2015 saw numerous opportunities to photograph models, both within and outside of the confines of a studio.
This event was hosted in Liverpool by Welshot Imaging (www.welshotimaging.co.uk) with the plan being to shoot both outdoors and indoors.
However the weather, as so often is the case in the UK, had a hand in how the day turned out. With torrential rain starting to fall from the start of the day the majority of the photographs were shot indoors. Where there was shelter, there were some opportunities explored and taken for outdoor photography.
As you can see from visiting http://www.thjphotography.jamesfarley.co.uk/portfolio/fashion-through-the-ages-july-2015/ there was a mixture of fashions on show, with a team of five models showing them off.
This day was a real team effort and thanks must go to the following people
Jen Baker (Model)
Tim Charlesworth (Team Leader)
Chester Costume House (Costumes)
Hazel Clarke (Model)
Bethany MJ D’Avincourt (Model)
Jason Edwards (Team Leader)
Tracy Edwards (Team Leader)
Lisa Marie Gee (Hair)
Lee Iggulden (Event Organiser & Director at Welshot)
Persis Peters (Stylist)
Holly Teague (Model)
Sadie Thackaberry (Model & Stylist)
Eifion Williams (MD at Welshot)
The Steampunk event was hosted at The Gem (a derelict building) run by TipTop Photographic in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, hosted by Damian McGillicuddy (http://www.damianmcgillicuddy.com).
Here Damian talked and showed a number of different techniques, and as you can see from the pictures at http://www.thjphotography.jamesfarley.co.uk/portfolio/steampunk-event-september-2015/ there is a variety of lighting techniques used, including one with just natural light.
Every time I go on one of these events I come away having learnt something new, and just as importantly had a fun day doing it.
Again, there is a team effort to get these images and thanks go to
James Artaius (Model)
Alex Shanks (Model)
Portia Viktoria Volkova (Model)
…..as well as all the team at Damian McGillicuddy Photography Training
I’m fortunate to know a few local photographers one of which is Jann. Through Jann I got to know about evenings organised by her daughter (Katy Leanne Tierney), who runs her own studio in Cannock.
My first event here was with Stacy Roxx Green. As well as being a Midlands based model, Stacy is a tribute singer on the local circuit, so you may’ve seen her live.
It’s here I was able to try and put into practice some of the techniques gained from days such as those hosted by Damian McGillicuddy.
As you will see from the photos at http://www.thjphotography.jamesfarley.co.uk/portfolio/stacy-roxx-green-october-2015/ there are a number of different lights used on the different shots, creating different moods.
I was absolutely delighted to get the number of images I did, and I have received many positive comments on this set.
After the success of October’s evening, it was back into Katy’s studio to shoot Liverpool based model, Jenny O’Sullivan.
Again, there are a number of different lighting set ups used for to get different results. With her long auburn hair and blue eyes you can see these results of these shots at http://www.thjphotography.jamesfarley.co.uk/portfolio/jenny-osullivan-november-2015/
As well as the different lighting techniques we tried to use a variety of poses to get a different ‘story’ for each photo. As per the October shoot, I was delighted with the results of this particular shoot.
One of my targets for 2016 is to do a full scale shoot and getting even more creative to get some unique shots.
In the meantime if would like your own portrait taken (it could be an unique gift for someone) in the comfort of your own home, please contact me for details. If you know of anyone else that may be interested in having their portrait taken please share my facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/thjphotography66. As I have my own ‘pop up’ studio which includes backdrops, soft boxes, beauty dis and umbrellas there’s no studio to visit, it all takes place in the relaxed atmosphere of your own home.