I have come to the conclusion that I miss blogging. Blogging gave me an excuse to try new ideas, to explain how they worked and push my creativity, I have been incredibly busy taking photos and developing my business but it is crucial to keep experimenting and trying different ways of doing things.
At the weekend, I went to the 2017 photography show – I really enjoyed the speeches, the demos and invested in a new background amongst other things so today I experimented with two lights, some gels, my camera on a tripod and a remote release to take some selfies.
I hate having my photo taken, and by doing selfies it made it really hard to get the right in the perfect location, but it does enable me to easily see how I cam change the light – hence the descriptions on each image. I had not realised how much back lighting hair can add to an image and how gels can add something special to the image.
The final set above were more of an experiment with rear sync, longer exposures and ambient but something I would like to try in the future, but it is very hard to include partial movement in a selfies with a long shutter duration.
Anyway that all for now… Should I blog more or just do a monthly update – leave a comment and let me know.
I am starting a 52 week challenge set by 2 Lil Owls photography studio as I admire there use of textures …. I would like to experiment with them more this year… the blog post will grow during the year… but will not be revealed to the end of the year
I am doing a themed post on the theme Green
I am once again following “A year with my camera” with Emma, I think she is great for beginners and it is nice to be reminded of the basics.
Product photography for a local company whose photographer let them down.
Wheelchair friendly portaits
A photoshoot at a local college
A photoshoot with a 14 day old baby
Teaching modelling techniques and being a model
Hearing Gav Hoey talk at Highcliffe Camera Club – third or fourth time I have heard him talk, and I love seeing how he takes an image and develops it live – this time round I was amazed at how easy it all seemed – which shows I have come along way.. still discovered something new though!
A year with my camera … quote for 2017
Shooting into the sun on a frosty morning
7D mark ii with 200mm lens and x2 extender – The waves
Experimenting with shadows
Winter Swans near Hurst
Shadow Diet – Photo challenge
Experimenting with chocolate
More products shots – perfume!
Chilling with friends! Taking the kids to the park… Trekinetic All Terrain Wheelchair Stock images for work with Beyond the Boundary Wheelchairs.
Product Photography for a Lymington Company
Product Photography for a Lymington Company
Marketing for Hope, a local charity
Fun photos with the principle of Brockenhurst College
Marketing Students haing fun!
Family photoshoot with 14 day old Oscar
My first surf board shoot
Cuddles with a new dad
Swans in the New Forest
A selfie with my beauty dish
Deer in the New Forest
The ghost ship – foggy Lymington
A teaching session with other photographers where I was the model!
My journey is not complete, but my view has changed, two years ago I started the blog to develop my photography, learn new skills and share my journey … now my photography, marketing and design business have taken off, my photography skills are opening up doors to new opportunities and my view point and influences are changing…
I may still share occasional posts, but more often that not I am being involved in commercial work and assignments, so it is best to follow my facebook page – www.facebook.com/RenoufDesign and that is where my focus will be … thanks for sharing my journey….
My year with yellow… the story behind my yellow collection can be found here. It has been an ongoing project and a journey into themed photography as part of #AYearWithMyCamera challenge, there is a chance you have seen some of the photos before as I have added them to my “my yellow collection” but some of them may be completely new – all were taken with the concept that they would include yellow …
Sticking to the flower theme, sunflowers in August.
In 2017 I will be creating another collection inspired by the Pantone Colour of the year for 2017!
Today I received my copy of the Royal Photographic Society Digital Imaging Group, Projected Image Competition magazine in the post and sat down to look at the images, well I will admit I sat at the table and moaned, I looked at the poor presentation of the winning images – the top two images were printed so that they went across the fold of the page and key elements of the photos were hidden in the fold – as the photographer I would have been gutted – as a graphic designer, I cringed that someone could get it soo wrong and if only they changed the page layout so the photo was showcased on one side and the text on the other…. Continue reading →
Something a little different, today I liked at design from a different perspective that of a florist, and to get a greater understanding into what makes a beautiful arrangement, in this case a Christmas wreath, and captured some images of my finished attempt. Continue reading →
Low light, live music, crowds, flash, and it all narrow down to great evenings capturing amazing moments in the build up to Christmas and the challenge of realising how important it is to get the settings right in camera and to have the right equipment for the job in hand. Continue reading →