Depression is something that can be different for each individual, and each person will find different ways of coping. However with advice and support the ability to cope, manage and even eliminate our symptoms can grow in strength massively. Often when we are feeling at such a low, the world can appear somewhat different to [...]
For once I wasn’t in Warwickshire, or even the Midlands but travelled down to Netley Abbey near Southampton for a shoot with some of my New Forest Photography friends. I had two shoots that day one with a band, another with a young lady called Alex (a later post), and sadly I missed the chance [...]
What a fantastic weekend! Not only did I manage to attend a training day for Urban kids, but I also got on the bank holiday to spend a day with my mentor Damian. We were in for a real treat that day, the format of the shoot session of the day was a shoot as [...]
Monday saw me heading to Warrington to see Damian ‘Big Dog’ McGillicuddy. For those of you who have followed my blog, you will know what I have been attending several mentoring sessions a year with Damian. In fact it is safe to say I have not spent money on any other training since discovering Damian. [...]
I recently had the pleasure of working with Sarah Redshaw, a lovely young lady who is comfortable both sides of the lens. Sarah had requested my services to capture a variety of different looks. After working hard in the gym, Sarah was keen to preserve her hard work in photographs to record her achievement. We [...]
Friday saw my third mentoring session with Damian “Big Dog” McGillicuddy at his Studio in Warrington.
Shots taken with a 7d and a Sigma 10-20mm lens. Click the picture to read more about the day.
Sunday was the first Midlands Strobists meet in a while. The size of the recent shoots and a low model turn out has been an issue. It was decided that we would take on smaller venues and smaller numbers. Sunday was at the rather lovely Guy Cliffe House, in Warwick. Sadly only 3 models turned [...]
It was the 11th Midlands Strobist Meet, held at Loughborough University. A good site with some good buildings and grounds. Turnout was a little low, probably due to Fathers day. The drop out on models was pretty poor again, even more so than normal. Fortunately those that were there, helped the photographers get some good shots. [...]
How often do you not take a shot because the light isn’t right? Or take the shot anyway and end up with a disappointing photograph? We all do at some point or another. Many photographers will just wait for that magic light, but with the addition of a simple on (or off) camera flash gun, you can create that magical light wherever and whenever.
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 [...]
It’s spring already! Where does the time go? I realised today that I’ve made no updates since April. I have been busy lately and the poor site has been neglected. Sunday saw me attend an artistic/implied nude shoot in Wolverhampton at a great lttle studio. It’s not my normal work and I was a little [...]
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.