Mackie Studio - Work Experince

This week I travelled to Newquay to meet up with Karl Mackie founder of Mackie Studios. It was a work placement in which I was assisting on any tasks at hand and gaining as much knowledge about the design agencies, branding and business. 

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The week mainly consisted of getting to know Karl really well and learning about him and how he's got to the position he's in now and gained clients. I was able to take plenty of advice in how to go about creating projects and getting commissioned work.

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On the final day, we met up with the founders of Path Adventure to create a film and photographs of Karl and his Instagram process. They wanted to get a natural representation of the editing process and behind the scenes style of documentation. 

We traveled from Newquay to St Agnes, Hollywell, Watergate Bay and then to Fistral, documenting the journey and the adventure. It was great to be part of this collaboration and to be able to see both Karl and Path Adventures work together. 

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Overall the whole week was an amazing experience and I felt that a gained a great friend and mentor with Karl. He was able to give me loads of his time and was genuinely interested in my work and has plans for future collaborations. 

Check out Mackie Studios at... www.mackie-studio.com

also check out Karl's Photography at...www.karlmackie.com

Jollie Goods - Product range

Part of my internship with Candour Creative involved photographing the new range for Jollie Goods. "Jollie Goods is a more-than-profit enterprise passionate about creating fun and tangible opportunities to support local homeless charities and care for those facing homelessness." 

This was the first time id done any product shooting and not worked on a live location or with a model. The shoot was straight forward in that they wanted a wide selection of shots showing the socks and also a range of fun shots. 

This gave me a chance to experiment with loads of different and creative placements with the product but keeping with the current style and aesthetic of the company. We needed to also get a batch of shots which were similar to previous shoots to keep with the same style, this involved many shots clearly showing the product and all angles. 

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The studio set up was small but was all we needed to create the shots needed. It was good to be in a pop up studio like this as it shows you can create great shots using a simple location.

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed the shoot and the post production side of things, editing down a selection of images to send through and for the clint to use as content.  

It was also a great pleasure working the boys at Candour Creative as they have such an amazing vision and work style.

Check out some of Candour creatives other work at...www.candourcreative.co

Check out the new range and the old at... www.jolliegoods.com

Istanbul - RZIM

This week I travelled to Istanbul, Turkey with Candour Creative to document a series of talks and events held by 'RZIM' an international ministries organization. We were photographing and filming content for the organisation as well as filming the city and getting a full experience of the culture. 

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Our main focus of the week was to film and photograph the talks happening in and around the city held by RZIM featuring Os Guinness. Os is an established english author and social critic. We attended many talks and events which were held by RZIM and gathered a number of people from locals to people working in the city and students. 

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We also undertook a few interviews with some of the speakers and members of the public and organisers to get a different point of view on the event and any responses or thoughts. There was a theme surrounding ministry and outreach within the christian community in Turkey, so we wanted to get peoples opinions and ideas. Os Guinness was great to interview as we were able to further a lot of the discussions and go deeper into what he wants to see happen in Istanbul for the future, it was a great insight. 

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We ended the week short due to issues surrounding the country at that time but we were well looked after by Sanem. She is an inspiring woman and was refreshing to her passion for her work and love for her country. 

The experience was very interesting and to learn about the culture and the issues the country is facing. We loved working with RZIM and I hope to work with them in the near future.  

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Check out RZIM website at...www.rzim.org

Check out some other work by Candour Creative at... www.candourcreative.co