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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

The Best UAV (Drone) setup

As a professional photographer and commercial UAV pilot I often get asked by fellow photographers, what type pf aircraft should I buy to do house photos, film for TV or movies etc....The answer is simple. To get the very best images from your drone filming I recommend you use the most stable flying platform you can afford. This could be a mini quad copter like a DJI phantom with a built in camera, a mid range UAV such as the DJI S900 carrying the Panasonic GH4 or heavy lift Octocopter like the Sky Jib, built to carry anything up to a Red Epic. As important as the aircraft are the two other elements, your camera which needs to give outstanding results and your gimbal which holds the camera in place. I use the aeronavics Xm8 multicopter for reliability, its a medium lift UAV capable of carrying most DSLR cameras even with a zoom lens. I use the Canon 5D for fantastic 21meg still images and a Panasonic GH4 mirror-less camera for lightweight 4k filming. To keep all the action super stable as I fly, I use the FreeFly Movi M5 gimbal which in my opinion is the most stable gimbal in the world when using our flying set up. It can also be taken off the aircraft and used as a hand held camera stabilizer for ground based shots which give me even filming opportunities. This combination of reliability, quality and stability will give your production, the value needed to create the perfect flyovers and stunning still images. Happy Flying Phil Pilot and photographer with If you need any help and advice on all things UAV please feel free to get in touch.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Weddings Unplugged

Weddings Unplugged

For over 30 years the Fearnley name has been leading the way in all aspects of photography, especially weddings which has always made us market leaders.

Philip Fearnley LMPA LBIPP, is now proud to launch his new wedding service re branding it Weddings Un-Plugged. Why unplugged? Well, wouldn’t it be nice to let all your guests attend your wedding and have them leave their iphone, cameras even ipads at home or in their handbags, leaving you to be photographed by a professional photographer.

One of the last weddings I photographed I counted around 30 people taking photos of the Bride and Groom walking down the aisle giving them both flash blindness and almost wrecking the professional shots. Not forgetting the Uncle who thinks he is a photographer and keeps standing behind the couple as we are photographing them from the front!

Now, for the first time ever we will give your wedding guests access to down load any images they like from your wedding totally free of charge just by joining our mailing list. Giving you a more relaxed and slightly less stressful day (photo wise).

2013-14 Wedding Price List

Keeping it simple, choose from either package and add an album after your wedding

• £1295 Coverage from bridal preparations until wedding breakfast

• £1595 Coverage from bridal preparations until first dance

* A non refundable deposit of £250 is payable at the time of booking to secure your wedding day

OUR WEDDINGS ALL INCLUDE • A fun pre-wedding photo shoot at our Studio giving you chance to meet Philip Fearnley and also choose a mounted Signature print for your guest to sign on the wedding day. Far more personal than just a book!

* Pre wedding consultation. Around 1 month prior to your wedding day we will have a meeting to discuss your wedding day running order. This involves going through timings, what style of photos you like, who’s in the formal photos, where’s the best place to take dramatic images, how do guests access the website and a whole host of other things. Final payments are due at this point.

* Your wedding day coverage starts from the Bridal home, capturing the full atmosphere of the preparations. It then moves onto the ceremony and includes a mix of fun informal reportage style photography together with a more traditional style of formal groups. Depending on the package you require your photography will either end once you are seated for the wedding breakfast or the first Dance (9pm latest)

* (Images on CD) All your images are edited, colour corrected and enhanced using Photoshop to give you stunning images and supplied to you on DVD or CD. These are High resolution images shot on the industries most advanced cameras. Each image comes with full copyright for you to print from. We also supply you with a contact book of all these images to make referencing them a bit easier.

* (Free down loads) Tell your guest to leave their Iphone and cameras at home and make it a flash free wedding. Your guests may view and purchase any image from your wedding day via our password protected website. However, by joining our mailing list we will forward on a link for them to down load an unlimited number of images from your wedding day, free of charge for them to print their own photos.

• Cinematic highlight film of your day. This is a fantastic way to let your wedding guest see what went on through out the whole day. We use Digital SLR cameras with built in HD video and capture still and live movement without you even being aware. After the day we edit the footage, add music and upload to our Capture TV, youtube site for all the guests to see. We even supply you with a DVD copy.

•Albums not included.

