Helios 58mm f2.0 – Swirly Bokeh

Helios 58mm f2.0 – Swirly Bokeh

Today, I had chance to put the Helios 58mm f2 through its paces. I specifically set out to achieve the ‘swirly bokeh’ look so I wouldn’t say this is a substantial ‘test’ by any means… but hopefully my initial thoughts will be useful. Most will recognise the 58mm Helios as a characterful lens – with…

The Fighter

The Fighter

Muay Thai seems to be a recurring theme in recent blog posts. And whilst I continue to work on the documentary-short for the infamous Wicker Camp, there’s been very little time to take on new projects. Two weeks ago, I finally got some downtime and managed to gather a small crew for some shooting fun at a local…

More Blood & Charity Bike Rides

More Blood & Charity Bike Rides

What a great week it’s been! Along with making serious headway on the upcoming Muay Thai documentary, I’ve also signed up to document a trans-UK charity bike ride. As a competitive cyclist, I often travel the UK at weekends. It’s for that reason that two weeks ago I found myself in a car on the way to Newcastle. Sharing…

Blood, Sweat and Updates

Blood, Sweat and Updates

An eventful week began with my first full shoot at Hydra Creative – a flat out, adrenaline-filled, fitness promo. It’s 5AM Monday morning – I’m packing up the gear and heading into Sheffield. Thankfully, the longer October nights mean sunrise comes at a more sociable time and, luckier still, the skies are clear for the first shot of the day,…