Shoots/Events

Spain 2018 - Best Shots

Again this year I traveled to Spain over summer after my exams to see my family, cousins and shoot tons of images.

This year, I shot a ton of different things, event, portraits, a few mini photo series and also some street photography for the first time. Below I will post some of the best images that I caputred and if you would like to see all the images from each specific shoot, I will be following this post up shortly with some of the shoots with all the images and a bit about them..

Stay tuned for all the blog posts coming soon with all the images from each shoot and some more information about each one!

The Ghostnet Dress - Linda Thomas Eco Design

The Wave Of Waste Dress by Linda Thomas - Photographed by Clive Symm

Linda Thomas is an eco-fashion designer based in Bristol who specialises in “upcycling” which means that, instead of recycling old materials when they get broken down, she brings them back to life and works them into unique and beautiful dresses.

Earlier this year Linda hit the headlines with the Wave of waste Dress which she made from over 100 dumped body boards found on 3 beaches in Devon and Cornwall. The dress, and its 22 metre long tail, aimed to raise awareness on how plastics and rubbish are damaging British beaches and marine life

-The Ghostnet Dress -


Having worked with Linda before on a previous shoot, I have seen first hand how passionate she is about what she does, which is why I was so thrilled when she reached out to me to help her document the making process of her new ocean waste dress.

After discussing ideas over the phone, we began the process of filming the making of the dress and creating a short film/story showcasing it and its powerful environmental message. Although she has been working on this dress for over 6 months, we began filming in the last few weeks before its launch on the 30th of October.

For me, having seen first hand how Linda makes the dress in her studio, spending hours on end on the most intricate of details was one of the most inspiring part of this project The way she uses such creativity and skill to raise awareness about such a huge unspoken environmental problem was jaw dropping and I am very glad to be able to say that I was to help by making this short film.

- The Final Video -

If you would like to find out more about this dress you can head over to Lindas website and contact her at lindathomasecodesign.co.uk


Tom Rendall Pt Troop Bristol

This was the Second Shoot that I did for PT Troop who are building their new website and are taking their business to the next level by building their online presence. 

I was briefed a few days before the shoot and I began thinking as to what type of images I was going to take. I shot two days after on Wednesday and arrived at about 4:30pm to set up for the portraits.

I wanted to capture the trainers looking smiley and approachable and overall I am quite happy with the results from the day. 

- The Final images - 

Tom Rendal - PT Troop Personal Training Bristol

- Who are PT Troop? -

PT Troop is a group of personal trainers who offer a variety of activities from indoor gym training and weight loss to outdoor circuits and group activities. Having personally been trained by PT troop founder Tom Rendall in the past, I was delighted and eager to help him capture the hardworking and positive atmosphere they create. 

- The Shoots -

- Quick tip - 

I tried to shoot many of the exercise images wide to make the images look more dramatic. You can do this when shooting to try and make people or objects look larger. 

On the first day of the shoot, I arrived early morning on to begin shooting some of the first sessions of the day in the gym. We chose a day where we could have the biggest variety of types of sessions possible. I wanted to try and capture the trainers interacting and the hardworking yet positive atmosphere of the day. The lighting in the gym was varied and harsh throughout and subsequently, I ended up shooting with reflected flash for many of the shots. The day after the shoot, I got up early morning again to shoot the outdoor group sessions on the downs. 

Overall, the shoots went very well and I am happy with the given lighting and space.

- The Final Images -

 

- Why not promote your event or business the right way, with stunning photography covering every moment you remember? -


Extra Hours - Leo Molyneux Short Film

- The initial idea - 

had had this idea a few weeks ago from speaking to my friend (Leo M) in a PE video as we thought up this cool idea and had not been able to get the idea out of my head since. I kept getting new ideas for shots and wanted to shoot it as soon as possible.

I had quite a few things to get sorted such as timings, gear, lighting and a venue. Whilst it took me a while to find a venue which was cheap, had the right light and was available, I eventually managed to book out Ashton court Sports Center Sports Hall which ended up being perfect and just what I was looking for,

- Leo Molyneux -

I and Leo are good friends and we actually ended up thinking up this idea during a PE lesson. Leo is a County U15's basketball player and is a very talented basketball player. It was fun to think up these cool shots and plan out each move. I had created a shot list mentally and knew how I wanted each shot to roughly look when we got to film. 

- Editing and Filming -

Quick Tip! 

When shooting video, using a skateboard can help simulate smooth slider shots but id possible, use soft long board wheels for better results!. 

Most of the shots were filmed with the Sigma 20mm ART which I hired so get some really nice wide shots on the shoot. I also used a simple caddie and skateboard to try and get the most stable shots possible and then when in post, stabilised the footage where I could. In post, my job was tough, as finding the right music and timing it all together, 

 . Whilst I am fairly new to video and still have much to learn, overall, I am very happy with how the shoot turned out and I can't wait to perhaps start a project from this or continue to experiment with video and see what I can create. 

- The Final Video - 

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