A Dark Challenge

It’s that time of year again when the old clothes and the dark makeup comes out again and new inspirations for photo shoots pop up everywhere. This year I’ve been sure to do one photo shoot a month and have stuck to the challenge (see project page for more information on this). However, October is  special because it brings out my fun side and has got me thinking about going back to my roots in photography a little. Instead of doing just one shoot of something quite random (and often pretty) this month, I’ll be doing at least three dark photo shoots this month, hopefully more. It’s going to be challenging because it’s got to balance out with work and things but it’ll be so much fun to be inspired by the darker time of year.
What inspires you the most at this time of year? Let me know in the comment section.
Here are 2 shoots I’ve managed to do this month (including my first self-portrait), wish me luck for the next ideas.

It’s Like Riding a Bicycle

 

At last, we have our little studio set up, it’s clean, compact and just what we needed. Lately, I’ve been doing so much photography outside it feels like it’s been forever since I’ve properly used a studio. The best thing to do when this happens is to simply start practicing and experimenting with the studio and not just the camera, in your spare time. Even when you have a limited kit for the studio, you’ll find that you can achieve so many different things when you’re re-familiarising yourself with studio lighting and just essentially messing around, in a creative manner. My personal favourites are using natural light (if available) or a simple off-camera flash.  As you can tell the images above, I tend to use inanimate objects in the studio (for control & size purposes). All of these images have been achieved by using a simple off-camera flash with wireless triggers (and a hand made snoot) and I thought I’d share them to show what simple but completely different images you can produce.
Do you guys out there have any preferences or hand made goodies you use when it comes to using studio photography, if so feel free to comment below.

Countdown to Christmas

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It’s nearly here!

The most popular celebration of the year of the year is almost here and this is where the madness really begins! Christmas trees, decorations, visits to Santa and struggling to find that perfect gift for that someone who truly deserves something special this year. What better way to show your appreciation to someone this year than ordering a custom sized photograph that can be put in a bespoke frame of your choice. There are so many images to choose from on this site that can be printed to any size and all you have to do is email me through the contact page or on social media (facebook/instagram).

Moving Forward 

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(New Studio One One Six)

 

Over the past few weeks,  at Studio One One Six, we have all been busy working to move to a new work space. It is located in the ACAVA Spode Studios, which is part of the regeneration scheme on the Spode Works site.
Fortunately, I now have a bigger desk space, that a don’t really know what to fill with properly (yet). It also means I can now focus on my main career in photography which is event and product photography. We are having a collapsible studio in soon for product, art and portfolio photography.
This is a great and fresh start for us all and will bring us all many great prospects and future dwellings I suspect.

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