Category: photography

photoshop image editing in Kent

Palace retracts ‘manipulated’ images – photoshop editing lesson

We’d wager when Kate posted that lovely photo of her Mothers Day family she didn’t expect the massive fallout from the press about the changes in the image.

How much do web designers charge

How much do web designers charge?

What is the right price to pay for a business website?

make time for music website design

Make Time for Music new web design

Make Time for Music based in Folkestone have been supplying Kent schools and communities music tuition for decades. Oast House Media have also been part of that journey with design and print services going back over 10 years, see leaflet printing for MTFM So it was a nice endorsement of our print design services to be asked by the owner to create a website using print design elements. Part of the design was to source generic royalty free images for the various web pages that cover the music tuition in schools and the community The final design now resembles the printing and can be easily updated by the client using...

nigel stevenson media design consultancy

Nigel Stevenson Consultancy new web design

A rare moment to blow ones own trumpet, Oast House Media director Nigel Stevenson is also a media consultant working in Kent with new and established businesses on their corporate web and print design requirements. “I’ve been in the media business now for over 40 years and created the consultancy company for over 10 of these but the old website was not sending the right message. Using the content of ‘On Your Marks’ written for new businesses I’ve redesigned and populated the web pages with factual content and images. There are also many ‘top tips’ to help anyone buy media save time and money” The new web pages are packed...

image copyright photograph ownership in kent

Who owns the image?

Here’s a typical photo scenario, “can you take a picture of us please”, we’ve all done it – on holiday, a wedding, out with friends or family. For happy snappy photos for non-commercial use there’s not normally an ownership issue, but we’ve been asked by a client to look into an image ownership for commercial website use. In this example the business owner asked her friend to use her phone and snap a picture whilst on holiday on the beach. It was such a good photo she  wanted to use it on her new business website. But who owns the photo? Is it the person who took the photo?…or is...

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Padfield Master Thatchers website re-design

A few months ago we reported about a photo session here at Oast House Media with local thatchers Padfield, that led to their website re-design using all the new photos and drone videos. Padfield are also GoTopSEO clients and enjoy high status on Google throughout South East England. It was also important that the new web pages showcased the social media streams that owner Mark Padfield uses to publish ‘on the job’ photos. Here at OHM we’ve noticed a big shift to Facebook especially by construction firms as they blog about their work so it is important that those comments and images can be seen on the web pages as...

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Padfield Thatchers photo shoot in Great Mongeham

Oast House Media’s MD Nigel Stevenson and family have lived in Great Mongeham for over 20 years, the family home is a 300 year old thatched cottage. The thatched roof is maintained by website design and SEO clients Padfield Master Thatchers. With the 22 year old thatch requiring an overhaul, Mark Padfield and his young team of skilled thatchers commenced work in June 2020. Taking the opportunity Nigel also offered to upgrade some of the older photos with a new set for the website refresh. Nigel said…”getting the team together was not easy with 2 local thatch projects on the go, we got lucky with the weather and took several...