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Showing posts from February, 2009

Rosemarie & Tony ~ We Meet Again

Last year I had the honour of photographing Rosemarie and Tony's wedding. This year I had the honour of photographing them yet again for their website. We spent a morning taking various images, bouncing ideas off each other to arrive at something we were all happy with. As is the case with most adults we had a barrier to break through in order to get shots that worked. I think most people come to a shoot with the belief that they don't photograph well or they don't know how to smile. Being in front of a camera is difficult. I don't pretend that it is anything less than that. I myself do not like to be photographed which is why I am quite happy being the one who is almost always behind the camera. But in time, if we take our time, we can get even the most camera shy person to relax. And I believe that it is relaxing that will eventually get the images that look natural and flattering. Rosemarie and Tony are the owners of Heterarchy, an interior architecture and

Wellies, Wellies and More Wellies

Over the past couple of years I've been photographing Jileon Ltd's wellies for their website. And over the last couple of months I have had quite a bit to do for them. Jileon is a great client of ours, giving us regular work that I can undertake in my own time and in my own way. It makes for such a relaxing change from having to make small children smile in a short span of time. Particularly since they can't get up and walk away just at the moment when all elements of the perfect image come together. The only real challenge in photographing wellies for me seems to be the dreaded reflection that is unavoidable when photographing shiny objects using flash. But without this challenge where would be the fun? Jileon Ltd is a Hinckley based distributor of mainly wellington boots. They do also distribute other things but typically it is just their wellies that I photograph. If you wish to order a pair please vi

Its a Snow Day!!! Well almost a snow week really.

I began writing this blog entry at the start of the week when the first snow day was announced. I knew I wasn't going to get much work done with the kids hovering around the place so I decided to have some fun with my blog, particularly as it is something that tends to get neglected in favour of tasks with specific deadlines. Of course the photographer in me couldn't let this opportunity slip by without capturing th e day s events in pictures. And this time I decided I was going to take photos with a difference. My usual rushed snaps with a ' can't really be bothered attitude due to the cold weather' just wasn't going to do this time around. Instead this time I was going to master the art of the perfect exposure in an almost pure white scene. This is nothing that the automatic setting on the camera can handle and another aspect that sets casual snappers apart from skilled photographers. I must say that I am ever so pleased with the results from our snow day ph