It's not just my own new site that I've been busy with over the past few months. I've also shot the images for three other websites.
Pedal Progression is a new mountain bike skills company based in Bristol, offering tuition and guided riding for riders of all abilities:
Gary Lake, the man behind my new-look, soon-to-be-launched portfolio site, is also busy training to ride the Wales Coast to Coast in the summer. I know. He's clearly mad, but what can you do?
Finally, Gary also put together the site for endurance racing team NinerStansErgon:
It's been the norm for my pictures to end up on the web at some point, but it's more often than not a site that accompanies some kind of print product, whether that's a magazine or a catalogue. These shoots were different, because the web was always going to be the delivery medium of choice. It's a new way of working for me, and one that throws up its own challenges and opportunities.
It's quite liberating being freed from the design constraints of an A4-ish paper product. Looser crops are useful, so that web designers can run banner-style images where appropriate or crop into a tighter area of an image. I'm used to doing my own cropping in-camera and don't generally like seeing my images cropped in print, but with the web you can't always use standard 2:3 aspect ratios... and anyway, resolution isn't an issue. Provided you're working with a good designer, freedom to crop is generally a Good Thing.