Last month all of us at MC Photography challenged ourselves’ to a personal project mission to find Sheffield’s most characteristic faces in a view of capturing them in a series of portraits. Using some of the markets latest professional equipment including a Hasselblad HD3 camera, we created indifferent lighting techniques and then went onto develop some unique post production techniques. We think that our efforts were certainly not waisted and they achieved some images to be proud of.
The images have been entered into Creative Reviews Photography Annual 2010 in a non commercial/personal work category so watch this space & we will keep you posted!
We are still looking for more faces so we can continue to develop & create another fresh unique style and way of portraiture photography.
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITH AN UNUSUAL CHARACTER IN THEIR FACE?….We are asking you to get in touch! (The sitters will even get a free copy of their professional images).
WE SUPPORT TOMORROWS YOUNG CREATIVES FOR A BETTER FUTURE
MC Photo’s Director Mark Crapper is celebrating the success of the many students that have visited his studio on work experience over this school year. “I believe it is important to invest time in young people to help them develop their skill for future life and to try and make sure the standards of the professional photographic industry continue to and beyond level of what they are today”.
Throughout the placements individuals are encouraged to handle the array of professional equipment we have and also to shoot images of their own to takeaway with them to show tutors, parents and other peers.
Photograph above: Chenille Moss of All Saints Catholic
High School, work experience student 28th June – 2nd July.
© MC Photography
The students have ranged from aged 15 – 24, and they have visited the studio from a number of different Sheffield Schools, Colleges & Universities, some through Business & Education and others chose to contact the studio directly.
Mark plans to continue supporting tomorrows young individuals passing on his 20 year knowledge expertise both in photography and business to all that visit.
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.