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Cecily Studio Photoshoot

After finally finishing my exams and starting my summer holidays and getting back to shooting, I decided to kick things off with a simple studio shoot with my friend Cecily Russel who I have shot with before.

I was not really sure what my goal was with this shoot, I wanted to improve my studio skills, ease myself back into shooting and try and get some new portraits for this month's photobooks. I set up a simple set up with the beauty dish, a bed sheet as a backdrop and also a small flash as a kicker. 

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Overall the shoot went great it was a nice relaxed fun shoot and I am happy with the images i got from the shoot!

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Snow Shoot!

Ive alwyas wanted to do some type of portrait shoot in the snow so when the "Beast from the East" hit Bristol I knew I had to get some shots.

Ruby, who I have shot with quite a few times before was kinf enough to offre to model despite the freezing weather. We arranged it very wuickly and just wrorked locally around Redland to experiment with what kind of shtos I could get. Of course it was absolutly freezing but we both ( maninly Ruby) braved the cold and overall got some nice shots which I am happy with.

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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.  

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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!

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Shooting Film for the first time!

I have never really shot film or been confident with shooting film. I have limited to no knowledge regarding film processes but despite all this, I was determined to explore and give it a go to try something new. 

The film camera I used was actually very modern, it almost felt like cheating! It was given to me by a family friend who said they had found it lying around and it had autofocus and an exposure meter which made my life much easier.

Shooting film is definitely a different experience from what I'm used to and it was certainly one  I enjoyed. I actually shot the film over a period of about 6 months just picking it up whenever I felt necessary which meant I had a variety of images many of which id forgotten about. Shooting film is tricky in the sense that you never know what you're going to get and/or even if the photo will be properly exposed which is where you have to trust your judgement as a photographer.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Why not check out my last fitness and lifestyle shoot with Cecily?

Outdoor Urban Portrait Shoot

The shoot was a surprise for me by my friends; at first, I was nervous, but I became comfortable very quickly and got into it, which was mainly due to how friendly and welcoming Will was. We went to places that I never knew about, which as coll becuase I got to know the city more whilst doing it. The pictures turned out amazing and will is such a talented photorgapher!
— Hettie - Model

This shoot was one that as arranged to be a surprise portrait shoot for a groups of girls friend as a birthday present. We arranged to meet by the harbour side and begin the shoot there. Our locations were based around the centre of Bristol and I went out before the shoot to prepare and pre plan some of the looks for the images. On the day the weather was a bit sunny which was tough to work with however we managed to find locations that took us out of the sun.The surprise went really well and overall the model was pleased with photos.

- Quick Tip

Always bring a reflector or diffuser with you on a shoot as shooting in direct sunlight is tough to work with and creates harsh highlights on the models face. have your assistant shadow the models face or if you do not have a diffuser, shoot int eh shadows!

Blue Bell Woods Portrait Shoot

This was a paid shoot I did over half term and i decided to use the woods as our location as the blue bells were in perfect season. I chose prior woods as our shooting location and arrived two hours before the shoot to scout locations for the shoot. 

I really enjoyed having my photos taken by Will. He made me feel at ease straight away with his warm and friendly approach. He made me laugh a lot and was very professional. My Mum and I are both really pleased with the results! Thank you Will. Best of luck in your path, you are very talented, polite and pleasant to work with and we enjoyed meeting you.
— Tally (model) and Maryam (Mother)

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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!

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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.

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

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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. 

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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.