Recreating ‘Hollywood Portraits’

  Joan Crawford was an American actress who began her career as a dancer in mobile theatrical companies previous of debuting as a chorus girl on Broadway. A lot of her films were released in the 30s and 40s and she was photographed by a lot of photographers on the red carpet or in various locations and studios for promotion of her films. Crawford was … Continue reading Recreating ‘Hollywood Portraits’

Mini Portrait Shoot.

  As part of my current assignment for college I had to do a mini portrait shoot on location. I was shooting images at The Belfry golf course in Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield, England of a golf event staged for a charity called Veterans Contact Point. The event was organised by Balfour Beatty and a lot of the golfing Balfour Beatty employees attended. I was shooting … Continue reading Mini Portrait Shoot.

Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall using filters.

For my next college assignment we were tasked with shooting images of the tallest single drop waterfall in Britain which is situated in Pistyll Rhaeadr, Wales. We were then expected to use software tools to manipulate or enhance the images to prepare them for output which in this case could be the screen based image like on this blog or for a gallery that we … Continue reading Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall using filters.

Witley Court.

  I was tasked at college with producing a series of images that would be used for English Heritage social media platforms targeting a younger contemporary twenty five plus age group. In the English Heritage values section of the website they speak of being imaginative in the way that history is brought to life and thinking creatively using the most effective means, surprising and delighting … Continue reading Witley Court.

Workshop: Seeing in black and white.

At college we did a workshop in seeing in black and white. Black and white photography or monochrome as it is also called, is how photographs were taken before colour was introduced. The photographers of the time probably had to pre-visuize what they were shooting. They would probably realise that colours like yellow or light pink will show up more like a shade of white … Continue reading Workshop: Seeing in black and white.