Sophie Temple – a shoot in a small space
Sophie Temple is a model with Model Students and I have worked with her on a number of projects. This time was for some new portfolio images for her and her make-up artist, Rochelle O’Brien. Rochelle has a lovely little studio on the side of her house bit it was a very narrow space. I managed […]
Pixapro LED100D Daylight lights in use
Some time ago I decided to change from using traditional studio flash units and move over to LED continuous lights. I wanted to get LED’s that were an equivalent to my old system so that I could carry on using my collection of soft boxes, beauty dishes and shoots. After doing some research and a […]
Fashion Photography Special
Each year I work with some of the 3rd year Derby University fashion students photographing their final collections. It is always interesting to see what they have designed and made and work with their ideas on the shoots. This year there was a lot of variety as well as great tailoring. Everything from a kind […]
Male Fashion Coat
Here is a coat designed by Derby University fashion student Lara Cresswell and modelled by Matthew from Model Students. The design was, in part, inspired by the WW1 commemorations this year and Matthew really looked the part with full moustache and moody looks.
Vintage Model Company – Magnificent Flying Machines!
When I was a teenager I spent a lot of time building models out of balsa wood and tissue, mostly yachts, and once I built a control-line diesel engine powered plane. I was not that great at flying it but I did enjoy the process of building and the smell of the engine! many people […]
Rachel Bowler – Super Model!
Rachel is a favourite model who insists that she is not really 6ft tall! So when Rachel asked if I could take some model portfolio pictures for her agency I was more than happy to help. Siân Revill came along to apply make-up and we set about creating simple shoots to show off Rachel in […]
Deep Dark Mystery Fashion at Shottle Hall
Every now and then I get a notion just to photograph for no reason at all. I was watching a drama performance and spotted a woman who I thought, “I bet she is a model”. So I got in touch with Hope and yes she had done some modelling and would be willing to do […]
Dunwood Hall – Amazing Location!
Yesterday I went with Holly Booth to assist on a bridal jewellery shoot for Judith Brown Jewellery at Dunwood Hall near Stoke-on-Trent. What an amazing house! Built in 1871 this is a family home, lived in and loved by Delphine and her family – including the dogs. The hall is now re-opening for weddings and […]
A Wedding Dress by Tanya Burdina Fashion Designer
Tanya Burdina is a fashion designer and maker based at Banks’ Mill Studios in Derby. I have photographed most of her collection in the past (which you can see on her website) but recently I was called in to photograph a wedding dress just as it was finished and before it was delivered. All this […]
Heather’s Big Hair Shoot
Heather is a hairdresser! She wanted a shoot to promote her new looks and to help her complete her training. So Holly Booth and myself went to do the honours. I also used it as a chance to experiment with time-lapse photography and created a little behind the scenes video as well!