Blog: Outdoor Lifestyle Photography Posts by Tommy Martin

  • On Location with The Shackleton Company

    The Shackleton Company AW17 Ullswater, Photography by Tommy MartinWhile it is better to busy than bored, it plays havoc with keeping my blog up to date… I was approached by The Shackleton Company all the way back in October to shoot some atmospheric location shots of their clothing range in the Lake District. They’re producing a fantastic range of gear, putting a modern spin ... View Images...
  • Grey Fox Feature Shoot

    British Outdoor Wear: A Photographic Celebration of a Great Heritage - Photography by Tommy Martin for Grey FoxLast month I was contacted by David Evans, of Grey Fox blog fame, to see if I was interested in a shooting a feature for Grey Fox on British heritage outdoor wear in the Lake District. Obviously, I did. The title of the feature is basically my job description… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...
  • A Yarn Story: Inishmeane

    Inishmeane Arran sweater designed by Rachel Brown. Location fashion Photography in the UK Lake District by Tommy MartinClient: A Yarn Story/The Fibre Co. Designer: Rachel Brown Stylist: Maggi Toner-Edgar Models: Paul Cullen & Cassie Photography: Tommy Martin A part of our day shooting for Fibre Co.’s new Innisfree Collection we included some shots with the fantastic Inishmeane Arran sweater, made using Fibre Co. Arranmore Yarn, commissioned by A Yarn Story and designed by Rachel Brown (who also ... View Images...
  • The Fibre Company: Innisfree Collection

    Innisfree Collection of designer Arran knitwear by The Fibre Company. Location fashion Photography in the UK Lake District by Tommy MartinClient: The Fibre Co. Pattern Designer & Stylist: Maggi Toner-Edgar Model: Jessica Watkins Makeup: Jaye Adams Photography: Tommy Martin I just love shooting for The Fibre Company. It’s not very often that you get to work with such a great team, or a client who provides me with briefs that are remarkably similar to the type of thing I write ... View Images...
  • Casting: Outdoorsy Male Model for Oct 12th (beards welcome)

    I’m shooting for a new client next week and we’re looking for a male model. Or rather, we’re looking for a real male person to shoot with, modelling experience is absolutely not required. Or even encouraged. This is a real lifestyle shoot, catalogue posing is strictly prohibited. Ideally we’re looking for men 30-35 years old, ... View Images...
  • The Fibre Company: Fell Garth Collection

    Location Fashion Photography for The Fibre Co by Tommy Martin The Fell Garth Collection: Client: The Fibre Co. / Stylist: Maggi Toner-Edgar / Wardrobe Collaboration: The Shepherdess / Designers: Emma Wright & Melanie Berg / Models: Deborah Ingram & Asahi Pollock / Photography by Tommy Martin I spend a lot of time honing what I do, making steady progress and getting steadily, slowly better. Every so ... View Images...
  • A Girl’s Best Friend

    Best Friend: Photography by Tommy Martin Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...
  • Being Three

    Being Three; a boy and his dog exploring, photography by Tommy MartinI’m sooo happy with these. From an ongoing personal project… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...
  • Staring at the Sea

    Toddler Playing on the Beach. Photography by Tommy MartinWhen you’re three years old (or a dog of pretty much any age) miles of open beach is pretty much the best thing in the entire universe. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...
  • Camping & Caravanning Club ‘Taken Care Of’ Campaign

    It’s a funny feeling, stopping at a motorway services and doing a double take as you pass a poster of one of your images. I’d put these in safe place, waiting until the client started using them. I’d kind of forgotten about these until I saw the poster. I was asked to shoot some camping lifestyle ... View Images...
  • A Quick Test

    Jo Chatterley, photo by Tommy MartinA occasional series of random images from the editing backlog #327, Jo Chatterley… I saw Jo’s modelling portfolio a while ago and thought should could be really good for a couple of projects. She happens to live at exactly the opposite of the country, which isn’t terribly convenient. Happily she was passing through the Lake District ... View Images...
  • Passing Kayaks

    Kayak in snow storm on Derwent Water, Lake District. Photo by Tommy MartinI was heading to Borrowdale last weekend, on a location recce for a commissioned shoot. When I stopped in Kettlewell carpark to look at some views of Derwent Water I got chatting to Adam, a kayaker (kayakist?) who was getting ready for a day on the water… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...
  • Casting for Camping Lifestyle Shoot

