Our New View Camera is on it’s way
Our Cambo Ultima Technical View Camera has and will continue to deliver outstanding photography for our clients.
The Ultima has more movements available than most technical cameras and wants for nothing when we are delivering our best photography.
However, some of you might have noticed the Ultima has a lot of something else; size and bulk, it’s really, really heavy. At times it can be lot of hard work, especially when out on location.
A small lighter camera when in the field
The Ultima is a big heavy camera to take out in the field.
The Cambo Actus has most of the features and movements of our Ultima but it is, (as you can see) very compact and lightweight. This should make our new camera quick and easy to use on location.
Talking less time to deliver the same results will bring the cost of using the best technical solutions for architectural photographer and Product Photographer within the budgets of many more commercial clients and across a wider range of photographic disciplines and styles. Just perfect for our clients commercial work here at Allinsons Photography.
A quick and easy access to creative techniques
If that was not impressive enough, (I know it’s not that exciting but I’m always impressed by good technical photographic solutions) we believe that the ease of use this camera offers will make many complex creative applications more readily available. Such as, “selective focus” techniques giving us a wider choice of easily applied creative techniques on many more jobs.
This camera is just perfect for those days at Allinson’s that are full of creativity and I know our colleague Kevin from Radcliffe Photography will get so much out of this camera for all of our client’s.
A more versatile technical solution
This is not the first time Allinson’s Photography has looked to Cambo for our technical view camera solutions. The precision control of all the movements within a fraction of a millimetre makes it an easy choice. Also, unlike the many tilt shift solutions presented to us by the big brand camera manufactures, (who generally only support their own equipment) we find the versatility of Cambo Cameras very appealing.
Cambo always caters for our full array of camera sensor (digital backs, or digital cameras) and lens choice. An range of almost endless combinations are available to us with both our Cambo cameras. We can use just about everything we already own, or wish to purchase with these cameras.
My favourite combination for the our Actus I think will be our superbly sharp Schneider Digitar lenses (designed specifically for medium format digital backs) with the new medium format Fujifilm GFX 50S mirrorless camera when it arrives in March. Let us hope that Cambo machine our mounting plate for the new GFX very soon after we take delivery.
Despite January turning over more in a month than we have for over 20 years we have very little news other than it has been very busy at Allinson’s Photography. A lot of the additional work appears to be residential properties, I think once the Christmas decorations had been taken down clients became intent of filling our diaries.
It’s good to be appreciated and in demand!
A great start to the year, no doubt and I hope all our clients and followers are enjoying similar success.
New investments for February
There is some great news on the way in February as we look to make more significant investments on behalf of our clients.
I’ll say little more for now but we hope to have a more manageable technical solution and higher resolution available in our medium format range of equipment.
This must be my shortest Blogpost ever. Just too busy working this month to make or write January news. February however, well, here is a sneak peek video of something very similar to what we expect to take delivery of in February, (we will be using small and medium format with this view fantastic lightweight technical view camera) with more to come in March.
2016 a year when Allinson’s Photography Expanded
So here I am again with the start of a new year blog post that looks back at another bumper year for Allinson’s Photography.
I know many people are pleased to see the back of 2016 but it has been a massive year for Allinson’s Photography, not only for the usual reasons; “doubled our turnover, (again) large investments in equipment, (again) which is pretty much how the year unfolded. I could almost copy and past it from our 2015 review.
Expanding Allinson’s Photography through collaboration
While “more work and more gear” is always great, far bigger news this year has been how we have been working together with Kevin at Radcliffe photography.
Kevin Radcliffe is an outstanding commercial photographer and is often referred to by those of us working in the advertising industry as the most creative of photographers in this region.
This opportunity to work with another great qualified photographer could not be passed up, the result has been a seamless collaboration between the Allinson’s Photography and Radcliffe Photography businesses.
Already an number of our clients have seen and enjoyed the benefits of what can be delivered by a much more resourceful supplier of professional photography.
Working together to offer more
Those clients who have been with us from the start may well remember that before Allinson’s Photography Kevin and myself worked together at Photogenic Studios. At the time it was without doubt The North’s leading photographic studio, based in Newcastle upon Tyne for many years delivering a vast amount of work for leading agencies and brands across many photography styles and disciplines. Things have moved on and advanced so much since then but I’m sure it is our history of working together at the highest level that has made our recent collaboration so easy.
The two studios already have similar methods and wrokflow when it comes to delivering the same high standard of professional photography.
There are many advantages to be gained for each of our studio’s and of course all of our clients as together we can provide not one but two qualified photographers with an extensive range of experience, skills and equipment that truly is unique and second to none.
While the nature of most work at Allinson’s Photography keep me booked solid day in day out the opposite is often true of any high end Advertising Photography studio, as with most photographers in this field of work, even when at their busiest you can find a few gaps in Kevin’s diary. Collaboration has given us and our clients access to the gaps in the diary of another qualified photographer with extensive experience. In return, this has freed up some of my time allowing me to work on the more technical aspects and/or processing of the work at Radcliffe Photography.
Our new City Centre Photography Studio
While Kevin brings additional creativity and skills to our business he also provides resources such as additional city centre studio space. The Tower Studio is larger than our existing studio and centrally located in the historic Sallyport Tower with off street parking on Tower Street for clients, a great addition for many our clients at Allinson’s Photography.
The collaboration works very much as a two way street and we deliver many resources and assets to Radcliffe Photography. Their clients now benefit greatly form our photoshop skills which better match Kevin’s creativity as well as bringing an extensive range of photographic technical skills and solutions such as our technical view camera, additional lighting and Elevated Photography with our 50ft mast to the Radcliffe Photography business.
Two small studios each with unique client base and a good cross over of; skills, experience and equipment.
Together we deliver a much wider and more diverse range of creative and technical solutions that most photographers can not hope to match.
Putting together this collaboration and pooling our resources throughout 2016 has been an easy and enjoyable process. We are confident that together we deliver a wider range of experience, skills and solutions, than any other photography studio.
I can’t wait to see how we grow and the work we deliver throughout 2017, after many decades working in photography this has to be the most exiting of times for me.
Happy New Year to all our clients and we are looking forward to using all our skills and additional resources to support your business throughout 2017.
Our Hidden View exhibit was a great opportunity for us at Allinson’s Photography to invite clients and friends to visit our new studio space in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne and show of all the resources we now have available following our recent decision to collaborate and work hand in hand with Radcliffe Photography.
This invitation to an evening of free drinks in the fascinating historic tower proved very popular, with people dropping in to the studio at all times to enjoy a chat and a drink while viewing some of Kevin’s photography, (much of which can often be found for sale in Fenwick dept store).
I can see us doing this again in 2017