hair salon photography: Gloss Hair, Knaresborough

Last month I was commissioned by Gloss Hair Salon in Knaresborough for my first commercial hair salon photography shoot and today I was on site to create the images for a hair colouring contest that three of the stylists are entering. Salon owner, Emma, found me on the internet after searching for a new photographer to help out and decided that, although I had no previous hair salon experience, she’d trust my age and experience to get the shots – I’m old and I’m experienced so I met the brief fully :¬\

Although I haven’t previously specifically shot hair images, I have masses of headshots under my belt and I knew that it would be very similar and  just to make sure there was a good specular highlight on the hair to focus the viewer to that part of the image. Using a single large softbox as key and a 20 degree grid as a kicker in combination with a reflector, I shot against a neutral grey to give the images impact. The grey worked well on all the hair styles but particularly the copper tones of Vickie’s hair. The idea was to photograph three models each with two different looks and to emphasise the colouring that had been applied to the hair. Ultimately, the girls can only enter one shot in the competition and I’ve no idea how they will choose the shot from all the ones we got. I had a great time on the shoot and I pleased with the images and even if the girls don’t win, I think they did a fabulous job and you won’t go far wrong getting your latest cut at Gloss.

Click here to visit the Gloss website for more information and bookings and to book me for your hair salon photography, just call the studio on 01924 229800.

 

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{corporate photography Wakefield}: Beaumont Legal

{corporate photography Wakefield}: Today I was back at Beaumont Legal over on the Paragon Business Park near Junction 41 and once again I was shooting some corporate photography, specifically headshots, of around 50 new starters. I did the same format as usual and used a white conference room wall as a backdrop and lit it to 255 white with two SB800s in silver brollies and used another SB800 as key in a softbox. In post I have changed the white wall to the specific web colour of the newly launched Beaumont Legal website so that the pictures will drop seamlessly into the site. Initially, all the images were to be on a white background but then the web developers altered a few to the background colour of the site and decided it looked better that way. As usual, the hard part is getting everyone relaxed and enjoying the photoshoot and that’s where hiring a professional makes sense – it;s not just about the technical skills but about the people skills too :¬)

To book me for your corporate photography work, just call the studio on 01924 229800 to discuss your requirements. I also have a commercial photography website where you can find out more about my work, click here.

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glamour photographer Wakefield: Nikki

{glamour photographer Wakefield}: Today I gave another 1-2-1 photography tuition in my studio and i used Nikki as the model or the shoot. The aim of the shoot was to work through different lighting scenarios for glamour and boudoir photography using reflectors, hot lights and studio flash heads to create different moods to the images. Some shots were lit entirely with reflectors which is a technique I enjoy as I am partial to the warm ‘sunlight’ effects that can be achieved, I often employ this style of lighting in my wedding photography to for gorgeous bridal portraits. The trick with reflectors is knowing how to bounce the light and create either an overall even lighting or to highlight the face. I enjoyed the lifestyle images of Nikki reading a magazine and drinking coffee, these are the sort of images that can be created for stock agencies for instance. I also showed some boudoir techniques using classic Hollywood lighting to give gorgeous contrasty black and white images so typical of the 1940s film era.

To book me for your 1-2-1 or to book small group tuition, just call the studio on 01924 229800 for a chat.

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commercial photographer Wakefield: Roan Solutions

commercial photographer Wakefield: Roan Solutions kindly invited me back to photograph three new starters for their website and also to photograph their new premises on Calder Business Park. Roan commissioned me previously their corporate headshots last year. The brief was pretty straightforward; three new starters requiring formal headshots and then some external shots of the new offices. For the headshots, I just rigged up a brace of speedlights against a white wall then moved a desk in front and put the key light in a softbox camera right. Then it was just a case of bringing in the clients and getting them to relax :¬)  Roan also required a few shots of Julian outside in his high vis jacket and hard hat as he spends most of his time on site rather than office bound. So, straight after the headshots, I whipped him outside for a few shots with the van using a snooted SB800 to light the shadows and get beneath the brim of his hat.

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Yorkshire Alt Model photographer: Kimi Karma

Although I’m based in Wakefield as a Yorkshire alt model photographer, Kimi felt it was worth the trip over from Manchester for a portfolio update after having seen my work on various forums.

We shot some fashion images in the white corner before moving on to shoot on the spiral staircase and in the bathroom corridor before finally ending with a boudoir set in the bedroom. Kimi has a fabulous look and awesome green eyes which we made the most of in the images.

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commercial photographer Wakefield: Gary Sunderland Hair Wizard

Commercial photographer Wakefield: Today I was in the studio shooting some commercial images for Gary Sunderland, a Wakefield based international hairdresser who is launching a new range of hair care products. When launched, the products will have  a wizard theme and so the brief was to shoot on a white background to allow the images to be composited with other vector graphics and to have a crystal ball put in the hands of the model. All the images here are ones that won’t be used for the product labels but I thought I post a few to give a taster of what we shot. The idea was for three hairstyles to represent shine, volume and style and we used 16yr old Kia as the model, who although she’d never modelled before, fitted the bill for what we wanted. The actual images will be full length shots but I created a few different crops so that Kia would have something for her model book (that’s the same girl in a wig at the end!). In the first image below, you can see the photo straight out of camera and then with some post processing applied and the crystal ball added. The mock-up of the final is along side. I have to stress this is just what I did in 10 minutes and it’s not the final shot as that will be done by the retouching house who are designing the actual labels. This is just my idea hastily composited using a stock shot of a crystal ball and a the universe as a backdrop!

Watch out for more images from this commission soon, but in the meantime, if you are looking for a Wakefield commercial photographer for your business, just give me a call on 01924 229800.

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