Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Chloe and Saskia

Another fun photo shoot - with the lovely sisters Chloe and Saskia! I was planning on taking some of the portraits out on the beach, but Mother Nature decided otherwise... a thunder storm made sure that we ended up taking all the pictures indoors in the studio.



I have a serious problem with these two, though: I got so many fun photos of them that I really can't decide which ones to post in this photo blog. So... I'm posting quite a few! Hope you'll enjoy watching them as much as I did taking them. :-)



























The girls wanted to give some really nice portraits of themselves to their mother as a birthday gift - fairly normal, standard ones - but we were having so much fun that we started to improvise with a few props.






Some poses work better then others...



And then... almost a serious portrait...



...but you can't keep these two serious for long.









Love you girls - and I'm sure your mother will love her present!

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Mobile phone videos

I just realised that I can upload videos in this blog, too! I have only tried a couple of times to take video with my mobile phone, and I'm absolutely crap at it. Nevertheless, I'm so excited about this discovery that I'm going to post one anyway!


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Friday, 24 July 2009

Charlotte

My friend Juliet brought another great model to my studio: Charlotte.


















As usual, the studio mascot really really wanted to be photographed, too...






The photogenic couple.



And one last shot of Charlotte.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Macro lense outing

I haven't taken that many photos with my new macro lense yet, so I thought I'd take it with me on a walk with Zed today.



Teasels are great.



They are definitely one of the most fascinating-looking plants I know. I'd never seen a teasel before I came to England. Well, not before I moved away from London, to be exact.









Random tiny yellow flowers. No idea what they are called.







Saturday, 18 July 2009

Naomi and Adam

It was a pleasure to take photos of Naomi and Adam today. They are such a lovely couple that it makes me smile just to look at their photos.










Sunday, 5 July 2009

Noriko

Friend of mine, the lovely Noriko, came over for a photo shoot today.



Noriko is a composer/musician. Very talented young lady.



Violin is not her main instrument, but it fits in my studio more easily than a piano or an organ.



I think I just realised today that the more pictures I take, the more I'm into unconventional compositions. Like this one:



The above would be perfect for a poster, as Noriko pointed out. Plenty of room to list concert details on the right.

Another thing I've noticed I like are the completely un-posed shots - even in the studio.



But, sometimes you get quite nice posed ones, too.







Saturday, 4 July 2009

Evening stroll at Seaford Head

Just a few images from our evening walk...