New for Twenty Two, Toucan Hill – James & Catherine on the mirador at Toucan Hill – Some shots are simply lovely. This romantic shot of James & Catherine is one of them. I shot this during a nine day shoot for Toucan Hill, a house on Mustique that is available to rent. It was shot for their website but never used.
The Confetti Shot – Toucan Hill – Mustique
Recently, I have been archiving some historic files from previous shoots.
When doing this I am often distracted with images and shots that took me a while to work up. This shot is one of them.
It was part of a very large shoot for a Villa on the Island of Mustique. This frame is one of twelve that went on to become a stop motion animation of the confetti throw.
Clairey 6 Advert for twitch.tv – clairey6 AKA
Fantastic to see Cody Cataluffi, a mate of mine, doing really well over on Twitch. She now has over a 1000 followers. Go Claire!
The image below is the latest Advert for her regular slot on Twitch. It uses our image from the Studio Garden Sessions.
If you like Trance go check out her set . I hope you like both the music and the image
Low Extended ISO – I recently uploaded an image to a Facebook group and got some interesting feedback regarding my using a low ISO (ISO50) on a modern digital camera.
I’ve seen this opinion before and wanted to look in to it before responding…
Does it produce a file with more noise Yes or No?
Last winter was the, longest I’ve ever experienced… and you may be feeling this too.
Spring is now here, and with lockdown, here in the UK, finally coming to an end I can get back to shooting some beautiful images. Meanwhile, here’s a lovely, previously unused image of Cody, taken in Richmond Park, London, UK. As usual, her easy way and relaxed pose looks effortless as always. We shot this on a warm summer day back in 2019. Whilst processing this image it dawned on me that it is a good example of why using a higher megapixel camera is preferable, if you are shooting portraits
Always a nice surprise when Alamy sell an image… Last time it was the Daily Mail. This time it’s the Sunday Times, here in the UK. Cody looking ripped, as she monsters her way up Broomfield Hill in Richmond Park, The quintessential blonde female runner, her blonde ponytail bobbing left to right. Pink crop top, bare arms with Garmin watch and guns pumping away!
Hang on in there! Spring is just around the corner… – Maybe time to read a book and have a coffee?
To all my friends and family, both here in the UK and around the world, Spring is nearly here. If you are still in lockdown, like we all are here in the UK, hang on in there! The nice lady from the NHS said that I’ll have to wait until the second injection before I can leap between tall buildings in a single bound! So, I guess I’ll have to be satisfied with the consolation that we will soon be able to have friends around to sit in the garden. I have cleaned the BBQ until it glows, and there are cold drinks in the fridge.
Meanwhile, here’s a new image of Cody from the garden sessions, taken in a time before the zombie apocalypse.
I can report that we are all well here, and so is Cody. Although we are not able to shoot together, we have been behaving very badly during lockdown, by listening to Trance sessions on Twitch…
I should know better, but I don’t care, so big up Ben Gold, XiJaro And Pitch, Armin Van Buuren & ASOT and PSYMILL, and big up AstraZeneca and the NHS!
After the shoot is done – When working on pro beauty shoots there is surprisingly little time to shoot images that you actually want to shoot. I often find that there’s a danger that everyone is “on point” at all times. I’m certainly on one, as are my team. The assistant on this shoot is brilliant. He is “Johnny On the Spot” with the reflectors and stands, the SD cards and the shot list. The make up artist is in and out, doing her thing, whilst the client is asking a million questions of the stylist and calling the magazine. I think she has more on her plate than I do!
It’s only at points of transition between shots, or right at the end of the shoot that I can sometimes snatch something that may please me, not the magazine or the client. This frame is such a shot.
Just recently, I have been contributing and engaging on some photography Facebook groups. The lockdowns across the globe have seen a growth in subscriptions to these groups, and I have enjoyed interacting with newbies and salty old snappers alike.
This shot is taken on a sunny day. The model is in the shade of an Orangery. I’m am in the orangery, shooting out.