwardian 4 Front Door complete with chrome fittings. HW3HW3 HW8HW8
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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 4 Door Edwardian Front Heritage Windows installed newly https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/4/heritage-windows---edwardian-4-front-door Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:50:29 GMT
The corporate portrait https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/4/the-corporate-portrait

This afternoon was spent back in the studio shooting a formal portrait for Lindsay Andrews.  This image is required for her Linkedin profile and other related business use.

As this was a corporate portrait I changed my background from the usual white to a mid-grey.  I also positioned a light behind Lindsay which fired onto the background to create the lovely soft white halo effect around her head and shoulders.  This technique produces nice separation from the background, highlights the subject and adds a note of fomality to the finished portrait.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Corporate Liverpool Manchester Photography based by photographer portraits https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/4/the-corporate-portrait Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:59:36 GMT
New image for the Wall Art gallery https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/4/new-image-for-the-wall-art-gallery

I mentioned in an earlier Blog update that I am building my stock of Wall Art images and the image below is my latest addition.  Within the Wall Art gallery there are a variety of printing options to choose from between small 6"x4" prints all the way up to large canvas prints.

To open the image in the Wall Art gallery simply click on the image.

Knight Chess PieceThe KnightFor more information on the printing products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products


A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Board Canvas Cheshire Chess Knight Prints Strobist https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/4/new-image-for-the-wall-art-gallery Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:50:58 GMT
Using Speedlites (Flash Guns) to create day light - test shot. https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/4/using-speedlites-flash-guns-to-create-day-light---test-shot

Over the past few days I have trying a new technique of using speedlites to create day light in dark situations.  For example, the image below has been taken in a dark room at night time.  By using a speedlite, I have created the illusion that light on the background is the setting sun shining though a window blind.  This has been simply achieved by using a speedlite with an orange gel.  The speedlite was fired through a kitchen blind which I set up supported on two light stands just out of shot to the right.

Although in it's infancy, my thoughts are to use this technique when photographing evening events.  Speedlites could be placed outside firing through windows, doors and skylights etc providing life to what can be flat photographs.  Basically, producing the light I want in the absence of daylight.

More to come from this technique so watch this space!

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Canon Speedlites creating day light portrait https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/4/using-speedlites-flash-guns-to-create-day-light---test-shot Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:09:41 GMT
Hugo Boss Bottled https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/4/hugo-boss-bottled

This afternoon was spent shooting a product image of Hugo Boss Bottled.

To achieve the final image below was rather technical to say the least!  I used a two light set up as follows:-

1 x Bowens strobe with a  soft box was placed behind the subject with a black card flag.  The flag was used in order to create the highlight around the rim of the bottle. 

A second Bowens strobe was placed camera left at  45 degrees.  This strobe had a Broncolor 100 x 30 strip soft box flashing through a sheet of tracing paper.  The sheet of tracing paper was used to further diffuse the light to create the soft highlight on the bottle lid and to illuminate the Boss logo.  The subject is standing a sheet of reflective black acrylic. 

Hugo Boss BottledHugo Boss Bottled

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Boss Bottled Hugo https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/4/hugo-boss-bottled Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:10:27 GMT
Barcardi Rum https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/4/barcardi-rum

I have just completed a project shooting a 70cl Barcardi bottle.  Unlike the majority of product photography I do, this image is available for public sale therefore I have added it to the image:captured gallery where there are a variety of printing options to choose from.

Just click on the image to open it in the gallery.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Bacardi Rum https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/4/barcardi-rum Sun, 06 Apr 2014 06:04:09 GMT
Pet Photography https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/4/pet-photography

image:captured offers the full photography service which includes Pets.  We all love our pets so why not celebrate your beloved pet with some stunning photographs.  I can photograph your pet formally in a mobile studio (I can come to you) or from a distance in your pets natural environment as in the images below.

For more information on a pet photo shoot see the price list page:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/investment

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Liverpool Manchester Pet" Photography Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/4/pet-photography Sat, 05 Apr 2014 13:24:47 GMT
Red rose - flower of love or fobidden passion? https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/4/red-rose---flower-of-love-or-fobidden-passion

It has been a while since I have added new images to my Gallery due to being busy with other related projects.  The Gallery is the area where I have a selection of images (over 170!) on public sale with a variety of printing options to choose from.

Over the forthcoming weeks, I will be diverting my attention to building my stock of gallery images and I have some interesting idea's in mind.  I will start with this stunning image of a red rose.

To open this image in the gallery simply click on it.

Red RoseRed RoseFor more information on the printing products:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Floral Flower Key Life Low Red Rose Still https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/4/red-rose---flower-of-love-or-fobidden-passion Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:18:31 GMT
The 'selfie' on the Mammut Ridge High GTX Boot shoot https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/3/the-selfie

There has been a huge influx of 'selfie' photographs of late in particular on social media.  The most recent selfie activity has been by women posting selfies with no make up on facebook for cancer research. Yesterday I read in the paper that £2M was raised for cancer research in 48 hours!  Congratulations to all the ladies.... a staggering amount of money!

Earlier today, I was shooting on location working on a project to photograph a pair of Mammut boots.  I decided during a break to do a 'selfie'!

To view the images from the project, please click on this link:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p454153955#h3565910e

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Photographer Selfie Wales boots mammut https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/3/the-selfie Sat, 22 Mar 2014 17:11:47 GMT
Pulsar Watch https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/3/pulsar-watch

I have just completed a small project shooting creative product shots of a Pulsar Watch.

Pulsar burst onto the world watch market with the first ever LED watch in 1972 and since then the name has been synonymous with adventurous and leading edge design. Today, Pulsar continues the tradition with new collections that are as individual, as distinctive and as desirable as any in the brand's history.

To view the individual images just click on the montage below to be taken to the gallery.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Photography Product Pulsar Watch https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/3/pulsar-watch Sat, 15 Mar 2014 16:39:44 GMT
Smoking hot red chilli https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/3/smoking-hot-red-chilli

Earlier today I took this fun photograph of a red hot chilli.  This image would look great printed on a canvas and hanging up in the kitchen!.  The image is for sale on the gallery with a selection of printing options to choose from.

To open the photograph in the gallery simply click on the image.  The selection of printing options are listed to the right of the image.

Red hot chilli pepperRed hot chilli pepperFor more information on the printing products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products


A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Smoking canvas chilli hot image pepper print red https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/3/smoking-hot-red-chilli Sun, 09 Mar 2014 21:37:25 GMT
View Holograhics - OpTIC St Asaph https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/3/view-holograhics---optic-st-asaph

Earlier today I was working with View Holographics who are based in the futuristic 'OpTIC' building in St Asaph.  Formed in 2008, initially as a research project, View Holographics are a world-leading provider of full parallax holographic and 3D imaging solutions.

My role today was to take a series of images of various subjects such as a model drinking a beer.  These images will be rendered and converted into 3D Holograms. The finished Holograms look jaw droppingly amazing and really have to been seen to be believed.   View Holographics had arranged for a professional model to be on site and working alongside one of the technicians I spent the morning taking 'lots' of photographs.

