People sometimes ask me…

Posted in Charity Work, Food Photography, Portfolio Action, Portfolio Events, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News, Wedding Photography on February 29th, 2016 by RB

Professional & Creative – Commercial Photographer

Tel: +44 (0) 7767 895205 or email Richard@RichardBudd.co.uk for more information about bookings, fees and availability.
www.RichardBudd.co.uk

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People sometimes ask me…

Posted in Charity Work, Food Photography, Portfolio Action, Portfolio Events, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News, Wedding Photography on February 29th, 2016 by RB

Professional & Creative – Commercial Photographer

Tel: +44 (0) 7767 895205 or email Richard@RichardBudd.co.uk for more information about bookings, fees and availability.

www.RichardBudd.co.uk

 

I get to meet some amazing people on my travels

Posted in Charity Work, Portfolio Events, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News on February 24th, 2016 by RB

I get to meet some amazing people on my travels and working as an event photographer. Last year it was Mr Michael Buerk, then this year’s Ockenden Prize awards was the BBC world affairs editor, John Simpson CBE.

It’s always nice to have a little informal time with the guest speaker if time allows. John Simpson was very kind and generous with his time and allowed a few minutes 1-2-1 with me to shoot his portrait to help raise awareness of the great work The Ockenden Prizes support and the work Ockenden International do in the area of self-reliant refugee projects.

For more information about the charity go to http://www.ockendenprizes.org/2016-prize

Event Photography by www.RichardBudd.co.uk (C) 2016

Always great to get a nice series of stills of Mr Michael Buerk relaxing in front of the camera – it’s the frames in between frames I like the most.

 

2015 Ockenden International Prize Winner

Posted in Charity Work, Portfolio Action, Portfolio Events, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News on February 25th, 2015 by RB

A great event shooting The Most Reverend & Right Honorable Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York.

http://www.archbishopofyork.org/articles.php/3220/2015-ockenden-international-prize-winner

Photography by www.RichardBudd.co.uk (C) 2015

 

Shooting exterior architectural images at the New Lantern Craft Workshops in Ringwood, Hampshire.

Posted in Charity Work, Richard Budd News on January 28th, 2015 by RB

Working on site for Seaberry PR Consulting/Business Services – shooting exterior architectural images for www.greendaleconstruction.com

Working on location in sunny Dorset…. could I ask for a better days sunshine. Wonderful to see these building in use by the residents and visitors at the Lantern Craft Workshops in Ringwood, Hampshire.

Great to see the write up all about this wonderful project in this month’s Magazine of the Chartered Institute of Building. To see more click on the link below.

http://www.construction-manager.co.uk/on-site/project-month-lantern-craft-workshops-hampshire/

Photography by www.RichardBudd.co.uk (C) 2014

 

 

First Story at No 10 Downing Street, London

Posted in Charity Work, Portfolio Events, Richard Budd News on November 14th, 2014 by RB

Photography by www.RichardBudd.co.uk (C) 2014

Weymouth Drama Club – Ladies’ Day publicity photoshoot

Posted in Charity Work, Portfolio Action, Portfolio Events, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News on September 27th, 2013 by RB

Weymouth Drama Club – Ladies’ Day

A comedy by Amanda Whittington

Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth

31st October and 1st & 2nd November at 7:30pm

Bookings – www.WeymouthPavilion.com

All seats £10.50 Box Office 01305 783225

More info at www.WeymouthDramaClub.com — at Weymouth Pavilion

Photography by Richard Budd? www.RichardBudd.co.uk (C) 2013

 

The Richard Budd Photography – APP – Now available for FREE DOWNLOAD

Posted in Charity Work, Food Photography, Photography Tips, Portfolio Action, Portfolio Events, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News, Wedding Photography on August 12th, 2013 by RB

Welcome to the Richard Budd Photography iPhone App.

I’ve always loved photography and am seldom without a camera.  Initially I collected photographs of objects, textures, signs and anything that would be useful in my work as a graphic designer.

