Spurn Point Lifeboat Crew Shoot - PR Charity Shoot

October 17, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

I love doing those sort of shoot where various elements come together to make the perfect storm. As my father was a lifeboat man I am familiar with the mentality of the kind of person who takes to the sea in all weather risking life and limb.

I was asked to shoot the guys at Spurn Point lifeboat station as Yorkshire Building Society had the RNLI as thier elected charity for that year. We had a couple of hours with the guys and even had a spin out on the stations Severn Class boat with the CEO of the company. I have spent lots of time on Lifeboats and never fail to grin at the muscle of these things. With over 2400hp on offer the Severn class is a monster.



We had a real hoot with the guys and the client was delighted with the shoot.  Humber lifeboat coxswain David Steenvoorden or 'Spanish' as he is known to his colleagues was most game for doing some 'silly' shots and its great to photograph people who have very serious job but don't take themselves too seriously.

I'll post a few pictures below with a little bit of 'Strobist' info talking about the way they are lit.


USEFUL TIP: WHEN USING A FLASH TO PHOTOGRAPH CLOTHING WITH REFLECTIVE PANELS (SUCH AS POLICE FIRE SERVICES OR RNLI) YOU WILL FIND THAT USING WIRELESS FLASH, OFF CENTRE TO THE CAMERA, PREVENTS IT FROM 'FLARING' BACK.
Chris Pilling ceo with Spurn Point coxswain David Steenvoorden
Spurn Point coxswain David Steenvoorden with CEO of Yorkshire Building Society, Chris Pilling - Shot Detail: Available light, 70-200 2.8L
Chris Pilling ceo with Spurn Point coxswain David Steenvoorden
Spurn Point coxswain David Steenvoorden with CEO of Yorkshire Building Society, Chris Pilling - Shot Detail: Available light, 70-200 2.8L

Spurn Point lifeboat crew
Spurn Point lifeboat crew

YBS PR team and Crew of Spurn Point Lifeboat - PR Launch pictures
YBS PR team and Crew of Spurn Point Lifeboat - PR Launch pictures

 Lifeboat - PR Launch pictures
 Lifeboat - PR Launch pictures - Shot details- Underexposed by a couple of stops and cross lit by flashes.

 Lifeboat - PR Launch pictures - Shot details- Underexposed by a couple of stops and cross lit by flashes.
 Lifeboat - PR Launch pictures - Shot details- Underexposed by a couple of stops and cross lit by flashes.

 Lifeboat - PR Launch pictures - Shot details- Underexposed by a couple of stops and cross lit by flashes.
 Lifeboat - PR Launch pictures - Shot details- Underexposed by a couple of stops and cross lit by flashes.

 Lifeboat - PR Launch pictures - Shot details- Underexposed by a couple of stops and cross lit by flashes.
 Lifeboat - PR Launch pictures - Shot details- Underexposed by a couple of stops and cross lit by flashes.

 Lifeboat - PR Launch pictures - Shot details- Underexposed by a couple of stops and cross lit by flashes.
 Lifeboat - PR Launch pictures - Shot details- Underexposed by a couple of stops and cross lit by flashes.

 Lifeboat - PR Launch pictures - Shot details- Underexposed by a couple of stops and cross lit by flashes.
 Lifeboat - PR Launch pictures - Shot details- Underexposed by a couple of stops and cross lit by flashes.

 Lifeboat - PR Launch pictures - Rnli Wellies
 Lifeboat - PR Launch pictures - Shot details- Underexposed by a couple of stops and cross lit by flashes.

 Lifeboat - PR Launch pictures - Jack Vettriano spoof  - The Singing Butler
 Lifeboat - PR Launch pictures - Jack Vettriano spoof  - The Singing Butler

 Lifeboat - PR Launch pictures
 Lifeboat - PR Launch pictures - Shot details- Underexposed by a couple of stops and cross lit by flashes.

 Lifeboat - PR Launch pictures
 Lifeboat - PR Launch pictures - Shot details- Underexposed by a couple of stops and cross lit by flashes.


Hope you like the shots:
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and finally a shot I took of Whitby Lifeboat in action a few years ago. Glad I wasn't on-board that day....wild!
Whitby Lifeboat in action
Whitby Lifeboat in action


















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