    I’m shooting for a client next Thursday 25th September and we’re short of two mature models. We’re specifically looking for couple in the late 50s to early 60s age range. It’s a paid job for a commercial client. We’ll be shooting at a campsite near Keswick, all day, Thursday 25th September. Please contact me directly if you’re ... View Images...
  • Winter Is Coming

    It’s not quite winter yet, but the outdoors industry is starting to shift in Autumn/Winter gear and Sprayway’s ‘Back to the Mountain’ campaign is getting underway as their new range hits the shelves. It always catches me out to see work that I shot almost a year ago coming out in this season’s marketing. Stranger still, ... View Images...
  • Sprayway SS15 Mountain & Hill

    The emphasis for the Mountain and Hill side of Sprayway’s gear is on real people with plenty experience of, and a genuine passion for, the mountains. We found Richard and Dawn through my contacts at Outward Bound Trust who fit the bill perfectly. Yes, that’s them in the Visit Wales ad. As ever we’re shooting out ... View Images...
  • Sprayway SS15 Trail and Lifewear

    Shooting for Sprayway’s Spring/Summer 2015 Trail, Versalite and Lifewear ranges with fantastic models Luke Stott and Sarah Faulkner. Shot on location around Ullswater in the Lake District, making believe that April in Cumbria is just like Spring and/or Summer.. (Next up: making April in Snowdonia look like Spring/Summer…) Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...
  • Gorge Scramble with the Outward Bound Trust

    I covered another day of activities for the Outward Bound Trust over in Eskdale. The weather didn’t make for spectacular scenery kind of day. Or any scenery at all for much of the mountain walk, but on the way back down I was able to intercept another group of Outward Bound adventurers who had gone ... View Images...
  • Casting Call for Lifestyle/Fashion Shoot

    I’m looking for one male and one female model for a paid fashion shoot in the Lake District. It’s a editorial/lifestyle type of shoot for a new commercial client. 30-40’s age range. A couple would be ideal. Local, NW-based would be great but not essential. Shoot days pencilled for 17th and 18th Feb. If you’re interested, please drop me an ... View Images...
  • Making of… Sprayway AW14 Hill/Versalite

    With such terrible weather for the first day’s Lifewear shots in Keswick, we started back in town to try and find some better light to shoot some pick-ups for the Lifewear set. The forecast break in the weather wandered off somewhere over the Irish Sea and completely failed to reach Keswick. By the time the ... View Images...
  • Making of… Sprayway AW14 Lifeware

    Along with new faces for the mountain line-up, we wanted to have new models for the other ranges. I’ve worked with Debbie “Miss Cumbria” Ingram on entirely different shoots in the past and thought she would be great for these shoots and give us a very different look to previous seasons. As luck would have it, Debbie’s ... View Images...
  • Making of… Sprayway AW14 Mountain

    Going the Extra Mile (literally and figuratively) Exciting times on planet Sprayway. The brief for the Autumn/Winter shoot came in two parts, with the Hill, Trail and Urban ranges made up one part and whole separate brief for the Mountain gear. You can see a selection of my favourites from this shoot in all their full screen ... View Images...
  • Sprayway AW14 Mountain Selection

    Sprayway AW14: Back to the MountainI’ve been dying to share these shots for a few weeks now, but have been holding off until the official product launch.. These are just a few of my personal favourites from my shoot with Sprayway on Ben Nevis for the new AW14 Mountain range. Now I just need to decide which of these are going ... View Images...
  • Ben Nevis Weekend

    Back from a great weekend in Fort William, shooting for Sprayway’s new AW14 mountain kit with Max Hunter and Lena Brune as our guides/models. We managed to stay about half a step ahead of the weather and had a really good (and really long) couple of days. I appreciated the chance to spend a day sitting ... View Images...
  • Sprayway AW14 Recce

    The end of last week involved a flying visit to Fort William with Sprayway in preparation for our Autumn/Winter 2014 mountain shoot. We were up there to meet our “models” (aka guides), Max and Lena, and to do a brief location recce around the Nevis range. We spent a fabulous afternoon on Aonach Mor, where ... View Images...
  • Camping with Sprayway 2013

