I have been out again shooting some football action. Tom King the photographer for Solihull Moors FC messaged me last week asking if I could cover for him at Damson Park because he was laid up with the flu, (get well soon Tom). It was a cold but, not a windy night (laughs) and I was lucky enough to get some celebration images. Thankyou … Continue reading Solihull Moors.
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!
……….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
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’
Metadata is used in photography to give information about the digital file of a photograph. It contains the creators name and email address for example. In fact, it can have lots of information in it and this information is all put into the file by the creator. The metadata has basic info like the file name, a label and caption. You can add camera … Continue reading Metadata.
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.
I was tasked at college with shooting 1 roll of black and white film or shooting in colour film the theme or influence of a chosen photographer. The first photographer that sprung into my mind was Vivian Maier, who was an American street photographer who died in 2009. Maier’s work was mainly shots of people but she also took shots of architecture in and around … Continue reading London Trip/Street Photography.