Andrea

I was lucky enough to work with Andrea last week who is a local Actor. There were some new studio set ideas I wanted to try as, even after all these years, I still always want to change my set ups and try to achieve different looks. I am very pleased how these have come out and wanted to share here first before I put them up on social media.

Andrea’s Instagram is https://www.instagram.com/andreagaiawlderk/

Thanks for reading and onto the photos …

Shoot with Lianna

We had a great shoot this Monday and we have so many images from this set. I am sure Lianna wont mind me saying that she was quite nervous at the start but soon relaxed into the shoot. Maybe it was my awful Techno music at the start – it was soon swapped with some Jimi Hendrix. I’m always flexible on the music !

Thanks to Sophie, who I have shot with quite a few times now, for reccommending me as a photographer. I think that is always the best way to be introduced and I do love working with new people.

Happy Halloween 2019

I had a great shoot yesterday with a Halloween theme. I have shot with Sophie (https://www.instagram.com/_sophiejarvis/) a number of times and for this shoot we teamed up with Lucie https://www.instagram.com/lucieartistry/ website:http://www.lucieartistry.co.uk/

I am sure I will be sharing more from these on my social media platforms soon. I hope you have a spooky halloween !!

Block Art meet up

As you may have seen I am taking a bit of a break from shoots but I went along to a recent event organised by Block Art which had a spring theme. We started in Westgate gardens and here is one of the shots I took there.

The sun was setting behind so we had some beautiful light. For those that like the technical info this was f3.6 at 1/1100 on a Fuji X100t with a £10 conversion lens from eBay on the front.

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Their Facebook page if you are interested or want to get involved is https://www.facebook.com/BlockArtMedia

More photos from this set are to follow soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions then please contact me.

Jack !

Well I have been quiet in the last few months and continue to take a break for the moment. This is do to the arrival of our son Jack !

He is my priority and I absolutely love spending all the time I can with him. I will be back shooting again in the future so if you are interested then by all means get in touch. It is likely to be more into the summer when I start new projects.

In the meantime here is one if Jack !

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Autumn

Had a great second shoot with Bex today. Planned an autumnal theme and shot in Mote Park in Maidstone. It is not somewhere I have been before but must have passed it a thousand times. A really lovely location so close to central Maidstone.

We shot in various places around the park and this was one that really stood out for me. i have always preferred portraits with flash in the past (which those that have worked with me will know) and I am keen to improve my skills with natural light. I am really pleased with the lighting on the shot below. No flash, no reflector just natural light.

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I have a backlog of albums to go up on here but if you want to see more regular updates then please follow me on Instagram

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Family Shoot

I had a great family portrait shoot with Mum Dad and Sebastian on Saturday morning. We were a little concerned about the weather as you can never rely on it in the UK. Swapping messages the night before and the morning meant we could make a joint decision.

It was looking a bit cloudy and rainy but we decided to go for it anyway. We were lucky as the sun started to break through as we met up on location.

There were some lovely beach huts as well as long grasses and the sea and so we had lots of places to shoot. Sebastian was a little tired at times but we had breaks and gave him time to have an explore and relax. We had some of his favourite toys as well which always help. Happy children make much better photos.

There are many for the family to choose from but here are a very small selection

 

Saal Digital Photo Book Review

I’m always keen to discover great products at competitive prices. I used to love the Photobooks Apple supplied via Aperture but their product quality declined.  I have recently had one made by Saal Digital.  For transparency, the photo book itself was provided by them in exchange for an honest review, I am not being paid to promote them.

It really is good quality. The cover feels great & the colour reproduction is great.  The binding feels secure & exceptionally neat.  So far so good.

The pages gave me a little concern at the start as they seemed slightly curled. I got onto their support team who were helpful and explained it was to do with moisture levels. It took maybe a week or so but the pages are now flat so i am not worried about that any more.

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I love the large lay-flat pages, as i have some images printed over both pages.

I used Saal’s software to design the album, which was not hard at all and created a PDF to check.

Delivery was fast and service has been efficient. Good price point as well. It is more that some of the cheaper end phonebooks but the quality really puts them in a different league to those.

Find these and other books for sale at saal-digital.co.uk