Journal posts for Gear

Do you really need 4k? – All you need to know in 2021
02 February 2021 - Gear, Guide
There’s been a race on by camera manufacturers for the hearts and minds of content creators – The Resolution War. These days pretty much any consumer or professional camera can now shoot 4k (or UHD) and many are now exceeding this, some outputting 8k resolutions. However, during any race to get the best and brightest,

Vintage Glass & “Lens Character” – What’s all the fuss about?
14 January 2021 - Gear
Imagine this. We walk into a huge white room, and under silk covers are two cars. With a flourish we dramatically whip off the covers. The first is a Tesla, a top of the range model boasting the latest technology and 0-60 time that will move internal organs. The second, an original Jaguar e-type, the

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Ahiflower – Working with nature, not against it
01 October 2020 - Gear, Project
  Palladian had worked with Ahiflower before, with great success so when they contacted us again for a further shoot, we were only too happy to oblige. Ahiflower operate within the health and wellness sector, and have a very close relationship with a number of Independent British farmers who grow their crop; the ahiflower. Their brand is

5Dmk2 – The Little Camera that Could
10 July 2020 - Gear
To understand why this camera was so significant, you have to understand the camera market in 2008. DSLR hybrids (able to shoot stills and video) hadn’t been fully realised. Back then, cameras tended to either shoot video or photos, but not both. Smartphones were in their infancy with the iPhone 1 being released a year

Drones: Flying inside – ‘It can’t be done!’
16 May 2020 - Gear
It’s pretty much universally agreed, drones are brilliant. When it comes to bang for the buck, including drone footage or stills in any project will raise the production value for relatively little extra budget. However something we’ve noticed gaining popularity, and something we’ve increasingly being asked to do, is to fly inside. So, can you

Belmond – Shooting events the right way
15 May 2020 - Gear, Project
    Belmond approached us to shoot a series of events they had planned to promote Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. Let’s be clear; it’s a special place. Founded by Raymond Blanc as a home away from home and nestled in the Oxfordshire countryside, the principle is simple – great food along with exceptional service. An

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Are Mobile phones the new handheld camera?
15 May 2020 - Gear
Mobile phones have had a profound affect on our society but perhaps no more so than cameras. There was a time when you didn’t have a camera on you 24 hrs a day – we know, hard to imagine now. In the early 2000’s  ‘Pocket cameras’ were some of the best selling. Big names like