Friday, 24 March 2017

Red Nose Day at The Kidlington Centre

Red Nose Day at The Kidlington Centre

It was Red Nose Day today and the Kidlington and Gosford Leisure Centre with Legacy Leisure rowed across the English Channel and the staff of Ubuntu had a Red Nose cake sale
Two Staff from the Leisure Centre took part, rowing on Static Rowing Machines with two work experience boys from the local school.
They were Niall Huckins, Gabriel Rooma  with Alec Anthony and Luke Brennan, later on they were joined by Charlotte Leach.
Both events were held at The Kidlington Centre High Street Kidlington.


Monday, 27 February 2017

Photographic Community Project

On the following dates I will be running a free help and advice service at The Kidlington Centre High Street Kidlington, in Unit 13 for anyone who has a question to ask or help that is needed with a photographic problem.
17th March - 18th March - 31st March - 1st April. between 10 am. until 1 pm. Each day.

I you are interested come along.
Whatever the question the only daft one is the one you don't ask.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Erica Gouveia

I had a shoot just before Christmas with a new local model called Erica, she came with her Mum who was a great help as my Studio is small and there would not have been enough room for Amy, my assistant plus everyone else.
Luckily I had recently acquired an evening gown for my dummy which I was going to use for an upcoming course. I had bought a small size which luckily fitted Erica perfectly.
As the Christmas lights were up in the garden we did some shots in front of them and also added a little smoke. All lit with small strobes and Erica's Mum working the smoke.
We moved into the Studio for the remainder of the shoot, using a combination of soft boxes grids and beauty dish.
At the end of the shoot we had only fired off around 300 shots which is not that many for me, perhaps I am slowing down a little.
We did several outfit changes.
The post processing is a little bit strong for someone as young as Erica.
The next time we shoot I will have a better idea as to what the outcome will be and how the finished images will look. It is always a bit hit and miss on the first shoot with a new model and especially one without a great deal of experience. As a model, Erica was very easy to work with and took direction well, I am looking forward to the next shoot.
Happy New Year to you all, and keep the questions coming in.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Xmas at The Kidlington Centre

The Kidlington Centre lights and carol event and The New Theatre Commitments promotion.

On the 2nd December the lights were turned on by Nick Cope who also sang some of his unique song to lots of children.
The choirs from West Kidlington Primary School and St Thomas More Primary School sang some carols, both Schools were excellent.
I had to flashes in shoot through umbrellas either side of the performance area both set to 1/2 power at their widest zoom. The camera settings were 1/60th second at f 5.6 ISO 1600. This allowed for a certain amount of ambient to fill in the flash. Because there was no stage it was difficult to get great shots as there were a lot of small children in front of me who were enjoying them selves.
The other shoot on the same day was also at the Centre. It was a promotion event held by The New Theatre for the Commitments show in January 2017, they wanted people to come along and sing and strum a guitar and film their performance and put it on Facebook. The event was looked after by Susie and Eran.