It's taken a while but I've finally found my creative streak again. I'd been thinking about my newborn photo sessions and making them more effective. I already use a posing pillow and additional padding as and when. Rather than rolling out muslins for padding why not have a soft, padded ring in which the baby can be placed?...It turns … Continue reading Creating photography props – newborn nest
Since gaining some studio space I decided to invest in backdrop rollers as a permanent fixture. And wow, what an amazing piece of kit! As useful as my portable backdrop stands are the tripod legs take up too much room, can be tripped over and can only display one backdrop at a time. I bought … Continue reading Backdrop rollers – saving space and my sanity!
This Sunday afternoon we spent a couple of hours strolling through Hurtwood, near Pitch Hill....and what a perfect opportunity to take the Canon out for a walk. The weather was perfect, our son had plenty of energy and I needed some fresh air. Pitch Hill is on our doorstep and although we've lived in the area for two … Continue reading A Woodland Walk with Mushrooms and Monkeys
Like many others I was a tourist with a camera, so why do I only have a couple of landscape images from a week in Cornwall? I stand in awe of a great scene as long as the next person but I'm no landscape photographer. I stop and appreciate the land form, the colours and … Continue reading There’s beautiful scenery in Cornwall?
I've recently been experimenting by viewing my subjects from different angles to create an alternative perspective. In this weeks maternity session I captured the baby bump from above and it proved to be a great success. Definitely one I'd create again. With feet slightly out of focus the bump demands immediate attention. A maternity session is all about the bump after all so … Continue reading The Baby Bump
With a newborn photo shoot just around the corner I had thought about investing in some hairbands and hats but wasn't too keen on the ones I'd seen online. I found a beautiful pattern for a crocheted lace bonnet so I picked up a crochet hook, bought a lace weight yarn and started creating. I … Continue reading Creating photography props – newborn lace bonnet
During numerous newborn shoots I remember longing for smooth, taut fabric, free of wrinkles and a lot easier on the editing time. I always tried to borrow a pair of hands to pull the fabric a little and the parents were always willing to help. But between you and me I'd rather they put their … Continue reading Photography equipment – creating a newborn backdrop frame