I am one of a lucky few to get my hands on these jumpers made by Zorra a.k.a. @emeraldstarfox so me and Hannah had a walk around Shrewsbury and found this graffiti, so we spent a few minutes shooting on film until we woke up a tramp sleeping just a few yards away. He seemed less surprised than us by this encounter but this is a preview from the shoot. I’ll upload more later (I’v been neglecting the blog)
Taken on a Pentax Spotmatic sp2, super takumar smc 50mm f1.4 most likely on kodak ektar 100.
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.
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.
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:
So I finally finished the roll of film that was in my Pentax Spotmatic and went and got it developed!!!
a few nice shots in it but I really need a negative scanner because paying to get the prints and then scanning them in on my filthy dusty scanner is rubbish i just cant get rid of the dust on it grrrr!!!! roll on xmas break so I can take lots of pictures
heres a couple of unedited pics, all from a cheap roll of fuji iso400 in my spotmatic with the brilliant super takumar 50mm f1.4
Today I was shooting Hannah who I found on Model Mayhem. I decided to go without a plan and just see what happened and how things went in front of the camera. Things went well (a lot better than yesterday – no police problems) and we got some nice shots. I shot a couple on medium format and a whole roll of 35mm which will be developed tomorrow so I’m really excited about that! We walked around town for a couple of hours and battled midday autumn sunshine to get these….
Well this was yesterday….
Shot up at Haughmond hill near Shrewsbury with Hannah as Alice wearing an outfit designed and made by Naomi.
I used my 50mm Takumar for 90% of the time with my 70-300mm nikkor being used for the rest.
To get us all together at Haughmond hill at the same time it meant it had to be at 1pm which was less than ideal light for me to work with and I was without the use of a reflector so I had to make do with the natural light. It was also a Sunday so it was so busy up there so we headed off the beaten track to avoid funny looks and to allow the model to change clothes. I think its safe to say we had fun doing a shoot like this and even the dogs enjoyed running about up there.
The last two pictures are of Naomi and Hannah (complete with Walter & Bracken who helped)
Well at long last I had my last day of term at uni yesterday but the bad thing is I started my new term today, which sucks. But at least all the late nights are done with for a few weeks now until they hand out the next bunch of assignments.So….due to all this free time of mine I thought I would explain a couple of old photos of mine.
The lovely woman in these two photographs is Hannah Roper. I took these two photographs on my Pentax Spotmatic 2 35mm film SLR. I had the super takumar 50mm f1.4 lens fitted and both these shots were taken at f1.4 (hence the softness in them) but I really like the mood that this creates in the shots. We were just mooching around the woods looking for good places to take photos and most of my shots were on digital which can be found here