The finished Holograms will be ready in the near future and I will update my blog was I have one to photograph.  Watch this space.

OpTIC St AsaphOpTIC St Asaph As a photographer, I tend to not allow good photograph opportunities go to waste! When the professional model was taking a smoke brake I couldn't resist the temptation to take some 'moody' portraits.... fortunately the model agreed!
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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Asaph Holographics OpTIC St View https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/3/view-holograhics---optic-st-asaph Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:42:39 GMT
The O'Hara family studio shoot https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/2/the-ohara-family-studio-shoot

We all had a great time in the studio on Sunday shooting the O'Hara family.  Two adults, four children and a baby meant for a busy afternoon.  The children all enjoyed it and we got some cracking photographs.

The shoot took place in a local hotel where I set up my mobile studio.  A sample of the final images are below.  For the full gallery, click on this link:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/ohara321#h1a7c4ffc

High Key Family Studio PortraitsOH1For more information on printing solutions:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf
High Key Family Studio PortraitsOH13For more information on printing solutions:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf
High Key Family Studio PortraitsOH2For more information on printing solutions:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf
High Key Family Studio PortraitsOH15For more information on printing solutions:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf
High Key Family Studio PortraitsOH24For more information on printing solutions:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf
High Key Family Studio PortraitsOH6For more information on printing solutions:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Family Liverpool Manchester Mobile Photographer Portraits Studio Wales available home visits https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/2/the-ohara-family-studio-shoot Tue, 18 Feb 2014 08:08:05 GMT
Going Floral https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/2/going-floral

If floral images are your fancy... See the image:captured gallery.  I have a variety of floral images available for sale.  Choose from a selection of printing options or if the image you have in mind is not there let me know.  I will shoot your image especially for you.

Click this link to go to the gallery:-  http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171

The last rain dropThe last rain dropFor more information on the printing products:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf
 

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Floral for prints sale https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/2/going-floral Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:13:27 GMT
Casillero del Diablo https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/2/casillero-del-diablo

Casillero del Diablo or the 'cellar of the devil' as the translation reads is a superb wine brand from the producer Concha y Toro of Chile.  An old tale once said that the devil himself lived down in the cellars where the wine was stored.  This was of course a story to keep the thieves away.

This image was taken using a three strobe light setup.  As follows:-

Strobe 1:-

The Key light was positioned camera right with a 100 x 30 Broncolor strip soft box.  The soft box was positioned behind a sheet of 90gsm tracing paper.  The tracing paper was placed in between the subject and the soft box in order diffuse the light further and create the lovely soft highlight which runs down the right side of the bottle.

Strobe 2:-

This was positioned facing the bottle with a snoot attached.  The snoot provided a narrow beam of light to illuminate the label on the bottle.

Strobe 3:-

The light was placed under the table and facing the background to create the a narrow beam of light behind the subjects. 

Finally, I used a 1m lastolite reflector on silver to bounce light back onto the glass and bottle.  The reflector provided the highlights on the top of the glass and the highlight running down the left of the bottle.

Casillero del Diablo MerlotCasillero del Diablo Merlot

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Casillero Diablo Merlot del https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/2/casillero-del-diablo Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:48:49 GMT
More printing options available from image:captured https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/2/more-printing-options-available-from-image-captured

Got a bare spot on your wall???? Within my gallery there are over 160 images for sale.  If there is an image you like on the image:captured gallery there will be a printing option to choose from!  There are a variety of canvas, frames and prints to consider.  Ordering a print is easy with the on-line shopping tool available.  For more information on the printing options please click this link:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

To go to the gallery and choose and image, please click this link:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171
 

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire" Frames canvas photographer prints https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/2/more-printing-options-available-from-image-captured Sun, 02 Feb 2014 11:27:46 GMT
Baby Georgie - home visit photo-shoot https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/1/baby-georgie---home-visit-photo-shoot

On Sunday I was invited to the home of Mr & Mrs Rogers to photograph their baby daughter Georgie.

The shoot differentiated from the normal home visit because I did not use the mobile studio set up part from one strobe with umbrella.  Instead, the shoot took place on the furnishings of their home.  This worked really well as they had a stunning wooden floor and interesting furniture.  

Georgie was a pleasure to photograph.  Good as gold,  a very smiley,  joyful baby and of course, very photogenic!

The full gallery can be viewed here:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/georgie1234

 

G1G1For more information on printing solutions:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Baby Chester Home Liverpool Manchester Photography Wales visit https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/1/baby-georgie---home-visit-photo-shoot Mon, 27 Jan 2014 19:10:37 GMT
The Suburbs, Hoole, Chester https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/1/the-suburbs-hoole-chester

The talk of the town in Hoole at the moment is all about the new funky cocktail bar which opened it's doors on Charles Street in December.  The Suburbs is a local bar for local people serving superb cocktails, German Steins and fine wines encompassed in a trendy yet warming outlet.  

The Suburbs differentiates itself from the normal city centre pretentious bar by creating a relaxing, good time happy environment.  However, at the same time, the team of professional bar tenders deliver the highest standards of service which I think should be the benchmark within the industry. 

I have just completed shooting a series images for the forthcoming website.  The brief, which was of two parts was to (1), capture the detail of the outlet in a manner which makes the mind of the viewer wander and (2), capture the changing moods of the bar.  A fun and very challenging assignment to work on.

Below is a few examples from the final selection of images.  To see the full portfolio, click on this link:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p99896932

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 3PU CH2 Charles Chester Hoole Street The Suburbs https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/1/the-suburbs-hoole-chester Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:56:20 GMT
The perfect way to present a photograph https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/1/the-perfect-way-to-present-a-photograph

A 7" x 5" professional quality print mounted in a luxury black card folder has to be the perfect way to present a photograph.  

This high quality product is now available to order direct from image:captured.  £4.50 for the 7" x 5" and £6 for the 10" x 7".  This product can be found on the list to the right of your chosen photograph.

For more information on the printing options available from image:captured, please see the prints, frames and canvas page here:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Canvas Cheshire Chester Frames Liverpool Manchester Photographer Prints https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/1/the-perfect-way-to-present-a-photograph Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:17:18 GMT
The Lego Shoot https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/1/the-lego-shoot

Lego.... how I remember it well.  I played with Lego all through my childhood and nearly into my young teens.....with technical Lego by then I must add!

It was a pleasure to shoot Ethan and Trystan in a natural looking photo shoot enjoying their Lego.  The shoot was done via a home visit and following a brief episode of myself having to get involved with building Lego towers to help the children relax on the studio floor (took me back to the good old days!),  the shoot was away and I got some great images of the two boys playing.

18" x 12" lego montage18" x 12" lego montageFor more information on the printing products:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Children Lego Liverpool Manchester Photo Photography Shoot https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/1/the-lego-shoot Thu, 09 Jan 2014 20:05:45 GMT
Planet Liverpool https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/1/planet-liverpool The Liverpool skyline photographed from New Brighton as a planet! The River Mersey forms the centre of the globe with the Liver Building, The Three Graces, Radio City Tower , The Radisson and the Panoramic 34 all in shot.

