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As a commercial photographer, I get to do all sorts of cool stuff.
This is a commercial shoot for the world renowned outdoor clothing manufacturer PHD. They make expedition gear for the likes of British explorer and all-round legend Sir Ranulph Fiennes. I was given a tight a deadline. A full day of shooting, edited and delivered in two days ready for a new website and product launch. The commercial shoot was for their new super-high-end K-Series down gear. Theses jackets and sleeping bags are super light-weight to be used on the mountains. Amazing kit, as light as a feather and amazingly warm.
Commercial photographers don’t all get helicopters and fine accommodation: The day started from a glamorous climbers hut and a bit of off-roading to get to our location. Lugging myself, my equipment and three models and another car in convoy, we set off, to our location. It was a pretty neat location. A bit of a photographer’s dream. The sort of place that works photographically and commercially. It just screamed ‘epic’!
Our spot was on Wrynose Pass, in the Lake District. A location so beautiful my photograph of it appeared the following day in the Guardian newspaper as the centre fold.
With commercial photographer’s assistants (ok, Pete and his wife from PHD helped) making the gear changes run smoothly. I spent a solid day on the mountain. This was followed by another two solid days of editing (a couple of beers) and finally the finished commercial photography was delivered to the client. A nice bonus, was (except a blow out on the car) no damaged gear too.
To see some more of the images live, please visit PHD’s website www.phdesigns.co.uk
I always enjoy taking photographs on assignments like this. If you’d like to employ a commercial photographer, for something similar, please get in touch on +44 (0) 7901 617571 or firstname.lastname@example.org