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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Dark Beauty

Myself and Taisiya have been inspired by an online magazine called Dark Beauty which has lots of amazing work by many different photographers and models.

So we are looking to try and create some images with a darker feel. So this is one from last Sunday which I love.  I may at some point be replacing the background – I have an idea in mind but need to take the photo for it.

Headshot for Laura

As a dancer / singer / actor Laura contacted me to get some updated head shots for her interviews and castings. We got a variety of styles with different colours and backgrounds all to help her personality shine through.

Head shots need to be well lit with a minimal background and little or no editing. The worst thing you can do is have an over-edited head shot that you send out to prospective clients. Imagine what they will do when you arrive and look different to your headshot ?!

Clothing is also very important. Loud and bright patterns can be distracting and take attention away from your face – and that is what you want people to look at.

We all change our style and appearance over time as well. This is also why it is important to have an up to date headshot. It needs to be current and fresh.

Here is one from our shoot last night as an example.

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We have gone for an off the shoulder outfit so it is a clean natural look. Bright sharp “smiling eyes’ grab your attention and make the image memorable.

So if you are interested please get in touch.

Check out my Headshots section

 

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 !

Headshot photography

Something I particularly love is getting great beautiful head shots. Capturing the eyes and personality of someone in a timeless image that will be treasured for ever. Expect more of these to follow.

Remember – these are currently only £75 for a 2 hour shoot with 15 edited images. This offer expires at the end of January 2016.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact me

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Photoshoot with Charlotte

Charlotte is more used to being the other side of the Camera but we have been meaning to shoot together for ages. So this is a couple from our shoot on Saturday.

We did a lot of casual fun shots as well as some of her and her friend Taz whom I have shot with before.

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We will definitely shoot again soon !  We then did some boudoir images which was fun and turned out very well.

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