Here's a short personal post from me from our last mini holiday where I thought it would be fun to buy a disposable film camera and take photos at the pool! So this particular pool had an indoor and outdoor section and the poolside hut sold these disposable film cameras. I had no idea how it would turn out. There is no focusing mechanism, the iso was set at 800 and I could barely see underwater! Here are some of the results - there's even one of me in it!
Did you know I also do commercial photography in Hampshire for local business? I had a great time running around after this lively little girl in our local woods and playground, beautifully decorated by The Pom Pom Shack which is a new business selling these soft and beautifully handmade tulle pompoms. You can have them in 3 sizes to decorate a party venue, the woods or your own garden, or they are very effective in shop display windows too! Cherie also makes pompom wands and cake toppers. Seriously, these are so cute and soft, and they last far longer and keep their shape than paper pompoms so they can be used over and over again.
Please enjoy these images from the commercial photography Hampshire shoot forThe Pom Pom Shack.
This post is also part of my film friday blog circle where a small group of film photographers from around the world post simultaneously on the last Friday of each month. Please take a look at Jessica Nelson of The Gaggle Photography for her contribution to our circle.
I realise that I've been behind with blogging photos of my lovely clients recently so here's a two for one blog post of children and family photography in the bluebell woods! I photographed these two families on separate days (you can tell one that on one day the sun showed itself more than the other!) but in the same bluebell woods. We had to keep both a secret as one family was having their portraits taken for their Dad's birthday, and the other family thought of giving a set of images to their Dad as a father's day present! As those two occasions have now passed, and both Dads are reported to be very pleased with their presents, I am happy to be able to share a selection of their photos here with you.
These two kids are very sweet and patient and put up with my dreadful jokes.
Their beloved family pet came along too and was rather a natural in front of the camera!
I really enjoyed these two sessions and the bluebells made such a lovely backdrop. If you would like your family portraits taken out and about in the local countryside, then do give me a call or contact me via my Contact page. I also visited a lavender farm recently which reminded me of these sessions, so if anyone would like their portraits taken in a lavender field, or a wild flower meadow, get in touch as soon as possible as I may be able to arrange something before the flowers are harvested!
Hi everyone! It's that time of the month for this lovely film circle of photographers from around the world to explore our shared passion for film photography. This month's theme is "in my backyard" or "my surroundings". I've chosen to show these slide film photos of this path for my surroundings. It leads down to the river and a garden centre close to me. It's very close to my house, just 2 streets down and it makes a pleasant walk on a sunday afternoon, or in this case, a cold misty morning in spring! Shot on my rolleiflex tlr with fuji velvia slide film.
Hey guys! So last week I wrote about the inspirational film workshop called FIND (Film is not Dead) see here. I said I'd post images taken during our personal shooting time on there, but the blog post went on a bit and I didn't realise I actually did not show you most of what I shot when we had our personal shooting time! So here they are, lots of stormy black and white beach film photos mostly shot on kodak trix 400 pushed to get that more contrasty look. I've also included some taken a few weeks later when I was again by the shore, watching some surfers take turns on the water at Hayling Island, Hampshire. Turns out I really quite like being by the beach even in the winter time!
Brighton Beach Feb 2014
Hayling Island Surfers
Want to see more film photography? Take a look at Jen Golay's blog post here. In contrast to my watery post, I'm pretty sure she's showing images from a desert shoot! Follow the links around to see more film photography from photographers around the world.