Saturday, 29 March 2008


Having recently had access to a photography studio, I had a go at portrait shots using the studio flash equipment.

There are 3 of my favourite shots;

The first shot I am a little disappointed in. It would have worked really nicely but the shadows from the left are too prominant. A second flash should have been used here but on a lower power than the one on the right and in a lower position pointing upwards slightly. It would have reduced the shadows making the lightling far more even and the shadows less distracting.

The second shot is a little better, although a second flash was still needed as with the previous image. I do feel that the shadows are still needed, to add more personality to the shots.

The third shot, a second flash was used and this seems to have worked quite well. I also like the position ofthe subject looking up slightly rather than level or downwards. The image was cropped to maximise composition, the skin was touched up and levels edited slightly.
This style of portrait seems to be quite popular among photographers.

I was quite pleased with the shots overall as I haven't had access to a studio or this type of equipment before and I understand how to use the equipment now.

I hate BT!

Well, thanks to BT I haven't been able to access the internet for the last 3 weeks!

Some how, they managed to cleaverly swap my line number with someone else's and didn't seem to understand what a 'crossed line' was!

Very annoyed as I have missed out on a couple of photography jobs and it doesn't look very professional.

Glad to finally have it back tho as I can get on with some work at last!

Saturday, 1 March 2008


It's been a while since I last posted on here because I have been rather unwell. I'm also finding it very hard to decide where I'm coming from at the moment, where I want to be and where I'm going. I'm still not quite back to my normal self just yet, but I'm getting there.

I have been working on a few things lately. The main being the 'Communication Technology' brief to develop a website exploring my likes and dislikes of different communication technologies.
This has been quite difficult for me due to my current situation which is causing me a lot of difficulties and I have been very indicisive which is very frustrating.
Some of the site has been available to view through my main website, although it is still under construction.

I'm not completely certain that I am fulfilling the brief to my full potential as I have been lacking in motivation and inspiration due to being unwell which has been very difficult to combat.

Anyway, as I said, I'm getting there and although it may be a slow process, I will get there eventually.

About Me...

Photographer based in Dawlish, Devon. I'm available for weddings, portraits and commissions.

Please see my website for further details.

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