Shows and Reviews

Looking Back - The Cinematography of The Shawshank Redemption by Mike Best

This week we revisited one of last century’s most widely enjoyed film classics: The Shawshank Redemption (1994), to take a look back at some of the elegantly simple cinematography of Roger Deakins.

It’s part of a challenge I’ve set myself (and my long-suffering wife) to watch/re-watch every film from American Society of Cinematographer’s list of Milestone Films in Cinematography of the 20th Century , and then share my notes and impressions once a week.

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Looking Back - The Cinematography of Seven by Mike Best

I’ve challenged myself (and my long-suffering wife) to watch/re-watch every film from American Society of Cinematographer’s list of ‘Milestone Films in Cinematography of the 20th Century’. This week we revisited genre defining 'Seven', directed by David Fincher and shot by Darius Khondji. Here are some notes and observations from re-watching this visceral and gripping classic thriller.

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Guardian Masterclass with David Levene by Mike Best

This weekend I had theopportunity to shoot behind-the-scenes at the Field Day Music Festival at Brockwell Park in South London, as part of a Guardian Newspaper 'masterclass' with award-winning Guardian photographer David Levene.

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Switching to the New Cloud Version Adobe Lightroom CC (2017) by Mike Best

Adobe recently introduced an entirely new cloud-based version of Lightroom CC, its popular photo editing and organization software. In this article, I give my first impressions of Lightroom CC and talk about my experience migrating over from the desktop version of Lightroom Classic.

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