Flower Power

Posted on February 8, 2018 by Admin under Flowers, Still life, Studio, Tulips, Uncategorized

Usually the only flowers I photograph are at weddings and with most of my photography involving people its only product shots for businesses that involve lots of still life setups. Add to that my abject lack of gardening skills which boils down to cutting the grass and a couple of times a year having the shrubs and bushes given a severe haircut then photographing some tulips yesterday was unusual to say the least. One of the things I noticed was that all the purple flowers opened long before the other colours. Any one out there know if thats because of the colour or is it because those were older? I am sure someone out there will have a sensible answer but knowing a lot of my friends I am not expecting to much in the sensible category !!!

 

Fun in the Studio

Posted on February 7, 2018 by Admin under Portraiture, Studio Portraiture, Uncategorized

I always love working with other creatives so when I was asked to help a talented young artist to provide some images for her to work from or her A level course. Having worked with her a lot in the past as well as regularly going into the local college to speak to and work with their photography students I was interested to hear the subject which was sort of loose as crazy friendship. Here are a few pics from the day which I hope gives an idea of the fun had by all.

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Having fun with three types of lighting

Posted on January 31, 2018 by Admin under Portraiture

With a bright sunny day for my studio session on Sunday I thought I would have a few hours of using three types of lighting with Jess who has been modeling for me for many years. The advantage of her being my granddaughter is that she is used to me trying out new things or refining my skills. The three types of lighting I decided on were

  1. Outdoors using an off camera flash
  2. Studio flash with my studio lights with various modifiers
  3. Outdoors using just the light from the sun to cast shadows on my studio wall.

As usual Jess did her own makeup as she is used to doing that for photo sessions for herself and some of my other clients. She was able to use my purpose built studio makeup area and wardrobe space. She, selected six outfits for this session to produce the various looks we achieved. Its great to see how the different types of lighting affect the look and mood of an image. Although the British weather outdoor and sun doesn’t always go together, the value of using portable flash to replicate the sun and sometimes to even overpower the sun, particularly on bright sunny weddings so that dress details isn’t lost is always helpful.

The looks

Below are the three looks we spoke about earlier broken down so you can see how lights effect the look we achieved.

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A new year

Posted on January 3, 2018 by Admin under Commercial, Portraiture, Weddings, Year Review

Every year is a chance for photographers to create something special. For me, 2017 tuned out to be year I started the re branding phase of my photography business. Lots of work has been done behind the scenes to improve the way we communicate with clients, which in turn will help the sessions we capture together run more smoothly. A new website has been created along with new logos and documentation to really emphasise the new look and feel we want going forward into 2018. However most importantly I am going to be more prominent on social media networks! A new Facebook page has been created (https://www.facebook.com/photographybyrobwmorris) and a new Instagram (@robmorris) has been launched  enabling better interaction with the most important part of my business .. you.

Last year was a year of business growth and change. The hardest part for me was to choose and update my existing portfolios. If you ask the majority of photographers, this is the hardest part of the job. However, with the help of Matt, who also created the website, I feel these sets allow my best work to shine through. As a portrait and wedding photographer the people that view my site, my images and my social media platforms really matter. The images I produce are there for all to see and this year is going to be better than ever.

I have a few more spaces available for January and February portrait sessions so please use the contact me page to get in touch.

For now, let me leave you with a few images that summed up my year.

Rob

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