Saturday Studio Sessions – 10/8/19

Great studio sessions today, mostly involving babies! (Of one sort or another!)

First in was newborn baby Alex, who posed eloquently in the baby hammock, with mummy and daddy holding him safe at each end.  And if you think he’s going to roll out, don’t worry, and please don’t have nightmares – the hammock is safely resting on a table!

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Baby Alex

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Mummy and Me Photoshoots

Our ‘Mummy and Me’ photoshoots at Dundonald are GREAT FUN, and give you a unique opportunity to grab some memories that will endure for a whole lifetime!  Yesterday evening (Thursday 8th August) we had a lovely mum, Martine, and her daughter Tori.  Here’s just one of the amazing images we made at that session:-

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Tori – trying to decide what to do with her hand!  Having FUN at Dundonald 

Want to give it a go?  It’s a great way to celebrate a birthday or a graduation or any other happy event – or just for the fun of it!  To book your session ring 07802 466302, or text ‘MUMMY and ME’ and we’ll get in touch.

Back To School Offer!

Kids going back to school?

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 New school?  First time pupils?  Siblings?

Mark the event with a special ‘Back to School’ mini-photoshoot at our Dundonald Studio.  Get professional prints of your child/ren in their school uniform, and avoid those ‘child against the door’ photos all your friends will have on Facebook!

It’s GREAT VALUE, for just £50* you get a 30 minute studio visit, a 10×8 inch Art print, and three 7×5 inch Art prints.  And you get to choose them in the comfort of your own home, via a private on-line gallery. All this worth £90 at our normal price list costs.

  • £50 for One or Two Siblings.  Extra Siblings £10 each for one extra 7x5inch print.

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The Rotolight NEO

In my last video-log from the studio I was demonstrating how I did a ‘Photo-Noir’ selfie with one light and a reflector, and someone later asked why I’d referred to it as an ‘experiment’ when its a well known studio technique! 

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Photo made with a Rotolight and a silver reflector

Well, what was experimental about it was that I was using a single rotolight, instead of a flash.  So, what’s a rotolight, and what makes it different from a standard studio flash?

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Red Sails Festival 2019

Portstewart’s annual ‘Red Sails Festival’ is held each year during the last week of July each year.  With entertainers, singers, children’s competitions and amusements, exhibitions and a fireworks display – the festival attracts great crowds into the seaside town each year, filling the cafes, coffee shops and restaurants, and giving plenty of opportunities to meet friends and enjoy the company.  this year it was a week of high temperatures, pleasant breezes, and beautiful sunsets, and great opportunities for photography.  Here’s a snapshot of the week…

MONDAY.

 

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Sunset over Portstewart Bay

 

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How to Make Silhouettes

How to Make Silhouettes.

There’s something really intriguing about human silhouettes, – they excite the mind.  Perhaps it’s the sense of mystery they evoke.  Who are these people?  What are they doing,  and why are they here?  In a moment of time, they have been captured forever against a background of light.  It’s evocative, – silhouettes make the brain work, trying to piece together the missing information, stimulating those little grey cells and producing the chemicals that trigger our emotions.   Continue reading How to Make Silhouettes

The Fujifilm X-T30

Ok – I’ve decided to become a trainee Vlogger.  Here’s my first effort.  If it’s successful I’m going to do some talks on image composition, gestalt theories in imaging etc, – stuff that will help beginner and novice photographers.  My plan is to post the videos on the Facebook group, Bob’s Photography Forum with links to this blog for images, text etc to accompany the lessons, and asking those who are in the group and who wish to participate, to post their images in the group.

We’ll see how it goes!  Here’s my test video…

Fo those who are unable to speak or comprehend Norn Iron, – here’s the (rough) English translation:-

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