Creating Adaptalux

Photography and design have always been a great passion of mine since I can remember.

I love it, I always have a camera with me… even back when I was around 8 years old. As I grew up, I developed a passion for Product Design. I love developing an idea that starts in your mind, into a tangible object that has a purpose and use.

I went off to study Product Design at Bournemouth University, which shaped me into the designer I am today. About 4 years ago I started getting into the world of Macro Photography. It’s amazing been able to see something you cannot see with your naked eye.

As I learnt macro photography, I found that the lighting is challenging to learn and it can also be very expensive. Without good lighting it is very hard to produce a good macro photograph. I tried all sorts of lighting equipment ‘designed’ for close up shooting, however they all shared similar problems so I eventually resorted to a DIY lighting set-up, which was not ideal.

Shared problems with existing lighting equipment:-

  • One lighting accessory will be great for certain photos and subjects, not as good for others, therefore they are LIMITING to the photographer.
  • Time consuming to set-up properly and change.
  • Can become overly complicated to achieve relatively simple lighting.
  • The photographer has to adapt to the product, this is a backwards step.

This got me thinking, why does it have to be like this, and the idea for Adaptalux was sparked.

Sam.

Creator and Co-owner of Adaptalux Ltd.

Meet our team

We are a team of creative people who love photography and videography. We are passionate about giving people the opportunity to make their images and videos better through unique lighting.

Sam Granger

Sam Granger

Sam has a 1st in Product Design (BSc) with honours from Bournemouth University. He has been passionate about designing since a young age and often uses photographs he captures as a source of inspiration. Business is also a keen interest of his, aspiring to create his own company that is based around Product Design for many years. Sam gained engineering and manufacturing experience through Celestion, working alongside Andy, where he developed his design skills considerably allowing him to design products from idea to manufacture. He is also a keen photographer since a young age, taking strong interest towards macro photography. He shoots with a Nikon D40X and uses a Canon EOS-M for videography.

Martin Brenig-Jones

Martin Brenig-Jones

Martin is an expert in Quality and Change Management and has worked in the field for 20 years including as Head of Quality at BT with responsibility for Quality and Business Excellence across the group of 130,000 people where he successfully lead several BT Divisions to Quality Award Winning level. Martin studied Electronic engineering at the University of Liverpool and also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Management. He is a member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers. Martin is very experienced in Process Management, the EFQM model and is a Lean Six Sigma trainer and coach. He is also co-author of the popular book on the subject “Lean Six Sigma for Dummies” commissioned by Wiley Publishing. Martin has being a keen photographer since a young age and he currently shoots with a Nikon D600, Fuji X100 and a Canon EOS-M.

Andy Read

Andy Read

Andrew gained a degree in computer aided product design after completing his studies at the University of Bournemouth, since then he has gained six years’ experience within the design engineering environment and has a comprehensive knowledge of engineering design principles. Andrew is skilled in 3D CAD and technical drawings dealing with the design and manufacture of injection moulded, cast aluminium and machined parts along with proficiency of tolerance checks to ensure fit and function. In his spare time he enjoys combining photography with his passions for vintage Volkswagen and rock climbing, He currently shoots with a Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.

Alex Brenig-Jones

Alex Brenig-Jones

Alex has built websites for a range of startups such as Account Academy which he co-founded in 2014, and is well versed in the end-to-end development of e-commerce websites. A mentor with Startup Direct, and a background in corporate taxation and finance, he is passionate about entrepreneurship. Alex studied Physics at Warwick University and has a Masters in Management & Organisational Analysis from Warwick Business School. He shoots on a Nikon D5100 and loves his 35mm prime lens.

Ollie Brenig-Jones

Ollie Brenig-Jones

Ollie is currently studying Occupational Psychology (MSc) in London, but he is also a keen photographer and videographer and currently shoots with a Nikon D3200. He has produced various types of videos, from online Lean Six Sigma courses to a short film on the importance of education in the UK & Ghana. Ollie also has achieved a 2:1 in Psychology (BSc) at the University of York. Ollie likes to get involved in international development and sustainability projects. He is also very enthusiastic about emerging and innovative technology that transforms the way we live and work and is something he aims to pursue.

James Granger

James Granger

James has a Diploma in Graphic Design with distinction and he is currently studying Graphic Design (BA) at Nottingham Trent University. He is also a keen photographer, achieving an A* in Photography at AS level. James is passionate about involving his graphic design work with business promotion and branding. James currently shoots with a Nikon D2X and also uses a Canon EOS 5000 for film photos that he uses in his graphic design work.

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