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Tips for Travel Photography in New York!

Travel Photography New York

Travel Photography New York

Its Christmas. In New York – And it’s the most wonderful time of the year for Travel Photography. I sincerely mean that! Travel Photography really Doesn’t get much better!

I’d planned to try and keep this brief, but I know I’m going to struggle. Why! Because as an as an Award Winning Travel Photographer, there are some places that I visit that just don’t do it for me. Places I’ve walked around for a few days and simply and feel empty with no thrill or excitement when I shoot. I recently flew out to Berlin and struggled to return with a portfolio I can say I was really happy with, but that’s another Travel Photography Blog you can read about. 

New York on the other hand is a Travel Photography dream location and personally for me, December is the time I always return. In 2013 I won the SWPP TravelPhotographer of the Year Award in London. The image is one I’ve never ever ben able to re-create. It was a split second shot that changed my life and summed up everything there was to sum up about Christmas on 5th Avenue. It epitomises everything New York from Yellow Taxis, Designer Labels, Steaming Pipes, Traffic James and dank weather. Throw this into 5th Avenue, a smidgeon of graffiti, some overhanging traffic signals and a hot dog vender. It’s pretty much all there!

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Even the most tourist hating of New Yorkers have to agree that Christmas in New York is an awesome sight.  To be brutally honest, to get the most out of this festive time of year, the Travel Photographer needs to see through the sparkle and oversized decorations  and delve a little deeper into the real New York. Don’t get me wrong, and as a person who loves Christmas as much as any child, I’d be in my element photographing Christmas decorations for a week, but New York Travel Photography is much more than photographing the Radio City city Christmas Tree… (And I’ve done this very thing repeatedly.)

Travel Photography combined with City  Street Photography simply won’t fail to reap results in New York. Travel Photography is about looking for a connection to others and the NYC Streets have an ability to ability to bring a massive cross section of people together in what is essentially a combined, frantic space. New York can be manic but take the subway two stops down and you could very well walk out onto an empty platform, so  you will capture more than just a stereotypical metropolis. You just need to open your eyes and walk.

How to Shoot Travel Photography in New York. Don’t Think… Feel

Travel Photography New York

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Norwich Professional Photography

Travel Photography New York

Travel Photography New York

Norwich Professional Photography

Norwich Professional Photography

Norwich Professional Photography

Norwich Professional Photography

Unless you’re living in the city (and like me, need to work for a living) you probably won’t have too much time to learn copious amounts about the history of the area. You’re unlikely to get used to the daily life and flow unless you’re out on the streets shooting, but it doesn’t matter. Nearly all of my images are spontaneous and whilst I may have a plan to breakdown the key areas I’m visiting, that’s where it stops. It’s brilliant if you live in the place you’re shooting, but travel photography is more about shooting perspectives of places you are visiting. The clue is in the word ‘Travel.”

A good ravel Photography tip is to find a busy street corner. Traffic Lights are always a great place. Let everything unwind around you. People will come and go through ‘your’ personal which means you run less risk of people getting annoyed with you. Christmas is a great time because as well as all of the Festive crowds, Street Decorations and general Christamas mood, the sun is also on your side. It sits so low in the sky that if you place ypurself in front of it, the photographs will take on a completely different, beautiful look.

 

Low & Slow Travel Photography

Fast walking and street photography do not go well together. Take it slow and maintain a low profile. Don’t go waving around a 50mm lens because it will draw unnecessary attention and Travel Photography is all about natural imagery. A short prime lens is always a winner but I generally maintain that a 2.8 24-70 covers pretty much everything without being overbearing. Travel Photography is about moments and these aren’t always going to happen.  Seek and ye shall find.. But not in 5 minutes,  just keep looking. Those awesome moments will pop out at you when you least expect it or when you are the most frustrated. The biggest considerations, are to ensure that you’re ready and when the moments present themselves… And know how to handle your camera. Your own eyes  will see potential shots before they happen. You might walk into a location and think, hey, this will work, simply because the lighting, buildings and composition are obvious. If that’s the case, go with it. You can see that the images below that the same location and same time can create a wide range of creative options that look significantly different.

