My exhibition will highlight through photography the aspects and symptoms of depression and the dual lives that many people who suffer from it may well be living. I also want to challenge the depression stigma, where many people are afraid to admit it and instead suffer without support. Learning to cope and work through depression is achievable if we just accept and tackle it head on.
Sunday saw a location shoot with Make up artist Penny Grimley, with Lola Hope as our beautiful model.
I had the pleasure of working with Treasured Forever photography on the 1st of August at the wedding of Steven and Emma.
Tilt Shift lens are hideously expensive as any photographer will tell you, some of their effects though are achieveable with a regular camera and a little photoshop (or equivilent) wizardry. In fact it’s not even that difficult if you know how, I can do it, so can you. I get a lot of queries and [...]
It was the annual trip to Devon with my friends the past weekend and still love Croyde. Heading down on the R1, it was a rather long ride but the reward at the end is well worth it. Stunning scenery, beautiful sunny weather, cloudy cider and good company. You can’t forget the fantastic surf either, [...]
A favour and an experiment. My good friend John run’s a relatively new Aikido Dojo in Coventry. Approaching their second anniversary, I was invited along to try and shoot some action shots, something I have never done before, especially not with martial arts. Using 2 strobes, one each side of the room was sufficient but [...]
Proof that you don’t need an expensive SLR to take a nice photograph. This was taken with my Canon G9 compact. I admit it is an advanced compact but a compact none the less. I purchased the camera as something to carry with me at all times. Every photographer will have at least one day [...]
Sunday saw the Midlands Strobist group attend a workshop at Cosfird Air museum for some off camera flash action. It was well attended with almost 40 photographers, although only 12 models turned up. Still a good day was had by all, and a rather good overview was delivered by Denyer as an introduction to Strobist [...]
Taken with just one SB 24 on a stand with shoot through umbrella and a reflector on a stand on the right. Click the image to view large.
Update 26/09/2010. They have performed perfectly and reliably throughout their entire time (almost 2 years). However almost overnight the trigger has became unreliable, and won’t trigger when on the hotshoe. Strangely I had noticed this with Damian’s triggers before and putting it on backwards on the hotshoe seemed to resolve it. Mine however now will [...]
Monday saw a 5am rise for the drive to Manchester, for a workshop with Brett Harkness. The workshop was specifically for winter weddings, a daunting prospect for any photographer. When light is such a key to a good photograph, winter seems the worst time to get good shots for a wedding, when the sun has often [...]
Tuesday was a rather unusual commission, but a fun one none the less. Whereas normally conversation and rapport can get you through a shoot, hotdogs and biscuits were more useful at this one. Benson is a Basset Hound and a character he was too. I hope managed to catch that character for his owner. I [...]
This portrait was taken at Kenilworth castle, whilst showing a friend how to get the most from her new camera. I am sure you will agree she is rather beautiful. With a reflector and some work in photoshop, I am rather fond of this final shot of Kaylana. Thanks for dropping by. Matt Bridge-Wilkinson