This is the first in a series of blog posts I’m going to post under the title #thegrindstone. It’s going to be a series of blog posts about the working day.

I had the recent pleasure of photographing Andy Roland’s of Cranc Cyclesport in my home town of Carmarthen, West Wales for the Guardian Newspaper. The brief was to photograph Andy at the shop offering up one of the Retül Dynamic Bike Fitting‘s they offer up to customers and to grab a few portraits of the main man.

I love to light things up when I get the time. As always time is in short supply so often it’s all about doing the best in a short space of time and often under pressure.

Below are are a small selection of the images I grabbed during the shoot.

 

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Andy Rowlands of Cranc Cyclesport in Carmarthen, Wales, UK

BTS: This shot is taken outside the shop, two small strobes. One on a stand camera right and one on the floor casting the shadow of the bike when up the the wall behind.

 

 

Andy Rowlands of Cranc Cyclesport in Carmarthen, Wales, UK

BTS:For this a strobe on a stand camera Left with a shoot through umbrella ( my go-to favourite )

The boom in the business of endurance sports like triathlon and road biking

Andy Rowlands of Cranc Cyclesport in Carmarthen, Wales, UK

 

Andy Rowlands of Cranc Cyclesport in Carmarthen adjusts a bike in the workshop.

This was shot with by bouncing the light of the fairly low and most importantly white celling! And bellow, exactly the same setup.

 

he boom in the business of endurance sports like triathlon and road biking

Cranc Cyclesport in Carmarthen, Wales, UK