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Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Street photography and Travel Photography doesn’t have to be all about people. It’s the environment in which we live that offers unparalleled creative options for a photographer. Travel Photography can take some time getting used to. New Travel; Photographers may feel uncomfortable shooting strangers, particular in light of the growing news articles about privacy and intrusion. As long as you know what or who you can or can’t shoot and how to handle potential situations surrounding legality, then travel photography will be your friend. Run and Gun techniques are not generally a good ways to shoot street, however, there may be occasions where your subject could become hostile (I have an affinity for photographing alcohol dependent homeless people) and this does have it’s avoidable risks. If you’re photographing in this type of environment, then speed may be of the essence, but use your intuition and common sense.

Travel Photography New York

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Travel Photography New York

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Situated in the centre of Norwich and covering assignments throughout the UK, the Lee Blanchflower Ltd creative team deliver high quality commercial photographs, corporate film production & licensed drone footage to a really diverse range of businesses. After seven years of hard work in the industry trading as  Blanc Creative, we thought it was about time that we made things a little more transparent across our business and as a result, Lee Blanchflower Ltd was born. We have to say that our attention to detail and epic customer service hasn’t changed, nor has our client base. We work solely in the commercial sector with sole traders, start-ups, established businesses, Advertising Agencies & International Press covering everything from PR, Editorial work, Film Production and Licensed Drone operations.  What you won’t find, are wedding photographs, pet photography or family portraits.  We seriously pride ourselves as being “people’ people and our unique selling point is transparency. Our favourable pricing structures are visible for every one of our services, so you won’t find  any nasty surprises once you’ve decided to book an assignment. Lee Blaanchflower won the SWPP Travel Photographer of the Year Award in London in January 2013.

 

Advice For Freelance Remote Work Success – A great guide from Trello

Remote Work Success - Trello

Advice For Freelance Remote Work Success. – A great guide from the guys at Trello.

Remote Work may not be for everybody! Personally, I work remotely, wherever I am in the world I am at my desk. For some people that sounds like a huge burden, and sure I understand that, but the reality is that I have total freedom. I am not tied into the morning commute, fixed lunch breaks or a uniform, some days I work in short and flip flops!

Gaining clients in a freelance world is only half the battle, the other half is managing them. I have tried many different methods to keep on top of projects from bouncing emails back and forth to relying on Skype or Facebook Messenger (I know it sounds crazy) but until very recently I hadn’t been able to find a solution that works for me. Enter Trello.

Trello - Remote Work Success

What is Trello? In a nutshell:

Trello is the easy, free, flexible, and visual way to manage your projects and organize anything, trusted by millions of people from all over the world.

I don’t work for these guys and i’m not endorsed to offer shameless plugs but as far as remote management tools go these guys have it nailed!

I use Trello in conjunction with Slack. Slack basically creates a simple, navigable way to work in a remote office. Slack has been talked about, debated and discussed the internet over so I won’t outline what they do or how they do it but suffice to say they have worked hard to provide a great service that fosters a professional remote working environment.

I have used Slack/Trello alternatives such as Asana and have found that whilst Asana has some awesome features it isn’t as to-the-point and simple to dive into as Slack and Trello.

So why Trello?

Well for me its the ease and simplicity of its design. You can create boards, lists and then cards. My methodology is:

Board – Clientcentric
List – For the type of task, so for example “Blog Images”
Card – For the attachments.

It saves so much time drafting emails with concepts, everything is kept nice and ordered and can always be sent onto other people within the pipeline without having to forward a potentially personal email you sent to your client or having to write something new.

Trello interacts directly with Slack too. So you can easily post your content right to your remote office without having to duplicate anything at all.

In my opinion the marriage of these two platforms makes freelance project management a breeze.

Trello needn’t be about just the freelance market either. There is a very real appeal to any employ within a normal business. Everybody knows that people are more productive when they’re happy right? Lauren Moon over on Trello has kindly written an interesting blog about how the platform can work for employers everywhere.

“Let’s say it nice and loud for the people in the back:

Remote work is here, and it’s revolutionizing the way we work.

Technology has advanced such that embracing remote is no longer challenging. It requires different considerations for collaboration and communication, sure, but ultimately it is not a lower quality work experience.

How do we know? Because we are proving it out as a team right now, and so are some of the fastest-growing teams in tech.

If you’re not on the remote train yet, we’ve got you covered. We wrote a guide all about the benefits, considerations, and best practices of remote work. These are the most important tips and tried-and-tested practices we’ve picked up along the way of building out our 65% remote team.” – Trello Blog

There is even a great PDF guide that I encourage you all to grab and read through, it’s far better put together than my musings here but I encounter the “I can’t work remotely, I don’t know how to function…”type attitude all the time so thought i’d share this with you.

