For ages Darryn has been wanting me to do shots of him and since I have no shots of guys in my portfolio I thought why not.  Anyway eventually we both managed to find some time when we were both free to do a shoot.

The shoot was a laugh, as it was always going to be with Darryn, he’s not exactly camera shy. Also did some shots of Darryn with his friend Robyn and Gemma, which I’m sure I will upload later when I get around to working on them.

I’m quite pleased with what I have achieved with these shots. Think I’m happier with the monochrome shots than the ones in colour that I did. Wasn’t my best idea to get Darryn to wear a white shirt when we were shooting against a white background, oh well lesson learned.

Claire: Accoustic

I had the chance to work with Claire Cameron again about a week ago. She was the first model that I had the privilege to work with when I first took my photography more professional and started doing portrait work.

This was the first time that we’d worked in the studio together as we’ve always done on location shoots before. So it was an interesting new dimension.  We focused more on her music for this shoot, creating more music promo styled shots. Which I have to say I’m very pleased with.

James John Clifton-Sprigg

I did my first “baby” shoot the other week, one of my work friends wanted some photos of their new baby son (James John Clifton-Sprigg) who is only a few months old.I thought it would be a good opportunity to add something different to my portfolio.

Baby photography can be difficult because it really is about capturing the moment, you rarely get a second chances to retake a shot with very young children. I was very lucky that James was so good he pretty much just posed and didn’t seem too fussed about the camera flashing away at him.

I managed to get some nice indoor shots of him, but also did some outside with his parents to get a few good family shots.

Mairi (back in the studio)

After the last shoot that I did with Mairi it wasn’t hard to persuade her to get back in to the studio to do another shoot.

We worked on some high key shots this time round and played around with different lighting styles. Got some pretty funky shots to add to my portfolio.


This was my first shoot with model Philippa, my aim was for a more fashion styled shoot on this occasion.

I feel that the shoot went well although it had been a very long day as I had another shoot that morning with a different model before Philippa. The earlier shoot did not go to plan as the model did not turn up, but another model that I have worked with recently stepped in at the last minute to save the day. So all in all I have a productive day in the studio.

One thing that I have learned, never again am I doing two model shoots in the same day, especially without any help. As it was very tiring, it was fun but was glad to get home. Then realising you have twice as many photos to look over, and trying to finish within the same timescale for both models. Thank god the first model wasn’t in a rush for her shots that’s all I can say. I definitely need to plan my time more realistically if I’m to do multiple shoots in one day.

Lisa Masson

I had the opportunity last week to work with Lisa, a model that I met through Purestorm, which is a modelling website for models and photographers alike.

This was one of Lisa’s first modelling shoots, for being new to modelling she was a delight to work with. She was very relaxed, easy going and professional. Working with new models can always be daunting for both the model and the photographer as you don’t know how the other works. The shoot was very enjoyable and went like clockwork.


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