•This service is the perfect way for you to get a full set of images for you to do with as you like and not restrict you to an Album (print your own)

What you get summery

• Pre wedding photo shoot including signature mount

• Pre wedding consultation

• Wedding day coverage

• Hi Resolution CD of all your wedding images (copyright Free)

• Contact book of images

• DVD highlight film of your day

• Free down loads of your images for all the guests to print from


We don’t include an album in the above packages so you can choose exactly the right one suit you.
To enhance your wedding images we use the finest Italian Album makers. Every image is checked for blemishes, colour corrected and personally designed by Philip Fearnley him self.

Every album is unique and we never use template designs meaning your album is never rushed and will slightly take longer to design but well worth the wait.

We offer two album sizes and four choices of album page quantities

Each album comes with a choice of cover from options such as Leather, Perspex aluminium and Silk.

The 20x30 cm album

• 20 page album £335 contains 30-40 images

• 40 page album £410 contains 60-70 images

• 60 page album £485 contains 90-105 images

• 100 page album £625 contains 155-170 images

The 25x35cm album

• 20 page album £495 contains 30-40 images

• 40 page album £625 contains 60-70 images

• 60 page album £675 contains 90-105 images

• 100 page album £875 contains 155-170 images

Parents album 20x30 soft back

£250 per book

8 mini albums 10x13

£250 per 8 copies

Friday, 17 August 2012

Closed for the summer holidays

Just a quick note to let you know that the studio will be closed from 12 noon 18th August until 9am Tuesday the 28th of August. This is time for me to recharge my batteries for the big Christmas rush thats not so far away. If you need to contact the studio please leave a message on our phone or drop me an email and we'll call you back on our return.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Fusion Wedding Photography and Film service

Sorry for the long delay in our latest blog but we think this news is worth waiting for. After extensive research and a lot of product testing we have invested in brand new cameras and Apple Macs to make our wedding services extra special. We have always strived to be ahead of the competition offering new and exciting products, well here we have the ultimate in wedding imagery. Until now photography was restricted to still images, not anymore. Our new Canon cameras have built in FULL HD Video aswell as high quality still functions and with the help of our high powered Macs we are now launching our Fusion Wedding Service Its the perfect way to show friends and family your dream day with a mix of live action HD film and our stunning photography. If you want to see some of our latest films then click on the Capture TV link on our website or click on the youtube clips on this blog page Each wedding film is loaded to our youtube site and is available free of charge for all your wedding guests to see. High quality DVD's are available to purchase at any point after loading to the website Its New, its Fun and best of all its TOTALY FREE with any Silver or Gold package

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Leanne and Alan's Christmas wedding

Hi Phil,

We have just seen the wedding photographs. They are AMAZING!!! We are going to pick our album photos when we receive the disc as we will be able to see them better without the copyright wording.

Alan and Leanne

See more of Leanne and Alans wedding at

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Big T makes it to the BBC

When Tom Stamp produced a series of shots for his AS Level photography course, answering the brief ‘high rise’, he realised he’d made it big - huge, in fact - but he probably didn’t expect to be snapped up by the BBC.

Giant at the BBC (Explore Front Page!)

Stamp produced a series of ‘giant’ images (see above) set around Peel Media’s MediaCityUK and posted them on Flickr.

After making the front page of Flickr Explore they caught the eye of the various creative sorts at the Beeb, who very much liked what they saw.

To mark the relocation of the broadcaster’s first tranche of staff to the new home of BBC North at MCUK, Stamp was asked to produce a similar themed shot for the cover of in-house title Ariel.

The latest edition - Week 20 - went to press as the staff moved in this Monday.

A BBC Ariel reporter commented: “We wanted to mark the opening of the Salford offices with a special cover, as it's a pretty historic moment for the BBC, so we commissioned Tom to design a cover with images of BBC North director Peter Salmon and some on-air talent who work for BBC North output.

“We were really pleased with his striking design and it's been a great opportunity to support a young local talent.”

After this sort of endorsement we’d expect Stamp to score a similarly huge result in his photography course. Good luck Tom.

The final Ariel image
(Big News!) One Giant Leap - BBC Front Cover!

Monday, 9 May 2011

Beth and Dans Wedding photos

Hi Philip,

Understand you have been on holiday, hope all was enjoyable. Thought the photos were excellent so much so that Beth & Dan are considering an upgrade if that is possible. Were hoping to send one to Courier if that is possible.
Again many thanks and hope to hear from you.


Martin & Marilyn Burton