While relaxing at home I thought I would write a quick post about what I’ve been doing lately and plans for the new year. Well, as you know I have graduated from Solihull and moved onto Nottingham Trent University to carry on with my photography education to degree level. At this university there are lots of opportunities to act as a photographer in the real … Continue reading Happy New Year!
So, after two whirlwind years of putting my photography education to the test I have graduated with an HNC in Photography at Distinction level. The next chapter for me has already started because I have enrolled (with the advice of my excellent teacher at Solihull College and University Centre) onto the BA (hons) Photography course at Nottingham Trent University. It was a tough choice … Continue reading Graduation!…
So; as the work at university continues for my final major project, I say university and so I should. I have called the place where I go college before but I’m in the university section as I am studying a higher education course so, enough of that. I visited the Midlands Arts Centre in Birmingham as part of my photographic research on portraits and to … Continue reading FMP: Visit to Midlands Arts Centre.
So, my 2 years as a HNC photography student is coming to an end and I am now required at first to, present 3 FMP ideas to my peers via this blog so that they can give me critical feedback to help decide on the final outcomes so here goes……. Idea 1. Capturing images of workers from the police, fire, ambulance and night truck drivers … Continue reading Final Major Project Task 1
As someone who is going to be starting my own business as a freelance photographer at some point, I realise that although my main objective is to become a sports photographer, I also need to have some sort of back up plan for work in the photography industry. Hey, sports are not always played in the week 9-5 and I do not want to be … Continue reading Professional Food Photography.
Joan Crawford was an American actress who began her career as a dancer in mobile theatrical companies previous of debuting as a chorus girl on Broadway. A lot of her films were released in the 30s and 40s and she was photographed by a lot of photographers on the red carpet or in various locations and studios for promotion of her films. Crawford was … Continue reading Recreating ‘Hollywood Portraits’
So, to conclude the current module at college we had to choose a couple of genres to produce images for, I chose still life namely a Jack Daniels bottle and an Absolute vodka bottle. I had to put these images into an advert form for a magazine or such. For the portraiture I took images of a aspiring war photographer/photojournalist and used one of them … Continue reading Still life/portraiture
Ive been very hard at work lately doing my college work so I have not had much time to blog but I did a photo shoot with Talia white @taliawhitephotography (instagram) who is an established fashion photographer based in Birmingham with her own studio. It was fun to take part in my first fashion shoot with a professional model who’s name was Hannah @backwardshan on … Continue reading Fashion shoot workshop
I did say I was going to write a blog about food photography, I’m sorry it has taken so long to produce this blog but I have had some problems at home over the holiday period to deal with so here it goes. The food I was making images of were in actual fact Xmas treats namely, a nice piece of xmas cake and mince … Continue reading Xmas food.
Today I’ve been in the studio again shooting images this time of food, Christmas food to be more precise. Again lighting is key to achieving desired results although one highly important factor in successful food photography for clients is the composition and how the food looks, it needs to look good enough to eat! When positioning the food you need to make sure it looks … Continue reading Food Photography