Really nice to be working with 220 Triathlon Magazine with Ironman Legend Dave Scott.
Dave Scott triathlete and the first six-time Ironman Triathlon Hawaii Champion.
A progenitor of the sport, in 1993, Scott was the first person ever inducted in the Ironman Hall of Fame. He is known by the nickname “The Man” for his intense training regimens and his unrelenting race performances that created a record number of wins.
Photography Simon Mackney
Editing Mackney creative
We are so proud of our photographers Simon Mackney who has 12 Finalist images and Lola Hall who has 2 image in the MPA . This is it…the creme de la creme of TOP photographers around the UK have been submitting their work over the last few months. There’s some seriously stiff competition out there as you can see from the website panel.
The MPA (Master’s Photographer’s Association) is not for the “amateur photographer” – its more technical then that, including being scored on composition, lighting and technical ability…all of which the judges felt Simon and Lola had when scoring them and making them finalists…no easy fete when your competing with the best the UK has to offer…some are even international travelling from Beijing and Germany!!
Last year Simon won the Olympus Wedding Photographer of the year 2013 and gained £1k for the lovely couple we photographed – the Hoptons, oh and a gorgeous Olympus camera for Simon to play with – wonder if he can do the same with Olympus Portrait photographer of the year…he does have two entrants…fingers crossed, as it’s quite rare to have TWO never mind ONE image as a finalist
We originally had 22 images in the finals then had to submit prints to the judging panel where only 12 were then picked out and scored…we won’t find out if we’ve WON till October 19th 2014 in a grand black-tie ceremony in Leicester – so we’ll keep you all updated….no matter what happens – it’s amazing to have made it this far above thousands of entrants!!! Well done Simon and Lola!
We were lucky enough to be asked to photograph a campaign for Raceskin London, featuring the fantastic athletes Lucy Hall 2012 Team GB Olympic Triathlete and Rhys Davey from the Challenger World UK Tri Team.
Raceskin design and make custom cycling and triathlon apparel for teams, clubs, organisers and corporate businesses. They loved our dark styling we produced for GB Bobsleigh : Here’s a selection above, more images and videos on our website.
It seemed like only yesterday when the Diamond Tide design team (who with over 40years combined experience – seriously KNOW their swimwear) contacted Mackney Photography. We used our knowledge of fashion and photography to help create some stunning hero shots for their website and swimwear campaign. It’s taken months of planning in order to come up with ideas that Diamond Tide were happy with, and a few model castings in order to get the correct model in!!
It’s so important to find the right “look” as that person will be representing YOUR brand. We definitely think Diamond Tide found their model- sexy, warm yet friendly, and of course exuding what Diamond Tide is all about…a bit of luxury.
With the marketing expertise and the team behind their website (Fish Media) – we made the perfect partnership when it comes to nailing each and everyone of those hero shots…
Then of course its the aftercare that makes the difference..you wouldn’t order a main course at a Michelin Star hotel without having it garnished would you?? Neither would we have our fashion photography without our digital work applied! This means “cleansing” of the skin, reworking the tones so its correct and making sure of course that the lumps and bumps are ALL in the right places.
It’s lovely when a client sees our website in the UK and commissions us to visit them abroad to work our magic – which is exactly what we did for the beautiful “boutique” chalet based in Uttendorf, Austria.
Anthony and Ingrid Beardmore purchased the chalet in August 2013 and have been renovating it to offer something a little bit different…a spot of luxury away from home right in the alps! We were briefed to make the images “homely”, yet inviting – so with the help of Wendy who styled all the rooms – I think we managed to gain some lovely shots for their website and promotional usage.
After appearing in the Guardian newspaper – this Chalet is certainly one to look out for in 2014!!
New photos to replace their website shortly…..www.edelweiss-skichalet.com
Kristan Bromley is arguably Great Britain’s finest Skeleton slider. He has been World Champion, European Champion and British Champion…so yep – he’s a world class skeleton racer!
Kristan and the team from Bromley Technologies with Nikken asked Mackney Photography to shoot promotional material, to use for websites, brochures and in the lead up to the Sochi 2014 winter Olympics.
As with all projects we do, careful strategic planning took place weeks before the shoot and we came up with some innovative ideas to capture “speed” and “action” of Kristan in action. Images were shot in the studio with fast flash duration lighting and took over 8 hours to complete. A further week of digital work took place to work on all the images to make them stand out from your “normal” sports photography. Here are the results!
We used for the shoot, PocketWizard – Triggers
thank you to Johnsons Photopia for the Sponsorship
Paul C. Buff – Einstein E640 to freeze the action and motion
Nikon D4 and Nikon D800E
Capture one, tethered and link to ipad
For more info and the official images / videos please visit our website
www.simonmackney.com Simon Mackney Photography
Massive thanks to the Kristan Bromley
Video Lola our assistant
And the Mackney Team
How exciting – the British Bobsleigh team have gained a Silver medal in the warm up championships in Germany.
We’re going to be cheering them on as the team head to Sochi this Sunday. We’re glad to have captured ALL four qualifiers for their team shot…all done in the studio with a heavy amount of digital work to really show their power, stamina and durance in our images…here they are again – well done Bruce Tasker, Joel Fearon, Stuart Benson and pilot John Jackson!
We’ve been rather busy working on a project we quite enjoy – sports portraiture, and we had the pleasure of photographing the Great British Bobsleigh team 2014. This is the first sneak preview before the Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia in February.
We worked with the GB team in 2012, but as uniforms changed, and members finally picked out to represent Great Britain – we were contacted to work with them on some dramatic imaging for them to use for the Winter Olympics.
We had the pleasure of photographing Great British Bobsleigh athlete Bruce Tasker, John Jackson “Jacko”, Joel Fearon, and Stuart Benson.
With careful planning – the whole shoot lasted 13 hours – all completed in our fantastic drive
in, Darley Abbey photographic studios, shot by Simon Mackney. Digital work was then used by Simon and the Mackney team to “finish” these stunning shots that are now proudly on our website and used by GB Bobsleigh team for their promotional material.
From all of us at Mackney Photography – GO Team GB!!!!!!!
We used for the shoot:
- PocketWizard – Triggers
- thank you to Johnsons Photopia for the Sponsorship
- Paul C. Buff – Einstein E640 to freeze the action and motion
- Nikon D4 and Nikon D800E
- Capture one, tethered and link to ipad
For more information and the official images / videos please visit our website Simon Mackney Photography
Massive thanks to:
- The Great British Bobsleigh Team
- Video Thom our assistant
- Music our good friend Artist: rotary Title: scientific
- And the Mackney Team