This image would look great on either the 16"x16" or 20"x20" Canvas which can be ordered directly from the website via the gallery.  Click on the image to be taken to the gallery and see the list of featured products listed on the right of the image.
Liverpool SkylinePlanet LiverpoolFor more information on the printing products:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Building Liver Liverpool Mersey Planet River Skyline https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/1/planet-liverpool Sun, 05 Jan 2014 10:27:20 GMT
Large frame with print added to the image:captured printing options https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/1/large-frame-with-print-added-to-the-image-captured-printing-options

Last year, I partnered with one of the largest professional photographic laboratories in the UK.  For well over 30 years this particular laboratory has been servicing professional photographers with the very highest standards of processing and finishing.  Since the partnership I have sold numerous prints, frames and canvas prints.

I have started  to expand my selection of printing options and have now included a large frame with print.  As follows:-

24" x 18" professional quality colour corrected image printed on premium digital photographic paper and framed in a 30" x 24" frame. The frame is supplied glazed with high quality perspex unless requested otherwise (glass cannot be posted).  Using the latest high tech, multi aperture, digital mount cutting equipment we are able to cut precise window mounts. Depending on the frame size and layout chosen you can have up to two mounts - single or double mounted.  In addition, there is wide selection of frames to choose from.

Prices from £57.99

For more information on the printing options available from image:captured, click this link to be taken to the Prints, Frames and Canvas page:- 

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

The image in the photograph below is available to order from the gallery.  Click this link to be taken to the photograph:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/h6f842cb2#h6f842cb2

 

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Canvas Frames Photography Prints https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2014/1/large-frame-with-print-added-to-the-image-captured-printing-options Thu, 02 Jan 2014 06:00:00 GMT
The 'blue eyes' shoot https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/12/the-blue-eyes-shoot

Yesterday I completed a creative shoot for Simon and Chloe's two young sons.  The brief was to photograph both Ethan and Trystan wearing a blue hat.  The final photographs where to be in black and white with only the blue from their eyes and the hat to be in colour.

The shoot was taken via a home visit and I set up the studio in their living room.

Ethan montageEthan montageFor more information on the printing products:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/guide-to-ordering-finished-products.pdf

Trystan montageTrystan montageFor more information on the printing products:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

A guide to purchasing printed products:-
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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Children Creative Liverpool Manchester Photography https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/12/the-blue-eyes-shoot Tue, 31 Dec 2013 09:06:24 GMT
Newborn shoot with a free 18" x 12" Canvas - offer ends in three days! https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/12/newborn-shoot-with-a-free-18-x-12-canvas---offer-ends-in-three-days

Newborn shoot:-  £95 for 10 x high res digital images plus a free 18" x 12" ink jet canvas of your favorite photograph worth £49.99.  Offer available October to December 2013.

The new born photography session  takes place via a home visit with a mobile  studio.  There is no time scale during the shoot.  My philosophy has always been about capturing the moments not watching the clock.  A typical shoot can take between one to two hours. 

Once the final photographs are ready they will be available to view within a private gallery.   Choose your favorite ten images and I will send the digital photographs to you on a USB data key.   I will organise your canvas and this will dispatched direct to your home.

For more examples of newborn photographs from image:captured, please see the newborn slideshow page by clicking this link.  The slideshow will start automatically:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/new-born

Offer ends on the 31st December.  Book now for the new year and reserve your free canvas.

Newborn baby photography

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Canvas Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Newborn Photography free shoot https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/12/newborn-shoot-with-a-free-18-x-12-canvas---offer-ends-in-three-days Sat, 28 Dec 2013 17:11:20 GMT
South Stack Light House - Angelsey https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/12/south-stack-light-house---angelsey

Earlier today I drove to the tip of the west coast of Angelsey to shoot these series of images of the South Stack Light House.  I purposely waited for a day which was stormy, gusty and a mixture of sunshine and rain in order to capture the mood of the location.

The winds on the cliffs where whipping past and gusting well over 50mph.  I don't mind admitting I was rather nervous whist crouching on the cliffs to get some of the images!!!

This montage of images has been added to the gallery where prints can be ordered online.  Just click on the image to be taken to the gallery.

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Angelsey Head Holy House Light South Stack island https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/12/south-stack-light-house---angelsey Sun, 22 Dec 2013 17:54:15 GMT
Russian Standard Vodka pack shot - 35cl https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/12/russian-standard-vodka-pack-shot---35cl

Over the weekend I completed this project shooting a pack shot of Russian Standard Vodka.  As the bottle is approx 50% clear I deliberated over a couple of days how best to light the product.  Initially, I attempted to shoot the subject with the light from above (as the final image would suggest with the position of the spotlight) but in fact, the answer was to light from behind (back light).  This way I was able to achieve an even light spread across the body of the subject whilst still achieving a strong highlight along the outside rims of the bottle.  This was important so to complete the illusion that that the vodka bottle is under a spot light.

Once my lighting was in place it wasn't long before the final image was in the bag.  I really enjoy working on these types of images as they are all about the manipulation of light.

Russian Standard VodkaRussian Standard Vodka 35cl

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Image Pack Product Russian Shot Standard Vodka https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/12/russian-standard-vodka-pack-shot---35cl Wed, 18 Dec 2013 06:00:00 GMT
Jethelm scooter helmet https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/12/jethelm-scooter-helmet

I have just finished a small project shooting a Scooter Helmet from Jethelm.  A fun project where I used a three light set up:-

1)  Strobe with large soft box behind the Helmet with a large circular black card flagging off the light to create the rim highlight.

2)  Strobe camera left with 30 x 100 strip soft box creating the highlight on the visor.

3)  Strobe camera right with shoot through umbrella to add a touch of fill light.

I am really pleased with the result.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Helmet Jethelm Scooter https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/12/jethelm-scooter-helmet Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:33:47 GMT
Female Black Bird feeding on the lawn https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/12/sparrow-feeding-on-the-lawn

Earlier today I was cleaning up my hard drive when I stumbled on this image.  I had taken this photograph whilst on holiday in Cornwall this past summer.  This sparrow visited the lawn outside our Chalet everyday so I stared to leave him bread.  It was a blistering hot day and the photo brought back nice memories of a great holiday.  Quite the contrast from today.....bbbbrrrrrrrr.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Bird Bread British Summer black https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/12/sparrow-feeding-on-the-lawn Sat, 07 Dec 2013 16:39:56 GMT
The grandchildren studio shoot https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/12/the-grandchildren-studio-shoot

It was a busy morning in the mobile studio last weekend shooting five young children and their parents.  The photographs are for a Christmas present for the grandparents.  I hired out a conference room at the near by Molllington Banastre Hotel and set up my studio.  The hotel was ideal due to ample parking, easy access and large available rooms.  With so many children involved a larger space than usual was required for ease of working the shoot.

