portrait shoots

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!

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!

Would you like a shoot just like this one? Why not get in touch!

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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Would you like a shoot? Why not get in touch. Id love to hear your ideas!

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.

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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?

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.

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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.

 

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Below are some of the best images from the shoot 

 

 

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Spain Summer 2017

For the majority of this summer, I was in Spain, Valladolid spending time with cousins, family and friends. Whilst I was there I also shot a ton of images from shoots, personal projects and videos. 

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Push yourself to get out and shoo , if you have the time not every shoot you do has to be paid take time to do simple shoots to practise ideas and looks. 

This summer I noticed that I whilst I try to stay as open as possible to shoot all types of things, I mainly drifted towards shooting portraits and the majority of my ideas for images focused around a portrait idea or look. I did a ton of shots when I was there and also branched out into working with people who were not relatives in Spain and that way I could adapt to working and shooting in Spanish.

Below I am going to leave a gallery of some of the best images I shot this summer! Be sure to leave a comment letting me know what you think of the images 

Are you interested in getting your portraits taken? Lets have a chat about how I can help you relax and get your stunning portraits!