Upping Your Camera Phone Photography Game During Lockdown…

This week we launched the first of our Youtube Tutorials that can help you be creative at home and during the #Lockdown.

First Episode: Getting Started with Lightroom Mobile

 

Thinking about the future, it’s always great to forge forward with a sense of where we’ve come from and the things we’ve achieved and, with that in mind as well as the desire of wanting to give back to a community I’ve learnt so much from, I decided to create tutorials about @adobe’s #lightroomMobile.

Now, though the weather is beaming and many of us are blowing off the lockdown cobwebs and racing outdoors, my aim here is to not just educate people but to also inspire them to go back through the many images they’ve collected on their devices over the years and to relive, enhance and maybe even create something new to share or reconnect with those involved.

Starting off with a quick tour and aimed at all skill-levels, Founder & Director Darren Bandoo guides you through free mobile photo-editing app, Lightroom Mobile. In these 5-min tutorials, you will learn how to enhance existing images making them better before you add your filters, add and create your own style and save presets, and all-in-all up your photography game.

Stop by our channel to check out the first episode and don’t forget to Like, Comment and Subscribe!

 

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Tough times ahead… it’s time to think differently!

COVID-19 is devastating lives, families, communities and economies with no foreseeable end in sight and our hearts go out to all those who have been impacted the most and lost people close and dear to them…

We are in some very uncertain times, indeed. With global lockdowns, social distancing and isolation it seems like civilisation is on pause for everyone. And, while we wait for solutions and vaccines, from something so destructive and painful to us comes just one positive as our cities, industries and lives come to a halt carbon emissions are reducing greatly and Mother Nature gets a moment to heal…  It’s taken this to make that happen!

Could the changes we make now to the way we live, work and play become the blueprint for the future?

Working smarter not only for our personal safety but for the benefit of all, including our planet?

Virtual offices, Video conferences, Virtual Hang-outs, FaceTime and social media are commonplace for those well versed and once frowned upon but the masses are fast becoming important and everyday tools for us to stay in touch and connected. Social Events, Festivals, Concerts are all transitioning to these platforms for live content delivery…

It’s a time for thinking differently.

Do you have content you wish to deliver to your audience? A panel discussion with remote speakers, perhaps?

Let us help you deliver live content,  edit it for your video channel(s) and create bite-sized chunks to get your message to your audiences across your social accounts…

Contact us red

 

#EventProfs #Events

Production Managing for Charity

There are those moments in your life when you have the pure pleasure of meeting amazing people who are doing some truly incredible things.  My most recent of these moments was meeting and assisting the non-profit team of A Leg To Stand On, an organisation dedicated to working with treatment providers in Asia, Africa and Latin America to provide free high-quality and continuous orthopaedic care to more than 18,000 children in need within their program.

It was magic to hear how much of a difference this program has made to so many and being a part of this fundraiser was an absolute honour.

Here’s a sneak-peek at the ‘Rocktober’ event complete with a silent auction and billed performances from garage bands from within the financial businesses that support the cause…

Progress & Gratitude

As with all businesses, you lay milestones at every key growth point and celebrate still being in business…

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That is the case here as in January we rebranded to DRGNFLY Productions with a sexy new log, we became an LTD, we’ve grown our relationships with some key freelance creatives and have had our biggest team onsite recently for a conference.  If that wasn’t fabulous enough, we’ve been involved with such a variety of different jobs and have just produced our first highlight video with 2 more in production for our clients – You can see this here or at the bottom of this post.

Wow, huh?!

As the Director/owner and developing this from a freelancer transitioning from his previous career, I have so much gratitude every day to be doing something I absolutely love.  There are so many people out who don’t take chances to risk it all to be happy, however, I’m not going to stand here and say (or sit and type) that it was an easy choice because frankly it wasn’t. Certain events happened that were out of my control at the time and if they hadn’t there is a good chance I’d still be doing what I was doing before and not feeling fulfilled. Whoa, now that is an even scarier thought!

