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.
Flash photography is basically adding light to the subject when there is not enough there already for you to make a correct exposure for what your intensions are for your image. It could be to just get a balanced exposure or it could be to freeze action. All flash units have a guide number; because light intensity falls off with distance, the distance from camera … Continue reading Flash photography.
At college we did a workshop in seeing in black and white. Black and white photography or monochrome as it is also called, is how photographs were taken before colour was introduced. The photographers of the time probably had to pre-visuize what they were shooting. They would probably realise that colours like yellow or light pink will show up more like a shade of white … Continue reading Workshop: Seeing in black and white.
So, where have I been? well actually I have had a very stressful two weeks with moving from my house into the one bedroom flat. The first week was full of empty promises from the new landlord about getting my boiler fixed as I received the keys with a faulty boiler so I was back and fourth from my house to the flat to stay … Continue reading Photography Show.
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
Below is the first image I have ever shot in a photographic studio, yes! quite a moment in my emergent career as a professional photographer. The image is pretty good for a beginner I think. I think that this type of “split” lighting is definitely more suited to a subject with a straight face, the light creates a mood that is serious in my opinion. I … Continue reading Studio overview.
Absolutely love this piece of artwork of St Paul’s in London. It is an oil on canvas, painted in 1860 by Henry Dawson (1811-1878). Held at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery Leicester. Continue reading Art