Great Yarmouth Racecourse – Eastern Festival

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Photographing the Sport of Kings at Great Yarmouth Racecourse

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There really is nothing better than the sport of Kings. The 300 year old sport, rooted with England’s monarchy has never been more accessible by racegoers of every age and social background. The chance to combine an avid interest with work as a professional commercial photographer is an absolute dream. We’ve been working officially for the past two seasons with Great Yarmouth Racecourse, documenting all aspects of the business from Corporate Hospitality photography, Food Photography and of course, Horse Racing Photography.

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

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Great Yarmouth Racecourse

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PR Photography Norwich - Blanc Creative

Horse Racing Photography at Great Yarmouth Racecourse

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Derek Thompson Race Commentator Photographs
Norfolk Professional Photography - Lee Blanchflower

Norfolk Professional Photography - Lee Blanchflower

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Great Yarmouth Racecourse is well known Course East Anglia and plays host to some of the top Horse Racing in the country. As summer draws to a close, Great Yarmouth Racecourse launches the three day Eastern Festival. Around 15,000 people pour through the gates and pack out the grandstand and enclosures, hoping to catch a fleeting glimpse of horses and riders. Top jockeys including Frankie Dettori, Silvestre De Sousa, Jim Crowley & Ryan Moore ride the September meeting across the eight race card. Punters may even see appearances from famous celebrity owners including Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber who have been known to fly into the course for an afternoon of racing.

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Norfolk Event Photography

The Eastern Festival also hosts “Ladies Day” with Ladies pulling out all of the stops for a spectacular “Dress to Impress” day out. For one day during the Eastern Festival, Great Yarmouth Racecourse literally turns into a catwalk for stunning dresses, amazing high heels and a milliners dream. The Festival is a substantial race meeting for the region in terms of the quality of racing and is a premier event for Great Yarmouth Racecourse that assists to boost the Town’s economy with tourists visiting Great Yarmouth purely to experience  horse racing.

Situated in the centre of Norwich and covering assignments throughout the UK, the Lee Blanchflower Ltd creative team deliver high quality commercial photographs, corporate film production & licensed drone footage to a really diverse range of businesses. After seven years of hard work in the industry trading as  Blanc Creative, we thought it was about time that we made things a little more transparent across our business and as a result, Lee Blanchflower Ltd was born. We have to say that our attention to detail and epic customer service hasn’t changed, nor has our client base. We work solely in the commercial sector with sole traders, start-ups, established businesses, Advertising Agencies & International Press covering everything from PR, Editorial work, Film Production and Licensed Drone operations.  What you won’t find, are wedding photographs, pet photography or family portraits.  We seriously pride ourselves as being “people’ people and our unique selling point is transparency. Our favourable pricing structures are visible for every one of our services, so you won’t find  any nasty surprises once you’ve decided to book an assignment.

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Horse Racing Photography Norfolk

Norfolk Commercial Photographer

Norfolk Event Photography

Norfolk Commercial Photographer

Norfolk Commercial Photographer

Norfolk Event Photography

Great Yarmouth Racecourse Photography

Great Yarmouth Racecourse Photography

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Biffy Clyro Music Photography

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Biffy Clyro Photography

Biffy Clyro Music Photography

If there’s one good way to kick off the winter blues, it has to be heading back to the height of summer and a stroll down our music archives and a flick through our huge 2017 Festival Portfolios. For the past couple of years, Biffy Clyro has been up there as one of our favourite performances, returning this year with a jump from the more intimate Radio 6 Stage to Main Stage at Big weekend and performing a Headline set at Downlaod Festival 2017 amongst others. The Band are a pleasure to photograph, always give an awesome performance and are some of the nicest celebrities off stage as well. With Biffy Clyro you get the best of both..

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Professional Music Photography

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Who’s Biffy Clyro

Biffy Clyro are a Scottish Rock Band made up of  Simon Neil,(guitar, lead vocals), James Johnston (bass, vocals) and Ben Johnston (drums, vocals).  They’ve have seven albums, with Opposites hitting the UK number-one album position. The Band have a striong fan base who have adopted ‘Mon the Biff as a well orchestrated chant while the band are on stage. well known chants among Biffy fans, usually shouted in between songs at gigs, or before the band comes on stage so where does Biffy Clyro come from. The band have been giving giving a series of stories as to how the name came about. The band once claimed they named themselves after a footballer while another story is that one of the members owned a Cliff Richard pen, i.e. “Cliffy Biro.”Simon Neil claimed that Biffy was Scotsman that built his own rocket and Ben Johnston claimed Biffy is in fact the nickname of the spy who the James Bond novels were based on. It’s a burning question and we may never get to the bottom of this intricately well woven web of stories.

