Saturday, 30 August 2008

Don't tell Dad

Yesterday we squeezed in a family portrait session with a slight difference - Dad wasn't invited! Jane, a good friend of the family, thought it would be a nice idea to give him some portrait photographs of his children on his 50th birthday.

If only we all had friends like that!

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Garden photography

I won't profess to be a garden photographer - to be honest, I couldn't tell the difference between a lily and a dandelion - but I know a good garden when I see one! This particular garden in Ham, near Richmond, is absolutely idyllic and probably the envy of all the neighbours. Benni, the proud owner, asked me in passing if I wouldn't mind taking some photos for a garden competition she was entering. Unfortunately I only had a small compact digital camera on me at the time but they came out well I thought.

You might be interested to know, in true olympic fashion, she went on to win the Gold medal!

Thursday, 14 August 2008

So you think you're not photogenic?

If we had a pound for every person who came through our doors professing to be unphotogenic, we'd have built up enough spare change to get the kitchen refitted! I firmly believe everyone can look good in front of the camera with a little encouragement, some gentle direction, some flattering lighting and a degree of skill behind the camera.

Liz was no exception. She said she's never seen a good photo of herself and was convinced she's really unphotogenic. Hopefully these photos will help her change her mind!

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Commercial portraits

These commercial portraits are from another shoot we did last month of Goldstone Hall Hotel. Although we were commissioned to take mainly interior and exterior photography of the hotel we were also asked to take some portraits of key members of staff including the Hotel manager, Front of House, waiters, barmaids, the head chef, florist and gardener. Here's a selection.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Triggers showcased in Creative Handbook

We were chuffed to discover one of our travel images is currently being featured in this month's Motor Showcase in the Creative Handbook - the most comprehensive directory in the industry for professional photographers. Result!