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A Special Evening With Kate (part 2)

More images from my shoot with the lovely Kate Anne Cooper¬†at Fotofilia this week. This little batch feature our much-used (by me anyway) aluminium-effect wall and a lorry wheel that Chrissy (of DollHouse fame, who also uses my Fotofilia studio and has just about the world’s largest collection of props) happens to have left lying around.


 

A Special Evening With Kate

Amazing what you can achieve in just a couple of hours. Derby-based model Kate Anne Cooper modelled for the Fotofilia “Special Studio Evening” this week and during the two and a half hours she was there, and despite having to “share” Kate with my little group, we were still able to get through several sets, outfits and locations.

First up are these headshots, taken with my Nikon DSLR and 50mm f1.4 (set at about f2.2) and using only the continuous modelling lights from two Bowens flash heads

 

 

 

Getting Flashy With Megan

Last weekend we ran a fully-booked workshop entitled “The Speedlight Studio” which focussed (sorry) on how to use battery-powered strobes/speedlights in place of the usual mains-powered Bowens kit that we usually use at Fotofilia. We began with a single light, building up to a 3-light set-up using coloured gels and even worked with combining ambient and flash for some interesting white balance contrasts.

Our brilliant model, Megan Mercy (formerly Megan Jaye), provided the perfect subject for our practical demos and here are a few of my shots from the day to give you some idea what we got up to…

We’ll doubtless be running another of these sessions in the near future so to avoid missing out, email us to be added to the monthly newsletter – or just keep checking fotofilia.co.uk.

Want Some Cool Free Lightroom Presets? Course you do!

Just stumbled upon this while looking longingly at onOne Software‘s wondrous range of editing wizardry: FREE, yes, FREE!!! Lightroom presets by Matt Kloskowski – and not the usual naff, hastily assembled ones that you usually find on the interweb but some really nice quality ones. Worth going over and downloading them, I’d say. Click here. And get a move on, this offer might be around for long.

 

The Male Portrait

Our successful recent workshop “The Male Portrait” included the opportunity to photograph two charismatic male subjects. One, Tom, is a professional model and no stranger to Fotofilia shoots…

Tom King at Fotofilia

Tom King at Fotofilia

Our second subject, Nick, was rather less used to be in front of the camera but proved to be an excellent and very photogenic model. Nick is, apart from many other things, the lead singer and primary creative drive behind the band Telsen (who I happen to play bass guitar with)…

Bodyscapes: Cally

A few more images from a “Bodyscapes” (art nude) workshop a year or so ago (that I’ve only just got around to editing). This time, the model was the lovely Cally.

Editing these images has reminded me that I need to schedule another Bodyscapes shoot very soon. Keep an eye on the website or newsletter for details.

 

Bodyscapes: Mark

The good thing about the Easter holidays is that it gives me a chance to go through my hard-drives and finally edit images that I might have taken many months ago as part of a Fotofilia workshop. In this case, these images of model Mark were taken over a year ago during a “Bodyscapes” evening (a series of art nude shoots, concentrating on lighting)…

In the next post, I’ll share some images of the female model from this event. Click here to find out more about Fotofilia training events.

 

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