Thursday, 29 April 2010

Stacey in the woods

Here are a few images from my shoot with Stacey a couple of weeks ago. Stacey is new to modeling but she was enthusiastic and a very lovely, chatty person.
She was a pleasure to work with.

Stacey Stacey

More images from the shot can be seen on my website in the gallery 'Stacey'.

Monday, 19 April 2010

New Packaging Presentation

I have finally decided that I am no longer going to use the same packaging and presentation for test shoots as I do for paid shoots. This is for a number of reasons but mainly because it is not cost effective especially when you consider all of the elements involved including; ink, dvd cases, labels, postal packaging and pricing etc etc.

I am still very conscious of the presentation of my work, so I have replaced the DVD boxes with plastic sleeves which only require a small insert rather than a full A4 printed cover. This also means that I no longer need to use a jiffy bag for postal packaging and I can send discs out as a standard first class packages. This means that discs still retain a personal touch - I don't want to loose this, as most models that I have worded with always comment on my presentation!

The original boxed presentation and packaging will remain on all paid shoots for the time being.

I would be interested to hear your comments on the changes in packaging. It will change again at some point - I am currently investigating recycled packaging that is more environmentally friendly.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Beauty Shoot Part 2: Kim & Helen

Helen was the second model of the day and we had planned 3 different looks for her.
Helen holds the current title of 'Miss Black Britain' as well as 2009's 'Miss York'.

The first look was the most complicated - a leopard print pattern across Helen's eyes.

Helen Helen

The second look was a 'mac barbie' styled look, using bright pinks and greens.


Once again, the final look involved quite a lot of glitter so it was saved for last and the glitter ended up everywhere!



Helen was up for a bit of crazyness too...


So the shoot went well and everyone had a good laugh.
Both Kim and Helen love the images :)

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Beauty Shoot Part 1: Kim & Laura

I have been chatting to Kim, a local makeup artist for some time now, discussing ideas for beauty shoots and fresh portfolio shots.
Kim is in her final year studying Make Up Artistry in Bradford. Kim specialises in Airbrushing and often provides make up for weddings as well as fashion models.
We eventually agreed a shoot date and found 2 local models who were willing to be painted up; Laura and Helen.

Laura was up first and had 2 different looks. This was the first, inspired by feathers (hence the feather lashes).

Laura Laura

The second was a blue glitter look. This had to be done last as the glitter can get quite messy.

Laura Laura

We then decided to add another punch of blue to Laura's lips and I used a completely different editing style for variation.



I was quite concerned that both Kim and Laura may not be too keen on this style, but to my surprise they both really liked it!

The shoot went really well, everyone got along amazingly and I hope to work with both Laura and Kim again soon :)

I will post Helen's images soon as I am still working on them :)

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