Biffy Clyro performs Live at Big Weekend

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Biffy Clyro Concert Photography

Biffy Clyro Concert Photography

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About Lee Blanchflower

I’m a huge believer in fate, so what better way to begin a great career as a Professional Music Photographer and Videographer. Seven years ago ago I’d never shot a band. A chance encounter on Facebook with my good friend and international drumming legend Steve Barney, led to spending some backstage time with ‘The Wanted’ and another impromptu photoshoot with a pretty much unheard of band called ‘Lawson.’ One magazine publication later and a number of locked doors opened for me as if by magic into the crazy world of ‘Three Songs, No Flash’ and a once in a lifetime chance to work in close proximity with some of the the greatest music artists on the planet. There’s a huge demand for Music based photography and Video and it fits perfectly in the Commercial photography genre.

Norse’s Group HR Director hands over ProHelp Chair

ProHelp Norfolk

ProHelp Norfolk

Norse’s Group HR Director Tricia Fuller is handing over the Chair of Norfolk ProHelp to Julie Grimmer, a partner at local accountants Larkin Gowing.

ProHelp Norfolk offer a number of practical ways for businesses to work together and take action to help tackle some of the key issues facing society They provide a range of services, practical guidance and creative solutions that help businesses review, improve, measure and report. ProHelp are a business-led, issue-focused charity with more than 30 years’ experience of mobilising business. They engage thousands of businesses through our programmes driven by our core membership of over 800 organisations from small enterprises to global corporations.

 

Tricia Fuller has been in the voluntary role at the helm of the local network of multi-sector professional firms, which provides free professional advice and guidance to community and voluntary organisations, not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises, for almost five years.

“Huge changes have taken place over the last five years,” Tricia commented, “the most significant being the transfer of the organisation out of Business In The Community and setting it up as a Community Interest Company (CIC). This gives us much more flexibility in terms of bidding for funding, and makes us more local.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time in helping to establish ProHelp in Norfolk. Getting it set up as a CIC was both a labour of love and, at times, a heartache but something of which I feel especially proud.”

As a company, Norse has now sponsored ProHelp for the ten years.

Event Photography Norwich – Stalham Farmers Club

Stalham Farmers Club - Event Photography Norfolk

 

Stalham Farmers Club – Event Photography Norwich

It’s always such a pleasure to shoot landmark Event Photography…  So when the telephone rang and we were asked to document a really special evening deep in the heart of beautiful Norfolk, we simply couldn’t resist. Event Photography covers a multitude of areas from Business to Business, Corporate Hospitality, Charity Fundraisers and everything through to Major concerts and festivals.  Event Photography is about capturing the excitement and interest of those attending the Event. Great Event Photography is about the photographer seamlessly immersing themselves into the event to capture reportage and documenting the flow and atmosphere. Much of our Event Photography is shot at annual Events, so images serve a multitude of purposes, doubling up as a great PR Photography and Advertising Photography Tool for future Event promotion. At Blanc Creative, we have a brilliant team including experienced Press Photographers and on-site image editing with the option of two or even three Event Photographers on site to cover every aspect of your Event. We pride ourselves on delivering the very best Event Photographs for your business and offer special rates for Charitable Organisations.

Event Photography at How Hill Gardens

Stalham Farmers Club -celebrated with style as their 175th anniversary year with a fantastic event held at a Broadland garden gem. The country’s oldest farming club celebrated with style as the sun shone on a perfect backdrop for an al fresco evening for a summer party to mark the landmark birthday. And a total of 300 members and guests of Stalham Farmers’ Club also raised more than £5,000 as auctioneer Simon Evans sold lots to raise funds for four local good causes. A long-standing member, Peter Boardman, the son of a former secretary, invited the club to hold a summer drinks party at How Hill Farm, near Ludham, and to tour his garden in the heart of Broadland.

