October Highlights

I am loving my job. I love the opportunity to take photos of other people’s magical moments and helping to create amazing memories and it is so hard to choose what to share each month.

  • Highlights from my wedding are best enjoyed in their wedding gallery
  • Forest photography with friends
  • Work with a make up artist and five models
  • A pumpkin shoot revisiting a similar shoot I did two years ago – the changes in my photography are huge
  • Autumn in the New Forest with Deer
  • Coastal location shoots
  • A number of children portrait shoots which I have not yet shared with parents

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Halloween

October 2015 I took some photos of Freddie for Halloween – his mum carved the pumpkins, brought the outfits and I provided the studio space (my kitchen), the lights and the smoke and took some photos – the results of which can be viewed here: https://renoufdesign.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/day-294-photography-is-about-having-fun/

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Freddie and Mia 2017

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September Highlights

September is a month of change:

  • I am moving on from Southampton Camera Club and going to give Highcliffe and Infintity a go instead, due to other commitments
  • It is all change at home… two of the teens in my household have moved it – yep two within a fortnight so lots of changes ahead.
  • Family location shoot in the New Forest with 8 family members!
  • A Christening
  • Time spent setting up a home studio
  • An engagement shoot
  • A cute baby
  • Canon pro day
  • A wedding!

Blogging, I really do not know how I found the time… and with so much planned for the week’s ahead… life is just a great adventure! Continue reading

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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