    Last weekend we finally managed to get a couple tents pitched on what was quite possibly the last summer-like day we’re going to see this year… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...
  • Outward Bound Trust

    I spent a great day shooting for Outward Bound in Eskdale in June. A very long, but very productive day, covering three different groups climbing, canoeing and walking in and around Wasdale and Eskdale..   Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...
  • Making of… Sprayway Spring/Summer 2014

    It seems a tad premature, thinking about next years’ Spring/Summer season during such a cold and damp May, but deadlines are deadlines… We had a slightly shorter shoot than usual for this season, partly due to the fact the client  still hasn’t been able to use all of the images from that they loved from the ... View Images...
  • Sprayway Spring/Summer 2014 Lifewear

    A select few shots from Sprayway’s Spring/Summer 2014 shoot for their Lifewear range. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...
  • Sprayway Spring/Summer 2014 Hill & Trail

    A few shots from the Sprayway Spring/Summer 2014 Trail and Hill ranges. St Bees and Ullswater, Cumbria 2013. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...
  • Sprayway Spring/Summer 2014 Mountain

    A few personal favourites from the Sprayway Spring/Summer mountain range 2014 season shoot. Shot on location around Ullswater, The Lake District, 2013 Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...
  • Making of.. Sprayway Autumn/Winter 2013

    This season followed on from previous shoots for Sprayway that I’ve written about here, setting out to create lifestyle images featuring next season’s range of clothes and equipment. The finished images get used right across Sprayway’s marketing materials. The big difference for this season addition of Sprayway’s new Marketing Manager, Thomas Coxon. The plan for this season ... View Images...
  • Sprayway Autumn/Winter 2013 Mountain

    A small sub-set of shots for Sprayway’s Autumn/Winter 2013 Mountain collection. Shot on location in and around Haweswater, in the UK’s Lake District National Park in 2012. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...
  • Sprayway Autumn/Winter 2013 Family

    A handful of my favourite shots for Sprayway’s Autumn/Winter 2013 kids’ range. Shot on location in the UK’s Lake District National Park in 2012. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...
  • Sprayway Autumn/Winter 2013 Hill & Trail

    Some shots for Sprayway’s Autumn/Winter 2013 Hill & Trail collections. Shot on location in and around Haweswater, in the UK’s Lake District National Park in 2012. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...
  • Outward Bound Trust 2012

    A day in the life of the Outward Bound Trust’s training centre at Eskdale, in the heart of the Lake District mountains… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...
  • Making of… Sprayway Autumn/Winter 2012 Location Shoots

    I do regular commissioned shoots for outdoor clothing manufacturer Sprayway. Most of what I do for them is pretty simple; we take some models, dressed in the waterproofs, fleeces and baselayers that they’ll be selling next year, we take them out into the Lake District and we shoot some pictures of them having some fun. ... View Images...
  • Sprayway Autumn/Winter 2012 Mountain

    Mountain Range: A selection of images shot for the mountain clothing range from Sprayway’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. Shot on location on the central Fells of UK’s Lake District National Park. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...
  • Sprayway Autumn/Winter 2012 Family & Kids

    Family/Kids Trail Range: A selection of images shot for kids’ clothing range from Sprayway’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. Shot on location in the Eastern side of the UK’s Lake District National Park. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...
  • Sprayway Autumn/Winter 2012 Hill & Trail

    Hill & Trail Range: Images shot for the Hill and Trail clothing ranges from Sprayway’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. Shot on location in the Eastern side of the UK’s Lake District National Park. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...
  • Sprayway Autumn/Winter 2012 Lifewear

    Lifewear Range: Some of the images shot for the Lifewear clothing range from Sprayway’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. Shot on location around Ullswater, in the UK’s Lake District National Park. Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...
  • Sprayway Spring/Summer 2012

    A small set of images created for Sprayway’s Spring/Summer lineup for 2012. Many of these were originally shot as a test to show the client what I had in mind.. and ended up forming the backbone of the Spring/Summer catalogue… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...
  • Ice Climbing in Borrowdale

    My first experience ice climbing, and a great day out with two friends who went on to become regular models for my Sprayway shoots… Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookGoogleEmail View Images...

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