Thursday, 25 February 2010

Al and Jo: Home Studio Portrait Session

On Saturday I did my first couple only home studio shoot. I wasn't worried about it though because when shooting families I have done some couple shots and then of course there's all the wedding shoots. I did try to avoid my wedding habits but in my selection of favourites below you'll see I got distracted by the beautiful lighting to produce a rather romantic silhouette!

We were very lucky with the weather (there was snow on the ground again by Sunday) and took advantage of that by going to Didsbury Park. I didn't even know this little park existed so it was nice to know, but it's not my favourite Manchester park!

We did the usual set up of half outdoors and half indoor photography and my home studio kit, as always, did a great job of getting many relaxed images because you are in familiar surroundings.

It was an interesting and fun afternoon so thanks guys! And I should be working with Jo again in the not to distant future as she's the next subject in my masters project.


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Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Sarah and Pete's Album Design

Sarah and Pete's album arrived yesterday so I took it straight to them in the evening. Sarah was very keen to finally have a collection of the images to take to show people. I think her work colleagues will be enjoying it today!

Here is the slideshow of the design. It may not work on Facebook, if so please click through to the original post.



Hopefully tomorrow i'll put up some images of a couples photo shoot I did in Didsbury at the weekend.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Reasons to blog?

I'm still here!


If i'm not taking pictures it's a bit hard to know what to blog about but it's not that nothing's happened. I've got two weddings and portrait session finalised over the past two weeks and Pete and Sarah's album should be complete soon.


I've also been speaking with Jo about the next masters portrait and trying to figure out ways to understand what kind of portrait she suits and would like. This has lead me to look at the portraits that inspire me and below is a very recent but beautifully considered image from the film Inglourious Basterds. Although this was not my favourite Tarantino film, the sequence that this still comes from was visually stunning. I'd love all my work to have a film still feel about it however in my coverage of events i'm keen on only using natural light and generally the two don't mesh!