A fun morning was had and all involved had a great time.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cheshire Chester Children Mobile Photographer Portraits Studio https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/12/the-grandchildren-studio-shoot Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:42:02 GMT
Royal Navy - 22 Years Service https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/12/royal-navy---22-years-service

Introducing Lee who has just completed his full term in the Royal Navy - 22 years service.  Lee joined the Royal Navy in the junior ranks as a Marine Engineer Mechanic (or 'Stoker' as it is known in the Royal Navy) and retires as a Petty Officer.  In fact, Lee has been promoted to Chief Petty Officer which is highest rank he can achieve.  Sadly, Lee's term end's prior to him being able to collect his promotion, however, Lee still achieved it!

It was pleasure to shoot his retirement photographs.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Forces HM Navy Officer Petty Royal portraits retirement https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/12/royal-navy---22-years-service Sun, 01 Dec 2013 16:07:19 GMT
One for the ladies - Handbridge Charity Calendar https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/12/one-for-the-ladies---handbridge-charity-calendar

Last night was the launch of the Handbridge Charity Calendar at the Handbridge Pub in Chester. Eleven brave locals stripped down to the knackers to pose for the calendar. The night was a great event with over £1000 raised for charity.

I took the photographs over the close of the summer and Julie Rowland and her team did a great job with organising the whole event.

To see the full calendar line up click on this link:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p374460540
 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Calendar Charity Handbridge https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/12/one-for-the-ladies---handbridge-charity-calendar Sun, 01 Dec 2013 07:41:08 GMT
Expanding the Studio set up https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/11/expanding-the-studio-set-up

As I now spend more shooting hours in my (mobile) studio working on product and portrait photography as well as producing creative images for my gallery, I decided the time had come to expand my lighting setup.  Earlier this week I took delivery of a new Bowens 500W monolight to add to my current set up of 2 x Bowens 400W heads.  The addition of this light will enable me to produce even more creative images as this will add to my lighting options.

In addition, I have also taken delivery of a new soft box - a 100cm x 30cm Broncolor strip box.  This will be used  for product photography rather than portraits for which I use a 72cm x 102cm soft box and 2 x Bowens umbrellas.  Finally, I also invested into a Snoot.  In Photography, a Snoot is a tube which fits over the studio flash and creates a narrow beam of light.  This will be useful for when I am shooting 'products' as I can highlight any particular area of the object.  For example, the label on a whiskey bottle.

My shiny new Bowens 500w monolight:-

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 500w Bowens Set Studio Up monolight photography https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/11/expanding-the-studio-set-up Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:13:35 GMT
image:captured tools of the trade update https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/11/image-captured-tools-of-the-trade-update

I have just completed re-shooting the images for my 'tools of the trade' page.  This page is all about the equipment I use and was developed in response to the questions I regularly receive asking about my camera equipment.  I added this page to the website around 6 months ago but I was never happy with the images I had taken of my equipment.

Using new techniques, I photographed my lenses, studio lights and flash gun for which I am now satisfied with the final images (I think!!!).  Being a Photograher I am a natural perfectionist so I am my own worse enemy when it comes down to critiquing my own photography!

The updated page can be found in the same place under the 'about' tab. Alternatively click on this link:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/the-tools-of-the-trade

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) 5d MK11 Canon Canon 100mm 2.8L Macro Canon 24-70mm 2.8L Canon 480EXII Speedlight Canon 70-200mm 2.8L https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/11/image-captured-tools-of-the-trade-update Thu, 14 Nov 2013 19:41:02 GMT
Glenmorangie pack shot - how it was taken https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/11/captain-morgan-pack-shot---how-it-was-taken

A pack shot of this nature would be used for promotion within the industry rather than targeting the consumer with a sales message.  This image would be used for advertising around the trade within material such as industry catalogues and promotional brochures.

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Lighting

I placed 1 x strobe with large soft box camera right facing the product side on.  To soften the light even further I hung a net curtain over the soft box and placed a diffuser between the soft box and the bottle.

I placed 1 x strobe under the table facing the grey background to create the vignette around the product (This is the area of dark and light on the background to create a nice separation).

I placed 1 x strobe with snoot camera left pointing directly at the label. 

The base

I have used a large piece of black acrylic as the base to create striking reflections of the bottle and glass

Reflectors

I have placed a gold reflector behind the glass and the bottle to bounce light back into both products.  I cut these out of gold card and positioned them out of view of the camera. 

Camera settings

In manual.  lighting metered to F8,  ISO 100, shutter 1/160.  Focus points set with one the glass and two on the bottle.

Other

That is real whiskey in that glass and it smelt lovely!  The ice cubes however are fake and made of clear acrylic.  Real ice would have melted in minutes under the studio conditions and ruined the shot.  A quarter bottle was used rather than a 70cl bottle as to reduce the level of empty space between the top of the bottle and the top of the glass.

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Glenmorangie pack shot whiskey https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/11/captain-morgan-pack-shot---how-it-was-taken Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:26:55 GMT
Strongbow Dark Fruits https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/11/strongbow-dark-fruits

Earlier today I completed a small assignment for Strongbow photographing their new variant -  Strongbow Dark Fruits.

The brewer is producing a Trade Media Publication which will tell the story of Strongbow Dark Fruits from the picking of the fruit, production, supply chain, retail and the end consumer.  My brief was photograph the product in cash & carry, on shelf in retail and point of purchase with the end consumer.

A fun project to get involved in.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Carry Cash Cider Consumer Photography Product Retail images https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/11/strongbow-dark-fruits Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:00:06 GMT
Laptop rebuild https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/11/laptop-rebuild

Feeling rather proud of myself today.... I rebuilt a laptop!

I bought a high spec HP laptop about 6 or 7 years ago when I first started to take photography to a serious level.  It had a NVIDIA graphics card installed, a fast processor and a HD screen... quite snazzy for it's time!  The laptop served me well for many years and worked hard with all the photographic work I was putting through it.  However, everything has a life span and the machine started to become very, very, very slow so I upgraded to a the desk top I use today.

The laptop has been sitting redundant ever since so today I stripped it down to it's bear bones removing photoshop, office and a hoard of other software that was on it.  Following a tutorial I found online I reinstalled Windows 7 and Microsoft Security Essentials.  The laptop now works a treat and will be ideal in the living room for surfing the web.

Saved myself a few bob there I was planning to buy a tablet for the same purpose!

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Install PC Rebuild Windows laptop https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/11/laptop-rebuild Sun, 03 Nov 2013 18:53:42 GMT
Handbridge Charity Calendar update https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/11/handbridge-cahrity-calendar-update

The organisers of the Handbridge Pub Charity Calendar have been busy marketing the forthcoming launch night and the calendar itself.  They have managed to get a feature in the October edition of the Overleigh Roundabout.  The front cover image has been used as a teaser along with a short article.  Watch this space for the individual photographs... I will be publishing them very soon!

I have taken a screen shot of the digital version of the publication.  The feature is on page 8.

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Calendar Charity Handbridge Overleigh Pub Roundabout feature https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/11/handbridge-cahrity-calendar-update Sat, 02 Nov 2013 06:00:00 GMT
Happy Halloween https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/10/happy-halloween

My feeble attempt at a pumpkin carving... what it lacks in carving skills it makes up for in the photograph!!!

