Archive for June, 2009

Jun 26, 2009

Headshot for Saba

Headshot for Saba

Saba, a dancer with Cambridge Contemporary Dance company, asked for a headshot session to help her promote her consultancy business. As both of us are Johnians, it wasn’t difficult thinking of a location for the shoot. I’m really appreciating having reflectors for photoshoots, as they’re great for bouncing direct sunlight, and also creating soft fill light from...

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Jun 25, 2009

Painting Samantha's Photo

Painting Samantha's Photo

This is the second photo that I’ve “painted” with additional colours and graphics. The first one was from a photoshoot with Erica last July. Yesterday’s photoshoot with Samantha produced this wonderful photo with her standing against a tree, lit up against the dark background. There are great examples of designers creating such images for their portfolios or...

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Jun 24, 2009

Photoshoot with Samantha

Photoshoot with Samantha

Samantha is a dancer on the Cambridge University DanceSport Team, but I first met her some 5 years ago in an Offbeat dance class. She seemed like a great muse for a photoshoot, and came along with some 30s/40s styled clothes, which worked out really well. Thanks to Jenny for assisting on this shoot. The rest of the photoshoot can be found on...

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Jun 8, 2009

Grantchester Meadows at Dawn

Grantchester Meadows at Dawn

For the third time in one week, I found myself heading to the meadows at sunrise to get some photos. This dawn was much damper than the previous week’s, so the damselflies weren’t quite as forthcoming, but I did find one particularly friendly model who posed very patiently for lots of photos and macro video. Dew rising from the meadows at dawn I love the striking...

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Jun 8, 2009

Sunrise over King's Chapel

Sunrise over King's Chapel

For the third time in one week, I found myself heading to the meadows at sunrise to get some photos. On the way to Grantchester, this was how the famous view of King’s College chapel...

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Jun 3, 2009

Damselflies at Dawn (II)

Damselflies at Dawn (II)

Maybe it was getting up at 4:30am two days ago to take photos of damselflies in Grantchester Meadows, but my body clock’s a bit messed up. Went to bed at 2, still awake at 3, playing piano didn’t help, so at 4 I cycled to Fen Ditton meadows in search of more damselflies to photograph. I didn’t find as many this time, but got some artier photos of the beautiful...

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Jun 1, 2009

Damselflies at Dawn

Damselflies at Dawn

4:30am, stirring after 2hrs sleep. Greg calls – “Want to come photograph damselflies?” Sure. Cycling to Grantchester meadows 5 mins later at sunrise. Wading through the nettles on the riverbank, start spotting lots of black wing-tips. Snap snap snap. As it warms up 3 hours later, dozens of damselflies fly around you as you stir the nettles. Sunrise over the River...

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