June Highlights 2017

What have I been up to in June:

  • A fantastic weekend adventure with photography friends
  • Product shots
  • Football club shoot with over 100 head shots to create in about an hour! Awesome
  • A seal and a 10 at camera club, my first in advanced!
  • A location product shoot
  • A wordart bespoke photo gift.
  • A location model shoot with dragons, smoke and forest heritage!
  • Night photography in summer!
  • New Forest shoot
  • A Surprise Birthday Party
  • Wire Wool photography
  •  A furzey gardens shoot
  • A couple of prom shoots
  • A family shoot
  • And some web design and graphics 🙂

So far a pretty year with so many photo opportunities and so much fun! Continue reading

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Midday photoshoot

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 .

Lizzy in the New Forest 37
Country girl in the New Forest National Park.

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Photographing people and children in public places

“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