Model: Scarlett Duggan Location: Some phone box in the city of London
Lens of the moment - Nikon 100mm f/2.8 Series E
In my current quest of getting noticed by agencies, I’ve stripped my work right back to doing real simple commercial portraits. The work with Cassandra and Rebecca were both mainly shot with a hidden gem of a lens, the Nikon 100mm f/2.8 Series E. My default go to lens for quality has always been the relatively cheap Nikon 50mm f/1.8D but I found it suited more towards doing 1/2 or 3/4...
If at first you don't succeed, dust it off and try...
Last weekend after a much needed break, I was rejuvenated, ready for my work week but more importantly my mojo for photography came back. After having a online chat with Adam Robertson, I’m now more than ever determined to contact agencies and start testing. I’ve had this undesirable set of characteristic traits of working too hard for others, being too helpful to others but in the...
After a break (yes another one) from photography, it was good to get back straight into shooting. Sky Seraphin, unknown to me had been admiring my work, so we set up a quick shoot and here are the results. She wanted to do a raw set around the idea dirty/filthy fashion. I felt obliged. The lighting set ups were probably a little rusty, and it’s incredibly easy to fall into the trap of just...
Getting Giddy with Katy Pectin
Quick shoot with Hannah Ashlea
Model: Hannah Ashlea Location: Smiles Studio in Lincoln
Model: Ann Hoang Styling: Tess Daly Make Up: Natash Horton
My Colour Blocking shoot on Sunday
So in the advanced stages of signing off the styling for my shoot on Sunday around the theme of Colour Blocking. It’s going to be my first full blown team shoot since last year, and I’m rearing to go. Aside from making sure everyone is happy, and discussing make up and styling, I’m concentrating on how I will shoot the looks that I have give I have the lovely Pub Studio (in...
Inspiration of the day - Kai Z Feng →
jQuery - it's the new Flash
Probably one of my very few technical posts on this Blog but I would just like to set the record straight. It’s 2011, there’s a thing called jQuery and 9 out of 10 times, its good enough to be used for the animated navigation on most photgrapher’s/model’s website. There really is no need for the overhead of Flash. Not only is it slow to load, and not all platforms support...
Currently loving and drawing inspiration from Chen Man, a female Chinese photographer. As part of my research into my Chinese Take Away concept, I am currently looking at ways how to photograph something that is unmistakably Chinese but with modern/futuristic edge. The following pic is something I am trying to achieve myself :) Read more about Chen Man here
Chinese Take Away
Yes you read right, Chinese Take Away. It’s a broad concept I came up with mid 2010 and have been thinking and planning ever since with several ideas going through my head. Why? Because I want to do a project a little bit different but also something that will tie me back to my roots. Something that screams me. I worked in a Chinese take away from a young age way into my mid 20s, and...
Yay, my shot of Emma Jensen is on today’s Flickrista home page :)
Interesting website/group on FlickR which promotes otherwise lost pieces of fashion photography on FlickR.