Andrew Howe has been involved in image making since the age of eight, but didn’t start in the industry professionally until 1987.
Working initially in TV facilities for the likes of Air TV and MTV, Andrew switched to working mainly in stills photographic work in 1994. Since then, Andrew has worked on a huge number of shoots starting as a photographic assistant, then moving to camera technician, digital imaging technician, lighting gaffer, Director of Photography and is now one of the most eminent Lighting Directors in the UK today.
While successfully fulfilling his role as Lighting Director for the last seven years, Andrew has developed a significant interest and skill in lighting techniques and is fascinated by the ability of good lighting to create mood and evoke emotion. This has inspired him to start his own company, Gripvan which provides totally bespoke photographic, lighting and equipment packages, as well as expert technical advice for clients.
Created in 2011, Gripvan now employs a team of four, running four vans which attend shoots all over Europe. Andrew and the team now work with some of the best photographers and cinematographers in advertising, editorial and fashion.
Title: The Magic of Lighting in Stills Photography.
Duration: 1 Hr
Content: Examples and demonstrations of the various techniques and different types of lighting. Audience participation required!