Film Noir ..

Had a great shoot recently with Block Art  (Block Art: Themed Photography Evenings) which is a local camera club that do themed Photography Evenings.

The theme this time was Film Noir and there will be a collection of different images from other photographers to tell the story. I am really looking forward to seeing all the different interpretations and will add a link to the Facebook album here when it is ready

Thanks again to Peter Sladen for organising and models Alex Vellis and Hrista Karapeneva

Here are some of mine from the evening !

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New shoot !

Sorry I haven’t posted for a while but I have been busy. I do intend to try and keep more regular updates. I did a shoot last weekend in some lovely bluebell woods with a new model called Savannah

We tired a variety of ideas and even some smoke – but the wind was a little too much for the smoke os those images did not work that well.

One thing I have been using recently is a prism for reflections and bending the light into the lens. And example is below – pretty much straight from camera. You will see i’ve kept the warping of the light over to the left hand side to try not to distract from her.

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There will be more from this shoot soon.

We also had some outfit changes as I have a mobile changing tent for models to swap outfits on location.

If you would like to get involved with any projects or have any questions then please get in touch.

Landscapes

I am considering putting up a section on my website for Landscapes as I have a huge amount to share from both in the UK and abroad.

Here is one for the moment. This is from the Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram in New York. Shot with a Fuji X100t. This has had a Tilt -Shift effect in the processing.

Tilt – Shift lenses are traditionally used for Architectural Photography. The lenses have two different types of movements: rotation of the lens plane relative to the image plane, called tilt, and movement of the lens parallel to the image plane, called shift.

So for Architectural Photography this can keep buildings straight rather than having converging verticals. But the effect can also be used creatively to make scenes look like tiny models.

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Shoot Preparation

Communication is so important before the actual day of the shoot. This is why I have things like mood boards and ideas for inspiration.

Especially if there is a limited time slot (although I book a minimum of 2 hours) then its better to know what we are doing before we meet for the shoot.

So I am happy to be sent photos or concepts that inspire you. Not that we want to copy but it gives me an idea of the mood and concepts that you like and enjoy. We can then discuss and make out own amazing images.

Ask anyone  have shot with – there is always plenty of contact and support.

Here is an example – From a shoot with Freya. We organised the location and Freya was in contact with a fabulous vintage boutique in Faversham, Kent. They let us use this amazing vintage dress for our Victorian Mourning styled shoot.

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Any questions please just ask away !