Case Studies

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Case Studies are our way of sharing the vision and work of the artists who use Direct Digital as well as providing an in-depth look at new products. Keep an eye on this space for interviews with artists, portfolio premieres, and product reviews, as well as timely tips and tricks. 

© Jay Brooks

An Interview with Jay Brooks

Celebrity portrait photographer Jay Brooks' graphic, cinematic style and atmospheric lighting have made him a popular choice across the worlds of film, television and theatre producing key art and promotional imagery for Netflix, Amazon, Sky, HBO, Discovery and The BBC. Continue reading to find o

© Duncan Elliott

An Interview with Duncan Elliott

Growing up by the coast in rural Dorset, Duncan Elliott was initially drawn to landscape photography. Some of his earliest memories are loading film into a camera, taking photos of cliffs and the sea, and pleading with his parents to develop yet another roll of film.

© Charlie Clift

An Interview with Photographer and Director Charlie Clift

Photographer and Director, Charlie Clift promotes “Let’s Talk”, so we reached out and did just that!
Read on to find out exactly what we talked about starting with himself, his work, mental health, creating and learning from happy mistakes…

Chloe Shoot - Highlands

An Interview with Amelia Jacobsen, Founder and Producer of Amelia & Co Productions

We recently had the opportunity to interview Amelia Jacobsen who founded the production and location company Amelia & Co. and is often calling on our Manchester branch to ship shoot kit up to the Scottish Highlands for some big brands. Continue reading to find out more.

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Ice Cream & Doughnuts - A Short Film Written & Directed by Reece Lipman

In September 2020, writer, director and filmmaker Reece Lipman with a cast and crew of 15 people descended on Worthing to shoot the Principle Photography for Ice Cream & Doughnuts, a poignant short romantic drama staring Jamael Westman and Anita-Joy Uwajeh.


The Late Night Effect - Short film by Jean Monville shot with the Sony FX9

In February 2020, Jean Monville went to Normandy to shoot his short film for a week with his team, Futur Production.

Athlete jumping and posing

An Interview with Madeleine Penfold

A short time ago we caught up with Madeleine Penfold, an up-and-coming photographer who was using Direct Studio to shoot a project on the strength of women.

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An Interview with Lisa Pritchard

We managed to steal a few moments from Lisa Pritchard’s busy schedule to discuss her career as a photographer agent and her agency’s Futures programme – a competition which runs every 2 years and offers 5 commercial photographers the opportunity to gain an agent and build their

Alfie Boe and Rachel Fuller with dog

An Interview with Terry McGough

Having established himself as a prolific fashion and portrait photographer, Terry McGough has built his work around his influences which are cinemat

An Interview with Matt Easton

We recently caught up with Matt Easton, photographer extraordinaire. When he’s not working with international brands in New York he is in his home town of London where he often uses Direct Digital.