Wales - Ansel Adams-esque

Decided to go all Ansel Adams whilst out in Wales this week.  Not much happening with the sky so opted to experiment with the new firmware updates on my Fuji - a great excuse to bring out the Lee Big Stopper from retirement too.

An Actor Prepares: Headshots with Mark Haumann

Into the studio for first headshot booking of the year - always enjoy working with actors and always good when they get in touch because of some work you did with them in the past.  I had previously shot Mark as part of the promo images for Shattered Windscreen's Frontier Trilogy so was great to hear from I'm when he needed some headshots producing.

 

Mr and Mrs Toynbee

Headed out to the wild west city of Bath yesterday to capture the wedding of Emily and Drew; this was a particularly special occasion as Andrew was a former student of mine.

Click on the image to see further images from the day

 

Mr and Mrs Welton

I had the absolute pleasure of shooting Josie and James's wedding yesterday and, in spite of the weather, it was a day filled with warmth, love and laughter.  The ceremony, reception and evening function all took place at The Sun Hotel in Hitchin. 

For a sneak peek at some preview images from the day, click on the picture.

Before and After

Never posted one of these before. The image on the left is the original shot from camera, the one on the right is probably the most challenging edit I have ever done in PS.

Seemed simple enough at the time; make it look as though Lyns was standing in a cafe window...

Next time, we will just go to a location.

ill met by moonlight

At the tale end of 2016, I won a small competition over on PurplePort to shoot at the Natural Light Space studio in Northampton.  My winning concept was inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream and intended on using little more than moonlight.  Unfortunately, Saturday's full moon was overshadowed by cloud, fog and sleet / snow.  Still, Georgina, Tiff and I made our way up the A1 and made use (played) with the fabulous facilities at the studio - including snow and smoke machines!


Coaching in action

Something a touch different today; working with Ruth Bennett on some commercial images for her coaching website / business.  It was really interesting seeing Ruth in action with some of her clients so we opted for a documentary feel to the images.

 

Smoke and Stars

A clear and cold night was great for shooting starry skies over the village.  Set out to do a star trail over the church but saw this shot en route and made a mental note to capture it on the walk home.

Way Out West

Spent the new year in the West Country, visiting friends and braving the elements at ridiculous o clock, or in ridiculous weather...

Our Friends Electric

Very cool gig this evening - Our Friends Electric working their magic at the Horns in Watford...

Autumn Colours

Out and about around the village this morning; streets were thick with fog so became a real mission trying to capture colour.

Autumn Mists (again)

Back out at not so silly o' clock (one of the benefits of the clocks changing) to try and shoot more deer, and maybe the elusive fox... and captured this.  Sometimes it pays to sit and wait rather than pace and wander; this guy wandered into view after about 30 minutes.

Something wicked this way comes

Love shooting a little burlesque, especially with someone who clearly knows her stuff.

Unbearable Lightness of Being

Summer term has ended so took the time to go back to my literary inspired portrait project; Kundera's Unbearable Lightness of Being was the inspiration for this shoot and I was fortunate enough to be able to work with Chloe B, who was absolutely right for this shoot.  I had met Chloe at a PurplePort social back in December where we had tentatively said we should try and work together.

This was a great start to what will hopefully be a full summer of shooting.  

Further images can be seen by clicking the link. Please note that some may not be NSFW.