We set up Light Blue Software to bring you Light Blue, which we developed over several years in collaboration with professional photographers.
Light Blue Software is:
- a small, responsive company, not a soulless corporation
- committed to giving you value for money by producing good software at a reasonable price.
- keen to hear from you if you've got ideas for things which should be added or changed in a future version of Light Blue.
- run and staffed by people who have a passionate interest in producing really good stuff.
Light Blue Software is not:
- a faceless multinational with salesmen called Brad who have shiny shoes and say 'Hey y'all'.
- set in its ways; if we can work out a better way of doing something, we'll work our hardest to see how we can incorporate that idea
- Fairtrade or organic (we would be if we could, but we make software, so it's not an option for us).
The people in the secret Light Blue bunker
London and Cambridge wedding photographer Tom Catchesides specialises in weddings, portraiture, commercial and PR work, and was recently listed as one of the top 10 wedding photographers in the UK. Before becoming a full-time photographer, he was a software developer; Light Blue is based on the program he created for his business as it developed.
Hamish Symington has a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge, which is a natural introduction to the world of graphic design and software development. He's behind much of the database side of Light Blue, as well as general prettification of things, plus the website.
He abhors grammatical inaccuracy and a lack of attention to detail. When not in front of his iMac, he can often be found looking after his beehives. He also sets custom cryptic crosswords under the pseudonym 'Soup'.
Roll those credits
Tom and Hamish have done the majority of the work on Light Blue, but there are some people who we'd like to wave at.
- Gary White at the Department of Shapes and Colours designed our icon set for us, and created our beautiful application icon.
- Our trusty band of beta testers have been invaluable in helping us
catch slips, trips and oddities. You're too numerous to name, but your work has helped us enormously.
- Light Blue Software is supported by the Centre for Enterprise Development and Research (CEDAR) at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, and we're proud that Tom and Hamish are Enterprise Fellows at CEDAR. In particular, we'd like to thank Roger Mumby-Croft, Ben Mumby-Croft, Dale Coss, Stacey Stokes, Lester Lloyd-Reason and the CEDAR panel, and the other Enterprise Fellows, Emily Mackay of Microgenius, Joe Faulkner-Edwards of Whey Forward Health Industries, and Stefan Weniger of StreetSight.
- Finally, we'd like to thank our patient and supportive families, in particular Helen and Carrie. You are awesome.