Back to School with a Vengeance

I had a shoot at old an derelict school near Southport and worked on three different themes whilst there. The old school is in a real bad state, worse than I’d hoped for, but it was worthwhile and I got some shots that are a touch different to the norm. This, the second, story is about…

The Demise & Fall of Leonora Dickens

I had a shoot at old an derelict school near Southport and worked on three different themes whilst there. The old school is in a real bad state, worse than I’d hoped for, but it was worthwhile and I got some shots that are a touch different to the norm. This story is about the madness,…

African Queen & Chainmail

I had a studio shoot in February with Natasha James which had been in planning for a while but in my mind for a lot longer. I had drawn up some mood boards with ideas based on two main themes, one being ‘African Queen’ the other being based on a ‘metallic’ theme. The mood board…

SteamPunks

A great Saturday at Whitby provided some opportunities for some really interesting shots and something not previously in my portfolio. It was a uncharacteristically warm and sunny February day and was almost surreal for a ‘first-timer’ like me at Whitby as the bizarre and creative participants paraded their costumes and inventions in the small seaside town.…

Mad Miss Fox

I recently had a couple of rather mad hours with Scarlett Fox at Millwood Studios. It started off sensibly enough but soon became ‘one of those days’ where images that I hadn’t even thought of at the time were created. There were a few interesting props lying around in the studio and along with some…

Friends

I attended a Photoshop compositing course by Terry Donnelly recently to learn some of the additional skills that we photographers can use these days. There was much to observe and learn about the lighting of the models to aid the cutting process and then even more on how to use Photoshop to blend the separate…

A Dark Project

The winter months are here and outdoor photography will happen a bit less over the next months, so it’s indoors time. I have decided on a project where I will be creating images in Photoshop attempting a more graphic or artistic style. The theme will be Fear! and the name of the project – Fear…