I had studied typography and graphic design at university and began by working in motion graphic and video direction.

Dorset is my home area but, as you’ll see, I travel around the UK and worldwide as part of my work.

I’ve created numerous websites and enjoy creating animated sequences – making creative images has always been my thing.

Over the last 10 years my attention has turned more and more toward my photography.  I am inspired by action, movement, timing and capturing creative images.

I use lighting techniques to create those images in-camera.

This iPhone app gives you the chance to enjoy some of my portfolio – from travel and portrait work to sports and action images.

There is also a section offering free downloads of images which you can use as screen savers on your mobile devices.

And you can also send me your own photography for some feedback.
I believe we’ve all got it in us to take great pictures so I’ll email you back with tips and advice on how you can take better shots, whatever equipment you are using.

Enjoy having a look round!

http://www.richardbudd.co.uk/app-richard-budd-photography.shtml

THANKS TO OUR FRIENDS AT Drumlin Productions.

Richard developed the App with Hampshire-base Drumlin Productions www.drumlinproductions.com

Charity Netball Tournament for the Bournemouth and District Law Society 2013

Posted in Charity Work, Portfolio Action, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News on July 8th, 2013 by RB

Charity Netball Tournament for the Bournemouth and District Law Society 2013 – Click here to VIEW and BUY PRINTS Photography at the Sir David English Sports Centre. Thanks to Melanie Kiani.


The photos are on Facebook, and also for sale here if you’d like prints.

Guns ‘N’ Stuff – Touch Screens on the way…

Posted in Charity Work, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News on March 4th, 2013 by RB

I had a bit of an odd day, at The Keep Military Museum shooting the display items for a new touch screen system which I am designing. It feels odd handling guns – wondering if they have been cleared correctly. Still I have all my fingers still.

We’re working on some touch screen graphics to add to the extensive displays – which even if I say so myself they look great.

I’ll keep you posted, when this technology is up and running in the Museum. I can’t wait..
RB

Product Photography by www.RichardBudd.co.uk (C) 2013

Simon Weston OBE – Bournemouth Law Society Annual Lunch

Posted in Charity Work, Portfolio Events, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News on February 6th, 2013 by RB

Today I was asked to shoot the Bournemouth Law Society Annual Lunch – they know how to put on a party those folk. Mandy and Julie get to work each year bringing along a after dinner speaker. This year it was Simon Weston OBE.

Simon Weston OBE (born 8 August 1961) is a Welsh veteran of the British Army who became well known throughout the United Kingdom for his recovery and charity work after suffering severe burn injuries during the Falklands War.

I always like to do a little Google images search before I meet a well known person in order to see them in front of a camera – studying poses and positions etc. and I stumbled up an interesting bit of information about Simon’s younger days.

At age 14, he was given a police caution when he was caught as a passenger in a car stolen by older friends.

“So Simon, it made me laugh when I read about your previous convictions” silence…… “the joyriding” he smiled and told me it had been brought up a few times before. But given he has raised more than 300 million for charity and spent most of his adult life working with vulnerable people he thinks people will let him off.

It was a pleasure meeting you Simon. I hope you like the shots.

 

Shooing a short film for NubaNow.co.uk in Yida Refugee Camp, South Sudan

Posted in Charity Work, Portfolio Events, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News on February 1st, 2013 by RB

For more information on how you can help go to www.NUBANOW.co.uk

First Story Festival 2012 at LMH

Posted in Charity Work, Portfolio Events, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News on October 1st, 2012 by RB

First Story Festival 2012

Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford welcomes over 600 students to the second First Story Festival.

http://www.firststory.org.uk/2012/09/26/first-story-festival-2012/#more-46623

A new toy to shoot at RNLI Swanage

Posted in Charity Work, Portfolio Action, Portfolio Events, Richard Budd News on July 26th, 2012 by RB

Thanks for a great night out guys.

