The magic of reflection , everything about photography is about reflection of light and the capture of light from looking through a glass mirror to looking into a shop window or through a shop window, The reflection of a highly polished car or simply the reflection from a wing mirror. On the picture above I used a multi mirror that happened to be around at the venue . The hard bit is always keeping yourself out of the picture. if you look to the left of the image you can see my camera. I could edit it out but I kind of like it there. It adds to the confusion of the image. I like this confusion as it increase to the calm produced by Ella's look and beauty .
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Maternity shoot alternative
Finding something new to do with maternity clients can be a problem. the problem can often be the customers preconception of what a maternity shoot should be or the photographers preconception of what they think it should be. Personally I see it differently . I prefer to look at it from a portrait point of view a portrayal of who the mother and father is and what they are as people. The notion came to me after meeting withToy , the beautiful mum to be in this publication. She said to me that she really wanted to capture herself as in the last stages of pregnancy , Baby is due in two weeks, but she did not want flowing whit trails or half naked images of her belly. What she wanted was to reflect the person that she is come rain or shine.And my god it did rain. Despite this Toy wanted to go ahead with the shoot , Being an outdoor person and wanted the shoot to be outside with like i said rain or shine. She want a more of a rustic feel with a mixture of urban decay and soft country. I found the right location, unfortunately I’m not at liberty to give you the locationbut i’m sure that there are loads of similar places around the UkToy selected the clothing that she normally used through her pregnancy andwent went ahead with the shoot. \Here is a couple of the images from the shoot. I think what I am trying to say when you are asked to do a maternity shoot try to think out of the box a bit, work with the personality of the client and it they want something differenthelp them to achieve what they want.
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Models Of Diversity Headed up by Angel Stclare specialise in models that are very much main stream people . People that reflect our society as a whole. This mean models of all nations, shapes and sizes. It a very responsible way of looking at today fashion requirement . Sadly though 'THE MAIN STREAM INDUSTRY' still struggle to support this move. Katie featured below is a young model below the required standard height . But every bit as elegant as the main stream models of todays cat walk .
Clothing design Toy Valentine On the four images below plus added model Gemma Chadderton - Make up for these images ( below) was done by MAY MOLINA
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