Saturday, February 21, 2009


Had two evening shoots last week with a very beautiful Grecian!

For the first shoot I wanted to carry on with the theme of my previous one with Nuala, using the 'pop' element..but I guess it didn't quite go to plan. I came unprepared, and even forgot to charge my camera. I thankfully got to borrow a lovely Nikon off Amy's boyfriend, (which made a nice sound when I clicked the shutter). The quality was really good, but I'm not too happy with my editing, I just couldn't get it right. I do still like them, and Amy did a great job..posing through the cardboard was difficult and uncomfortable, but it doesn't show in the pictures at all.

The second shoot took place in a studio that a friend of ours Jesse rents in the centre of Cambridge. It's really spacious, and the whole building is filled with little treasures everywhere that would be really good to use in shoots. I began with an idea in my head that I ended up scrapping completely, and went with something sponteneous using the glass beads that Jesse had bought to use in her designs. I like them, they are light hearted and simple, which is nice when I've been exhausting myself with complicated ideas.

Me and Jesse have so many ideas for shoots, so I hope I'm going to be this busy for a while to come..I'm feeling very inspired at the moment.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

So who's got problems?

Found this book today, which I bought for a generous 5p at salvation army! It's filled with awful make up tips and bad photo effects, but that's exactly the sort of thing I look for in a book I bought for nothing.

This dress looks amazing! ^

I found a fair few other books today on mine and Dales big charity shop hunt, and I'll post the images from them onto Guteluft later on. You should check it out anyway, it's constantly being updated, and it is of course the most interesting blog around.

I have been shooting so much lately, and I haven't had much time off to finish my I'm not going to post them until everything is done, which will take a while. It's been completely exhausting, but will hopefully be worth it when I'm done, and when I get my films back. I'm hoping to be way more active from now on as I'm more driven, and finally have some amazing creative people to work with in this ghost town.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Pop Art

Right, first shoot using my new lights. The beautiful Nuala who has posed for me so many times, and is for sure one of my favourite people to work with.
I still have a lot to learn about studio lighting, but I like what I've got so far. Admittedly there wasn't a lot of variety in my pictures, but here are 3 shots that are each lit a bit differently. (The above picture is just a snap of how the set looked..very quaint.) I would love to be able to do some full body shots in a proper studio.

I was also testing my editing skills, so I've been frantically going through a lot of different tutorials, learning a lot in these past few days. I know it's not perfect, and it's still not how I want it to be, but I love the feeling of having learned something new!

If anyone has any advise on how to get skin to retain detail after airbrushing, message me please!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

g l a m

London pix:
I was definitely expecting to be more productive in my stay in London, as I had taken all my camera equipment with me. I stayed for nearly a week, and never took more than these snapshots. Big disappointment but it was my own fault, I wasn't really anticipating that everyone would be so busy, I forget that other people actually do productive things with their days! This has, however, prompted me to be more thorough next time round, I must plan everything properly.

I took some photos of Nuala the other day, the first using my new cheeeap studio lights! They looked great on the little camera screen, but they seem to be a bit too over exposed, and I'm finding it difficult to edit them in a way that they won't look tacky. I'm trying though, and I'll post the finished result.