Home and dry RB is very very happy :-)
Thanks also to Ross for helping out too.

After shooting images in the Nuba Mountains, Sudan before the 9th of July 2011 – I didn’t expect to be asking this of you all…

Posted in Charity Work, Portfolio Action, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News on July 10th, 2011 by RB

Please repost this important message on facebook and twitter.

RT President al-Bashir the world’s worst mass murderer is killing the #Nuba people #Sudan. SIGN Petition and Repost NOW http://www.avaaz.org/en/sudan_enough_is_enough/?fp

 

 
 These are just some of our friends who have passed on the message, signed the petition and re-tweeted the post for the #Nuba Mountains #people of #Sudan to stop the #Genocide.

Sudan’s President al-Bashir is the world’s worst mass murderer.

Posted in Charity Work, Richard Budd News on July 7th, 2011 by RB

Sign the petition

Click below and forward to your friends. Thank you.

http://www.avaaz.org/en/sudan_enough_is_enough/?copy

Sudan’s President al-Bashir is the world’s worst mass murderer. Indicted by the International Criminal Court for genocide, he has for 20 years repeatedly butchered whole communities that challenged his rule. And it’s happening again — unless we stop him for good.

Right now he’s bombing women and children in the Nuba mountains, while his militias go door to door slitting the throats of whole families. For decades, world leaders have shamefully allowed al-Bashir’s unspeakable brutality so they could maintain access to his regime’s large oil reserves. But this week things are changing — Sudan is splitting apart, inflation and food prices are sky-rocketing, and Bashir’s grip on power is at its weakest ever.

Let’s send a massive message to our leaders that enough is enough and demand they end their shocking inaction now: by arresting this monster, levying powerful sanctions on his cabal, and committing to protect the people of Sudan from genocide. Click below to sign and tell everyone — we’ll deliver the petition to UN Security Council members when we reach 300,000 signatures.

 

To the UN Security Council member countries:
We call on you to take decisive action to stop the brutal ethnic cleansing ongoing in Sudan, including making all efforts to arrest President al-Bashir and others indicted by the International Criminal Court, imposing robust sanctions on those responsible for mass killings, and fulfilling your responsibility to protect the people of Sudan. For too long the world has watched al-Bashir commit grave crimes against humanity, and offered only words of condemnation. It is time for action.

On location photography – shooting Sculpture by the Lakes.

Posted in Charity Work, Photography Tips, Portfolio Events, Richard Budd News on June 11th, 2011 by RB

Commissioned to shoot the sculptures by the talented Simon Gudgeon – we set to work shooting the Isis, an amazing abstract bird form at the end of the “Wise Walk” a pathway of words and quotes. 

Working with my good friend Lee, 4 strobe lights and a smoke machine we began backlighting the smoke to gain maximum effect.  We took some daylight shots for the album then waited for sunset. Then, as darkenss fell, things started to get even more interesting.
I’m a big fan of coloured gels and by back-lighting the bird we could get a very effective rim light and a hint of warm orange or CTO Gel as a catchlight in the bird’s eye. This is one of my favourite shots.
We have been shooting on several nights this week – discovering new sculptures and planning lighting diagrams, positions, concepts. Working hard to capture a large range of Simon’s fantastic work. 
One of our tasks was to shoot the Eve and the apples  – situated on an island in the centre of the lake. After setting up some strobes on the land we then rowed to the island to setup some more. The idea was to shoot a portrait of Eve and have the apples in the distance, lit separately – I can tell you we really pushed the pocket wizard capabilities of wireless triggers to the limit. Working by walkie talkie – setting lighting positions, power outputs, modifiers was a tough call. But, I hope you agree, worth every minute. (Please leave a comment or two)
If you live in Dorset, (no sorry, let me change that) if you live ANYWHERE! Get yourself down to Sculpture by the Lakes. It is beautiful, thought provoking and just simply very enjoyable.

