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Aug 29, 2014 / 1 note

First ever bubba shoot!

I stupidly went to this shoot thinking it would be fairly easy, little did I know that this baby was not in the mood to be model!

My other problem along with the crying is positioning the baby so that it looks natural and he doesn’t fall off whatever we’ve placed him on! I also found it difficult to use props as it was a little baby boy, rather than a female in which things like flowers could have been used.

Having said this, it was super cute and I would love to do more children’s shoots, maybe try something different or surreal…

WW1 tribute 
Aug 18, 2014 / 1 note

WW1 tribute 

Busy making cards for next months pop up shop! I’ve hired 23 Brighton square for the weekend of the 6th in September to sell my work with some other great artists.

Excited by nervous ūüė¨
Aug 10, 2014

Busy making cards for next months pop up shop! I’ve hired 23 Brighton square for the weekend of the 6th in September to sell my work with some other great artists.

Excited by nervous ūüė¨

Jul 22, 2014 / 2 notes

Deborah and Avnish’s Indian ceremony.

Sorry I haven’t been able to blog in a while, things have been crazy. I’m excited to be able to show these photos from the Indian wedding I did back in May in Nottingham.

The couple had two weddings, one Indian and one English, which was where they officially married. It was a completely new experience for me to photograph an Indian wedding and I cant lie, it was pretty amazing. The clothes, colours and the sense of family was everywhere!

Hopefully will be uploading the English wedding photos soon!

Jul 12, 2014 / 1 note
Avnish and Deborah
Jun 26, 2014 / 1 note

Avnish and Deborah

Jun 24, 2014 / 2 notes

I love doing shoot like these, I get to play with kids toys!

Jun 12, 2014 / 4 notes
Jun 5, 2014

Jobs within photography: Part 1

Sorry I wasn’t able to write a blog post last thursday, I had some personal issues to deal with, but now Im ready to get back to work! This is will be a relatively shot blog post as I’m off to a shoot soon but I will be talking about the different areas of photography that could be your career!¬†

  • Fashion and editorial¬†- Probably one of the hardest areas to achieve success in but if you do, the rewards are so worth it! The key to this area is having a unique portfolio and having the confidence in yourself to work under high pressure environments. You may want to consider taking fashion photography up at university or college to get more experience and get useful contacts. Some of my favourite fashion photographers include Tim Walker, Sebastian Kim and Helmet Newton.¬†
  • Weddings¬†- People think that doing weddings is ‘easy money’ well let me tell you from first hand experience, that it isn’t! The pressure to not make any mistakes at capturing the couples one and only big day is alot to consider before you choose this path! Its meant to be a happy day but alot of the time you’ll find most people are stressing out about something going wrong so as photographer you have to know exactly what your doing and where you need to be. The work isn’t finished after the big day, oh no, I work many hours editing after to make sure they are up to my standard. In contrast, it is a very fulfilling job when the clients love the photos!¬†

  • Live / gig photography¬†- I started out shooting for local bands for next to nothing to get experience and I had a great time doing it! If you photograph gigs or shows you actually enjoy then thats a bonus! but it may not always work out that way. Alot of bands are struggling to make money themselves so done expect to be paid alot to begin with.¬†
  • Advertising.¬†To be honest, this is a field of work that I’m not that familiar with but I always remember my tutor at college saying that he made alot of money from shooting for Mcvities cookies once. Again though there is alot of pressure when you shoot for BIG companies to your technical knowledge must be of a high standard to pull it off.

  • ¬†Family portraits¬†I love doing this job! It has to be one of my favorites. Most of the time people have younger kids and love me doing fun photos of them playing. I prefer to shoot in outside in somewhere like a park or woods as I personally think a natural setting (and natural lighting) make for a better shoot. Its good to bring some toys or props to help the kids feel more relaxed in front of the camera, for example bubbles or a chalk board.¬†
  • Stock photography. I love the idea of stock photography and if you want to work from home mostly then this could be a good area for you to look into! There are plenty of stock agencies that you can upload your photos to for people to buy and a wide range of subject matters you can choose from. I would say to try and make the photos as unique as possible so you stand more of a chance of someone buying it. Just google stock photography and plenty of sites will appear.¬†

I have to end this blog post for now as I must leave for that shoot but I will do a part 2 of this with more areas you can look into. 

Hope your all well! 

Becky 

Jun 1, 2014