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Ask an Agent / Twitter Competition / Keeping Warm on a Photoshoot

December 19, 2014

Ask an Agent is a regular monthly column tackling all your dilemmas about the photography industry – the photography industry’s first Agony Aunt!

For the last Ask an Agent this year we are tackling how to stay warm on winter shoots. We turned to Twitter for some help from the LPA followers, offering a Christmas Hamper to the best idea!

If you have any questions you’d like to ask a photographers agent please send them to


Dear Ask an Agent

I’ve been commissioned to shoot a large group of people for a big client over the Christmas period. It’s a three-day outdoors shoot and some shots need to be taken at night. I want to make sure everyone on set is as comfortable as possible, so I was wondering if you have any tips on how to keep warm on a winter shoot?

- Malcolm Clark, photographer, Derby.

Thanks for the question Malcolm. Here at LPA we’ve braved all manner of weather conditions on set over the years, and as producers we’ve organised few similar outdoor shoots this winter for our photographers. Shooting in cold temperatures can be tricky and involves a bit of foresight when it comes to making sure the crew and clients are comfortable and your equipment is fully functioning.  Warm clothes and hot drinks are a good starting point but we have a few more handy tips courtesy of some of our Twitter followers.

Thanks to everyone that got involved, we had a great response and it was hard to pick just one winner but eventually we decided on this suggestion from photographer James Lightbown. Well done James, a Christmas Hamper is on it’s way to you!

“Making sure there’s hot food. I’ve been known to make enough chilli for double helpings and took a slow cooker. Happy team…oh & another…Don’t let the team who are wrapped up warm complain about the cold in earshot of the talent in summer clothes!”

- @jameslightbown

 We thought James’ answer was really original and we particularly like the second part – it’s really important to consider the comfort of the models who may not be wearing weather appropriate clothing!


© Jonathon Nixon / Behind the scenes on a chilly Julian Love shoot.

Here’s a few more of our favourite tips for shooting in winter, starting with Wayne Lennon who came in a very close second with these clever technical tips:

“Hand warmers in the camera bag do wonders for keeping batteries charged…Sticky back pain pads (that heat up) are great on the @Profoto B1 battery to keep them warm in harsh conditions…Transition equipment between heat extremes slowly, to stop condensation forming inside the kit.

- @WLennonPhoto

“Obligatory star jumps every ten minutes.”

- @emilyphoto

“Fingerless gloves and dancing to the music while shooting.”

- @BeQuirkyBeYou

“Make sure caterers know you’re out in the cold so appropriate warming menu! And that the crew know details of shoot so wrap up!”

- @davebirdphoto

“For assistants, fingerless gloves with mitten attachment so you can do the fiddly little bits. 2 pairs of socks & a wooly hat”

- @EdwardFuryPhoto

“Double up on socks, thermal undies, a toasty woolrich jacket, hand warmers and lots of tea and I’m good to go!”

- @Claire_Portman

“Production team equipped with never ending supply of tea/ coffee and melted cheese based snacks…and windproof trousers”

- @thisisdanross

“From a stylists point of view I always take hand warmers and hot water bottles! And not just for the models!”

- @emmalightbown

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Merry Christmas from LPA!

December 17, 2014


LPA Photographers / Julian Love / MSL Group / Unilever

December 16, 2014

LPA Photographer Julian Love was recently commissioned by MSL Group (previously SAS London) to shoot for Unilever’s Graduate Recruitment Programme. 

Shooting in the UK, Germany and Greece, Julian created some great environmental portraits of Unilever employees in a variety of milieu including a shampoo factory and a fake supermarket. Julian’s composition is always perfect and we love how these images have turned out – fabulous as always Julian!

© Julian Love

© Julian Love

© Julian Love


LPA Photographers / New Signing! / Ray Massey

November 27, 2014

We’re thrilled to announce the latest addition to the LPA roster, Ray Massey!

Ray specialises in liquids, drinks and still life photography, and has amassed an impressive and lengthy client list over the years. With a passion for problem solving, Ray combines complex staging with the exciting unpredictability that comes with shooting liquids to ensure everything he produces is both dynamic and technically adept.  Working from a beautiful studio in Camden, he is supported by a team of experienced retouchers, model makers, artists and stylists, and we’re all excited to see Ray bring his incredible diversity to lots of new commissions!


© Ray Massey


© Ray Massey


© Ray Massey


© Ray Massey





LPA Photographers / Charlotte Tolhurst / Arden’s

November 21, 2014

New recruit Charlotte Tolhurst is off to a brilliant start here at LPA, and for her first blog entry we’re kicking off with with these striking shots for Arden’s baked goods.

Charlotte was commissioned to photograph each of the Arden’s products with their ‘perfect pairings’, beautifully capturing the rich colours against the dusty backdrops.

Charlotte’s fresh, bright and contemporary approach to food photography lends itself perfectly to both creative editorial jobs and more technical packaging shots, and we can’t wait to watch her already impressive body of work grow!


© Charlotte Tolhurst


© Charlotte Tolhurst


© Charlotte Tolhurst

LPA Photographers / Andy Smith / New Website!

November 18, 2014

LPA Photographer Andy Smith has launched his brand new website today with fresh work and a great design.

Describing himself as a people and places photographer, Andy’s work is perfect for both advertising and design clients with his fresh and natural approach to photography. A recent addition to the LPA roster, Andy has already picked up jobs for clients including M&C Saatchi, the RBS Group, the Bank of England and the Royal British Legion. Make sure you check it out HERE.

© Andy Smith

© Andy Smith

© Andy Smith

© Andy Smith

LPA Photographers / Julian Love / Moss Bros

November 12, 2014

Bespoke menswear brand Moss Bros have just recently released these beautiful images shot by LPA Photographer Julian Love

Established in 1851, Julian’s images capture the heritage of the brand whilst also putting a contemporary twist on the art of tailoring. Shot on location at the historic Master Shipwright’s House in Greenwich, Julian’s lighting skills and composition have resulted in some stunning images which celebrate the best of British craft.

© Julian Love

© Julian Love

© Julian Love

© Julian Love

LPA Photographers / Iain Crockart / Poppy Wreath

November 11, 2014

In honour of Armistice Day, LPA Photographer Iain Crockart has created this beautiful poppy wreath in his trademark graphic style. 

Well-known for his clean and crisp images, Iain’s contemporary take on the poppy has definitely caught our eye. We’ve also included a couple of other recent images which Iain has shoot using plants and flowers as inspiration.

© Iain Crockart

© Iain Crockart

© Iain Crockart

LPA Photographers / Liz McBurney / Fighting Fish

November 5, 2014

LPA Photographer Liz McBurney has been producing some more stunning work using animals to create this playful image. 

Heading to Billingsgate Market for 4am, Liz found probably the biggest octopus there as well as this cute crab. Known for her witty sense of humour and creativity, Liz’s expansive technical abilities ensure that everything looks flawless. Wouldn’t fancy trying to get either of these two in the pan!

© Liz McBurney

LPA Photographers / Andy Smith / Spanish Summer

November 3, 2014

To keep you warm on this freezing November day, we’re bringing you some more beautiful summery images from LPA Photographer Andy Smith’s recent trip to Spain.

Shot in the sunny Mediterranean, Andy’s natural and candid approach to lifestyle photography has produced some truly beautiful images as always. Definitely wish we were there now to get out of this autumnal gloom!

© Andy Smith

© Andy Smith

© Andy Smith


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