Monday, 29 September 2014

Portrait of Scrappy

This is my second image from the project, looking at the life of my dogs.

Scrappy has always been a little bit bigger than Scruffy and is a bit more stubborn but his Achilles Heel has always been food!

Getting him to pose was one of the most difficult things I've ever had to do on a portrait session because he just would not listen!

The only way I could direct him was to bribe him with food!

Anyway, I fired of a few frames, found I was a little overexposed and then refined my settings and captured this.

Captured with Canon 7D with 70-200mm f4 
at 1/100 f5.6 ISO 100

 I'm really happy with this image, it really captures Scrappy's personality, you can't see it in the frame but I'm actually holding a little treat for him to catch his attention.

Stay tuned for more pictures!!

Thursday, 25 September 2014

It's 2 o'clock in the morning...

It's 2 o'clock in the morning and I'm just getting everything prepared for tomorrow, I'm going to be working with Georgie from Beauxoxo, we met a few weeks ago and discussed ideas for tomorrows product shoot, we're going to try taking pictures with a 3/4 light set up of the various hair accessories Georgie produces.

I'm really excited as the client is really nice and friendly, which always helps, and I'm going to hopefully try a few different lighting set ups, see what works, what doesn't work and hopefully we will produce a great series of images!

It's also exciting to be trying new things, I've dabbled with product photography in the past,
My First Attempt at Product Photography, but I've never photographed hair accessories so it should be very interesting to see how the results turn out!

I'm gonna try and get some sleep now!

Wish Me Luck!!

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Portrait of Scruffy

I've been wanting to try to take some portraits of my dogs, We've had them for over 10 years now and I haven't taken pictures of them properly, so I decided by the end of the year I'm going to produce a series of images capturing their lifestyle, their habits, in an attempt to depict their personality through the images.

This is the first picture from that body of work, it was a real struggle getting him to look into my lens, I had a box of treats at hand in an attempt to draw his interest back to the camera. However I found the pictures of him looking off into the distance work far better than the ones of him looking into the lens.

I shot the picture in colour and really liked it that way, then I looked at the tones and the lighting and thought it would look pretty good in black and white.

I'm not a big fan of turning colour photos black and white, simply because we see in colour and a lot of my work depicts the mood and the atmosphere my subject, however the lighting on Scruffy interested me and made me curious as to how it would look in black and white.

I'd be interested to know what you think, Do you like the lighting?

Does it work in black and white?

To see the colour version head over to My 500px Portfolio

Monday, 1 September 2014

The Bournemouth Air Show 2014

I've lived in Bournemouth for almost 20 years now and every time I see the red arrows (it must be twice a year atleast) I still get that tingly feeling, it must be such an amazing experience being a pilot for the red arrows, the sights they must see but you never think about all the training that goes into it, all the hard work that draws the crowds back, year after year to see these magnificent planes perform death defying stunts is something very special to all of us in Bournemouth.

Apart from seeing the Red Arrows, I'd never really paid much attention to the Bournemouth Air Show, however this year is different, I guess over the last few years I've always wanted to go and take pictures of the Red Arrows but something has always come up, well this year I finally did it!

Here are some of the pictures I captured of the weekend!