A former secretary for 23 years, Nigel Wright, who was chairman during the club’s 150th anniversary in 1995, proposed three cheers for Stalham Farmers’ Club. He was delighted that the club continues to prosper and invited members and guests to send their very best wishes for a speedy recovery to the president and one of his closest friends, William Donald, who was in the hospital. The president’s wife, Jenny, was invited to select the winning ticket, which was won by Casey Parker.

Mr Wright also thanked the hard-working organising team led by chairman Jonathan Deane, and his small committee, who were also raising funds for charities including the East Anglian Air Ambulance, Big C, the Norfolk-based mental health awareness campaign, the YANA (You Are Not Alone) Project and Thornage Hall. There was keen bidding for the lots and North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb also boosted the fund-raising initiative by a total of £1,800. He had offered to invite constituents to join him for tea on the terrace at the House of Commons, which made £600. But, two other under-bidders were so keen that he extended the invitation. . . twice to raise a total of £1,800

Stalham Farmers Club - Event Photography Norfolk

Stalham Farmers Club - Event Photography Norfolk

Stalham Farmers Club - Event Photography Norfolk

Stalham Farmers Club - Event Photography Norfolk

Stalham Farmers Club - Event Photography Norfolk

Stalham Farmers Club - Event Photography Norfolk

Stalham Farmers Club - Event Photography Norfolk

Stalham Farmers Club - Event Photography Norfolk

Stalham Farmers Club - Event Photography Norfolk.

Stalham Farmers Club - Event Photography Norfolk

To find out more about how Blanc Creative can support your business, charity or event with high quality, affordable photography, why not reach out and speak with a member of our team today on

07871 364041 or email studio@blanc-creative.com

Patek Philippe Salon

Patek Philippe Watches

Winsor Bishop Recognised as Leading partner in UK for Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe Watches

For 175 years without interruption, Patek Philippe has been perpetuating the tradition of Swiss watchmaking. As the last family-owned independent watch manufacturer in Geneva, it enjoys total creative freedom to entirely design, produce and assemble what experts agree to be the finest timepieces in the world.  Winsor Bishop is recognised as a leading partner in the UK for Patek Philippe, and as such, made a significant investment into what is now one of the largest VIP Boutiques in the country. Winsor Bishop has been selling luxury watches for many years. Their team of watch specialists have endless experience having worked at Asprey, Harrods, Rolex in both Knightsbridge and Bond Street as well as over 30 years experience here at Winsor Bishop and other regional jewellers helping the people of Norfolk and beyond with their watch purchases. A watch is more than an object to tell the time these days, it is an investment for your future and Winsor Bishop’s watch salon holds the largest range of prestige wristwatches in the region.

The store situated on London Street, has been continually growing over the last five years with expansions in premises, people and investments in revered luxury watch brands. On a recent visit by Patek Philippe UK Managing Director, Mark Hearn said “We love Winsor Bishop because it is a family business with great heritage and history and that is extremely important to us. When we were looking for a stockist in East Anglia, to us there was only one choice.  When asked about the expansion of the Patek Philippe presence at Winsor Bishop Mark explains “The new boutique area creates a very special destination for our customers and is the largest outside of London”.  Winsor Bishop Managing Director, Sophie Fulford says “The expansion of the salon is recognition of all the hard work the team has achieved since we expanded in 2011.  We are pleased to have the opportunity to revitialise and extend our Patek Philippe salon, allowing us to offer an even more luxurious area to our customers”.  The salon is of the type you would see in London, with contemporary Bond Street style, the salon is decorated with subtle soft furnishings and elegant dark wood.  Sophie continues “we can’t wait to welcome all of our customers to this area in the coming weeks, the response from our customers which have seen it has been overwhelmingly positive”

Patek Philippe Watches

This is just a small insight of the luxurious Lounge at Winsor Bishop Jewellers in Norwich. To see more Interior Photography from the Boutique Salon, simply Click Here to be transported to the Blanc Creative Portfolio Hub.

