Urban portraits

Urban Portrait Shoot - Ruby DR

This was a fun quick shoot I did around some new locations in town with a friend of mine who I have shot with before last year. I hadn't really had much time to 100% plan and scout a route for the shoot but, I had a few ideas as to where to shoot which worked very well in the end.  

- Model - 

Overall the shoot went really well, it was fun short and I was glad to be able to get out and grab some new images while I could. The weather wasn't great unfortunately, mostly dark and grey but that almost helped with the look I was going for!

- The Final Images -

Urban Portrait Shoot - Bearritos Restaurant

So this was a shoot I have been dying to do for a while. After coming back from Spain in August, I felt like I hadn't been properly motivated to shoot. Moreover, my exams in November meant I was dying to push myself to get out and shoot.

- Location -

- Quick Tip -

Be sure to get permission when shooting in specific locations to ensure the shoot can run smoothly with no surprises. Also try to give yourself some time to scout the locations to have an idea of what you will shoot on the day.

The main location for the shoot was in the Bearritos Bus in the Bear Pit which I had visited a few weeks prior and managed to get permission from my old geography teacher of Simon green who runs the company. The lighting on the day of the shoot was amazing with soft clouds and some scattered sun. After spending some time shooting on the bus Cecily and I went out and around town and visited the Christmas markets to shoot there.

- Model -

Overall the shoot went really well it was a great feeling to be out shooting again and getting some more images for my portfolio. by getting out and shooting. below are the final images of the day. A huge thank you to Mr Green for allowing me and Cecily to shoot in the bus.

- The Final Images -

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Fitness Blogger Cecily Russel - Lifestyle Portrait Shoot

Thursday 26th October -

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Cecily is a Year 13 student who is keen about fitness and has grown her following, website and brand around the theme of living a healthy lifestyle and staying fit. Whilst chatting to her on our shoot, we spoke about how she wants to develop in the future. She spoke about wanting to be able to have a large following to whom she can teach and help sustain a healthy lifestyle.

- Quick Tip - 

Before a shoot always try get a good understanding of what your client wants and what there final vision is.This can give you a good chance to use your creative input to advise them on what you think would work along with any ideas they had in mind. 

Cecily originally reached out to me via email and after learning about the style of images she was looking for we arranged a date to shoot. The main aim of the shoot was to create images that  Cecily could use on her website. Lifestyle type shots.


- The Shoot and Location - 

Cecily and I decided that we were going to shoot around the Dockside of Bristol to try and get some urban and rustic look. A few days before the shoot I headed out early in the morning to find a train of locations that we could shoot at on the day of the shoot.

We decided to shoot early in the morning near sunrise time so that we could ideally avoid the midday sun and catch some of the morning golden hour but sadly the thick cloud took hid the sun from us throughout the shoot. We met at college green at 8:30 and shot until 12.

Will has such an incredidble eye for photorgaphy. I enjoyed working with him he was full of ideas and excitment for my project - Not only is his photographic eye incredible, but as a person, he is so passionate and that really transfers into his images”
— Cecily Russell

- Quick Tip - 

Scouting locations for me is a must before every shoot, not only does it give the shoot a more natural shoot, it allows me as a phtoographer to imagine and prepare the poses and shots I will get at each locations.

Working with Cecily was great, the shoot was smooth and we did our best to avoid the cold!  Her botfreind Olly came and helped out and worked as our assistant, holding coats, bags and providing the laughs throughout.

 

- The Final Images - 

Below are some of the best images from the shoot 

 

 

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Urban Portrait Shoot - Lucy and Issy

We both really enjoyed the shoot with Will. He made everything feel so relaxed and comfortable despite our nerves beforehand. Will is extremely easy to work with and produced brilliant pictures.

This was a shoot I arranged as I wanted to get out and get some new images and try some new techniques and overall, I ended up getting some of my favorite portraits to date! I had gone out before the shoot and had planned a series of locations around Bristol harbor side. I asked two freinds of mine if they would help out and model for me.

- The Models - 

- Quick Tip -

Using Prisms or prism paper and holding it up to the lens can help give unique colors and effects to your images.

- The Final Images -

Overall, I am really really happy with the images from the shoots as I tired few techniques and tried to focus on trying new and different poses and used small sheets of prism paper to create interesting techniques.

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Christmas Holidays -

Over the Christmas holidays, I have spent the time over in Spain with family and friends. I spent a lot of the time taking photos of family dinners and events which I won't share on here, however, I also shot a few portraits and have begun working on some ideas for a new project.

The project is one that I am not sure how it will grow but I kust watend to try new techniques and skills around portraiture which I think look really nice! What do you think?

Urban shoot with Scarlett Last

As I will be away for Christmas and won't be able to shoot and edit as often, I thought it would be a good idea to get in a shoot and work with the new lens before travelling!

- Quick Tip -

Check the weather before the shoot! Overcast days usually work best on outdoor shoots as the light is nice and soft so no harsh shadows. And, with a reflector, the light is easy to work with. 

I wanted to try more of an urban type shoot so I went out the day before and cycled to find different locations that we could shoot at. All were relatively close to each other. We started the shoot at 9:30am as I was travelling on the same day as the shoot meaning I would not have much time to shoot and then edit.

- Model and Assistant -

Overall it was a very fun and quick shoot that allowed me to try different techniques and establish my style more and more!

- The Final Images -

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Urban Shoot with Jack Tomkins

Sunday 12th June 2016

Two days ago a friend of mine Jack Tomkins contacted me to arrange a photo shoot for him. My initial ideas were to use some of the spots I had used in the past for my photo shoots and go use those as they would give an urban look and feel to the final images.

On the day of the shoot, it was sunny with a few clouds so the lighting changed very quickly from overcast and soft light to sunny with hard shadows but to compensate, I used a diffuser and a reflector. 

- The Model -

Overall the shoot went very well I got the shots that I had in mind and I was very happy with the results.

The final shots 

Below is a gallery of the majority of the shots from the shoot. Feel free to contact me to arrange a photo shoot if you are interested in a portrait shoot. For more details visit the about page.