I had the opportunity to attend a photo shoot last night with one of the local professional photographers, David J Severn who I met through the camera club that I have recently joined. There was a 1940’s and 1960’s theme to it. I haven’t worked with models very much and so I thought that it would be a good idea to get involved to build up my confidence. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and as he runs these sessions regularly, I plan to go again soon so watch this space….
In the meantime, here is a taste of last nights capture:-
I was invited to attend a “Trash the Dress” photo-shoot by a professional photographer called Bob Richards. He is a good friend of a good friend of mine, and now he is my friend – I digress!
The “Trash the Dress” event was created by photographers and their wedding clients who wanted to do something different with their wedding dresses than put it away in a box for ever. The concept of trash the dress is that you take your now redundant wedding dress and literally trash it; destroy it by going to somewhere really mucky – Beach, industrial wasteland, lake, muddy field, Scrap/junk yard – and you take photographs of the event happening – for posterity! At Bob’s event, he gathered together Models, Make-up artists and Photographer friends to take photographs and have fun at the same time. The venue was Colwick Country Park which is just to the east of the U.K. city of Nottingham. It is a beautiful place and it has a large lake in the middle of it. It also has a disused church at one end which came in useful for alternative shots. Here are just a few of the photographs that I took – more can be found by doing a search for “Paul Cullen Photography” in Facebook or searching “paul2210” in Flickr:-
I have lot of photographs in storage and occasionally I will look at them and I get inspiration to do something different with them in an effort to expand my Photoshop skills. The following photographs were created on such an occasion. This is my friend Emma. She invited me to take photographs of her and her lovely family over a year ago. Recently, I revisited those photographs and these are some of the results:-
I changed the colour balance and added some diffuse glow.
All comments welcome; I am trying to create photographs that people will like and I am pleased with these, but I would really like to know if I was barking up the wrong tree.
This is Caitlin and her mum Helen. I was asked by Helen – another friend and ex-colleague, to take photographs to celebrate Caitlin’s first birthday. The child was teething, hence, getting stuck into Helen’s purse with her emerging teeth.