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"Jonathan has photographed International Alert's work in three different continents. He always becomes part of the team, needs a minimum amount of support and delivers stunning images which convey a real sense of humanity."
Phil Vernon
Director of Programmes
International Alert
"Whether on a farm in East Africa, a Trawler in the Atlantic or a Royal Palace in London, Jonathan consistently delivers photography that makes us look good to our clients. "
Paul Campbell
Director of Purple Patch Group
"Quality photography is absolutely essential to our brand. It’s who we are, what we do and the impact we have on the world. And that means working with a photographer like Jonathan, who understands what we are trying to achieve with our work."
THOM MCKAY,
Director of Communications
RTKL.COM
"Jonathan has been a pleasure to work with, professional, well organised, creative and always delivering to the brief. Considering the breadth of topics we have asked him to work on around the world, he has also shown himself to be resourceful and flexible. "
Judith Batchelar,
Director of Sainsbury's Brand
"Jonathan has travelled to Intergen's power plants in Mexico, Australia and Europe and produces consistently high quality photography. Intergen's values are all about a high-quality work force for which we consider him part of. "
Mark Somerset,
Vice President
InterGen Europe
"Waiting on a quote from the British Red Cross "
Wendy Solesbury MBE
Youth Development Manager, British Red Cross
"We work with photographers that try to capture the essence of our work and reflect our company values in terms of design. Jonathan produces excellent results every time with creative flair. He is highly professional to work with as well as personable. "
Sean Collins & James Felstead
Directors of CGL Architects.
"Whether on a farm in East Africa, a Trawler in the Atlantic or a Royal Palace in London, Jonathan consistently delivers photography that makes us look good to our clients. "
Paul Campbell
Director of Purple Patch Group
"Jonathan has been a pleasure to work with, professional, well organised, creative and always delivering to the brief. Considering the breadth of topics we have asked him to work on around the world, he has also shown himself to be resourceful and flexible. "
Judith Batchelar,
Director of Sainsbury's Brand
"Waiting on a quote from the British Red Cross "
Wendy Solesbury MBE
Youth Development Manager, British Red Cross
"Jonathan Banks has captured the faces of different people that vividly represent the human side of the conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh where each individual remains above all a human being with his or her right to be what they are, wherever they live, with dignity and in peace. "
EU Ambassador in Yerevan
"Jonathan has travelled to Intergen's power plants in Mexico, Australia and Europe and produces consistently high quality photography. Intergen's values are all about a high-quality work force for which we consider him part of. "
Mark Somerset
Vice President, InterGen Europe
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News

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May

2021 TIPA WORLD AWARD WINNERS

  • By Jonathan Banks

Recently the 2021 TIPA World Award Winners were announced.

TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) WORLD AWARDS both recognise and honour industry companies and their products and serve as an important benchmark and guide for consumers in making their purchasing decisions.

Zoner Photo Studio X was named the “Best imaging software Expert”. I have been working with the team at Zoner Photo Studio X, trialling the software to see what my impressions are when using it for different types of photography assignment.

To take full advantage of the enhancement of digital camera files, especially Raw format files, a full-fledged photo editing and processing toolkit is required. Zoner Photo Studio X offers a range of workflow, corrections, layer processing and effects in an affordable and easy to use format.

One of the most demanding subjects for my photography has been assignments for DRAX BIOMASS. I photographed with Vismedia Agency for Drax Group to show they are working with sustainably sourced forest biomass at the heart of their purpose: Enabling a zero carbon, lower cost energy future.

I was asked to create an image library of photography ranging from reportage style pictures documenting their work, to portraits of their people. The photography in the U.S. covered the “responsible management of forests”, the production and final transportation. I was working with everything from available light to portable flash kits, studio lighting and in dark spaces where it was not permitted to use external lighting meaning ISO settings well in excess of 10K.

Zoner Photo Studio X provided me with the processing capabilities of delivering the pictures required.

https://www.zoner.com/

https://www.tipa.com/en-en/contacts/contacts.html