Photography

New WordPress for Exeter’s TLB-Revival Motoring Event

Design Credo have created a new WordPress based website for the Turner Locker Barnfield Revival classic motoring event held at Barnfield Crescent, Southernay, Exeter.

Turner Locker Barnfield created a classic motoring event based in the heart of Exeter. Now in its third year the event is already very successful and achieving strong press coverage.

There is a need to present the success of the event in a way that can’t be achieved purely through social media. Further to this it is important to have and effective tool to manage enquiries and ideally diary the event into people’s digital communications.

The site uses the growing library of photography taken by Exeter based commercial photographer Andrew Butler as well as branding developed by Toucan in Exeter.

All aspects of the site’s development have been handled by Design Credo including, acquiring the domain, hosting the site, generation of concepts and content.

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New Digital Property Brochure for Exeter’s Forum

Design Credo have designed a new brochure for Exeter’s Forum city centre offices. Working to Exeter commercial property agencies Turner Locker Barnfield and Stratton Creber on behalf of Palace Capital the new brochure celebrates the refurbished facilities as well as the proximity to Exeter’s vibrant city centre.

Supported by new photographs by Andrew Butler the PDF has integrated links to location maps, floor plans and EPCs as well as the agents’ websites.

Click here to view the document.

Christmas Card Time

It’s that time of the year. I said I wasn’t going to do it (forcefully too) and then I went and did it. Yep, Christmas cards, and made I them myself too, with a bit of help from Stormpress that is.

Well, the story was Mark asked me to pop in and take some photos of when the Velo Vinatge crew hit Barnfield Crescent couple of weeks back. The light had all but gone so unusually (for me) one of the Nikon SB 910s came to the rescue and then Emily, a visitor to these parts, ‘created the moment’. Once I saw the image I had to eat my words (well I’d already had a pie) and do the card.

The difficult part was finding out who the subject was, it seemed rude not to ask permission, but Emily seemed happy enough and even asked me to send her a few.

The process was all Creative Cloud based – Lightroom > Photoshop > InDesign > PDF and a quick email to Stormpress, I reckon it took Tristan 2 hours to have them printed, packed and supplied with envelopes too.

It turn’s out they would have printed the mailing labels as well but no, we love spending the weekend delving into the intricacies of Filemaker templates. Lifelong learning folks.

Ho, Ho, Ho.

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Greenwood Guitars and Violins – WordPress Website

Some time ago we were teased with a post about a guitar shoot by Andrew Butler. Well the images are now up and the site is in testing phase.

Working for Greenwood Guitars and Violins of Looe, Cornwall, Design Credo of Exeter have created a new WordPress website .

Design Credo of were approached to create the website following a glowing recommendation from Kevils the Paignton based BMW bike custom shop.

Really happy with the site and I also wanted to thank you for all the hard work and effort you put into it for me; it’s definitely put us on the world stage. Kev-Hill

 

The GGV guitars were shot with the Nikon D800e using a very simple lighting setup. The time frame to photograph the guitars was limited due to them being shown in a number of outlets in the south.

The guitars are all high quality finely crafted and totally hand-built in the UK using traditional techniques.

2014 Calendar Time

Some time ago I posted about the exeter civil engineering photography of the Exe cycle bridge, well now the work gets an outing in the form of the D&B 2014 calendar.

The layout and outputting was done by the great team at Stormpress a huge thanks in particular to Hayleigh for doing such a good job. It was nice to be able to recommend a local supplier and pleasing that the result was of such a high standard.

I must admit when mention was initially made that the photography was going to be used to populate a calendar I wasn’t certain that we had a baker’s dozen in a similar aspect ratio. Pleasing also to see the work appearing on the Exeter Maritime Services websites.

So what would Andrew Butler like for 2014? Well, more of this photography would be nice.

Meßsucher – an exhibition of photographs by Andrew Butler

OK, at very short notice I have been asked to fill a gap on a wall. A bit of history, we used to run from an office over The Café, Topsham so it’s a bit like returning home.

The photos in the show are all taken with a modern Leica, the M9, using Leica lenses: a 28mm Summicron (Asph), a 50mm Summilux (Asph), or a (1962) 90mm Elmarit.

The Leica M9 is a small inconspicuous digital rangefinder camera, it doesn’t have autofocus, it has fairly simple centre weighted metering and it doesn’t do video. Launched in September 2009, the M9 marked the return for Leica rangefinders to what has recently become known as full frame or 35mm format. It shares a lineage that dates back to the first Leitz Camera prototype of 1913 designed by Oscar Barnack. Although a modern camera the M9 will work well with lenses from earlier ‘M’ (Meßsucher) series cameras dating back to 1954.

The 35mm format was almost an accident based on available movie film stock; in many ways it is a compromised platform for photography. However, intended as a ‘compact camera for landscape photography’ the Leica fulfils that purpose to this day.

These images – for me at least – are what photography used to be about and are also an expression of the original Leica ideal; the landscapes are both rural and urban and record travels including Topsham, Dartmoor, London, Paris, Switzerland, Lisbon and Palermo.

Opening Times

The Exhibition runs from 8th- 31st Aug 2013 at The Cafe, 76 Fore St, Topsham, Exeter, Devon EX3 0HQ ‎01392 877827

Thanks

Paul for offering the space.
Niche in Bristol and particularly Hannah for turning the images around so quickly.
David of Stable Art in Bodmin who was as ever upbeat, helpful and inspiring.
Karin for giving me the kick to do it.
Dad.