Happy Halloween from image:captured.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Halloween Haunted Pumpkin Spooky carving https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/10/happy-halloween Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:26:44 GMT
Canvas and Frame sales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/10/canvas-and-frame-sales

This month has seen several canvas and framed prints go out to happy clients.  The 'ink jet' canvas featured below is one of two that have been ordered since I completed the North Wales Ignite Youth Festival shoot.  One canvas went to Prestatyn High School which was the venue who hosted the event and the canvas in the image below has been ordered by the event organiser. The images from this shoot can be viewed here:-

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The laboratory which image:captured have partnered with is one of the largest professional photographic laboratories in the UK and the quality of the finished products is superb. 

Please see here for more information on the printing solutions available direct through image:captured:-

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Canvas Cheshire Chester Liverpool Manchester Prints Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/10/canvas-and-frame-sales Wed, 30 Oct 2013 06:00:00 GMT
River Dee - Chester https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/10/river-dee---chester

Yesterday morning I went for a walk along the River Dee in Chester (which is about 10 minutes from my house).  The river was very high due all the rain fall we have had.  I strolled by this old and long forgotten jetty and though to myself "that would make a great photograph".  Sadly, I didn't have my camera with me so I made a special visit back this morning.

I have photographed this jetty before but that was at low water about a year ago.  The composition I chose for the original image was completely different.  See the image here:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/h420b1a02#h420b1a02  It is great to be able to take two totally different photographs from the same subject.

The image below has been added to the image:captured gallery for sale/download and printing.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Chester Dee Exposure Long River https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/10/river-dee---chester Sun, 27 Oct 2013 09:59:03 GMT
Crosby Beach Statues https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/10/crosby-beach-statues

Crosby Beach in Merseyside is the home to over 100 cast iron statues.  The statues which all point out to sea are dotted over 3km's of the beach.  They are the work of famous artist Antony Gromley.

I made a special visit to photograph the statues for the image:captured gallery and I must have walked the full length of the beach to find the perfect two statues for the photographs I was after!

The images below have been added to the gallery for public sale/download and printing. 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Anthony Crosby Gromley artist beach statues https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/10/crosby-beach-statues Sat, 26 Oct 2013 08:20:14 GMT
Handbridge Pub Charity Calendar update https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/10/handbridge-pub-charity-calendar-update

On Tuesday evening I finished shooting the portraits for the Handbridge Pub Charity Calendar.   Although I am under strict instructions not to publish the images just yet, I can tell you.... it's going to be one for the ladies!!!

All proceeds from the Calendar will go to good Charities.  There will be a launch night at the Handbridge ( http://www.handbridge.org.uk/ ) on the 30.11.13 which is sure to be a good night.

I will publish more details as soon as I can along with the photographs.

All will soon be revealed!

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Calendar Charity Chester Handbridge Pub https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/10/handbridge-pub-charity-calendar-update Sat, 19 Oct 2013 07:28:16 GMT
Free 18" x 12" Inkjet Canvas with every newborn photo shoot https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/10/free-18-x-12-inkjet-canvas-with-every-newborn-photo-shoot

Newborn shoot:-  £95 for 10 x high res digital images plus a free 18" x 12" ink jet canvas of your favorite photograph worth £49.99.  Offer available October to December 2013.

The new born photography session  takes place via a home visit with a mobile  studio.  There is no time scale during the shoot.  My philosophy has always been about capturing the moments not watching the clock.  A typical shoot can take between one to two hours. 

Once the final photographs are ready they will be available to view within a private gallery from which you can download your images direct to your PC.  I will organise your canvas and this will dispatched direct to your home.

For more information or to book your shoot please use the contact page:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/contact.html

Please feel browse the image:captured website using the drop down links at the top of this page.

 
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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Baby Canvas Newborn Photographer Photography https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/10/free-18-x-12-inkjet-canvas-with-every-newborn-photo-shoot Sun, 13 Oct 2013 10:47:46 GMT
Personalised christmas cards https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/10/personalised-christmas-cards

It may be hard to believe but there is currently only 11 weeks till Christmas..... eeeeek!  Where has the year gone!  With this mind, it is time to start thinking about all those Christmas Cards that you are going to send out.  How about having a personalised festive portrait on your cards! 

Last year I brought the starry background to the market and this was very well received.   I was sent a Christmas Card from a client who had used the festive photographs I had taken of her young boys to create the card.  I was delighted to see the images being used in a creative and festive way.  The card can be viewed here:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/h4f7a28c8#h4f7a28c8

This year, I am offering the opportunity to have a photograph taken like the image below for £35.00.  The shoot would involve a home visit with a mobile studio, a black backdrop, white fluffy blanket and about 45 minutes of time.  Bargain!  Following the shoot your image can be downloaded from the website and will be ready for you to use on your Christmas cards.

Please call me on 07881 868784 to book your shoot or use the contact form here:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/contact.html

Baby Christmas photographyTrystan 1

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Cards Christmas Personalised festive for portraits your https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/10/personalised-christmas-cards Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:11:20 GMT
North Wales Ignite Youth Festival https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/9/north-wales-ignite-youth-festival

On Friday night I was the event photographer at the North Wales Ignite Youth Festival held at Prestatyn High School.  The event, which was organised by Prestatyn's Calvary Church, brought together the youth of the area to celebrate their faith.  A very moving and powerful experience.

Throughout the evening there was a variety of talented musicians performing on stage which was headlined by Chip Kendall.  The American-born, Manchester-based singer, rapper, broadcaster and author stole the show and was fantastic to watch.

The full gallery of images from the event can be found here:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p850655988

North Wales Ignite Youth Festival Calvary Church Chip KendallIG23Download guide for this image:-
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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Calvary Church Faith Festival God Ignite Prestatyn Youth https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/9/north-wales-ignite-youth-festival Sun, 29 Sep 2013 08:14:00 GMT
Handbridge Pub Charity Calendar https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/9/handbridge-pub-charity-calendar

Last night I was shooting at the Handbridge Pub in Chester.   The subjects.... the regular lads posing in their boxer shorts!!!

The locals at the Handbridge are producing a 2014 Calendar with all proceeds going to Charity.  They have mustered up 11 models to pose in nothing but their boxer shorts, simulating what it is they do for a living in various locations in and around the venue grounds.... brave chaps!  There will be eleven solo images and one group image for the calendar months and a further group image for the cover.

I still have another seven images to go back and take but all the photography should be finished by the end of next week.

The organisers have given me strict instructions not to publish the images before the calendar is printed so for now they are a secret! 

Watch this space.

