ACCESS

Getting yourself into the situation, facility, game or company of your subject(s) is the starting point. Whether commissioned or as a personal project, getting to the point to start shooting is a long process in itself, and can take weeks, months or even years of careful planning and effort. 

RESEARCH

Research and familiarity is really important. Knowing what you can about the people you are photographing is wise. Background information helps to build a story, and makes you feel better prepared. Also knowing all you can about locations, timings, weather, agendas, etc. It's always best to be prepared, and a US Army saying comes to mind, “Prior planning prevents piss poor performance.”

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR

If you are working on a commission, you will be given a brief, and guidelines you have to follow. But within this there will be elements really high-up on the list to capture. This could be the freezing of elaborate and precise movements for example, or for me, keeping a picture as honest as possible, and retaining as much of the subject’s character as I can is always top of the list. I feel that resonates more powerfully than anything else.

THE TOOLS FOR THE JOB

Making sure you have the right camera, lenses, rigs, people, lighting and production, it goes without saying, are crucial. Everything I shoot is now digital, and it is your responsibility not only to capture the imagery, but also it’s transfer, storage, safe-keeping and delivery too. I am including people in this “tools” point, as they are as, if not more, important than the equipment! Efficiency, reliability, effectiveness and team dynamics all hinge on people, and not the model of your camera. I would pick a cracking team over glitzy equipment any day.

 

Sight Sacrilization (Re) framing Switzerland - Simon Roberts

Simon Robert's observational footage of a snow-covered mountaintop. Simon's photography examines the impact of Switzerlands image. Here we have a short film, which is part of an exhibition at Fotostiftung Shweiz

(The Swiss Foundation for Photography).

TOP Tips on sports photography with Finn Taylor

We caught up with photographer Finn Taylor to get some first hand industry top tips on sports photography. 

Trapstar x Puma - Hamish Stephenson

PUMA and Trapstar release a Football-Inspired Collection shot by our own hamish stephenson 

Eudes de Santana X SEATMii by Cosmopolitan

Eudes de Santana captures the style and attitude of the unique new car. 

Exclusive look at Installation of Simon Roberts work "Sight Sacrilazation"

Now showing at Fotostiftung Schweiz, as part of the group exhibition 'Unfamiliar Familiarities: Outside Views on Switzerland’, Simon Roberts gives us an exclusive insight to the exhibition.

Fushimi Inari

Christoffer Rudquist takes us on a visual journey, as he creates his own visual map around Japan. 

BEHIND THE IMAGE WITH FINN TAYLOR AND FC BARCELONA

An insight into a day shooting with Finn Taylor for FCB

Behind the scenes with DMB x Nike

Exclusive look at what DMB production got up to on our latest shoot with Nike x Hamish Stephenson 

FFW GISELE

DMB WELCOMES EUDES de Santana

DMB would like to announce the arrival of a new brilliant photographer and video director Eudes de Santana!

We caught up with him to find out a bit more about his own creative vision.

01.01.2017

Christoffer Rudquist gives us another glance into his trip around Japan titled "01.01.2017"

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