 

Patek Philippe Marks 40th Anniversary of Nautilus

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of one of Patek Philippe’s iconic collections: the Nautilus. Interestingly enough, at Baselworld 2016, the brand opted not to show a single Nautilus watch. Why? Because secrets make better surprises. Sometime this year, there will inevitably be a grand unveiling of new Nautilus timepieces designed to celebrate this momentous year. This gives us a great opportunity to take a little time and a close-up look at the famed Nautilus, its birth and growth. Since its inception, Patek Philippe has had a reputation of being a traditional, perhaps even conservative, brand. Its designs were refined, but not typically apt to shock. Progression was often made in evolution, rather than revolution-fine-tuning details until absolute perfection had been reached. That is why to many, Patek Philippe has become the pinnacle of Haute Horlogerie. And then, in the 1970’s, the brand unveiled a timepiece that made most people sit up and take notice: Nautilus. Predominantly known for its ultra-slim and complicated dress watches, Patek Philippe sailed into seemingly unfamiliar territory when the Nautilus was introduced in 1976. A sports watch, surprisingly crafted from steel, seemed way out of Patek Philippe’s comfort zone, yet turned out to be spot on. In fact, the Nautilus became the founding father of an entirely new category of watches: that of ultra-refined, high-end, steel sports watches. The Nautilus was designed by Gerald Genta, who took inspiration from the porthole of a luxurious transatlantic ocean liner that had been popular in the early 1900s. It was packed with innovations, and displayed the technical prowess of the Geneva brand.

The watch had an innovative construction where a monocoque case was attached to the hallmark octagonal bezel, secured by four lateral screws hidden in the “ears” of the watch. The beauty of this construction was that it divided the pressure under water equally so that when the pressure got higher it actually pushed the watch tighter into its rubber gaskets, increasing its water resistance. This resulted in a water resistance rating over 120 meters—quite impressive for a watch that was never intended to be a diver’s watch. This first Nautilus, with reference 3700/1, would later be nicknamed “Jumbo,” thanks to its then-generous size of 42mm. Refinement of the design made it a very wearable watch. The integrated bracelet comfortably follows the curve of the wrist; the sides of the bezel that highlight the porthole look of the watch, and the legible dial with gold baton markers on top of a black, horizontally grooved dial, all contribute to this. With an overall height of just 7.60mm the Nautilus was also quite slender, thanks to caliber 28-255 C, which was in fact based on Jaeger-LeCoultre caliber 920, a movement which Jaeger-LeCoultre never used in one of its own watches. Patek Philippe was not the only one that used this movement, because the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and the Vacheron Constantin 222 also used this movement as a base. The rotor of this movement does not use the common ball bearings, but runs on circular rails, and features a gold insert to increase its weight and winding efficiency. With the rotor attached, its height is only 3.05mm.

To market the Nautilus, the brand focused on what was at the time quite a contraction—the fact that “One of the world’s costliest watches is made from steel.” Also, the box in which the Nautilus was delivered was out of the ordinary, since it was covered in cork. Dark-colored dials would remain a staple for the Nautilus for decades, with white dials only entering the men’s collection in 2012. One exception is a rare, white-dialed prototype that was created in 1978 at the request of the original owner. Referred to as “The Albino Prototype”, it was sold in 2015 by Sotheby’s Geneva for an unprecedented 250.000- CHF.

In 1980, the Nautilus was also released as a ladies’ model, known as reference 4700/1. This was not only available in steel, but also in steel/gold and full gold. The use of precious metals brought the Nautilus closer to Patek Philippe’s other offerings, yet 1980 was also the year that the brand started with the production of the steel cases and bracelets for the Nautilus in-house. While previously done by Favre-Perret, they were now made by Ateliers Réunis, one of Patek Philippe’s workshops that was located in the same building as what is now the Patek Philippe museum in Geneva. The early 1980’s also welcomed the Nautilus reference 3800/1A, which was a mid-size model featuring a diameter of 37.5 mm. That watch also introduced a central seconds hand to the Nautilus, thanks to the use of caliber 335 SC, an ultra-slim movement that Patek Philippe developed and built in-house. The next big step in the history of the Nautilus was taken in 1998, when the brand introduced reference 3710. Although the Nautilus has always featured a date, no other functions had yet been made available. With reference 3710, this changed, with the introduction of a power reserve indicator. Combined with Roman numerals, this model moved more towards being a sportier dress watch, also because the horizontal grooves were absent from the dial.

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In 2005, the “Collectors’ gold” edition, reference 3712, was introduced. This Nautilus not only featured a power reserve indicator, but also a small seconds and moon phase, while the date function had become a pointer date over the moon phase indicator. It was powered by caliber 240 PS, a manufacture movement with micro-rotor that was visible through the sapphire case back of the Nautilus, a first for the watch. The watch is referred to as “collectors’ gold” because Patek Philippe only made this model for one year before it was discontinued in 2006. In that year, Nautilus celebrated its 30th anniversary, and Patek Philippe decided to revise the entire collection. The design of the Nautilus was subtly changed, the “ears” were slightly curved to be aesthetically more in line with the bezel, the hands a bit more bold, and the anniversary also meant the introduction of a stunning dial that looked dark blue in the center, yet turned more towards black at the edge of the dial. A more drastic change was the departure of the monocoque case in favor of a three-piece case, now featuring a sapphire case back for all models, except the 38.4mm mid-size model. Patek Philippe also introduced an innovative chronograph into the Nautilus collection. Reference 5980 combined the hour and the minute counters of the chronograph in a single sub-dial at six o’clock.

