I’ve been so busy lately with one project or another, that my blog has taken a bit of a back seat. However with the half term holiday on the horizon, I’m able to spend a little time updating my blog with some projects from last year. What a year it was too! I undertook a number of commissions and I was thrilled to learn that Adobe had featured me in one of their blogs. I plan to document all of my missing projects from the latter part of last year, but in the meantime here is a small taster of some of what I created.
I have worked for a while now with the web ‘Storytelling’ software from Adobe, called Spark. I use Spark for almost everything from weddings to commercial photography. Adobe Spark Pages are a quick and easy way to journal and document my images. It’s also really easy to share Spark content too, simply a case of cutting and pasting a link. I was therefore absolutely thrilled when Adobe asked if they could use my work on their ‘Inspiration Wall’. My work has been there for a while now and amassed over a whopping 30k views. My Adobe Spark Page about Bokeh shows just what can be done with a little bit of know how and some creative thinking. The project originally began as a college project. I wanted to explain to my students the relationship between aperture and depth of field. I also wanted to show some of the amazing effects that can be created by knowing about this simple relationship. During the lecture I demonstrated the theory using my camera to take shots. It wasn’t until I was sorting out my old images that I discovered the work I produced that day was actually quite interesting. In the image […]
In 2017 I covered a production by my local college at the ‘Old Picture House’ in Paignton, Devon. The show was titled Memoirs of a Cinema and was both truly amazing and a highly immersive performance. I have included some of my favourite images from the evening and one of my images was used as the poster to advertise the event. I am including a link to the full story of the evening and this includes many more images. Event photography is rapidly becoming one of my more favourite types of photography as it is always fun trying to capture those special moments and action shots. Please click on a thumbnail below to take you to a few of my favourite images. and please click this link to see the whole story of the evening.
In 2016 I was invited by the festival organiser at Lupton House to take some images of their annual festival. I really enjoyed the day and I managed to produce some of my favourite photographs. I was absolutely thrilled when I found out that one of my images was being used on the Lupton House facebook page and tickets to advertise their 2017 event. I will add some of my favourite moments from 2016, so please keep checking back. The festival was great! and I can thoroughly recommend it as a great day out! Here is my image with text.
“If you love #pirates or incredible #photos & #portraiture, you don’t want to miss this series from @secrethutter” – Adobe Spark In early May 2017, I was asked if I would cover the Brixham Pirates’s Festival. I was quite excited about this for a couple of reasons. Firstly, even though I lived in Brixham for a long time I had never been to see it. Secondly it would be a great opportunity to try out my hand at event photography. The event was great! I can certainly recommend it if you like Pirates and want to dress up and enter into the spirit of things. There’s also plenty of great food and music as well! Setting Goals I had a rough idea of shots required by the organisers, but I also wanted to ensure that I managed to cover as many people as possible across the event. I also wanted to try to capture the spirit of the event and show how popular it is. I really enjoyed meeting the pirates and I must have taken hundreds of shots. Once finished it took me two weeks to edit! Finally I managed to get a set of photographs that I […]
In May 2016, I was really excited to win my first Viewbug contest finalist award in jewellery. Viewbug is an international photography competition website that is home to some of the World’s best photographers. It is certainly worth checking out if you are a keen photographer. The photography there is simply stunning! The competition on the Viewbug website is fierce, so to be a contest finalist is an achievement in itself. You can see my entry below along side all the other finalists in the jewellery contest on the Viewbug website. A little way down on the list is my entry. One day I would love to win one of the categories, but for now it was great to be offered a BTL (Behind the lens slot on their website). BTL is where a contest finalist is invited to explain in more depth about their winning shot. Please scroll down the page to access more information about my entry. My First Winning Entry (Moonstone) Below is my very first winning finalist entry. My Second Winning Entry (Crows) Over the next few months I didn’t have a lot of time to enter many more contests, but in 2017, I […]