Posts Tagged ‘portrait’

Cheeky Sue

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

I would like to do a lot more impromptu portrait shots, they are fun to do, and the results are probably more engaging to look at than pictures of old trees. I am a quite shy though, and asking strangers if I can photograph them, I find hard. So, if anyone wants to just walk on up and volunteer for a portrait session, feel free!

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16th April 2008

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008


Lukas’s new tattoo, ‘The Birds’

This is the first completely posed portrait shot I have done on this blog. It’s shot outdoors in bright sunlight, modified (diffused) manually. I had ideas for juxtaposing these images together into a ‘double-page spread’ magazine style type shot, but really, they work better separately. Thanks Lucas.

9th April 2008

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

My little pal Cydney

6th April 2008

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

Tom and the talented Mr Owen

I remember reading somewhere that little dudes, like the talented Mr Owen here, have very dark doughy eyes when photographed. Lightening the ‘catch-light’, or reflection, in his eyes during post-processing just lifts that otherwise black hole feel to his eyes.

5th April 2008

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Day of the outdoor clothing catalogue shots

We were the lucky ones today. With a hill forecast of heavy snow looming, we enjoyed sunny sledging sessions on survival bags, map cases, friend’s heads.

3rd April 2008

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Sue’s new haircut, moody lighting

11th March

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

My pal Sue. Sorry Sue, I know you said I made you look like an ‘ugly miffer’, but I kinda like the retro lighting so you are getting published anyhow.

6th March 2008

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Cool girl in front of the Kingsway estate. Thanks for letting me take your picture.

24th Febuary 2008

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Riverside Taxidermy shop front, Llangollen

Riverside Taxidermy shop front, Llangollen

These photos were taken from the steet through glass using a wide aperture to ensure the dirty glass didn’t register on these shots. The text and block colour was added later in Photoshop.

23rd Febuary 2008

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Roman Catholic iconography with added red rags. St Lukes Catholic Church, Frodsham.

Roman Catholic iconography with added red rags. St Lukes Catholic Church, Frodsham.

These are the first photos I have taken that I feel are complete shots. Unless landscape and nature shots are really quite stunning, they convey little emotion, and it’s going to take me a fair old time to get that good at landscape photography. These shots though, are conceptual, and I think that having the idea (i.e. adding the red rags), knowing a location and waiting for the right light, seems to build a stronger image than simply reacting to the environment.