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Last chance to get art frames for delivery by Christmas!
Rather than an electronic gadget, get your loved one some professionally framed photographic art – something that will stand the test of time.
Choose travel images from around the world (including the UK of course), perhaps somewhere you’ve visited.
Or something from the Clapham (London) scenics gallery.
My latest favourite image, the Millau Viaduct in France:
Products range from simple but stylish photographic prints mounted in white and framed behind glass, to contemporary aluminium block prints, as well as canvas and more.
Couriered direct to you (choose a work address or somewhere you are sure to be), or collect from me in Clapham, south London. An art frame ordered on the 2nd would be estimated to arrive by 18th December, which allows some leeway for delays or missed deliveries. Any questions contact me or phone +44 7814 106 561.
I was recently in Provence, France, to shoot a wonderful wedding (more of that on the other blog at a later date). I then spent a few extra days driving around Provence – and up into the Central Massif, I did a lot of driving! But it is stunning country that keeps drawing you on. The river gorges such as Gorges l’Ardeche and Gorges du Tarn are outstanding, and you get that ‘wide open spaces that I love’ feeling up on the Central Massif plateaux.
Which brings me to the topic of my musings recently… View full post »
Quick post as I never seem to get time… I recently got a last minute press pass from a friend at Plan Latino magazine, to go shoot J-Lo (but unfortunately we were too far away even for the 200mm lens I had), then Lionel at the BST Hyde Park music festival. For Lionel the press photographers were allowed much closer, for longer. We had to leave after the first song J-Lo sang; with Lionel we got 3 or 4 songs. I love stage lighting… Then after putting my cameras away we went back and enjoyed the rest of the show – taking dozens more shots on our iPhones…
And Lionel rocks!!
A few weeks ago I did a studio session with a couple who dance salsa & bachata. They were tasked with researching poses they liked, while I had some lighting ideas I wanted to try – specifically the blurred effect below:
Often when photographing events in dark rooms with lighting, I mix flash to freeze some of the movement, and the existing continuous lighting (stage/disco lights perhaps) acts to blur the movement (when using a slow shutter speed). I tried replicating this in the studio but with a difference, directing a continuous light at the dancers’ torsos, and a tightly focused strobe just at their faces. However, I intend to work on a variation of this effect in the future.
We also did a plain ol’ outdoor portrait session, I’ll post that over on my other blogsite.
More studio shots below…
Well, Rome (on a visit a couple of months ago) lived up to all expectations, certainly with the weather! Rome for me was all about grandioso, movie locations, foodand light. (Most of the food photos, and a few other randoms, were taken on my iPhone and Instagramed sorry, these below were taken with the ‘real’ camera).
It poured with rain as I arrived at the Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, where the first few photos below were taken. Then the wonderful light and skies you see came just a few minutes later. Like the Opera House did in Sydney, for me this one place yielded the most photos. It is regarded by many as too grandiose and ‘pompous’, but for me, the light, skies and sheer size of the monument all came together to impress. ‘Impressed’ isn’t the same as ‘like’ – much like the Shard in London, I can’t decide if I ‘like’ it, but it is certainly a great photographic subject.
There’s only one photo of/near St Peter’s, can you spot it?
I have unfinished business in Rome – eg. I didn’t brave the crowds to see the Sistine Chapel, or enter the Colosseum – but I threw my coin into the Trevi Fountain, so I’m assured of a return…View full post »