After its 30th anniversary, Patek Philippe increased the pace of innovations being introduced within the Nautilus line-up. The year 2009 saw a relaunch of the Nautilus for ladies, which had been discontinued in the 1990s, followed a year later by a high jewelry version, featuring automatic movement caliber 324 S C. In that same year, the collection was expanded with an annual calendar, and in 2012 Patek Philippe introduced the white dial for all its men’s models. The introduction of the Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph came in 2014. The watch combined a dual time-zone function with a chronograph. It provided each time zone with its own day/night indicator and was housed in a 40.5mm case. The current collection of the Nautilus reflects its history. It offers everything from a time-only steel Nautilus in the tradition of the original model, to models crafted from precious metal and featuring diamond settings. Most unique is the fact that all the major steps in the Nautilus history are still present and accounted for. The power reserve/moonphase complication is still there, as is the chronograph, annual calendar and the Travel Time Chronograph. Also, the white dial is still available on select models. The added complications,use of precious metals (sometimes even in combination with gemstones) and alligator straps show the distance the Nautilus has come—from a relative outsider within the Patek Philippe line-up to an integrated part of what the brand stands for, representing every aspect of Patek Philippe’s capabilities.

 

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Patek Philippe & Co. (PP) is a Swiss watch manufacturer founded in 1851, located in Geneva and the Vallée de Joux. It designs and manufactures timepieces

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Waveney Valley Food and Drink Festival

Waveney Valley Food Festival

Waveney Valley Food and Drink Festival

Waveney Valley Food Festival

 

The culmination of the Waveney Valley Food and Drink Festival is its 2-day Fair set against the backdrop of glorious Bungay Castle. The Festival showcases the best local produce to try and buy and a programme of cookery demonstrations. The River Waveney provides much of the border between Norfolk and Suffolk, providing the perfect backdrop to the rolling countryside and stunning views across the rich farmland. The Valley and its idyllic villages and small picturesque market towns are easy to explore and there are plenty of opportunities to visit local food producers, tea shops, restaurants and pubs. Visitors to theWaveney Valley Food and Drink Festival have the opportunity to browse the stands, tasting and buying an incredible array of delicious goodies such as cakes and pastries; organic vegetables; meat and poultry products; preserves and chutneys, oils and sauces as well as enjoying a programme of cookery and butchery demonstrations, live music and entertainment for the children. From award-winning ales from fabulous micro-breweries to fresh-pressed cider and apple juice, rare breed meats, artisan chocolates and talented local chefs – the Waveney Valley has it all so please join us for the Waveney Valley Food & Drink Festival.

Fosters Solicitors were proud to support Waveney Valley Food and Drink Festival.  As a local business who are very much involved in the life and activities in Bungay and the Waveney area, Fosters Solicitors welcomed visitors to the showcase of local food and drink.

 

Who are Fosters Solicitors 

Founded in 1761 Fosters is an award winning law firm with offices across Norfolk and Suffolk including: Norwich, Wymondham, Lowestoft, Bungay, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Thetford and Kings Lynn. Fosters is one of East Anglia’s leading law firms. They are the only firm of Solicitors in Norwich that offer a full range of integrated services to businesses and individuals on a private and legally aided basis. They have Solicitors and Consultants who specialise in commercial law, business law, property, personal injury, probate, family law, criminal law and mediation. Fosters has a long standing reputation for providing first class professional legal services to its clients in Norfolk, Suffolk and nationally. The business prides itself on having Partners and Solicitors who are highly trained in specialist areas. This is reflected by the number of Solicitors and Partners being recognised as leading individuals in the Legal 500 and Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession.