Singer and entertainer studio photo shootAdam 5

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Calendar Charity Chester Handbridge Pub https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/9/handbridge-pub-charity-calendar Fri, 20 Sep 2013 06:15:06 GMT
Chester Zoo additions https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/9/chester-zoo-additions I have added extra images to the Chester Zoo gallery including the two images below.   See here for the full portfolio:-http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p204154827 MeerkatCZ5For a guide on how to order a print click on this link:-
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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) cheetah chester meerkat zoo https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/9/chester-zoo-additions Fri, 13 Sep 2013 16:46:21 GMT
Pili Palas Butterflies https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/9/pili-palas-butterflies

Yesterday I drove over to Anglesey to visit Pili Palas Butterfly Centre.  It was a fun day out and I have never seen some many butterflies from so many different species all in one place.  The centre has that fairy tale feel about it as you walk around with all the butterflies fluttering past and around you.

As the day was a wet grey typical british sunday, the light inside the centre was not very bright which made photographing the butterflies very difficult.  I was shooting with my macro lens hand held.  The challenge I had was trying to balance a wide enough aperture to achieve a good blur on the background but at the same time not too wide so the subjects were in full focus.  Ideally I would have wanted to shoot at F11 1/400 minimum but I was forced down to F7.1 with a shutter varying between 1/80 to1/160.  Getting that sharp shot was not easy!!!

The full selection of images can be found here:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p763469825

PP9 - Papilio Palinurus Upper Side PP1 - Zebra Heliconius Charitonius

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Anglesey Buterflies Butterfly North Palas Pili Wales https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/9/pili-palas-butterflies Mon, 09 Sep 2013 12:28:46 GMT
Bird life https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/9/bird-life

The house I stayed in on the Isle of Man was opposite Castletown Harbour.  This was very handy for running outside with my Camera when the local bird life made an appearance!  There was Swan's, a variety of Geese and various other birds pottering around. 

I have added the images below to the gallery for sale/download and printing:-

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Centre image:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/h67716301#h67716301

Right image:-   http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/h651476b5#h651476b5

Goose Brown Goose Barnacle Goose

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Brids Castletown Geese Goose Harbour Isle Man Manx Sea of https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/9/bird-life Mon, 02 Sep 2013 14:49:59 GMT
Sunrise on Castletown Harbour - Isle of Man https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/8/castletown-harbour---isle-of-man-at-sunrise

Whilst on the Isle of Man earlier this week, I took a punt and got up early to see if I could capture a fishing boat leaving Castletown Harbour on the Isle of Man at sunrise.  I as lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time and capture this scene.

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Boat Castletown Fishing Isle harbour man of https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/8/castletown-harbour---isle-of-man-at-sunrise Sat, 31 Aug 2013 09:59:48 GMT
A few days away https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/8/a-few-days-away

For a the next few days, I will be away enjoying a break on the Isle of Man.  Unfortunately I will be unable to pick up email or phone calls.  Should you try to contact me I will return you call/email on Saturday 31st August.

We are taking the Ferry across.... hope the sea is calm!!!

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Boat Sea Ships isle man of rough https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/8/a-few-days-away Tue, 27 Aug 2013 07:57:46 GMT
Your home - captured. https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/8/your-home-or-property---captured

Your home is the biggest single purchase you ever likely to make in your life.  Celebrate your home with a professional photo shoot by image:captured.  Tell me all the things that make your home 'your home' and I will capture this in a photograph.  Furthermore, your final image(s) will be printed and framed in this stunning 18" x 12" print in metallic frame.

The print, which is also on metallic paper which gives a distinctive look to images.  With its glossy finish and metallic appearance, it represents another dimension for creating images with exceptional interest and depth.  Metallic paper adds stunning visual impact and a contemporary flair to the photography. The product is stunning and is of the highest quality you would expect from a Professional Photographer.

This unique opportunity to have your home professionally photographed and presented in the 18" x 12" print in metallic costs £150.00.

For more information and/or to book you shoot, please feel free to contact me:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/contact.html

 

Brackendene montage

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Home House Property montage https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/8/your-home-or-property---captured Sun, 25 Aug 2013 18:02:02 GMT
The Moon https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/8/the-moon

I went to the Cinema last night to watch Elysium.... top film!  On the way home, I was staggered by how big and bright the moon was.  Even though it was late I could not miss the opportunity to capture the image below.  A quick run in to the house to grab my gear and then back into the car to find a dark place on the outskirts of Chester!!!

This image has been added to the  gallery for sale and download:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/h6be65941#h6be65941

Moon

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Moon Planets Space https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/8/the-moon Fri, 23 Aug 2013 06:54:03 GMT
Scents of summer https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/8/scents-of-summer

Well it's been a stunning summer so far.  The past seven years have rained but this summer has been fantastic.  The gardens are full of bloom and I have just not been able to resist shooting floral!

This image has been added to the gallery for sale/download and printing:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/h68a4c15a#h68a4c15a

Scents of summer

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Floral Flowers garden https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/8/scents-of-summer Sat, 17 Aug 2013 06:36:34 GMT
Location shoot - pre work https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/8/location-shoot---pre-work

In the very near future, I have a large family shoot booked at Rhuddlan Castle in North Wales.  In preparation for this shoot, I have visited the chosen venue to scout for the best locations within the Castle grounds for the photographs.  No pre-shoot visit would be complete without taking some photographs so my girlfriend happily agreed to be my model whilst I tested the potential areas.  All good fun!

It has been many years since I was last at Rhuddlan Castle.  Not only was the visit vital for the up and coming shoot but it brought back fond childhood memories too!

TS1

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Location Portrait Rhuddlan castle https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/8/location-shoot---pre-work Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:30:53 GMT
All in a days work https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/8/all-in-a-days-work

Sunday afternoon was spent at my girlfriends parents house in Wales.  A large family BBQ was arranged in their lovely garden.  One part of the garden has lavender growing which was paying homage to large number of Bees. 

With my camera to hand I could not resist attempting to get a shot.  However, the wind was fresh blowing the lavender around so it took a great deal of patience to get this image!

The image has been added to the gallery for sale/download and printing:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/h6065605c#h6065605c

All in a days work

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Bee Bumble Insect Lavendar british macro https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/8/all-in-a-days-work Mon, 12 Aug 2013 05:30:00 GMT
Photography competition https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/8/photography-competition

I have entered the two images below into the the still life round of 'Photographer of the year 2013'.  This competition is ran every year by Digital Photo Magazine.

The standard of entries are always very high.  Hopefully the two images I chosen to enter stand a chance!

Both these images are available for sale and download from the image:captured gallery:-http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171

United we stand Time for a tipple

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Competition Life" Still https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/8/photography-competition Sun, 11 Aug 2013 10:12:31 GMT
All creatures great and small https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/8/all-creatures-great-and-small

I have been trying repeatedly over the past few weeks to capture a nice shot of a Butterfly for my Gallery.  However, the beautiful creatures are so camera shy I just could not get close enough with my macro lens to frame the shot before it flew off!

However, whilst pottering about in my garden earlier today this white butterfly landed on one of the plants.  Luckily my camera was to hand with macro lens attached.  Shot bagged!

