Thursday, 8 March 2012

Defying Gravity

Well as my exam question is based on water I have been non stop with the stuff recently! Me and my friend, (and previous model) Naomi were brainstorming our ideas yesterday in our art lesson with my camera, and this is a sneak peak of the outcome. We filled a small clear glass bottle with ordinary tap water and tipped it all out in front a white backdrop. We then waited to see what different shapes we go from it. Water is very unpredictable in the way it moves, especially free flowing water.

This particular photo catches my eye as its sort of sculpture-like. Everything is connected in its distorted fashion. My Speedlight flash gun has really given the water the contrast it needs to stand out from the pale white backdrop. It is safe to say that I am quite pleased with the outcome, but lets hope the examiners think the same... 

Monday, 13 February 2012


A very unexpected photo I took yesterday in the sink. Not only is the timing perfect, but the droplet is perfectly in focus too! I'm not going to lie to you, I was jumping up and down with happiness after seeing it; am I ever going to be a professional...?

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Rainbow Water.

I took these earlier today, to kick start my unit 4 art project off, which is on... Yes you guessed it, water! I chose this particular exam question to base my unit on because, it is so broad. I don't think there are many things you can't do with water, and it plays a big part in an obsession of mine: REFLECTION! I want to manly focus on the reflections of water, and the movement. It is so unpredictable in what it does and what shapes it makes.
I find it very difficult to make droplet photos because of the timing of it, and also getting the focus exactly where it needs to be, the droplet.
My boyfriend has a natural talent at droplet photos, which I am very jealous of... If you would like to see any of them they are shown in his flickr stream.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Girls will be girls.

These were taken back in mid 2011; my previous model Naomi had a friend who was part of a photography group in tettenhall wood, and I thought I might be cheeky and tag along to take a few snaps of her (and myself, obviously) using their studio lighting. The group did each have to pay money to hire out the room, but you never get anything for free these days! 
Anyway, I took these photos when Naomi had gone for a outfit change, and her being a typical girl, she took a while... 
I really love the simplicity of the first photo. In black and white it picks out the tones in my hair and shirt. This is the reason I like black and white photos so much; everything has its place in the photo and nothing is more important. 
In the second photo, colour is key. My lips and shirt are very bright under the lighting, and my skin tone also looks eye catching. The structure of this photo isn't as good as the first, but its always hard getting proportion right on self portraits.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Jump up, jump up, and get down!

I did a shoot of Rufaro who you have previously seen; on saturday and here are some of them! The theme was sports wear, so I had some visions of grungy backgrounds and run down places to fit in with the clothing, and I was very happy with the images! I love working with Rufaro because she is always up for trying new things, and she is also very experienced in what she does. I did feel rather mean getting her to wear shorts in this cold winter, but no pain, no gain... 

Monday, 16 January 2012

Lady in Red

These are the photos of when I did a shoot of my beautiful friend Alys! I worked with John Coyle again for this using his studio gear. I used a soft box for the lighting on the first and last photo, which I found very effective because it makes the models skin tone very even and not under or over exposed. Her lovely wavy hair is what I wanted to focus on mainly, but I think the first one would look better if her hair would have picked up more light and stood out from the background... But never mind! 

I will hopefully soon be getting some new winter ones up soon as we all know, its getting kinda chilly! 

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Flying High

Here are just a few of the photos from Kemble air show, when I went with my plane geek friend Peter Reoch. He is a very inspiring photographer, and you can see his work here at

I don't do aviation photography very often, I probably do it once a year to be exact. But when I do, I really enjoy it! It is obviously so hard to get the timing right on these, because it all happens so fast, and especially when you're not used to it, but you can always be cheeky and tweak it after... I mean, doesn't every photographer?

Whenever I go to an air show, my favourite thing to photograph is the red arrows. I love their colours and formations in the sky, they never fail to fantasize me. They almost make art in the sky with the patterns they make, so I'm sure you all agree that they're visually brilliant!