Canon Pro Day – New Forest

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.

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August Highlights

Some highlights from August

  • A London trip
  • Macro wildlife
  • Red Arrows
  • The New Forest
  • Baby Photography
  • Family Photoshoots
  • Low Light photography
  • Family Photographs
  • Weddings
  • New Born Photos and more

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July Highlights 2017

What better way to start the month off than taking photos….

  • An awesome wedding on my web site, so you are welcome to take a look
  • Some wildlife images
  • 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

Loving my MagMods 2

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

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 🙂

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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 .

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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

May Highlights

The month began with a whole host of new adventures:

  • Theatrical photography
  • A mother and daughter bluebell shoot.
  • London Trip
  • New Born photography
  • 18th Birthday party photoshoot
  • Family location photoshoot with special effects
  • Food Photography

London

A different view of London – 2 days in the capital and a chance to explore a variety of locations all with the G7 camera with the idea to capture to buildings, the moments, and the variety that was on offer, that could offer meaning to me. It was also a chance to visit a bucket list location – the Sky Garden (I would recommend) and some other interesting locations….

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Changing of the Guard

We were lucky enough to see the changing of the guard in London – we did not know it was happening, so this highlight the importance of having a camera in your hand, rather than in your bag – means you can capture the moment and the memory! Continue reading