English Heritage’s Wrest Park is only a few miles from my home in Hitchin, and hence a location I regularly use. In May I visited Wrest Park with some friends and took a series of informal portraits and some shots for myself around the magnificent grounds.
One of my regular annual shoots is the nativity celebration at Hitchin Christian Centre (click to see the nativity photos from 2013 and 2014), however a few weeks ago they asked me if I’d be able to cover another event for them in April. This time they’d planned a family fun day to take place in the market square in Hitchin.
One of the regular photographic requests I receive is to cover celebrations. Normally these are Birthday parties, family events and of course weddings, however this week I was asked to cover a celebration lunch for Tesco in Cheshunt.
One of the first things a search engine is likely to return when you “Google” someone is going to be a profile shot from FaceBook, Twitter or Linked-in. Therefore the first impression many people will get of you is that one image. That funny photo of yourself enjoying a few beers may well be a great picture, but does it convey the right image? With the increasing use of social media and the internet as a way to communicate, the importance of a good profile shot is not to be underestimated.
Following the recent family portrait shoot for Paul’s 70th birthday (Click here), I was invited back to cover his second 70th Birthday celebration in the beautiful Priory Hotel in Hitchin. For this event Paul had hired a number of reception rooms and I was asked to take some formal and candid photos of the 60 or so guests who had come along to celebrate with him.
Like many people I’m always looking for a bargain and when second hand lens came my way at a really good price it was time to add some more “glass” to my camera bag.
If you’ve been following my posts or have read the about me, you’ll know that I plan my shots beforehand and have a very strong idea about what the final image is going to look like before I even put a lens on the camera.
Something I’ve been meaning to try for a while is some fine art photography, so here are my first couple of shots. Continue reading
Characters are what make portrait photography fun, and it was great to work with a family of characters celebrating a 70th Birthday. Continue reading
I’m always looking to expand my repertoire and experience so when presented with opportunity to develop my portrait skills for a toddler I jumped at the opportunity. Continue reading
One of the things that marks the start of Christmas for me is my regular trip to help out with the Hitchin Christian Centre’s Nativity celebration. This year the theme of the services is “The Big Celebration”, and as in previous years I was asked to run a fun photo shoot for the congregation to remember the day.