Category: News & Info

My family photography website…

To find out more about my family photography just click on the image below…

A couple of my favourite shots from my shoot with Bobby George yesterday…

 

 

Spring Special Offer – Instant print of your best furry friend

I love my fur babies and want to offer everyone the chance to have a print of theirs so I am offering a special mini shoot every Wednesday between now and National Pet Day (April 11th) but you must book in advance to reserve your slot.

The price includes the shoot and a choice of one large print which is printed out for you there and then to take away…

For more info please visit my family website  or call 01206 823299

Time to update my own profile pics, another year older and all that jazz…

I am lucky to have a few photographer friends so when we want to update our own images online we spend a day messing about like little kids in the studio, experimenting and playing around. Thanks Jack what a work out but worth it, I think we got some good ones of each other. This was me trying to look like a corporate animal(which I am not naturally) and ending up dissolving  into pulling faces and relaxing into this pose.

Head shots

Head shots don’t have to be stuffy and dull, clients come to my studio but I also visit clients at their work place. It all depends on your company message, how you want your clients to see you and the colour and style of your website.

Headshots start at £75, this includes the edit and choice from approx 30-60 images.

Find out more…

Studio for hire only £25 p/h

I just wanted to let everyone know that I do hire my studio out to budding enthusiasts and pro photographers. If you are not sure about how to set up studio lighting for your shoot then I can show you, I offer tuition and can help you get set up before your client arrives. Find out more here

 

Meeting ‘Hisss’ the Snake!

So this shoot was a bit different!

“What about using a model and snake on a green screen I heard myself saying out loud?” Brain storming ideas with the creative director of a new local company who hasn’t launched it’s product we came up with a plan.

Little did I know the make-up artist had a snake phobia so we had to make sure we kept them separate. I was a little bit worried as being an animal lover I didn’t want the Snake to be stressed in anyway so I set about reading up about keeping snakes warm, the signs of a stressed Snake and probably one of the most important things what to do if the Snake attacks. We had been reassured by the very experienced Snake handlers that ‘Hisss’ would be very docile and relaxed and they would know if she was showing signs of stress and would remover her, even so I thought I better read up just in case!

Being a Boa Constrictor she doesn’t have venom but will have nasty inward angled sharp teeth to grip her prey as she constricts them to death (Cats are so nice in comparison!). I read if a Snake bites you can dip a Q-tip in rubbing alcohol and rub it along the gums of the snakes mouth they cannot stand the taste and will generally let go. Hmmm, the more I read the more concerned I started to be so I stopped reading and focused on planning the shoot.

The shoot went brilliantly, I was wary at first when I asked the handler if she had eaten (the Snake) and he said she hadn’t! “and that’s okay?” I asked. After Matt had explained to me what her eating habits were I could see that ‘Hisss’ was indeed a very chilled out Snake, not that I know but she did seem very relaxed. I was encouraged to hold her, I hesitated at first but so glad I did, she was heavy, cold, smooth and I could hear her hiss which was a little unnerving but apparently all normal. The handlers were brilliant and the model loved Snakes so she was more than happy to have ‘Hisss’ wrap around her body…in a good way of course!

 

Tim Andrews- speaking frankly about his project “Over the hill”- warning this video does include images of a naked male body.

Tim Andrews is an ex lawyer who has Parkinsons Disease, he is now retired and has gone on a journey of asking hundreds of Photographers to take images of him. I have had the pleasure of doing a couple of photo shoots with Tim and look forward to doing another shoot with him in 2018. “Wanted” is a film made by Graeme Montgomery of the last shoot of “Over the Hill”, which won the award for Best Short Documentary at the UK Film Festival last night.

The colours of Autumn…

One of my favourite things to do is to go out walking with our cameras using just one lens. A Photographer friend of mine told me years ago that it was a good thing to do, it encourages me to be creative, to get back in touch with a lens I haven’t used for a while and to focus on the subject rather than get hung up on equipment that I have or don’t have on me. Here are a few pics from a walk at Alton Water using my 100mm…