For the first time I got accreditation to shoot some football action at Meadow Lane yesterday, I was made to feel very welcome by the club and I can’t thank them enough for that. Notts County are in a good position in the table and are looking to try and get promoted after the run in. unfortunately the game ended in a goalless draw much … Continue reading Notts County.
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!…
All artists; or photographers as the case may be, have some form of inspirational influence. Whether it comes from a social or historical event, a place they have been or a contemporary photographer it does not matter. The fact is, the human mind struggles preposterously with creating totally new ideas as most ideas are born out of something we have seen or experienced before. While … Continue reading Inspirational Influence.
……….And so in the continuation of my portrait research and inspiration I took a trip to London to visit the National Portrait Gallery. This very inspiring building is jam packed full of images and sculptures to look at and at the time I went there was an exhibition on by Martin Parr. Parr, born in 1952 is a British documentary photographer, photojournalist and a phonebook … Continue reading FMP: visit to National Portrait Gallery
Working title: BORROWED TIME Aims and objectives: To produce a body of work on discussing the subject of time. This will have a staged photographic narrative based on retirement or a photojournalist style candid street shots narrative of people who are homeless. All of the images need to be of a quality fit for a gallery and to show my capabilities of a portrait photographer … Continue reading Final Major Project Proposal. Task 2
Hi, I am sitting here writing about the stress I am going through trying to get my websites to work properly. Maybe I should get a professional to sort out my domain names and records on my DNS servers and then the search engine optomization (SEO) thrown in too but, all this could be very expensive and it is not just the once that I … Continue reading Internet struggles
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’
As part of my current assignment for college I had to do a mini portrait shoot on location. I was shooting images at The Belfry golf course in Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield, England of a golf event staged for a charity called Veterans Contact Point. The event was organised by Balfour Beatty and a lot of the golfing Balfour Beatty employees attended. I was shooting … Continue reading Mini Portrait Shoot.
For my next college assignment we were tasked with shooting images of the tallest single drop waterfall in Britain which is situated in Pistyll Rhaeadr, Wales. We were then expected to use software tools to manipulate or enhance the images to prepare them for output which in this case could be the screen based image like on this blog or for a gallery that we … Continue reading Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall using filters.
I was tasked at college with producing a series of images that would be used for English Heritage social media platforms targeting a younger contemporary twenty five plus age group. In the English Heritage values section of the website they speak of being imaginative in the way that history is brought to life and thinking creatively using the most effective means, surprising and delighting … Continue reading Witley Court.