Thursday, 5 January 2012

Golden Oldies

Back in 2010 I brought a Minolta 404si film camera off ebay for a photography GCSE I was doing. But as I was starting my a levels at the same time, I decided to quit because the work load was too much. Since I brought the camera I have never regretted it once! This first one however was believe it or not taken on a boots own disposable camera, which I'm always buying too many of... It was taken at the bottom of The Wrekin in Telford, after we had, had a long trek up in a goal to get fitter, which never proved a success. 

I think I will always be a user of film cameras, purely because I love a challenge. Getting the right exposure can be a little tricky, especially when film can be so expensive and you can't see it immediately, but you should always rise to a challenge.

I hope you're all enjoying my photos on here, I know they're not all up to date, I just wanted to show you all of the ones I have done over time. 

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Natural Beauty

Here is a portfolio shoot I did of my beautiful friend Naomi. For this shoot I worked with a semi-Professional photographer called John Coyle. He has taught me an awful lot about compositional ideas, and studio lighting. This shoot was set outside a church in penn. We chose this area because as you can see it has some beautiful back drops, especially this first photo with the detailed wooden gate. For some of these photos I borrowed Johns canon 70-300mm F/2.8 to get the composition correct, and to really look more beastly. Yep, I'm so professional... Well, I do try to be.
I have more photos from this shoot up on my facebook page -


Monday, 2 January 2012

n e r d

Here are some photos from when I was the photographer for the 'Dweeb' gig! Sadly they have now gone their separate ways, but their music will always be great. 
For this shoot I borrowed someones Canon EOS 7D, and it was the most amazing experience of my life. (yes I'm a bit nerdy, I know). I can't remember what the lens was though. These are a christian band so it was set at my church St. Joseph's.
I couldn't use a flash for this obviously so I was relying on the stage lighting mostly, which proved very difficult. And it also doesn't help when my photoshop dislikes RAW files! But at the end of the night I think I had a nice bunch of photos to show them, and they seemed to be very pleased.

Yet another obsession of mine...

At one time I also had an obsession with droplets, and how brilliantly perfect they look. It is always so hard to get timing right on these, but the pleasant surprise when you look at the screen on your camera and its right is great!  

I took this photo just over 2 years ago in my bathroom, and I still can't get over how perfect the droplets are, they look so simple and delicate, and the distorted reflections in them are amazing. I tried to get the composition symmetrical, but as you can see its a little out.... Maybe I shall do this photo again and try! To take this I used a shutter speed of 320 and an aperture of F/3.5 to balance the light. I also used manual focus because droplets are a bugger to focus! 

I have done many other droplet photos, but I just need to find them out of the millions of photos I have that fill up my iPhoto. I will post them soon!

Sunday, 1 January 2012


This photo below I think will always be on of my favourites, purely because of the delicious simplicity of it, and the fact that I adore tic tacs. My boyfriend had an awesome photoshop idea which one day we will do, so I can post it on here and show you all.

I simply isolated the colour in photoshop to edit this photo, which is sadly one of the main things I can do on photoshop. I always tell myself I'm going to be geeky-er and learn more, but I never do.

The inspiration to take this came from nowhere, just a bunch of tic tacs lying on my kitchen work top which thankfully has an awesome reflection. And when I take this blog further, it might unravel that I have a little obsession with reflections, and that I actually did a whole art module on it.

That Vintage Girl

These photos below are some from the first ever portfolio shoot I ever did! The model is called Rufaro, and she was utterly perfect and one of the best models I have ever had. I set the photo shoot at The Bantock House, in Finchfield, Wolverhampton. This was because the model had that vintage, quirky style about her, which the house had. It was very hard getting the lighting right because I had no external lighting to help, and we all know on camera flash is hideous! 

And this last one below is my favourite from all the photos I took on the day. I sat the model oposite a window which gave me the perfect lighting to work with. I had no flash or external lighting at the time because it was very early in my photography stage so I did find it hard to get lighting this good. I just think she had a lovely even skin tone all over, with the glossy chair behind glowing nicely, still keeping the detail in the shadows. I probably used a shutter speed of 80 and an aperture of F/5.6 to take this, keeping the ISO at 100 because noisy photos are the worst!

We're Sky High

Here is one of my earliest landscape photos. I took it at the top of my drive and it is overlooking The Rock. The black lines going through are telephone wires, which I don't like myself but people say it looks more effective. This photo believe it or not has not been edited, and was taken with my old camera an Olympus E-420. I say old because I now own a Canon EOS 500D.

Hello There!

Here goes my second attempt to try and post something...

I thought I would make a blog for the simple fact that I need to show off my photography in a better way than flickr. There will also be some probable day to day insights on my life, so here goes...

I'm Brodie Star Weatherill, a dedicated photographer from Wolverhampton at the age of 17 (18 in 14 days).   I have been doing photography as a hobby now for four years, and only early last year did I start to take it seriously. I am very keen to per-sue a career in photography when I leave sixth form at the end of this year, which will include mainly weddings, events and portfolio shoots. Any advice with this is never taken a miss! This blog will just be full of my photography, so feel free to comment on what you think of them. I am currently doing art, dance and general studies at a level, but going to university has never been an option for me as I dislike school and don't feel that it would help me too much in what I want to do. 

Here is my flickr

I hope you enjoy my blog.