Looks like another continent, strange to think it’s somewhere so close to me and a place I have spent so many hours walking around a few years ago when I lived there. I was a bit worried about the location but things turned out good (as they always do with the team!). Anyway, enough of my ramblings, this is what it turned out.
This slideshow kind of sums up our trip to London. I did my normal trick of carrying my camera around constantly and then not taking any photos with it. Mainly because I was too busy walking around. Can’t complain at being in the capital, cannot wait to live there. Less than a year hopefully!
Studs, rings, denim, crowded, sexy girls, escalators, holding hands, cold beer, hot city, pukka love, trains, boots, phone pics, 34″ waist, tourists, waiting, carrot juice, bar italia soho
A couple more as promised, I dont know if I like them as I think they look too strobist and photoshopped when I didnt use any flash, I think I may try changing the opacity on the layers in a few days and see what I think then.
I spent Sunday on two shoots, we hired Stokesay Castle in Shropshire as the venue and also used the woods nearby at Bucknell. This shot is from the woods and is a sneak preview of what the shoot was like. It doesnt give the game away, The outfit underneath is not your standard red riding hood, this ones got attitude!!
I’m looking forward to editing the rest of these soon, there should be some good ones to play with. Once they’re done I’ll get them up on here.
Last weekend I was lucky enough to photograph Chloe & Phils big day. All morning it was raining really hard which was worrying as the reception was to be held in a local vineyard with the photos to be taken outside. Luckily for everyone involved the rain held off for all but a few minutes of very light showers and the day turned into a very nice summers evening. I’m slowly working through the pictures, heres just a preview of a few
Driving back from the Stafford College 2011 fashion show on Thursday night and stopped off at this field on the way back. The light was fading quickly so we spent less than 3 minutes there! Just time to take a quick couple pics as the field is quite nice and I didnt want another year to go pass without any shots in a poppy field.
Having a bit of a good time looking back through recent shoots and picking out pictures that I like that didn’t make the cut to send to the client for one reason or the other (mainly that they don’t show the garment off well). I zoomed in and changed to a landscape format during this shoot for just one frame so I had a portrait to give to the models parent. I think I like it.
Heres another sneak preview of the shoot from the other week at Toni & Guy. This is the same model as in the other image further down my blog. All credit goes to the other people involved, my job was easy compared! The difference between the different looks is brilliant.
Yesterday I shot three womenswear dresses on location at the river Severn in Shrewsbury. Whilst I had kind of planned for the models to be spread out throughout the day inevitably there was some overlapping which worked out for the best. I have only edited a handful of pics so far but they all fit well with the brief that was requested for the shoot. Heres a few:
Between yesterday and today I have had three shoots for Adorabelle, a new label from the midlands. All the children were perfect and made it so easy I was done in just a few minutes…..whoever said never work with children obviously haven’t had the luck that I have had lately! These are just a few quick edits as I only just got back a couple of hours ago. Shot in Shrewsbury and Stafford we were lucky with the weather as these are summer clothes and the rain kept off this afternoon whilst we were out. I have four models wearing the womenswear throughout the day tomorrow so I’m looking forward to being able to direct the models a bit more than you can do with children, I think if you give them too much direction they lose the carefree feeling that the pictures should catch.
Here is a sneaky preview of a semi edited shot for our entry into the Toni & Guy lookbook competition 2011. Looking forward to the next one already, learnt a lot on this first shoot as it was very challlenging for me to light the scene as I wanted to so I had to improvise and adapt to the really thin room. I normally like one of my lights to be out to the side by about 6foot but it just wasn’t possible.
I am officially too busy…and so I am blogging :-/ nothing quite like procrastinating.
Sunday I was shooting at Toni & Guy in Shrewsbury for the Toni & Guy lookbook competition and the day before that I was shooting at a friends sons christening. An exam today followed by a 3 presentations and a hand in this week….I can’t see me sleeping too much anytime soon!
Yesterday I used my new backdrops for the first time and was pleasantly surprised with how the images turned out, I had had a quick go with them out in the garden a few days before just to check the backdrops fitted the stands etc. They are 20foot by 10foot so cloth was my only option as I wanted them to be transportable in my little car. Being quite big means I can put more distance between the model and the backdrop thus making it easier to make black backgrounds stay black and to decrease any wrinkles in the backdrop with a large aperture. Not ideal perhaps, but handy if in a rush and all in a package that can be thrown into a rucksack.
I cannot show any of the T&G images yet as we don’t know which ones are being entered yet
Heres one of the team on the day.