Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Christmas inspiration - I can help!

As we approach Lockdown 2.0 in the UK and also Christmas, I am aiming to help out with a little inspiration!  Its inevitably going to be a tough time to get together in our usual large family settings over this period, so here's a way of spreading the family love....... at a distance!

Over the years I have pulled together large family photo prints for my own family which I have used for many purposes.....

Either as individual large framed prints, kids poster or indeed split up into 1000 or 2000 piece jigsaw puzzles!

If you have a collection of photographs either shot by me or indeed your own, I am happy for you to send them to me via Dropbox, Google photos etc. and I can create one single print which includes all the images!  I can add text and create prints in all sorts of sizes and shapes.

I can also take the hassle out of photobooks, send me your holiday photos (ok so maybe not from this year... unless you were lucky) the dates and location and I can create a photobook for you...

Here are some of my creations so far!

You provide the images and I will provide the technical formatting and sprinkling of fairy dust to help you produce all sorts of creations!  I can even help you order - Prices start from £25.00

Call me or send me an email and we can discuss your requirements 





Saturday, 21 March 2020

Simple Home Photography Project for your Kids or Teens



Finding yourself stuck indoors with kids with little to do?  I have come up with a couple of photographic projects they might like to try.

They simply need a mobile, ipod or tablet (anything that has a camera and is linked to the internet)

1. - Stop Motion video

This is a really simple idea.  You can use anything... Lego, dinosaurs, dolls, cars, funny faces etc.  Its about setting up your camera and keeping it in one location, taking a shot and then moving the subject.

Image result for lego stop motion
There are a couple of apps which may help - Search for stop motion apps on your app store.  There are lots of online videos for ideas and how to do it.

https://tinkerlab.com/easy-stop-motion-animation-kids/

2. Colour 'Scavenger hunt' Pictures 

Send the kids off on a scavenger hunt round the house for items of a certain 'colour', Get them to display in whichever way they wish, then see how they want to photograph it!  Its another challenge to see who is quickest to put everything away again lol




3. Perspective photography

The idea is to take objects in a different perspective, its the relationship between the distance of the objects from the camera and each other.  With the help of my very willing model (not lol 😆) we have forced the size of the car to be unrealistic.  Search for 'perspective photography images' online for other examples.




4. Create your own 'home' studio.  

This can be a simple as a tabletop, piece of card or fabric (duvet cover) etc as a background, a table lamp or poised lamp and some glass or textured objects.  Perfume bottles or collections of interesting items can be arranged and change where the lighting source is coming from




5. Selfie time... or portrait time

This can be photographs of yourself or someone in your house.  Edit the photograph in a collage making app to allow you to put 9 photographs together (i.e. Layout app (instagram)) and share your funny faces with your friends


Monday, 27 January 2020

~ Bluebell Family Photoshoot 2020 ~




Guys I am excited to offer a couple of limited Bluebell photo shoots this year........ Please let me know if you would like to book a mini shoot with me on Sunday 3rd May I have three x 1 hour slots between the hours of 10.00am till 1pm

With this shoot you will receive 10-15 edited images and either 10 6" x 4" prints or one enlargement print of your choice.  A mini shoot is £165.00

Please contact me here if you would like to book!

Full payment is made at time of booking.  N.B. Date/time dependant on weather and bluebells being in season - provision for an alternative date will be found.






Thursday, 18 July 2019

Alchemy Virtual Assistance

Working with new clients is always refreshing.... its great to discuss ideas to create a collection of images which will work for their personal business branding.  Everyone is different and its a challenge for me to pick up on key ideas to weave into the final photoshoot.

Check out these guys at Alchemy Virtual Assistance, they provide assistant services to local businesses with expert admin, practical marketing and flexible PA support.


If you are interested in creating your own photographic portfolio for your business or industry please get in touch. The photographs we create will help with your online presence on your website, social media or Linkedin profiles.













Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Cre8 Towcester


Fantastic to welcome a brand new paint your own pottery studio in Towcester Cre8, I spent some time with them on their 'soft' opening day a few weeks ago..... 

The team at Cre8 want to welcome the whole family to come and enjoy a unique painting experience.  You can choose from a fabulous range of ceramic items such as figurines, mugs, plates, bowls, lanterns and many more. Staff are there to inspire and help you create your own design.

Bring your design to life with a beautiful range of non-toxic ceramic paints.  They will then glaze and fire your creation in our kiln. Your item will be ready for collection within 3-5 days. Booking is not essential but will guarantee you a space. Try it out! Call to book 01327 359 140