Waveney Valley Food Festival

Waveney Valley Food Festival

Waveney Valley Food Festival

Waveney Valley Food Festival

Waveney Valley Food Festival

Waveney Valley Food Festival

Waveney Valley Food Festival

You can view the full Waveney Food and Drink Festival Photography Gallery including the glorious food on offer by clicking HERE

Archant EDP Wedding Show

Press Photography Norwich

Archant EDP Wedding Show

For the past two years, Blanc Creative been covering Press Photography for Archant Norwich and the EDP Wedding Show across Norfolk & Suffolk, with the main event as always, being The annual event, held at the Norfolk Showground in Norwich. We couldn’t have wanted a better way to showcase our press photography and Norfolk Video Production as literally thousands of brides, grooms and their families made it to Bride, The Wedding Show. Blanc Creative are an exciting, modern thinking business that offer a wide range of Norfolk Video Production Services. We can assist you with everything from conceptual ideas to storyboarding, helping you to transform your ideas into a completed project.

 

Thousands of excited bride and grooms-to-be were at the Norfolk Showground today, as a two-day wedding spectacular continues. The Show, now in its sixth year, had more than 150 exhibitors offer guidance to soon-to-be newlyweds in need of a little help turning their dreams into reality. The show, which is sponsored by Alba Rose diamonds, was awash with stalls, shows and a champagne bar to keep guests happy. By Saturday morning the show was already off to a lively start, with over 1,000 visitors queuing in the cold and through the doors by 12pm. Laura Honey, 33, of Newmarket, came to the show with her sister ahead of her wedding this June.  She said:

“We’ve got quite a lot of it planned already but I couldn’t resist coming along. It’s a really big wedding show – there’s so much here. We’ve had so much fun and really enjoyed the fashion show.”

Lively catwalk shows, were playing to full houses four times a day, display the latest in bridal fashion for all members of the family. EDP Wedding Show manager Diana Sims said that the event was on the “scale of a national show” and that visitors attended from as far as Essex. This year, two lucky couples won their dream wedding, as they walked away with £25,000 worth of wedding goodies in a one-of-a-kind competition. Dresses, a marquee, accessories, transport, photographers and even hen and stag parties were all be up for grabs in the giveaway.

 

EDP Wedding Show Norwich

EDP Wedding Show Norwich

EDP Wedding Show Norwich

EDP Wedding Show Norwich

EDP Wedding Show Video Production fromBlanc Creative

To read more about the spectacular Archant Bride Show and to view our extensive gallery of professional press images, please visit the Blanc Creative Portfolio Hub or simply Click in this Box.

Newlyweds-to-be flock to the Norfolk Showground for biggest EDP Wedding Show …

We’ve had so much fun and really enjoyed the fashion show.” Lively catwalk shows, held four times a day, will display the latest in bridal fashion for all members of the family. EDP Wedding Show manager Diana Sims said that the event was on the “scale

 

 

Photo Gallery and Video: Organisers hail EDP Wedding Show 2014 an

‘amazing …

The EDP Wedding Show at the Norfolk Showground. Bride-to-be, Claire Holden and her mum Carol. Picture: Denise Bradley. Miss Melanson said much of her big day was already mapped out, but some big decisions remained and the show had helped her …

Norwich Photography – NORSE Group Groundworks

NORSE Grounds – Norwich Photography

Norwich Photography

Blanc Creative has been working with Norse, through its PR and Marketing consultancy Hydrogen Publicity, since early 2013 on projects ranging from attention-grabbing PR shots, perfectly lit and styled catering and food images and comprehensive event coverage, through to imaginative print-work photography, dynamic personnel cameos and inspired photographic interpretations of the client’s services.

One specific element of the Norwich Photography businesses work with NORSE is the companies Ground Division. 

Norwich Photography

Norwich Photography

Norwich Photography

Norwich Photography

Norwich Photography

As a leading commercial business providing Norwich Photography to a national company, the importance of client relationship is paramount in developing creative imagery and a long term working partnership where a photographer can work without having to be art directed on location.  Blanc Creative are extremely humbled that Nick Harden, PR Director Hydrogen Publicity said of Blanc:

“Lee is one of the most original commercial photographers we’ve worked with in terms of achieving the most from locations, people and props.  He adheres to brief but blends in his own unique vision to achieve stunning, often from our point of view unexpected, results that perfectly compliment or define the marketing objective. To us, Lee is not just another top-class photographer; his commitment to perfection means that he works with us in creative partnership, sharing our goals and understanding our client’s ethos.”

To view extensive Norwich Photography Ground Work Galleries, why not head over to the Blanc Creative Portfolio Pages