19th February 2015
The excitement of teaching photography and seeing such fantastic student success is always inspiring. As...
I just thought I’d give a little information on how this image was created. The image you see is a composite of three separate images the first image was the background shot darker than the main characters. The second image was a young girl on the bed and the third image was the clown. You may notice that the background the girl and the clown or get brighter in that order and that is to direct the focus of the viewer through the image. So the main character being the clown needs to be the brightest part of the image.
The last flight of 771 squadron Sar from couldrose in Cornwall
I was quite privileged to be asked to take this image in 2016 to commemorate the last flight of 771 search and rescue based in culdrose in Cornwall. The image you see is a composite of six separate images, each member of the crew was shot separately with a speed light to the right hand side, The control tower was a separate image and dropped in to the right hand side of the aircraft because the actual position is behind the aircraft and you cannot see it. Then the last image was the aircraft itself this was taken at 9:25 as we had to be off dispersal by 930 at the latest so we only just made the image, as at 10:15 aircraft had to take off for night ops training.
This image of Kate in the red dress, was taken at Wheal Coates mine in St Agnes Cornwall. It was taken during a workshop with four other photographers that I was teaching. Kate had actually turned up last minute, as there was a problem with the model who was booked originally. I had checked the forecast that day and had ruled out all hope of a sunset as st Agne’s is West facing so perfect for sunset! But as we watched the sky there was a small gap in the clouds. I was amazed when the setting sun broke through and illuminated the sky bright red. You might recognise the hand as I wanted it to represent the painting Michelangelos “The creation of Adam” https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Creation_of_Adam
A studio shot of Ellie using a simple two light set up
This image of Kate was take to show her in an environmental portrait. Her dance is a majour part of her life.
Shot with one strobe in high speed sync.
An image based on the TV series Poldark and shot using a single strobe on the cliff top by St Agnes by wheel Cotes mine.
This studio shot of Emily was shot to show wait I call negative lighting techniques. This was lit using several lights from behind and to the side.
Death of the Zebra won an award at the WCPF for the south west of the U.K.
it was based on the extinction of game species in the world today.
A creative portrait from the studio using some creative lighting and props
This portrait was shot in the studio and has been posted in high res to show the quality that can be achieved using the correctly exposed lights.shot on nikon using a 50mm f1.8 lens
This was shot on location in a restaurant in falmouth using ambient light and a 85mm nikon lens Falmouth, wedding, portrait, photographer, Cornwall, southwest,
This image was taken last year on one of my photography workshops here in my studio in Falmouth
This image was taken in the studio for sports and gym wear editorial and advertising. This used several lighting setups from side and I front and behind.
Image of Kate shot on location at Enys house in Penryn Cornwall. The lighting in this shot was provided with speed lights
This image of Kate was shot on a workshop at St Agnes in Cornwall and we were blessed with an amazing sunset.