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Conference workshop preview – Simon Bruntnell

Simon Bruntnell is a creative/commercial photographer based in the West Midlands. Simon has built up a reputation for photographing contemporary glass art. But his practise covers all aspects of photography. A former part time MTO 4 medical photographer based at The Dudley Group of Hospitals Simon has some insight into the needs of medical photographers being asked to produce imagery for a wide range of assignments.

“I didn’t go down the formal medical photographer/illustration route for training. I gained experience in the private medical sector in 1993 after completing my degree (in the arts) and some years of professional assisting to the commercial industry then moved over to NHS, working as a part time medical photographer for a few year. In that time, I gained some insight into the training provided to ‘medical photographers. So it’s not my intention to ‘wow’ the audience with fancy and forgettable techniques because they are too complicated. I intend to add a few strings to your bow and keep those demanding consultants happy and maybe ‘wow’ them”  - Simon Bruntnell

Simon will be running two workshops AM and PM. The workshops will be aimed at the areas of:

Simple Product photography:  With the use of simple backgrounds and lighting set up’s candidates will be able to witness very simple lighting techniques which can elevate a shot. With simple considerations the candidate will be able to make images that look more ‘front cover’ than just function.

Photographing Glass:  Glass always was considered one of the ‘hardest’ things to photograph. A certain ‘heart sink’ feeling amongst pro photographers will be de mystified. Here the candidate will be able to witness, simple and yet effective lighting set ups using the most basic of lighting equipment.


The session will open to questioning; the candidates will see how Simon shoots his work flow. 



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