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Wakefield commercial photographer: Christmas lights at Crystal Peaks

After shooting the install of the Christmas lights at Sheffield’s Crystal Peaks mall, Fizzco asked me to shoot some images of the completed scheme so tonight I was on site for the shoot. I began with an external shot of the main entrance before moving indoors to the main atrium. There are some real technical issues when shooting Christmas lights that might not be apparent to the non-photographer. Firstly, there are all sorts of colour temperatures to deal with from fluorescent, halogen, tungsten and daylight lighting systems so getting a good white balance is really hard, and secondly, once the sky goes black outside, it becomes very hard to expose for the lights against the atrium roof. The best time to shoot the lights, whether outside or inside in a glass atrium, is just after the sun has gone down but before it gets dark – it’s what’s known as the blue hour in photography terms. Blue hour is a bit of a misnomer actually as it’s more like “blue 20mins”! I find myself dashing around like a headless chicken from the exterior to the glass atrium trying to get shots before it gets completely dark. Here are a few from the shoot.

 

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Commercial photographer Wakefield
Commercial photographer Wakefield

 

 

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Wakefield commercial photographer: PR shoot for Redrow Homes

Redrow Homes kindly commissioned me once again as their Wakefield commercial photographer for a PR shoot at their Nostell Fields site at Crofton. The brief was to shoot Tom, an apprentice bricklayer, who has just won the gold medal in the UK bricklaying awards making him the best apprentice brickie in the UK! I photographed him with his mentor, Tim, and some of the Redrow regional managers for use in the press and while I was there, I photographed the site manager for a different press piece. If you’d like to go and have a look at a house built by Britain’s best brickie, visit Redrow Homes

To book me as your Wakefield commercial photographer, just give me a call on 01924 229800 or fill in a contact form above

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Wakefield boudoir photographer

Shelley found me while looking for a Wakefield boudoir photographer and, after a chat over the phone, booked in for her first boudoir shoot. We did the whole shoot in the main studio using only a couple of sets and different lighting styles to create both high key and low key looks. Shelley had a good selection of outfits and I think we managed to use them all and as she became more relaxed the images got better. Here are just a few images Shelley has kindly allowed me to post and if you are thinking of a boudoir shoot, there’s never been a better time to book. Just call me on 01924 229800 for a chat, the shoots are fun and relaxed and you will definitely get some super images.
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Yorkshire headshots photographer covering Leeds, York, Sheffield and Wakefield
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Lyndsay is a York based actor and circus performer who was looking for a Yorkshire headshots photographer to create some natural headshots that captured her personality and style. Her internet searches brought her to my site and, liking the images she saw there, Lyndsay booked in and drove over from York for the shoot.  The headsahots are needed to accompany an application for a job as a TV presenter with one of the major networks so we needed some great images that really show Lyndsay’s happy and natural expressons as well as her captivating smile. I decided to shoot a set on a white curve but, rather than light the background, I let it fall to around 20% grey. Then. by adjuasting the white-balance, I also colour shifted it the background towards blue while keeping the skin tones natural. This is just a neat little trick to add colour to a background without actually having to do anything in post..

After shooting a selection of high key images, I then changed to a black background for a more low key look as I often think these look great in black and white. Using a simple three light set-up, we quickly got another set of images for her to choose from before finishing the session with a couple of full length shots on the white curve. Being a performer, Lyndsay was a natural in front of the camera and I think you will agree that shows in the images and I am pleased with what we created.

To book me for your headshot photography, just call me on 01924 229800 or fill in a contact form from the top menu.

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Location portrait photographer down on the farm

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A couple of years ago, Sue and John were looking for a location portrait photographer to go to their farm near Barnsley to create some family portraits of all the children belonging to their brothers and sisters. Now that the family is growing and there is talk of one moving to New Zealand and others to university etc, Sue thought it was time to shoot an updated set of photos before it became impossible to get everyone together. Sue’s farm is located pretty centrally for all the relatives to travel to from Leicester and Northallerton so that’s where we met once again for the shoot. The weather was pretty cold and grim, so we decided to shoot in the large grain store which had an open front and was just a bit less muddy than the rest of the farmyard! We used a large, freshly washed tractor as a backdrop and brought in a couple of large bales to use as seats. Lighting was achieved using four flash heads with the key light coming from a large 500w monobloc with a large softbox and running from a travel pack.

We did various combinations of the family groups as well as the whole lot together and then we moved down to one of the sheep folds for another set of images to finish with. Here is a selection of the images we created and if you’d like to book me for your location shoot, just call the studio on 01924 229800

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Location portrait photographer West Yorkshire
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Family portrait photographer Wakefield: With Sarah and James over from Canada for a couple of weeks with granddaughter Zoe, it seemed the perfect time to capture a family portrait session before the trio headed back across the Atlantic. So today the family were in the studio with both sets of grandparents and brother Patrick for a quick lifestyle shoot on a white curve. Zoe pretty much played ball and when the going got tough, her obsession with all things shiny and technical saved the day. Her excitement at getting her hands on a phone was absolutely palpable! I think we managed to shoot most combos in the hour or so we were in the studio and here are just a few from the session.

To book  me as your Wakefield portrait photographer, just call the studio on 01924 229800.

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