Contact

Contact me via e-mail at maurice@vandervelden.co.uk. FYI I am based in Spittal, Pembrokeshire

Camera

I use a high-spec Canon R5 45mp mirrorless camera with an RF 24-105mm f/4 'L' lens, RF 70-200mm f/2.8 lens and RF100mm f2.8 lens.

Photographs taken with this camera are easily suitable for printing on a double-page spread in a quality magazine and have proven perfect for posters of 40" x 60" (approx 100cm x 150cm).

Lights

For lighting, I use a pair of ProFoto B10+ strobes with softbox and/or beauty dish. These high quality lights can be taken anywhere, have a battery capacity of around 200 shots at full power and have a maximum output of 500ws each. They are capable of 'Through The Lens' (TTL) metering and 'High Speed Sync' (HSS) at up to 1/8,000th of a second PLUS 'Freeze Motion' for moving subjects. These lights are perfect for capturing fast movements - e.g. runners, motorbikes, animals and cyclists - and for shooting with the lens wide open whatever the ambient light.

Model Release

Under UK law, copyright of photographs automatically belongs to the Photographer - except in exceptional circumstances, for instance where the photographer is an employee. A model release is required in order to satisfy the standards of International law when a photograph may be sold or licensed abroad. Where the person being photographed is under 18 years of age, their parent or guardian MUST sign on their behalf.

Model releases should be signed at the start of a shoot. Please do ask if you have any queries about one.

Click HERE to see a sample release in PDF format.