This image has been added to the gallery for sale and download/printing.  Follow this link:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/h65f30aab#h65f30aab

Zebra Heliconius Charitonius Butterfly

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Butterfly Canon Insect Macro https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/8/all-creatures-great-and-small Sat, 03 Aug 2013 19:12:48 GMT
There is going to be smiling faces https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/8/there-is-going-to-be-smiling-faces

Today I took delivery of this framed print from my supplier.  The image is of Glen O'Hara and his newborn daughter Alaiya which I photographed last week.  The print and frame is stunning.

Earlier this year, I partnered with one of the largest professional photographic laboratories in the UK.  For well over 30 years this particular laboratory have been servicing professional photographers with the very highest standards of processing and finishing.  All orders placed through the image:captured website are sent direct to the laboratory, printed/framed and dispatched direct to the client (or myself if required).

The product below is the '18" x 12" print in a Metallic Frame' which costs £59.99.  There are a variety of alternative printing options available from image:captured.  For more details see the 'frames, prints & canvas page' by clicking on this link:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/finished-products

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Frame Print baby daughter father newborn https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/8/there-is-going-to-be-smiling-faces Thu, 01 Aug 2013 19:08:42 GMT
The tools of the trade https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/7/the-tools-of-the-trade

Recently, I have had a steady stream of enquiries through the website asking for information on the equipment I use for my photography.  Therefore, I have created a page detailing all this information as point of referance.  Click on the link below to view the page:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/the-tools-of-the-trade

Canon EOS 5D MKII

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Canon Equipment Photography https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/7/the-tools-of-the-trade Sun, 28 Jul 2013 11:02:18 GMT
Baby Alaiya https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/7/baby-alaiya

It was a pleasure to photograph Baby Alaiya yesterday.  She is only five days old.... very cute!.

Alaiya's parents Glen and Maz wanted Alaiya photographed with the use of props so we had great fun putting her in plant pots and tweed baskets.

Please see here full the gallery of images:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/maz1

AL1 AL7

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Baby Newborn Photography Portraits https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/7/baby-alaiya Sun, 28 Jul 2013 07:51:31 GMT
Monday morning whites https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/7/monday-morning-whites

Well it's Monday morning once again and for most it's time to don the crisp white shirt for the office.

A fun shot to express a Monday!

This image has been added to the gallery for sale and download:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/h65e54372#h65e54372

Monday Morning Whites

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Canon Crisp Macro Shirt White https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/7/monday-morning-whites Mon, 22 Jul 2013 06:56:53 GMT
From another world! https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/7/from-another-world

Unfortunately I do not get the time to really enjoy the delights of macro photography.  It is fun hunting round around the garden looking for the tiny animals from another world right under our feet!

I captured this image of a tiny caterpillar chilling out on the back of a leaf.

The image is available for sale and download within the gallery here:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/h649329d9#h649329d9

From another world

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Canon Caterpillar Insect Macro https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/7/from-another-world Tue, 16 Jul 2013 05:45:00 GMT
A surpise thank you https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/7/a-surpise-thank-you

There was an unexpected knock on my front door yesterday. On opening the door I was greeted by a cheerful delivery man who handed me a parcel.  As I carried the item into my living room, my mind started to race as I desperately tried to remember what I could have possibly ordered!

I was deeply surprised and I don't mind admitting rather touched to find this stunning gift box.  A client had sent this to me as a thank you for the photographs I had taken of their newborn daughter.

Thanks guys.... this was very much appreciated!

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/7/a-surpise-thank-you Sun, 14 Jul 2013 09:18:30 GMT
Baby Darcie https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/7/baby-darcie

It was an absolute pleasure to photography Baby Darcie.  The 10 day old daughter of Robert and Melanie Heywood.  It is fair to say she is a gorgeous little baby!

The full set of images of Darcie can be found here:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/darcie1

Darcie 11

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Girl Portrait baby newborn https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/7/baby-darcie Fri, 05 Jul 2013 14:42:06 GMT
Chester Zoo https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/6/chester-zoo

I had a really good wonder around Chester Zoo earlier today.  I am ashamed to say I have not been there for about 15 years and it's only 3 miles from my house!

The zoo is a great place for photography and there where probably more photographers than visitors there today.  My only disappointment was that the Monkey Island and the insect area where both closed and the Tigers where not out in the pen.  Apart from that I had a great time and got lots of images.

For the final gallery please click on this link:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p204154827

CZ2

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Chester Elephant Lions Monkeys Wild Zoo life penquins https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/6/chester-zoo Sun, 30 Jun 2013 18:51:34 GMT
Beach Chalet shoot https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/6/beach-chalet-shoot

Last week, on a warm afternoon in Cornwall, I photographed Lindsay Andrews on the lawn of a beach chalet.  There was a brief window where the light was just right to capture some nice images of Lindsay in her new maxi dress.

The images have been added to her gallery:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p934645975

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Beach Chalet Cornwall Devon Female Portrait Women https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/6/beach-chalet-shoot Sat, 22 Jun 2013 16:11:47 GMT
The small life https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/6/the-small-life

I stumbled across (or should I say nearly trod on) this stunning looking Caterpillar chilling out in the sun.  It was on one of those rare occasions that I had my macro lens in my bag.  I got down and dirty on the path way and captured this great shot.

This image has been added to the gallery for sale and download:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/h6fbdb7c6#h6fbdb7c6

Caterpiller

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Caterpillar Insect Macro https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/6/the-small-life Sat, 22 Jun 2013 09:57:30 GMT
Go on - treat yourself! https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/6/go-on---treat-yourself

There are currently over 130 images for sale within the image:captured gallery.  The images chosen for sale would make great wall art for your home or office.  Further more, all the images I have personally taken and added to the gallery are bespoke.... one of a kind. Downloads are only £20 each.  Alternatively, there are a range of printing options available.  Treat your wall to something new!

See here for the Gallery:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171

The image below would look great on any deserving dining room wall!

The calm before the storm - West Kirby Marina

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Chester Photographer" art prints wall https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/6/go-on---treat-yourself Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:00:16 GMT
Aerial photography https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/6/aerial-photography

There is an exciting new development under way by Ebenezer Properties.  The restoration, redevelopment and refurbishment of a  Victorian building in the historic heart of Wrexham.  The Regent Offices and Business Centre, as it will be known, is set to open in summer 2013. As well as five offices, the development will feature two fully equipped conference rooms that can be hired for meetings, interviews, workshops, and presentations.

Each room is going to be named after a specific Welsh area or town.  One room in particuler is going to be named 'Harlech'.  Harlech is medieval town on the coast of Snowdonia.  The town boasts a 13th century castle and Ebenezer Properties where on the look out for an inspirational photograph of the castle to feature on the wall.

In my spare time I am a keen Paraglider Pilot and I fly Harlech reguarly when the wind blows in a north westerly direction.  I have soared over the castle on many occasions.  When I fly I normally take up a Canon Powershot SX1 bridge camera or a small DSLR with 35mm prime lens (I couldn't possibly take up my professional cameras and lenses - to heavy, bulky and far to expensive!).

Ebenezer Properties have chosen the image below to feature within the Harlech room.  I am delighted to have one of my aerial images on display within this new and exciting venture.

