PR Photographer Edinburgh, Glasgow, Scotland… how about in space? I had to use my tallest tripod for this one. ;-) Ok, I didn’t actually take this picture but I DID take the pics of this Royal Bank of Scotland tenner being launched into space.
As well as sending my own pics around national media, I sent the above pic as a collect. Taken by a GoPro attached to the weather balloon and filming the banknote. If I’m honest it’s probably the coolest pic I’ve seen in ages.
PR Photographer? You can’t take this job too seriously. It’s all about interacting with people and that’s what gets the best from them. If that means you have to act the fool now and again, then so be it. ;)
Photography and mountains? These boots were made for walking… and photography.
Photography in the mountains? It’s been a while since this gear and boots have been out of the cupboard, sadly. However, when a client wants me to do product and lifestyle photography at the top of a mountain, well, you gotta do what you gotta do…
I was out on a job for a client the other day at the Briggait, a Glasgow institution. Part of the job was at Glasgow Green, so as I wandered over I stopped and did a double take at Paddy’s Market.
I dropped a frame through the railings, and it’s a bit of a sorry state. I was always a big fan, as I still am of the Barras. Of course there were issues, there were drugs and there were stolen goods, but they were in the minority and the traders did their best to rid the market of these undesirable elements. I grew up wandering these markets and staring in awe at the people who would buy ONE shoe, or Sydney Devine’s Greatest Hits on a cassette with a dodgy designed and photocopied cover. It was part of my youth, and my life is better because of it.
Over 30 years ago, as a Photography student I wandered about this lane with camera in hand. There were amazing sights to behold as a young snapper, youth being on my side as it was obvious I wasn’t from the Polis. (Although give it time and I would be…) Although I do remember a few of us doing some project or whatever and a guy shouting ” Who ur ye takin’ photies fur?” and without thinking I shouted back “The ‘broo…” well, we did have to drop a few frames and then run that time, but it was all just good natured banter. Strangely enough that wouldn’t be the last time I dropped a few frames and ran, but that’s a story for another day.
I do remember when I was at the Evening Times I got summoned there to give backup to another photographer who had been tasked with doing pics there for a feature. He’s been getting a bit of aggro from some heavies. The best bet in a case like this, is find who looks to be the oldest and most veteran trader you can see, approach them, tell them you’re from the Evening Times and it’s a good news story, nothing dodgy. I must admit my accent changes depending on who I’m speaking to… sorry. ;) They will then spread the word that you’re a “good guy”. I’ve done this on more than one occasion. The main thing is be honest, and don’t take the proverbial…
As part of the Cooncil’s gentrification, sorry “regeneration” plans, Paddy’s was closed in 2009. Glad to see they’ve made good use of the space, err.. hold on????
It’s been long overdue, but finally, we have our new Warren Media website.
We’ve been planning on updating the website for a while now. The last one was ok, but it didn’t work very well on mobile phones, so a change was needed. As well as making sure the site looks great on mobile phones we’ve done a lot of behind the scenes work. The site should now load quicker, and be easier to navigate.
We’ve tried to keep the front page as simple as possible with links to the main areas of work we undertake. Photography, Video Production and Multimedia.
Our Latest News area deserves a special mention, here you will be able to read about the latest jobs we have been working on, interesting things happening in the worlds of photography, video, multimedia and Press/PR. Or maybe it’s just funny pics of me with Elvis. ;)
Also, it’s worth mentioning our Terms & Conditions page, I know it sounds boring, but well worth reading. (I promise it’s brief and concise.)
As well as the Contact page, down the bottom of all of the pages you will find contact emails and phone numbers for our staff. I deal with all the technical stuff, whilst Mairi deals with the admin, invoices and paperwork. Don’t feel sorry for her, she really likes it. ;) Henry runs our complaints dept. Especially don’t feel sorry for Henry, he loves dealing with complaints. Saying that, we’re proud that we rarely ever get complaints, which means Henry can spend the day sleeping and dreaming about the day he can get one over on the two office cats Oscar and Bella. They don’t get a mention on the contacts page as , well, c’monn, what exactly do cats do? Really? They just sleep all day and plan how they can get one over on Henry. ;)
If you want to chat about what we can do for you, whether it be PR photography, a promotional video, or a multimedia slideshow, feel free to get in touch via our contact page or use the email/phone details below. Apart for Henry, he’s not allowed a mobile phone anymore… Not after the last time… :o