After entering the Best Shots Photographic competition & being shortlisted as one of the top 100 entrants out of over 8000 to win earlier this month, MC Photography are proud and excited to announce that we are one of the top 30 winners! Our photograph of The Bull Ring Arena, Birmingham proved a hit with the judging panel after apparently much deliberation they decided the entry was one of the best!
The chance photograph was taken by Mark Crapper of MC photography while on location, he said:
“I found the textures and lines of the architecture interesting and the sun was catching the silver tones of the building perfectly, this caught my eye instantly & I just had to get the shot”.
There will be a touring exhibition of all the shortlisted entrants work at The Station in Richmond, starting 14th July 2013 where votes can be made for the most popular photograph and photographer, this will be determined by public voting, the photographer will also win a further £1000 prize. The voting system will operate online as well as at each of the four exhibition venues. Prints will also be on sale here along with the opportunity to vote, all prints will be produced by local Sheffield sponsor & one of our suppliers, Peak Imaging.
The Top Draw Prize – A Week’s Stay in a Vivat Trust Holiday Property!
Participation in Best of the Best will give all ‘voters’ entry into a fabulous prize-draw that will be made at the end of 2013, when the exhibition tour finishes. A full list of all the draw prizes will be announced prior to the opening of the Best Shots Exhibition at The Station in July 2013.
The Vivat Trust, one of the foremost restoration charity’s in the UK, has kindly donated a week’s holiday in one of their portfolio of 29 properties. The choice of house and the dates are to be agreed between the winner and the Vivat Trust for a holiday to be taken in 2014.
So remember, please pledge a £1 vote for us & also donate to charity at the same time!
Voting commences from 14th July, online & in person at the touring exhibition.
As a self confessed lover of Christmas, I (Max) was singing The Pogues as soon as Bonfire night was over. That being said, I cannot believe that this most wonderful time of year is upon us again and here at MC Photography, we've been working on our annual card. The eagle eyed of you (anyone who follows us on Instagram) will know very well we've using our plastic mascots Lego Mark & Max for the past few years to show what we've been up too, and they've made it onto our christmas cards for the past 2 years....
Whether it be carving pumpkins, trick or treating, watching gory horror films, or in our case photographing skeletons at dinner, Halloween is inherently and most importantly, a lot of fun.All the way back in December 2016, yes I know it really doesn't feel that long ago does it, we had the pleasure of being asked to photograph some very particular room sets for our long term friends, and clients, Smiffys for the 2017 catalogue.
Yet again we’ve reached the drab and dreary month of January, and we’re all still a little hungover from the rich foods of Christmas, and richer drinks of New Year’s Eve.
That been said, we’re now well into January, with 2016 not to far in the distant memory.
We had a great 2016 here at MC Photography (so much we didn’t even have the times to write these blogs!)
It has been a pleasure to continue to work with our long standing clients, Smiffys, Record Power & Irwin to mention a few. And equally as such, a delight to be part of new projects with companies like Duro, Evoluted, Quicktrack and IC Innovations.
To thank everyone we have worked with over the past 12 months would take much longer than this short blog would allow, so below weve put together a grouping of some our favourite shots, from some of our favourite shoots.
* Unfortunately due to liscening, we cant post recent Smiffy’s shots, but theres an old one in there to fill the gap regardless.
Again, to mention all the wonderful people we worked with in 2016 would not be the most fun to read, but we would like to extend all of our thanks to our delightful, returning and new clients. We cant wait to work with you all again in 2017.
Happy New Year everyone, we wish you all a prosperous 2017!
In May, 2015 MC Photography started some work for brand new client Progressive Safety Footwear and Clothing LTD. We took a short drive and attempted to show case their brand new JCB Keele shorts.
Progressive Safety Footwear and Clothing Limited is a well known company supplying safety footwear, protective workwear, PPE, business wear and workplace safety products to all market segments across the UK and Ireland and provide a complete in-stock service for all your health and safety requirements.
Collette has been with MC Photography for almost 9 years, from what started out as a small job whilst studying Photography at college, into a full time studio manager, becoming a valued member of the MC Photography team who will be missed.
Collette, who runs her own wedding & fitness photography business Picture Perfect Photography recently had her own wedding on the top of the Rockofellar Centre in New York!
Max, will be taking over Collettes roll within the company.
At the beginning of March mcphotography’s Mark and new apprentice Max took the trip to manufacturers, Sheffield Precision Medical, who specialise in creating precise surgical tools. We depicted their process of making the tools.
Sheffield Precision Medical really set the standard in designing and manufacturing surgical tools, using the most advanced CNC machines, they really do create flawless pieces. Mcphotography were commissioned to leave their Sheffield studio and to go and take some professional photographs of the process that they go through to reach a final product for use in brochures, on their website & flyers etc.
Mixing the old with the contemporary and using bright colours and prints, Sophie has created an ultra modern and comfortable interior and exterior design. We created architectural images and house photography as a record of her hard work for use in PR, magazines and her own website, www.sophiepeckettdesign.com . We feel that the use of photography in business is always helpful to allow prospective clients to visualise what it is you have to offer them.