Recently I had the actress Amy Fox in for some updated actress headshots. A lovely and bubbly young lady who loves my dog, (but can’t have him – sorry).
Despite doing a mixture of studio and natural light shots the natural light won through again with the final selection Amy chose. To be honest it’s very much the way things are right now. Studio is good but natural light is not only more flattering but also just better overall in the look it gives.
Another lovely shoot.
With headshots I always convert Colour to Black and White as part of the norm
During the Summer I had the pleasure of covering James and Ellies joint 18th and 21st birthday celebrations at their home in Hickstead.
I was there in an official capacity to cover the night from the start. The evening was a black tie event with everyone turning out exceptionally well dressed!
There were lots of candles to be lit in the garden
Usually at most places where I cover this type of work there are health and safety regulation with regards smoke machines and hazers (as in they make fire detectors totally freak out so are not used) but in this instance the marquee was on private grounds and such rules did not apply.
The smoke machine made the photography interesting, and challenging
It helped make some great images although if there was too much smoke it diffused my flash guns too much and blew everything out with white!
I loved the ambient light and as already mentioned, the smoke helped with this
There was also a popcorn and candy floss machine, some great music and lots of dancing.
I never did have any popcorn
Whilst I’m primarily a wedding photographer I like to do stuff like this from time to time. It also allows me to be creative and try out new approaches I otherwise wouldn’t risk on a wedding day when time is short.
On reflection I loved it. It was one thing being there but everyone was so nice as well and it really shows in the resulting images I gave them. I love jobs like this.
Various types and copious amounts of bubbly were to be found on ice... everywhere!