Transitions like this don’t happen by yourself and I’m not giving any motivational speeches but literally does take a village to do anything these days if you want it bad enough. I put myself out there and I like to believe that people saw and continue to see how driven and passionate I am about what I do. It is to those who have been on, assured, assisted, enhanced and/or guide me along my journey that I have to thank (family, friends, clients and mentors) most of which know who you are already. But, for my readers, please stop by my Instagram to see who these wonderful folks are in my recent posts 🙂 Oh and don’t forget to follow us all – we follow back 😉

I’ll leave it there for now, so please enjoy this first highlight video…

Don’t forget to discuss your next photography/videography requirements with us!

 

Shoot with: Lee

I recently had the pleasure of shooting Lee in London.

Here’s peek and there’s the link at the bottom to see more

 

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A Street Shoot with – Talented Photographer @_Alreadythere

It’s probably normal practice for most people, but I still find it weird reaching out to people via social media to make friends over shared interests or collaborate together…

What can I say, I’m a bit old school sometimes!

However, luckily for me, I met this Instagrammer at a friends BBQ and, to keep it short we didn’t waste too much time locking our first photography Meet-up in London for some street shooting.

Great guy and very talented.  He wouldn’t mind me saying “A King of the MoodyGrams” 🙂

Find him here: @_alreadythere

I’d like to add that usually I did this by myself or with people I’ve known, so this (you could say) was like my first Insta-Meet-up (I know that BBQ happened but the work was on Insta so gimme a break!).

Here’s a few of my favs:

EventHuddle: The Art of Negotiation

It has been a busy week here at DBP…

firstly: Featured image by @dbp_uk & artwork by @pegasusart – Like this? He’s amazing and has an exhibition in Oct. – If you meet him, do mention that you heard it hear 🙂

  • Website Additions/Changes
    • A few tab restructuring –
      • FrontPage has updated to be a bit more eye-catching to celebrate and some of the companies I’ve been blessed to work with.
      • Cinemagraphs moved to the Photography tab.
      • Under Photography you can now find a NEW ‘MODELS’ tab so please check these pages out: Isabelle (RedHead_DJ), Elena, Rosalie, Benjarmin and a Fire Dancer I met once at Ministry… More to come!!
If you’d like a shoot, please get in touch or via Instagram
  • EventHuddle
  • The Studio is coming to life – Food Photography and I did some cheeky self-portraits against a black backdrop – I’ve always wanted to do this! #PassionProjects
  • And I just got back from catching up with and meeting new #EventProfs where Future in 15 did a live recorded video interview with Kevin Jackson of Experience Is the Marketing (EITM) – You’ll see Kevin below as the Chairman for EventHuddle… He does get around!! 🙂

Anyhoo… enough talk, time for some photos!

For a limited time, You can see more from this event here

Canon Announce New Flash: SpeedLite 470EX-AI

Yes, that’s right.  This just happened!!

Canon has announced the new Speedlite 470EX-AI which includes the new Auto Intelligent Bouncing with a motorised head to adjust automatically to the right bounce position for your subject!!!

Read more here

Fuji annouced the new mirrorless X-H1

Recently, Fuji announced their pending release of the mirrorless X-H1.

Packed with features it’s said to be a contender for its weight class.

Learn more here, or pop down to Fixation in Kennington tomorrow for the open day they are putting on to get a hands-on feel for it.

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Wow, Summer went fast! Bring on the silly season…

As summer closes, we look back at the last quarter and are blessed to have been so busy.

Startups are tough and the events industry is one of the toughest and most satisfying to be a part of. We’ve done Weddings, Conferences, Networking events, Health Event (#Eventwell2017), Social Content, Cinemagraphs, Lifestyle Shoots – just to name a few… It has been incredible.

A big shout out to our clients and our ongoing supporters.

Here are just a handful of our highlights

3rd Qtr highlights collage

Planning your next event?  For Halloween perhaps?
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