Harlech Castle - Aerial 2

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Castle Harlech https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/6/aerial-photography Fri, 14 Jun 2013 07:36:03 GMT
Welcome!!! https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/6/welcome Personalised images are available from image:captured.  More images from Baby James here:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/jane1 Welcome James

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Portrait baby boy newborn https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/6/welcome Wed, 12 Jun 2013 18:15:15 GMT
Your pet - captured https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/6/your-pet---captured

As an animal lover, I do enjoy photographing pets.  Animals will always  have a special place in our homes so treat yourself to that special photograph of your true best friend.

Pet photography is available through image:captured with a range of printing options from key rings to a large canvas.  I offer various packages so feel free to get in touch:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/contact.html

The photo shoot can be taken either on location or within my mobile studio.

These images are of Smudge the family cat taken on location.  For an example of a studio shoot see here:-

http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/jackson

 

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Pet animals cat portraits https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/6/your-pet---captured Wed, 05 Jun 2013 20:05:18 GMT
Baby James https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/6/baby-james It was a real pleasure to meet and photograph Baby James.  The son of Graham and Jane.  James is only 4 weeks old and was as good as gold! Montage 1

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Portrait baby boy newborn https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/6/baby-james Tue, 04 Jun 2013 06:44:36 GMT
Liverpool Street Dancers - Head Spin Boy https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/5/liverpool-street-dancers---head-spin-boy The images from the Liverpool Street Dancer and his crew - Head Spin Boy are ready for viewing.  See here for the gallery:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p526752153 HSB1 HSB9

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Liverpool dancers dancing street https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/5/liverpool-street-dancers---head-spin-boy Tue, 28 May 2013 17:00:00 GMT
United we stand https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/5/united-we-stand

My personal mark of respect to the recent events.

This image has been added to the Gallery:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/h60094FED#h60094fed

United we stand

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Churchill Jack Still Union Victory Winston life https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/5/united-we-stand Mon, 27 May 2013 17:23:48 GMT
St Michaels Mount https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/5/st-michaels-mount

St-Michaels Mount in Cornwall.  In my opinion the most iconic Cornish landmark and a stunning photographic location!

Most photographers shoot this location in the evening when the sun is dropping behind the horizon and the natural light provides a wash of oranges,reds and other warm colours.  Unfortunately, when I visited the area it was during the height of the summer at mid day so I opted for a black and white shot! 

I am due to go back to Cornall later this year on holiday so I have my fingers crossed I get to shoot there during an evening when the light is just right.

This image has been added to the Gallery:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/h6045fd40#h6045fd40

St Michaels Mount - Cornwall

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Michaels St cornwall mount https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/5/st-michaels-mount Tue, 21 May 2013 20:31:36 GMT
Heineken Royal Brewery https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/5/heineken-royal-brewery

I was invited to the Heineken Royal Brewery in Manchester earlier today to shoot a pallet stack.  The image is required for a Heineken internal safety brief which details the correct and safe way to stack pallets of stock.

This was a very tricky image to capture as the Fosters Lager packs where covered with transparent plastic support wrapping which was highly reflective.  This meant that my flash guns where blowing out the product I was trying to shoot!  After nearly an hour of moving my lights around and taking exposure after exposure I finally found the sweet spot and got the shot!

HRB 1

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Pallet Stack Storage Warehouse https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/5/heineken-royal-brewery Mon, 20 May 2013 19:22:55 GMT
Back in the day https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/5/back-in-the-day

I am always shooting new images for my Gallery.  I purchased this Kodak Brownie from a local vintage shop some time a go and I have used it as a prop many times since.

This image has been added the Gallery:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/h5f0a16da#h5f0a16da

Back in the day

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Brownie Kodak Still camera life https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/5/back-in-the-day Sun, 12 May 2013 09:32:29 GMT
New Borns https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/5/new-borns

Celebrate the arrival of your new born baby with stunning photographs from image:captured.

Home visits are available as I use a mobile studio which easily fits in the average sized living room.  The shoot is great value for money at £30. See the Price Lists page for more details:-http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/investment

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Portait baby boy newborn https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/5/new-borns Fri, 10 May 2013 17:32:50 GMT
Nailed https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/4/nailed

Yesterday I completed a small shoot for 'Nailed' in Chester.  Nailed is a Nail Salon run by Marie Smith and the images are required for her website.

The gallery of the four final images can be found here:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p31176945

ICN2

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) female" nails technician https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/4/nailed Mon, 29 Apr 2013 06:54:08 GMT
Cycling event https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/4/cycling-event

There was a lot of riders out on the A537 Buxton to Macclesfield Road.  I was there again with my camera to capture the action.  Only problem was I made the school boy error of not recharging my camera battery cutting my shoot short.... DOH!!!

More images can be found here:-http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p1038108367

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) A537 Buxton Cyclists Fiddle cat sports https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/4/cycling-event Sat, 27 Apr 2013 15:49:48 GMT
Going supersonic!!! https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/4/goiung-supersonic

I went up to the Peak District today to Photograph the Motorbikes.  Along the top of the Peak District runs the A537 Buxton to Macclesfield road which is known as the most dangerous road in the UK.  The A537 is a haven for Motorbikes and I have been planning a visit with my camera for ages.  Just the bad winter weather which has held me back.

Today I took my 70 to 200 2.8L lens and got low down and dirty in the ditches!

For more of the Motorbike images please follow this link to the Gallery:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p1061997936

PM1

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) A537 Cat Fiddle Motorbike https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/4/goiung-supersonic Sat, 20 Apr 2013 19:11:03 GMT
London Eye https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/4/london-eye Inspiration for this shot came from the Les Miserables poster.  The one with the young blonde girl with the piercing blue eyes.  I was really taken in by this striking portrait and just had to recreate it with my own twist! London Eye

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Les Miserables Portait https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/4/london-eye Mon, 15 Apr 2013 06:58:34 GMT
Light Blind https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/4/light-blind

When the sun shines in the morning, I just love the light that strikes my wall through the front window blinds.

If I had a willing subject at 8am the light would look great on a portrait. Feeling rather convinced that my girlfriend would not be up for the photograph and not wanting to waste the moment, my trusty artist mannequin got his next modelling job!

This image has been added to the Gallery:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/h5b674168#h5b674168

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Still artists life mannequin https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/4/light-blind Sat, 13 Apr 2013 09:49:40 GMT
Just for the Tin Man https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/4/just-for-the-tin-man

Earlier today I purchased this totally random item whilst in my local Supermarket. It was just sitting there on the shelf as I wheeled my trolley past and it caught my eye. The first thing I thought when I saw it was of the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz.!!!!

As my mind wondered to photography I just had to part with the £1.49 and shoot it!!!  I thought it would make a nice image for the Gallery:- http://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/p464267171/h5b011402#h5b011402

Just for the Tin Man

 

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nick.bubb@imagecaptured.co.uk (image:captured) Life Still https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/4/just-for-the-tin-man Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:35:36 GMT
Window Shopper https://www.imagecaptured.co.uk/blog/2013/4/window-shopper

I took