I am very excited to be working with Simon, he’s a talented guy who is up for some interesting challenges, bring it on!
Sculpture by the Lakes is open daily between now and the 19th June 2011.  Entry fee will be £5.00, in aid of Help for Heroes. There is no need to make a booking during this time, just turn up.

http://www.sculpturebythelakes.co.uk  You’ll be glad you did.

Creating a lasting memorial for Percy Smith, the founder of Pilsdon Community.

Posted in Charity Work, Photography Tips, Portfolio Events, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News on May 18th, 2011 by RB

Creating a lasting memorial for Percy Smith, the founder of Pilsdon Community.

http://www.richardbudd.co.uk/a-wall-of-thoughts/

I was asked to document the memorial held this week for Percy, who clearly inspired many people in his lifetime.  The idea was to capture images and thoughts. I set up in the Chapel – using a fabric backdrop, a set of strobes and a beauty dish light modifier with a honeycomb grid. People who had gathered to remember Percy were gradually sent in my direction and I began capturing their faces and voices.  The experience was a very moving one. I soon realized how much this man meant to many people.  As I photographed and recorded their stories I felt sad that I would never meet Percy.

I am extremely proud of the photographs, I can see the emotions they expressed in their faces and I think you will see their beauty. Listen to their stories too – they will lift your heart.

I’d like to thank the contributors and hope they enjoy viewing and listening to the collection. I also hope that they feel it is a fitting tribute to a man they obviously loved very dearly.

RB

The Techie bit.

Shooting with the Quadra ranger at F4.0 as I couldn’t get the light back due to room size. Wishing I had taken some ND sheet to stop the light back to F 2.0. Shooting at 125th of a second to kill the ambient light and direct window light. (100 ISO for nice clean files ) Modifying the light with a 40cm beauty dish and grid spot. Fabric background, then processed in Lightroom from the RAW files. Shooting with the 50D.

Army Benevolent Fund Charity Golf Match.

Posted in Charity Work, Portfolio Action, Portfolio Events, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News on May 5th, 2011 by RB

A great day shooting event stills for the Army Benevolent Fund Charity Golf Match.

After a “near death” experience at the 1st Tee (I really shouldn’t lay down in front of the firing line – even when I’m out of view of the ball) as the ball flew pass my head by 12inches! The shot of the day! –  feeling a little like Mail on Sunday photographer Mark Pain who shot that famous image of Tiger Woods at the Ryder Cup .

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/golf/article-1317267/RYDER-CUP-2010-The-moment-Tiger-Woodss-challenge-Celtic-Manor-halted–photographer.html

I looked down at the camera screen to check the shot then up at the group tee-ing off who were all crouching down (for me). Hope you like the shots.

Once my very good friend Matt Edwards gets back from his travels – I am setting up a shoot with him and some small white balls – BUT will be increasing my insurance and borrowing some full body armour from the Army guys at Bovington!

A full set of images are available to view and buy in the Latest Work section of the www.richardbudd.co.uk website.

A special thanks to East Dorset Golf Club, and Arthur (the ranger who did a great job in finding holes for me all over Dorset) http://www.dorsetgolfresort.com/

Kai We Care

Posted in Charity Work, Portfolio Action, Portfolio Events, Portfolio Portrait, Richard Budd News on April 5th, 2011 by RB

Great night at Kai We Care – more info at http://kaiwecare.weebly.com/ 

Kai We Care event photography by Richard Budd.

I am happy for the “Kai We Care” images to be used in exchange for a credit only.

Polite notice – ALL images must be credited to Richard Budd Photography. My website address is www.RichardBudd.co.uk and contact details are Richard@RichardBudd.co.uk Mob: 07767 895205 If you’d like a link from my Blog, Facebook, Twitter or Website please ping me a few lines on an email. Richard@RichardBudd.co.uk – did I mention Youtube?

If you need any high resolution images for print / magazine etc just let me know – id be happy to assist. Well done again for a great night.

RB Images are © Richard Budd Photography and Lionheart Graphics Ltd 2011