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what happens when you use a hassleblad h4d to shoot a music festival?

So a couple of weeks ago I got the privilege to run some great photographers for the new festival in Dundee called Carnival 56 and this took quite alot of my time and so i didn't get to shoot as much as I would have liked to but I was lucky enough to be allowed on stage for Rudimentals headline set and I thought it would be a good time to crack out the hassy and here are some of the pics:












Its safe to say it was alot of fun using the hassy!!!!


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an epic shoot day

so a few weeks ago I had a free day and I wanted to see how many models I could shoot in a day. The reasoning behind this is because im well into planning a new book and I want to create alot of images for the book but I want to do it in quite a precise way. And so I enlisted the help of an epic team - these guys: @ingridperegrina_makeup @laurenadessimua @kim_boyd_mua @jennaclaytonmua @leona.provence @ellie_mccallumm @katmacmellon @ionacrawford

And we shot 17 models in one day took over 4000 images and I spent quite a long time editing as a result! But here are a few of the images! Hit up my instagram to see loads more!!! :

https://www.instagram.com/mattsphotosuk/















An obsession with early mornings!

If you are ever on my Instagram you will notice quite alot of beach shoots and you may be wondering why! Well basically i live 10 min from the beach - its gorgeous and when the sun comes up (this is at 4.30 in Scotland in the summer you dont know what you will get in terms of light and weather!) and it is always exciting!

But here are a few images that I love from shoots at the beach!:
















6 months with my Hasselblad h4d

I've now had my Hasselblad for 6 months and I thought I would write up a few observations about it. To start - I have pretty much my whole life wanted a Hasselblad I would say I do have mild GAS (gear acquisition syndrom) in the lightest most un-serious way!  having said that i did just clear out my collection of totally broken unusable cameras (about 15) which i really didn't want to throw away but couldn't be bothered to fix as they were pretty much in an horrific state! Thats not including the 40 something actual working cameras I have but anyway...

So I obviously want the Hasselblad h6d but didnt have £35k to spend so I ended up getting the h4d 40 with an 80m lens and 2 batteries within the budget I had.

There are many reasons why I wanted a Hasselblad but the main one was the fact that you get a medium format look from a medium format camera and its impossible to replicate that with a dslr and I had a lot of misses with my film hassy so was keen to look at the digital…

Incidental landscapes

I have spent a lot of time traveling over the past few years and I love it,
I get to go to amazing places meet great people and create films, videos or shoot stills for them.
And one of the things is that I just love shooting images and so when i'm not working I go out and shoot stuff! And I decided it might be a good idea to put those images in one place! S

So i've just finished Incidental Landscapes: If you have an apple device you can download it:

Here

I hope you like :-)

2017 a year of fun ahead!

So it is nearly the end of January 2017 which is quite exciting!
I always like this period as its a chance to build on what I did right the year before and correct the things that didn't go so right!

So this year - The main plan is the create more films and shoot more stills!
I mean alot more of everything as thats what i love to do!

And spend more time looking - sometimes I can forget that its as important to look at life as it is to look through a lens at life.

but in the meantime here's our new showreel which I thought everyone might like:


MBP showreel 2016/17 from MBP LTD on Vimeo.

and here are some stills from the hassleblad - i feel im really getting to grips with this camera now, it took a few weeks to really understand what it can do and wow im blown away!





Lots more images to follow and more info on kit as ive got some pretty fun new lights and adapters which ill tell you all about over the next few weeks and months!

In the meantime happy 2017 and hope the next 11 month…

A digital Hasselblad

It is exactly 1 week since I got a new camera whoooo

Now I need to make a confession- I like cameras, I like everything to do with cameras, I like new kit, lenses, lights, tripods, I mean i even get excited about a new lens cloth so when I finally got a chance to buy a Hassy I got very excited to say the least!

Now this particular camera is more than just another camera for me, since i first started taking images Hasselblad as a company represented the very best in camera systems and I never thought I would actually be able to shoot with one yet alone own one. It was something to strive towards and hope one day to borrow!

So after many years I finally have one! Now its not the newest version (aka the £30k version!!) but its still EPIC!!! And here are a few example images whooooooo:

So to begin with was an epic journey to ffordes photographic just outside Inverness a short 6 hour round trip!!!!
And I ended up with this: 

And this is next to my canon 7dmk2:



And here are a few images fro…