Bob McEvoy of Portraits2Go Photography Studio at Inspire Business Centre, Dundonald in conjunction with the Baby of The Month Competition is offering Mums with babies under 12 months old the opportunity to enter a national photography competition that will generate much needed funds for orphaned baby elephants in Africa.
Any baby entered into the competition will receive a beautiful soft elephant toy called Tembo (which means Elephant in Swahili) and Tembo represents orphaned baby elephants that have been taken into the care of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which rescues, and re-introduces back into the wild, orphaned baby elephants.
This is a fantastic opportunity to have wonderful photographs taken of babies at a delightful age, and at the same time support a worthy cause. The competition has monthly prizes of Mothercare vouchers to the value of £100 and each winner is put forward into the annual ‘Baby of the Year’ competition, with one baby having the chance to win £5000!
Photography should never just be a profession or occupation. It should be a passion – for when the photographer loses the passion for image-making, just for the sheer joy of making an image, it is time to put the camera on eBay.
There is great satisfaction in going to a town or village or landmark or area, and just making images for no other reason than to make images! When I indulge my passion for photography, I like to use film, to shoot with my Nikon F100, and to shoot in Black and White. I like to develop those images in chemicals myself, at home, at the kitchen sink, using methods I learned many years ago.
Do you have a baby aged 0-12 months? Why not enter them into the Baby of the Month competition where five winners each month receive a £100 Mothercare voucher and qualify for entry into the Baby of the Year competition, where one lovely baby can win £5000!
Register today for an exclusive baby photography session at our studio where you will have the opportunity to enter your favourite image from the session into the competition and receive Tembo, your own soft toy elephant. Visit http://www.BobMcEvoy.co.uk/emmas-diary to book your session, or call 07802466302
Driving in the lovely Autumn sunshine today, near Purdysburn, outside Belfast, I came across this old, isolated gatepost, just begging to be photographed! Observe the texture in the old post, and the background and foreground interest in the image, giving it a sense of depth and distance.
Tembo is a cuddly toy elephant, which every child (and every Mummy!) will just love, and he’s free to every entry in the Baby of the Month Competition! (Entry to the Competition is via a minium £1.50 donation to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust)
Claim YOUR Tembo – go to the Competition Facebook page, read all about the competition and book your slot at our Studio!
Today I had the privilege of attending the funeral of Pastor Israel Ojo in the Covenant of Love Church in Belfast, and photographing the event for his loved ones, – a lasting tribute, and memorial. Pastor Ojo has many friends and relations abroad, and the on-line gallery can be accessed from all over the world, so that they will see around 200 images made through the day, all over the world.
Many thanks to Pastor Ojo’s family, for allowing me to share in their day, and for commissioning me for this event, to Pastor Kevin Sambrooke for his patience and for permission to make images throughout the service, and to James Brown and Son, whose staff were very helpful and friendly.
It’s being able to share in people’s lives like this that makes professional photography a very special vocation indeed.
On Tuesday, 22nd September, I had occasion to visit Downpatrick, Co.Down, and after I’d completed my work there I went for a walk around the grounds of Downpatrick Cathedral. Unfortunately the cathedral building was closed, so no interior shots, but there were plenty of visitors and tourists around the building and in the adjoining churchyard, for Downpatrick is the (alleged) burial place of Ireland’s patron saint, Patrick. Continue reading St Patrick’s Grave→
Sometimes one doesn’t have to go to far from home to enjoy a day’s photography, and last Saturday, 19th September 2015 was one of those days. The annual Ballygowan Vintage Rally was held in its usual field on the Tullygarvan Road, just 20 yards or so from our house. So, armed with the Nikon F100 and the (vintage!) Nikon FM2 both loaded with Ilford HP5 film (ISO400) for appropriately grainy images of the old cars and vehicles, I set out to capture some images.
The colour images were made with the iPhone, – just when I needed to record some colour. The monochrome images were developed as per my usual methodology, Fotospeed FP10 at 7 mins, fixer for 10.
At a funeral on the Shankill Road in Belfast this morning, we had a horse-drawn hearse! But what a surprise when a second horse-drawn hearse came down the road, from another funeral director’s office! These black horses and ornate carriages are very beautiful indeed, which contrasts greatly with their environment for this solemn task they must perform, for they are standing in a grubby unlived-in side street in Belfast, with graffiti-strewn walls and grimy murals.