My first time lapse

Lock down means I can only do product photography but no shoots involving people. I have decided to learn a new skill which I will be able to use with my product but also landscapes. This is my first attempt, its not perfect but it meant I could learn from my mistakes I also learnt to stay patient and always take a flask and chocolate! This is made from 301 single photographs taken over 24 minutes.

Brighton in the Autumn

A couple of days away by the sea was the perfect way to recharge in the middle of a pandemic! I’ve always liked taking pics of old sea side towns in the winter and have a soft spot for Brighton and the Sussex coast.

Black and white images of Brighton front in September.
Black and white pictures of Brighton

The Scallop at Aldeburgh

Is one of my favourite sculptures, designed by local artist Maggi Hambling dedicated to Benjamin Britten (composer who spent much of his life in Aldeburgh). It stands approx 15 feet high and can be found on the beach just up from Aldeburgh town. I love how the light changes how it looks, how clouds can darken the shadows and the sun can make the surface glimmer. As I stood setting up my camera children scurried and peaked out from under it, couples leaned up to take a selfie against it and families gathered around it.

Coronavirus Info

CORONAVIRUS INFO: My studio is currently still open, however because of the recent government recommendations if you have a shoot booked with me and would prefer to defer your shoot to another date you are free to do so.

For clients who still wish to go ahead I would like to reassure you that I am taking the following precautions for each shoot.

1) Not shaking hands on arrival

2) Washing my hands between each shoot

3) Disinfecting door handles after each shoot

3) Maintaining the recommended 1 meter distance from other people 

Product photography in the studio

Apparently these days you only have 15 seconds before your potential customers leave your website. That’s why professional photography for you, your website and your products is important to make you stand out from your competitors. If you need product cut out or on pure white backgrounds or lifestyle images please get in contact.

Email: lindsay@lindsaywakelinphotography.com

Call: 01206 511986

John Waterhouse inspired portraits

I remember standing and staring in awe at the ‘The Lady of Shalott’ when I saw it years ago in a London gallery. It’s a picture I had on my wall when I gave birth to my daughter at home, it’s one of those pictures which has stayed with me through my life. I have always loved the softness of the colours the mystery and the femininity shown in paintings by John Waterhouse. Here are some recent portrait images I took at my studio which were definitely inspired by his beautiful art.

A red haired teenage girl wearing a white dress with red berries in her hair. Looking at the camera holding a small branch with more red berries and green leaves. The image is dark and moody but the red of her hair and the berries make the image pop.
A young woman dressed in white with bare arms holding a thin branch which is spiky and rambling. The woman has long blonde wavy hair which falls to her waist. On her head she has two small antlers, the background is dark and the colours are dark and light with the gold of her blonde hair and white dress in contrast to the darkness of the rest of the image.
A teenage girl with long auburn hair has her arms gently folded and is looking seriously at the camera. She is wearing a dark green velvet jacket which has red and green patterned strips on it. In her hair she has red berries almost like a crown. Her expression is one of innocence and at the same time strength. Holding herself tall she appears to have a quiet confidence.
A young woman is looking off to the side, she is slim and wears a white lacy dress. Her hair is long down to her waist and is loose blonde hair.

New year new website

The year started off mega busy with a mix of studio shoots and visiting premises. I share my Colchester Photo Studio with other Photographers & creatives for a nominal fee of only £25 p/h. To give more info about the studio I have updated the studio website here. I hire the studio out to film makes, pro photographers, students, amateur photographers and also offer tuition if needed. If you want to have a chat or find out more please call me on 01206 511986. Thanks

Colchester Photo Studio