I hate early mornings, I really am rubbish at getting up, but photography is about challenges and opportunities to learn so when I was invited along to work with Andy Farerr and David Clapp to learn more about photographing the New Forest, colour management and to experiment with a tilt shift lens for the first time, I had to give it a go… arriving at 3.30am and lectures before a drive through the forest for sunrise… was really out of my comfort zone.
My very first holiday abroad… with incredibly bright sunlight!
Shooting for a dance school, over 1000 images of individual shots and a live performance
The local carnival by request
A teenager before she headed off to Uni
A Coastguard Awards evening
The final rehearsal and press shots for Priscilla Queen of the Desert
I created some bespoke artwork
A baby photoshoot
The Donkey Derby
Family Fun Day and Dog Show
I have not had time to edit many photos here: follow me on facebook or visit my web site – New Forest photographer to see the latest galleries but I have managed to edit and process over 3000 images this month, set up a couple of new PC’s for design clients, and create a couple ot web site… I am afriad the blog has fallen behind…. as paid work has come first 🙂 Continue reading →
My MagBeam – on the first post #MagMod post … I explained I was yet to give it a try…. today I did …it is my youngest two children’s 18th birthday, any my eldest son brought them a set of miniatures and I thought perfect time to play with the magbeam, a coloured gel and a gobo…Continue reading →
I recently got to work with an amazing model to create some portfolio images for her – we decide to meet in the New Forest and at the worst time of day possible – midday in June, when the weather was lovely and sunny. For me though there was a fantastic opportunity to practice to overcome the lighting conditions to create a variety of images.
Most shots were taken on a 70-200 lens, with off camera flash either the AD200, the AD360 with the help of a softbox or #Magmods .
“For much of the last few years, anyone wielding a camera (most notably a large one) risked being viewed as a potential terrorist threat. In response, last summer the Home Secretary Theresa May instructed our police force to adopt a more common sense approach combined with a better understanding of the use and misuse of our terrorism laws. I think there has been an improvement since then and it appears that individuals who are enjoying a spot of picture taking in public are now less likely to be approached by the authorities. But unfortunately the suspicion of terrorism is not the only accusation hurled at photographers. There still remains the possibility that you may be questioned or even threatened by members of the public who believe they know (or can rewrite) the laws under which we all live. This is very much the case when it comes to capturing and publishing images containing minors. Even parents themselves have been poorly treated at times when taking photographs of their own youngsters. Continue reading →