I recently completed work for a local art student, photographing material for her website.
The site features a selection of her work, including drawings, prints and ceramics, all of which are available for purchase.
We photographed the drawings and prints on her living room floor, using a pair of softboxes for illumination and the artwork between the legs of the tripod with the camera pointed down.
I also edited a handful of images provided by Alexandra herself using Photoshop.
The finished results can be seen at www.alexandrabrady.co.uk.
Not only are Frankie The Gambler great on stage but they’re also naturals in front of the camera. We took this shot at Wilkestock, using an old Chesterfield on the grass nearby (the bar is surrounded by old sofas – a festival quirk!).
We took a number of shots of the band in various eccentric poses but this was by far the standout image. Post-production editing included blurring the background, removing a slightly distracting member of the bar staff, cross-processing the colour and adding a vignette. You can see the original image by hovering your mouse over the picture. You can also click on the image to see a bigger picture.
As the Summer draws to a close many theatre companies are starting a new season. In Hertford, The Company Of Players opened their new season this week with a production of Blithe Spirit, directed by Paul Morton.
The Company is celebrating it’s 50th year and the opening night was attended by Sir Ian McKellen, who is president of the Little Theatre Guild of Great Britain, of which The Company is a member.
I do a lot of work for CoPs, who perform in a small 63 seat theatre close to Hertford town centre. The building was originally a school house and was purchased by The Company in the sixties. The size of the theatre means that you work very close to the stage and can get some excellent angles and close-ups that would be hard to achieve in a full sized auditorium. The downside for the performers of course is that they’re more than usually aware of the photographer in their midst.
Photo Gallery: Blithe Spirit
(from The Company Of Players website – opens in a new window)
It was great to cover Wilkestock again this year, taking photos of the artists, activities and festivalgoers. This is one of my favourite gigs of the year with lots of opportunities to meet people and and get new likes on my Facebook page.
This year’s festival was a three day event with two stages, a cinema and two dance tents, together with an extended camping area and 360 degree bar. There’s always plenty to photograph at Wilkestock and no shortage of people willing to have their photos taken!
You can find over 300 photos from this year’s event over on my Facebook page or just click on the links below.
Wilkestock Day 1
Wilkestock Day 2
Wilkestock Day 3
If you’d like to find out more about my event photography just pop along to my main website.
Wilkestock: Official Website
The rollout of my new branding is almost complete, with new business cards printed and idents applied to the website, blog and Facebook presence.
The branding replaces the SB monogram and brings a more distinct and modern feel to the business.
I spent many hours studying the way other photographers represent themselves and decided on a graphic design rather than a photography led approach. It was always going to be difficult to choose just one or two images to represent what I do.
My house colours remain unchanged from the orange and blue/green that I’ve previously used.